Knoxville Zoo and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

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Knoxville Zoo

The Knoxville Zoo,  What can I say.  We picked the wrong time of the year to visit.  It was cold for a lot of the animals, so they had put them inside behind glass.  It was hard to take any pictures at all. The Red Pandas, Rhinos, Zebras, Giraffe's, and Elephants were outside.  The zoo is layed out nicely and plenty of trees and flowers.  We only stayed and hour and half and decided to leave.  The zoo is located close to I-40 and you can hear all the traffic. $16.95 for adults and $5.00 for parking. If we come back again it will be in the late spring or summer time.  www.knoxvillezoo.org

They are completely redoing Interstate 40 downtown and you have to take Interstate 640 around all the construction. They said that they should be done with everything by June 2009.

Dixie Stampede

After leaving the zoo we headed North on Interstate 75 up to the plateau. We have been watching the weather and they always take about the plateau being much colder.  Downtown Knoxville was 47 degrees and the plateau was 37 degrees. There was heavy fog as we reached the top of the plateau.

After driving north on I75 for about fourty five minutes we turned around and headed back to Pigeon Forge.  We had bought tickets for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction this morning before we went to the zoo. We both enjoyed the show. It features horseback riding and some comedy. Your either the North or the South depending on what side of the arena you are sitting on. Thd dinner is great and everything is eaten with your fingers...fun!!  You get a whole rotisserie chicken, a slice of pork loin, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup, basted potato, biscuit, and apple turnover.  I could not eat all of mine. I took home a bag for later. You get unlimited Pepsi, tea, or coffee.  Oh  I forgot to tell you.  Everytime the announcer says stampede you stomp your feet if your hands are to busy eating.  Yee Haw!!!

When you arrive you head into the Carriage Room for a thirty minute live bluegrass band. Outstanding!!  Then you move into the main arena for the dinner and stampede.  www.dixiestampede.com

 

bkretzer says:
Pigeon Forge sounds like a blast!
Posted on: Mar 19, 2009
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