When it comes to souvenir shopping in Pigeon Forge, there is no better destination than the Three Bears General Store! This family friendly store not only offers a huge variety of gifts for all ages, but homemade fudge and REAL live bears to see! It is no wonder why everyone from kids to grandparents enjoy visiting this store during their Pigeon Forge vacation! Here are the top 4 reasons why families love the Three Bears General Store:
1. Wide Selection of Souvenirs
One of the top reasons why families love visiting the Three Bears General Store is because it offers the widest selection of souvenirs in Pigeon Forge! There is truly something for everyone on the shelves, ranging from jewelry and gemstones to traditional Smoky Mountain souvenirs like hats, t-shirts and plush stuffed animals! Kids can even create their own bear in the Make UR Bear Factory, which comes complete with outfits and accessories! Whether you are looking for a souvenir for yourself or a gift for a family member back home, you are sure to find it here!
2. Live Bear Habitat
The Three Bears General Store features a live bear habitat where you have a special opportunity to feed the bears! Simply purchase a cup of bear food for a nominal fee and watch the bears chow down on this tasty snack! The bear habitat, which comes complete with a pond and a waterfall, is 5,000 square feet and each bear has its own den that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. You can view the habitat on one of two levels from 10 AM to dusk daily! Note that the feeding hours are 10 AM to Noon, 3 to 4 pm and 7 to 8 pm.
3. Old Time Photos
One of the most unique souvenirs that you can bring home is a family photo from the Old Time Photos section of the Three Bears General Store! This is your chance to pretend that you are a cowboy from the Old West or a southern belle! There are plenty of backgrounds available as well as tons of costumes in all sizes. Simply step into one of the changing rooms in the costuming department and get ready for the ultimate family group photo! This is the largest Old Time Photo studio in the Smokies so you won’t want to miss this opportunity!
4. Tasty Treats
If you have a sweet tooth, you will be delighted to know that the Three Bears General Store features its very own ice cream shop! Choose from scooped or soft serve ice cream cones served on cake or chocolate-dipped waffle cones. You can also add some special mixins’ to your cone for an extra special treat! The ice cream shop also offers milkshakes, smoothies, shaved ice and gelato! Of course, you can find other goodies throughout the store too such as homemade fudge, funnel cake and candy!
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