Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Three Bears General Store - Live Bears

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Three Bears General Store

Address:
2861 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Directions:
Three Bears General Store. At traffic light #4 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, northbound side. Look for the sign.
Phone:
865-453-2775
Admission:
Adults $3.25, plus $1.25 for tray of bear snacks.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Three Bears General Store - Live Bears
At last count, Three Bears had increased to four bears. Watch them eat while camera-carrying humans stand on the edge of their pit and yell, "Hey, BEAR!" Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Three Bears Bear Pit
Bear Pits, long a tourist attraction fixture in the Smoky Mountains, are still out there. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Brutal Nature Can't Harm Bears In A Pit
Three Bears Pit: Nature's savagery was on full display in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the early morning hours of September 23. A raging fire tore through the Three Bears Gift Shop on the tourist mecca''s main drag, destroying it. But the gift shop's five bears (not three) survived without injury, sheltered out back within a thick concrete bear pit. [09/24/2008] Complete Story...

Visitor Tips and News About Three Bears General Store - Live Bears

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Three Bears: Jesus Saves.

Three Bears General Store - Live Bears

We went into the Three Bears General Store ready to visit the live bears. It was later in the evening, and right at the end of the last scheduled feeding time. We were charged $3.25 to enter, plus the cost of food to toss to the cubs. We only noticed three of them. Well worth the experience, but as we exited, the people that were entering were told it was now free. The store itself is a mash up of different items and souvenirs, as well as fudge samples and a selection of sauces and trinkets.

[Janelle, 06/21/2019]
Three Bears Bear Pit

Better souvenir shop than most of the other ones on the strip, and the added attraction of seeing the bears was neat. Go at feeding time as the bears may be more active (11-12pm, 3-4pm, and one later time too). The cost of $3.25 per person was a little high but at least you now can say you saw some black bears in the Smoky Mountains!

[Rich A., 04/08/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Restaurant of Robot ChickensRestaurant of Robot Chickens, Pigeon Forge, TN - < 1 mi.
Giant Car Parts Pizza GuyGiant Car Parts Pizza Guy, Pigeon Forge, TN - < 1 mi.
Lumberjack FeudLumberjack Feud, Pigeon Forge, TN - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Coldest Beer in USA, Trentville, TN - 18 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

October 15, 2019

My Sights

My Sights

Save Cool Vacation Destinations!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Tennessee Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Mothman Museum, Point Pleasant, West Virginia (Oct 14-20, 2019)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from RoadsideAmerica.com. Subscribe now!
RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now