Three Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge

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In addition to a wide selection of specialty goods, foods, and souvenirs, Three Bears General Store offers you the chance to help feed its resident black bears. The two-story shop sells a variety of knick-knacks and gifts for visitors of all ages and tastes, including an array of jams, preserves, puppets and dolls, home decor items, and jewelry. Be sure to try some of the famous fudge and explore the hot sauce selection. However, don't forget the real showstoppers: the five black bears living in the on-site habitat. Check feeding times before you go, as you'll only be able to join in during specified hours. Put Three Bears General Store and other Pigeon Forge attractions into our Pigeon Forge trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Always finish our trip here! I love the bamboo sheets and can't beat a king size set for $30! Ice cream and fudge are delicious! Being able to try the sauces before you buy is a plus and you can have ...  more »
  • We got candy and fudge and we loved it. The lady that makes the candy really puts her heart into what she does, and it tastes awesome as well! Definitely will have it again when we come back!  more »
  • Stopped in for snacks to take back to our cottage. This place reminds me of the old 5 & 10 stores when I was a kid. Good place for souvenirs and trinkets.  more »
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  • I absolutely love the 3 bears store. It is my go to store anytime we go to pigeon forge I have to stop there. They have all the best to you shirts, knick knacks, decor, toys, and even a little fudge store inside. If you go up stairs there's a door where you can pay to see live black bears. The store also has my favorite shirts, simply southern! You've got to check this place out!
  • This business values money and profits over the welfare of the bears they imprison. I would never bring my family to a business with such a lack of morals, the owner and business have been sited for animal welfare violations. Please, do the right thing, retire these bears to an accredited sanctuary and I would be happy to give you my business.
  • Always have to stop and get my Christmas ornament for this year. The lady personalized it for us. Hopefully her finger heals quickly. I love their fudge and the samples.
  • Please close the Three Bears General Store bear exhibit immediately and agree to retire the bears to a reputable sanctuary, where they can roam vast acreage, forage for their own food, and act on their natural instincts. A concrete pit is no substitute for open terrain, and these intelligent animals deserve more than to live out the rest of their days behind concrete walls entertaining bored tourists. No one wants to see animals suffer, and it’s shameful to continue to deny the frustrated bears the opportunity to thrive elsewhere. There’s nothing for them to do but pace back and forth or walk around in circles. They’re separated from everything that’s natural and important to their species. As people’s attitudes continue to evolve and they understand more about these animals’ unique needs, your revenue will continue to drop. There is no excuse for profiting from animal suffering in the name of entertainment. Reputable sanctuaries stand ready to take in these bears so that they can live out the rest of their days in peace. Existing sanctuaries that have no corporate motives and employ experts in specialized care for exotic animals will provide these suffering bears with a much better home. Please take advantage of this opportunity without further delay and retire these animals so that they can finally truly be bears. They didn’t choose to be in the tourism business—please don’t allow them to continue to suffer for your choice.
  • Awesome selection. Good prices and a friendly staff. Oh, and they have live bears you can feed. Cool place
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