Three Bears General Store
Three Bears General Store
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Charles
1 contribution
So sad to see the moral deterioration of what was a family themed store. Blatant curse words displayed where children can see and read along with sexually explicit candy in the shape of a woman's beast are just some of the offensive things that convinced us this is not our store. A store that displays a large sign in front "Jesus saves" should know better than to advertise and promote these items. Jesus saves us from sin, not so we can return and mire in it but so we can live a different kind of life free from that sin. I hope and pray the owners and management will have a change of heart and restore a great landmark of PF
Written September 7, 2022
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Teresa F
6 contributions
We always did enjoy this store. This time it seemed to be a trump shrine. I was so disgusted when I seen all the Trump praise and the downgrading of the dems. We noticed some pretty distasteful t-shirts about the democrats . Such a disappointment. Jesus saves above on the sign. Jesus has no respect of person, A Christian should be Christ like. We left the store and went else where to purchase.
Written September 5, 2022
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Life with S
Boaz14 contributions
Family
This store had a wide variety of souvenir and other items for sale. It was like any other store in that respect. My complaint is that they are keeping luce bears captive in a small space. They have shoots to throw food down. There is no employee monitoring this and when we were there, we viewed people banging on the glass and heckling the bears. We also saw numerous people throw garbage in the trash shoot. This is no better than a crappy roadside zoo. The store should not have live bears in such conditions.
Written August 15, 2022
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Amber S
1 contribution
Family
Doing the Old Time Photos with Zach Wilson was a blast. The family had so much fun with the pictures.
Written July 22, 2022
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Kimberly R
North Parkersburg, WV122 contributions
Family
I have been to Pigeon Forge so many times and I can’t believe this is my first visit to Three Bears.. I could have spent the whole 2 days vacation in there… It had something for everyone. It’s a souvenir paradise!!
Written July 16, 2022
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Melissa S
Boonsboro, MD264 contributions
Family
This was a fun two story gift shop, arcade, cafe, fudge shop, ice cream and a special bonus of feeding the bears. For $3.50 a person you can go out the back of the building and see the bears, there is an extra charge for a tiny cup of apples and grapes to drop in tubes that go right to the three bears that live here. They rescued the bears from being killed and have taken care of the bears for over 25 years. The bears were very active and seemed quite happy. There is an endless amount of souvenirs of all kinds for you here. For another activity there is a gem mining place right next door.
Written July 16, 2022
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Steven M
Fayetteville, NC119 contributions
Couples
A really great store. Has EVERYTHING inside. We really love stopping I'm every time we are on town. The snack bar inside was good. I had a really good grilled bologna cheese sandwich. Ice cream counter and chocolate counter. Can see black bears as well.
Written July 16, 2022
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COTraveller33
Silver Spring, MD3,266 contributions
The Best Souvenir Store in Pigeon Forge !

Has something for everyone.

Surprisingly, we all found something we liked there --- hats, shirts, Christmas ornament, yard sign, mug, etc...Amazing selection with helpful staff to find what you REALLY want.

There's also a small, but cool arcade upstairs and the staff is great. Lots of "prizes" and candy to be had.

And yes -- DON'T -- see the bears. Drive 30 minutes to Cade's Cove in GSMNP, or anywhere else in the park. These bears need to be freed from here.

Would recommend: Yes!
Would re-patronize: Yes!

Don't forget to ask for any military discount if you qualify.
Written July 4, 2022
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Woo hoo! Thanks for this review. We appreciate you stopping in and enjoying our store.
Written July 11, 2022
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Steve S
Illinois City, IL52 contributions
Family
What a cool store, something for everyone!!! Well worth the stop if in Pigeon Forge. Fudge, Food, Ice Cream just to mention a few items. Plenty of souvenirs to choose from, as well as other merchandise. We didn't pay to see the bears, as the one child didn't want to.
Written July 2, 2022
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We appreciate that! Thanks for enjoying all we have to offer and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area!
Written July 11, 2022
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Jason
Minden, LA394 contributions
Family
This is a good place to buy souvenirs in pigeon forge. They have good prices and are right on the main drag. Pick up a bag of gummy butterflies while there!
Written June 23, 2022
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Thanks so much for your review!
Written June 23, 2022
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Three Bears General Store is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM