Three Bears General Store

Three Bears General Store, Pigeon Forge: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Three Bears General Store Reviews: 4.5/5

Three Bears General Store
4.5
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Cici68
Darlington, MD489 contributions
General Store more like an Everything Store
Sep 2021
I started off with a bit of shopping. Found the fudge and wow it is amazing. Then checked out the shirts. There are so many, but had a bit of trouble finding my size. No problem, the staff was right on it helping by looking in the back. Finally decided on a shirt and headed upstairs to see the bears. They feed at 4, so waited a few minutes and took a look around. Found a nice cute Christmas Great Smoky Mountain ornament while waiting. Then walked the bear exhibit and fed them. They are so big and seem very content, so glad they rescued them. Afterwards, tried my hand at some of the quarter arcade machines and played for.a while and the staff was very helpful when I had any questions.
Written September 15, 2021
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Douglas G
Fort Wayne, IN109 contributions
Entertaining Shopping
Aug 2021
I had seen a you-tube video on this place and was intrigued. We had some time and stopped in. This place had a little bit of everything in the way of souvenirs and gifts. Whether you wanted a mug, flag, doll, Christmas decor, or almost anything else it was here. They apparently also house a live bear but that was not available when we visited.
Written August 23, 2021
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Thanks for visiting! We are glad you got a chance to enjoy all we had to offer.
Written September 1, 2021
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Mindy Westhoff
Garnavillo, IA14 contributions
Good stop
Aug 2021 • Couples
Was pleasantly surprised that seeing and feeding the bears was not expensive. They were so cute! They were active and fun to see. Store had many themes throughout, an all in one place. Worth the short stop!
Written August 22, 2021
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We appreciate your review! Thanks for stopping by!
Written September 1, 2021
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Snowflake1211
Neenah, WI130 contributions
Interesting enough, lots of cool stuff
Aug 2021 • Family
It was pretty interesting but I didn't know you had to pay to see the bears, $3.50 each plus more to feed them. I read a lot if reviews but I guess I missed that. That was a bummer. However the store is full of some pretty interesting things. Some seem pretty unique to the area, some seemed like things you could buy anywhere. I enjoyed the Christmas section of the store! So many Christmas things! They also sell little food items (dips, salsas, pickled peaches, etc), tons of t-shirts, magnets, there's an arcade and so much more! It was pretty crowded as another reviewer said, you have to shuffle along in some places and most people aren't wearing masks, though they did have a sign in the door saying face coverings are highly recommended.
Written August 20, 2021
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Thanks for visiting! We apologize that the information about our bears wasn't visible. We will fix that!
Written September 1, 2021
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Roberson
Mississippi45 contributions
Too crowded
Aug 2021 • Couples
Too crowded! It's a large store with lots to see. I wanted to find the smoky monopoly game but was unable to locate it. The store was so crowded. Most people not wearing mask so we left the facility.
Written August 11, 2021
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Hi there! Thanks so much for reaching out to us. It is the busy season and we are at capacity most of the days. We suggest trying to come in early mornings to avoid the crowds. We'd love to help you locate the Monopoly game. Give us our store a call and we will check the stock levels for you. We apologize!
Written September 1, 2021
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE25,514 contributions
Feed the Bears & Get your Souvenirs
Jun 2021
We stop in each trip to the Smokies to shop their t-shirts, souvenirs and visit the LIVE Bears. We always try to stop in around one of the scheduled feeding times for the bears. IF you arrive during these time slots, you can purchase a small cup of feed to toss to the bears. Our kids love doing this. Please note that these bears are ALL rescues. We had another great experience here. Viewing the bears is easy from the multiple levels and viewing platforms.

Not only did we feed the bears this trip, but we purchased several souvenirs here. We bought a t-shirt, pot holder, patterned socks and a souvenir penny holder. We searched ALL over town for a souvenir penny holder & Three Bears was the only place that we found that had them still! Prices are average compared to other shops. Some things are a little higher here, but relatively about the same.

Overall, another great experience at Three Bears. I would highly recommend and we will be back next summer!
Written July 28, 2021
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We're so glad that you got your favorite souvenirs! See you again soon!
Written August 5, 2021
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sunski10
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Unexpected Gem!
Jul 2021
What an unexpected gem. All your gift and souvenirs in one spot. Fair prices. The gem mining was so much fun we all enjoyed it.
Saw the bears- lots of different spots to view them. It is an extra price but not outrageous.
Written July 27, 2021
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Yay! Thanks for coming! We're glad you enjoyed your experiences with us!
Written August 5, 2021
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Jack F
Vandalia, OH520 contributions
The 50's Called and they're Calling 3 Bears to Go Back Where they Belong
Jun 2021
The business model for this place was popular in the 50's and 60's. Now, if they respected the deep discounting variety product concept, well- it'd be intriguing. Truth told, they are hoping to fool tourists into believing it's off price basic merchandise, surrounded by souvenirs and hillbilly novelties. Over this past decade, we always have dipped in for a walk thru Three Bears. Those walks have gotten shorter and shorter as we discovered what it's all about. Pretty sure we've wasted our last hour wandering thru this over-priced menagerie
Written June 27, 2021
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Hi Jack! Our goal is to provide a variety of products and services in a one-stop-shop fashion for all ages and families to enjoy. We are very competitively priced with area shops and do our best to remain this way. We apologize that you are not as enthusiastic about us as you were in the past, but we do encourage you to keep stopping in, as we are always changing up things and enhancing the shopping experience for all. Have a wonderful day!
Written July 8, 2021
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Ben M
Rock Hill, SC60 contributions
Huge Store
Jun 2021 • Couples
Every time I come to Pigeon Forge I somehow end up here. If you like to shop check this place out. It is HUGE and it has so many things to look at and to shop for. Whatever you need it is probably there for you to get.
Written June 21, 2021
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We're glad you came in and checked out all of the things! Have an awesome day!
Written July 8, 2021
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TheTravelingBoyMama
33 contributions
A huge store with a variety of items
Jun 2021 • Family
Giant store with something for everyone. It was pretty crowded, so it was sometimes frustrating to look at things. The build your own stuffed animal upstairs was very reasonably priced. We paid the extra money to see the live bears. We didn’t mind supporting the bears, but you can see them at a zoo for less. Overall, a neat store.
Written June 19, 2021
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Thanks for visiting us! We're glad you stopped in and hope to see you again soon, as a tip, the earlier you visit, the less crowded we are, that way you can experience more :)
Written July 8, 2021
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Three Bears General Store is open:
  • Sun - Thu 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM