If you have ever spent time in the Great Smoky Mountains area, particularly in Pigeon Forge, there are a few particular activities that you have undoubtedly either heard a great deal about, or have yourself participated in. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Dollywood, and the Guinness World Records Museum are some of the most popular and well-known local attractions.
These are favorites for a reason—because they are great family attractions. Millions of people visit the Great Smoky Mountains every year, so it is hard to imagine that any attraction could remain a secret. In Sevierville, however, Cirque de Chine is an amazing show that is still a little bit off the beaten path.
Cirque de Chine, an incredible acrobatic and musical show in the Smoky Mountain Palace, made its debut in 2007. Featuring some of China’s most talented acrobatic troupes, Cirque de Chine is 2 hours of excitement, entertainment and fun for all ages. A few of the acts include:
Butterfly Lovers –This graceful and romantic duo twists and climbs with ribbons and a trapeze through the air, offering a moving performance.
Hoop Divers – These impressive acrobats dive and flip through hoops hanging up to 10 feet in the air.
Five Flying Motorcyclists – Racing their way around each other inside a 26-foot steel globe, five motorcyclists perform incredible feats that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Ornate costumes, authentic props, and great music make this a must-see. The show even includes a drum performance like the one seen in the 2008 Beijing summer Olympics. Each act requires skill, strength, and grace, and is unique in itself. This is a great way to spend a few hours with the family.
For more information about the show, visit www.mtovacations.com/cirque, or call (865)429-1601.