- $12 for an old-timey photo shoot for up to five people and one 8”x10” print ($60 value)
Three Bears General Store
Three Bears General Store, located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is more than just a shop. The facade resembles a town from the Wild West, and what's inside will make you feel like you've traveled back in time. At the forefront of the 40,000-square-foot shop is myriad country-style goodies, ranging from NASCAR memorabilia to jewelry to dolls and collectibles to handcrafted sweet treats. Treasure troves of homemade fudge, caramel apples, and moonshine jelly await sweet teeth, along with funnel cakes made on the spot.
But beyond the gifts and souvenirs, the shop boasts a live bear habitat in which guests can interact with and feed five bears. And visitors can make a stuffed, plush replica of their favorite bear at the Make-UR-Bear Factory. An old-timey photo studio commemorates visits with sepia-toned portraits of family members posed in front of one of seven sets, which include costumes and props, such as stuffed possums, play rifles, and space helmets from the 1800s.