Gatlinburg attraction to set up at Thunder Over Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thunder Over Louisville is one of the Derby City's biggest tourist draws, but a nearby neighbor hopes to steal some of that "thunder."

The City of Gatlinburg is bringing The Smoky Mountain Experience to Thunder.

It will include a rock wall and Gatlinburg hopes families will experience what the area has to offer, "just as the iconic black bear of the Smoky Mountains does."

"They'll also have an opportunity to build their own black bear which they can then take home or they can donate it to Kosair Children's Hospital," Gatlinburg Spokeswoman Hailee Lampert said.

The Smoky Mountain Experience travels around this area hoping to attract visitors to Gatlinburg.  It will be set up on the South Great Lawn at Thunder Over Louisville.

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