Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge, TN

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This town, on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, has unusual tourist attractions, evening shows and plenty of local history.

Pigeon Forge, a major tourist stop on the way to Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, knows how to keep visitors entertained. There are dozens of theaters and entertainment venues hosting everything from musicals to magic shows, as well as amusement parks, museums and the ever-popular Dollywood.

Catch a trolley and explore the town. Trolley fares are low, and there are stops at more than a hundred different destinations. Spend a day at Dollywood, the theme park named after country music star Dolly Parton. You’ll find rides for all ages, along with classic country music, restaurants and gift shops. Go for a splash in the nearby Dollywood Splash Country Water Adventure Park. Older kids and adults will love the selection of slides and rides, while youngsters can mess about in a specially-designed play area.

Go prospecting in the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine, where you can buy a bucket and collect gems of all shapes, types, and sizes. For more fun, check out the TOMB Egyptian Adventure. You’ll have to solve problems and outsmart the Pharaoh to escape. History buffs and boat lovers alike should take a look at the Titanic Museum Attraction. It features interactive exhibits and dozens of fun and educational activities.

For some local history, stop by Old Mill Square. Admire the old buildings, enjoy the atmosphere, and grab a bite to eat or shop for souvenirs. Take some time out in a natural setting at Parrot Mountain and Gardens, a refuge for injured or homeless birds. Here you can admire the birds up-close and feed them from the palm of your hand.

If you’re looking for a fun night out, head to one of many comedy clubs, see a musical, or be wowed by magicians. There’s a huge selection of entertainment venues around town, so you’re bound to find something to your taste.

Where to stay in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Wilderness at the Smokies - Stone Hill Lodge
Wilderness at the Smokies - Stone Hill Lodge
3.5 out of 5
190 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, TN
This family-friendly Sevierville resort is located in the mountains, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Sevierville Convention Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tanger Outlets ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,730 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Wilderness at the Smokies - Stone Hill Lodge
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
4 out of 5
539 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Anakeesta and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Gatlinburg ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,999 reviews)
"This was a very nice hotel and would definitely stay here again. The only thing I would suggest is pillow top mattress. In my opinion the bed was not very comfortable, but for the convenience and location you can’t be beat it."

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
Music Road Resort
Music Road Resort
2.5 out of 5
303 Henderson Chapel Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
This family-friendly Pigeon Forge hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Castle Of Chaos, Titanic Museum, and Hollywood Wax Museum. Island ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,545 reviews)
"Lugar limpio tranquilo y acojedor las camas no eran super comodas y los muebles de la habitacion podian ser mejores pero en general fue bueno"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Music Road Resort
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge
Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge
3 out of 5
2819 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is $98 per night from Jan 5 to Jan 5
Situated in a national park, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge, Island at Pigeon Forge, and Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (558 reviews)
"Easy to get in and out.not in the middle of all the traffic."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge
Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
2301 Ridge Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is $99 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in Pigeon Forge, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge, Island at Pigeon Forge, and The Ripken Experience ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (416 reviews)
"We loved every minute of your stay and are already ready to stay agian!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
3 out of 5
3710 Weber Rd., Gatlinburg, TN
Situated in Gatlinburg, this golf vacation home is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Bent Creek Golf Club and within 12 mi (20 km) of Greenbrier Picnic Area and Cosby Picnic ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,783 reviews)
"We spent four nights here in October 2021. Beautiful setting. Very nice people at the front desk. We had a smoke detector go out, and they had a maintenance man there within five minutes to replace the battery. Our condo was very spacious - with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It was recently purchased, ..."

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Deer Ridge Mountain Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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