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Pigeon ForgeUnited States of America

On the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this Tennessee town beckons with thrill-seeking adventure, family activities, live entertainment and history.

Pigeon Forge is a major tourist stop near Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of Tennessee. The town has dozens of theaters and entertainment venues that host everything from musicals to magic shows. Visit amusement parks, museums and the ever-popular Dollywood.

Catch a trolley to explore the town. Trolley fares are low and the fun, green-and-yellow cars stop 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 wet ride in the nearby Dollywood Splash Country Water Adventure Park. Older kids and adults will love the selection of slides and rides, while youngsters can splash around in a specially designed play area.

Go prospecting in the Pigeon Forge Gem Mine; buy a bucket of dirt and sort through it to find gems of all shapes, types and sizes. Visit WonderWorks to try more than 100 hands-on activities, including lying on a bed of 3,500 nails.

History buffs and boat lovers should investigate the Titanic Museum. It features interactive exhibits and dozens of entertaining and educational activities.

For some local history, stop by Old Mill Square. Admire the old buildings, enjoy the atmosphere and have a meal or shop for souvenirs.

Take a break in a natural setting at Parrot Mountain and Gardens, a refuge for injured or homeless birds. Here you can admire the rescued birds close enough to feed them from the palm of your hand. Alternatively, spot life-sized models of famous celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum.

For a fun evening out, head to one of the many comedy clubs, see a musical or be amazed by magicians. You’re bound to find something to your taste at one of the many entertainment venues around town.

Pigeon Forge is just over 30 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee, and 3.5 hours by car from Nashville.

Top Hotels in Pigeon Forge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 out of 5
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is $134 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

This family-friendly Pigeon Forge resort is located in a national park, within 3 mi (5 km) of Dollywood's Splash Country, Dollywood and Dolly Parton's Stampede ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,172 reviews)

"Very clean Great staff Breakfast was a little high"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Park Tower Inn
Park Tower Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is $72 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 23

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Comedy Barn Theater and Island at Pigeon Forge. Titanic Museum and LeConte Center At ...

3.7/5Good! (1,734 reviews)

"awesome hotel! wonderful breakfast and super clean! staff was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Park Tower Inn
Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center
Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center
3 out of 5
4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is $41 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Situated in a national park, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction and within 3 mi (5 km) of LeConte Center At Pigeon ...

3.5/5Good! (900 reviews)

"They staff and location was great. It was peaceful the pool was nice the room was big. We really enjoyed our stay. Plus they have big areas to set out with tables and beds were really comfortable. I would recommend this place for sure and I would diffidently stay again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center

Popular places to visit in Pigeon Forge

Dollywood
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Dollywood

4.5/5(1,639 reviews)

This amusement park owned by country singer Dolly Parton lures fans with its roller coasters and children’s rides, museums and live music and theater shows. 

Island at Pigeon Forge
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Island at Pigeon Forge

4.5/5(2,594 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Island at Pigeon Forge, a favorite attraction in Pigeon Forge. Amble around this romantic area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed theater scene.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

4.5/5(841 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at Titanic Museum, a favorite museum in Pigeon Forge. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the must-see aquarium in this family-friendly area.

LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge
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LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge

4.5/5(315 reviews)

Find out what's happening at LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge during your trip—a top convention center in Pigeon Forge. Check out the must-see aquarium and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Hollywood Wax Museum
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Hollywood Wax Museum

4.5/5(309 reviews)

Meet lifelike replicas of Hollywood celebrities, brave a haunted house or explore a maze of mirrors at this action-packed museum and amusement complex.

WonderWorks
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WonderWorks

4.5/5(334 reviews)

With laser tag and rope course challenges, hands-on experiments and magician shows, there are activities for all ages at this upside-down attraction.

Top things to do in Pigeon Forge

Voted The Smoky Mountains Best Show - Country Tonite!
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Voted The Smoky Mountains Best Show - Country Tonite!

$39
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
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TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee

$30
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

$34
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Tennessee
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Tennessee

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
Patty Waszak Show
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Patty Waszak Show

$33
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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