Pigeon Forge, TN

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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.

Where to stay in Pigeon Forge

Tennessee Mountain Lodge Riverside by OYO
Tennessee Mountain Lodge Riverside by OYO
2 out of 5
3571 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
The price is $50 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,333 reviews)
"The rooms were nice. it was very quiet and it was pretty close to everything so didn't have to walk far so that meant I didn't have to drive a lot"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
2.5 out of 5
204 Sharon Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
The price is $110 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27
Stay at this family-friendly hotel in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the clean rooms in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,353 reviews)
"Very friendly service from everyone we encountered! The hotel was clean. Our A/C wouldn’t stay on in our room so it was quite warm at night & the sheets/towels are very scratchy. Otherwise, it was a wonderful stay!"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Econo Lodge Pigeon Forge Riverside
Econo Lodge Pigeon Forge Riverside
2.5 out of 5
2440 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
The price is $109 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 30
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,034 reviews)
"The location is beautiful and close to a lot of attractions. Pool and spa are well tended. Free breakfast."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

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Camp Margaritaville RV Resort & Lodge
Camp Margaritaville RV Resort & Lodge
2.5 out of 5
149 Cates Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Stay at this spa campground in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Dollywood and Island at Pigeon Forge ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (172 reviews)
"Absolutely beautiful resort. The rooms and common areas were clean and well designed. What was really amazing was the staff. We had the misfortune of our truck breaking down and were temporarily stranded. Everyone from the front desk to the maintenance man did every thing possible to help us out. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
2301 Ridge Road, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly apartment in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (581 reviews)
Great escape!
"Clean, comfortable, accessible to attractions and restaurants. The only negative was the concierge tried to sell Hilton time shares when handing out brochures about the area."

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

The Trailhead Condominiums
The Trailhead Condominiums
3.5 out of 5
448 Day Springs Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Dollywood and Island at Pigeon Forge ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (76 reviews)
"Very comfortable place—quiet, but in close proximity to everything."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

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