Get away to Pigeon Forge! Enjoy the mountains, theme park, and entertainment.

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.

Known for

Shopping, Entertainment and Mountains

Top Hotels in Pigeon Forge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 out of 5
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
$157
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,272 reviews)

"The resort is very clean and the staff is very friendly. Although the restaurant is a bit pricey compared to what is around the area, the food is excellent. My kids (who are picky eaters) loved the buffet and the poolside menu. Overall, the resort is beautiful and I would highly recommend it to others ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
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Park Tower Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
$53
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.8/5Good! (1,219 reviews)

"It was close to the main drag. Easy access to restaurant an shopping. We had a great time on our 4 day getaway."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Park Tower Inn
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Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
2.5 out of 5
204 Sharon Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN
$93
per night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Excellent! (1,701 reviews)

"We loved tge outdoor waterpark and thet served pizza the night we came in. The staff was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort

Popular things to do in Pigeon Forge

Dollywood
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Dollywood

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. 

Hollywood Wax Museum
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Hollywood Wax Museum

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

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 activities in Pigeon Forge

TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
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TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee

$30

Everyone knows the name TITANIC, Everyone knows TITANIC hit an Iceberg, Everyone knows TITANIC sank, but there is so much more to her story! With over 400 real TITANIC artifacts, valued at over four-million dollars, our Permanent, Interactive TITANIC experience goes beyond the obvious! Upon arrival, each guest is greeted by one of our costumed cast members and given a boarding pass to become an actual passenger aboard the TITANIC.

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

$38

VOTED BEST SHOW in the Smokies Year after Year and recognized as the show you just can't miss in Pigeon Forge! Country Tonite promises the unique entertainment experience and award winning identity that sets it apart from the other shows in the area.

Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

$25

The best entertainment value in town with four fun attractions. You’ll know you’ve found us when you spot the 34,000-pound Great Ape of Pigeon Forge climbing our building’s exterior! At the Hollywood Wax Museum, get into the action with props and costumes and take pictures with your favorite stars.

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

Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia like costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie.

Gold Rush Escape Room
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Gold Rush Escape Room

$37

Located on The Island in Pigeon Forge, please check in 15 minutes prior to your game start time. Our Gold Rush Escape Room is an exciting, immersive game that takes you on the ultimate hunt for gold. For nearly two centuries, the hope of gold has lured people to the hills of Northern California.

Crave Golf Club - 2 Courses of Mini Golf
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Crave Golf Club - 2 Courses of Mini Golf

$19

Pigeon Forge’s newest mini golf destination is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! Crave Golf Club, which just opened this October, is home to two amazing Candy Land themed putt-putt courses that your family is sure to love.

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