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Gatlinburg - Pigeon ForgeUnited States of America

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

Photo taken from Ober Gatlinburg, such a beautiful place.

Chalet Village

4.5/5Wonderful!(42 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Chalet Village, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are top sights worth seeing.

Chalet Village
This was early winter on an un-named stream off Jones Cove Road in Sevier County, TN.

Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain might not have many top sights, but Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum and Sevierville City Park are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Thunder Mountain

Top Hotels in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Sevierville Convention Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tanger Outlets ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,027 reviews)

"We like that tickets to the water park is included in the price. We didn’t like the price of the food and drink."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Wilderness at the Smokies - Stone Hill Lodge
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 out of 5
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
¥36,592
per night
Mar 30 - Mar 31

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! (1,584 reviews)

"Room was dusty. I expected more for such a new building. We were gonna use spa on Saturday evening 7pm and it was closed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Margaritaville Island Hotel
Margaritaville Island Hotel
4 out of 5
131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN

Situated on a river, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Island at Pigeon Forge and within 3 mi (5 km) of Titanic Museum and WonderWorks. Tanger Outlets and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,529 reviews)

"Our stay here was absolutely wonderful! Amazing hotel! Extremely clean and super nice staff!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Margaritaville Island Hotel

Popular things to do in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

5/5(4,459 reviews)

America’s most visited national park offers blue mountain ridges, forested hiking trails, a variety of wildlife and bits of Southern mountain history. 

Dollywood
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Dollywood

4.5/5(1,633 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. 

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

4.5/5(1,199 reviews)

From sharks and stingrays, to penguins and octopus, get close to a colorful collection of tropical sea creatures at this walk-through aquarium.

Island at Pigeon Forge
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Island at Pigeon Forge

4.5/5(2,556 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.

Gatlinburg Sky Lift
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Gatlinburg Sky Lift

4.5/5(1,355 reviews)

Ride this historic chairlift to a lookout point that offers spectacular panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg’s townscape.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

4.5/5(831 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at Titanic Museum, a favorite museum in Pigeon Forge. Discover the area's mountain views and must-see aquarium.

Top activities in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

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

76% of travellers recommend
¥4,168
Per adult
Enjoy the Magic in the Mountains of Beautiful Anakeesta
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Enjoy the Magic in the Mountains of Beautiful Anakeesta

88% of travellers recommend
¥2,731
Per adult
Adventureworks Climb Zip Swing Experience
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Adventureworks Climb Zip Swing Experience

80% of travellers recommend
¥3,766
Per adult
Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

88% of travellers recommend
¥3,242
Per adult
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating

¥6,252
Per adult
Tomb Egyptian Escape Game in Pigeon Forge
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Tomb Egyptian Escape Game in Pigeon Forge

¥1,578
Per adult

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