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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!(46 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Chalet Village, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement 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 Dolly Parton Statue and Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Thunder Mountain

Top Hotels in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Glenstone Lodge
Glenstone Lodge
3 out of 5
504 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥11,091 per night

Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, and Gatlinburg Space Needle. ...

3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)

"It was very clean and homey feeling. The pool was relaxing and clean. The employees were all nice and welcoming. My friend and I loved it. Definitely will go back."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Glenstone Lodge
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
The price is ¥16,125 per night

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 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,124 reviews)

"Clean, staff friendly and having the water park there convenient.beers almost $8, the restaurant needs to change their menu online.the drivers who drive the to and from the other hotel are friendly too."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Wilderness at the Smokies - Stone Hill Lodge
Margaritaville Island Inn
Margaritaville Island Inn
3 out of 5
2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥18,169 per night

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this hotel is steps from Lumberjack Feud and The Comedy Barn Theater. Island at Pigeon Forge and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,857 reviews)

"We liked everything. It's the nicest place that we have stayed in pigeon forge and we have stayed in a lot of places there over the years."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Margaritaville Island Inn

Popular places to visit in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

5/5(4,545 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(1,639 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.

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

4.5/5(1,213 reviews)

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

Gatlinburg Sky Lift
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Gatlinburg Sky Lift

4.5/5(1,373 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(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.

Top things to do in Gatlinburg - Pigeon Forge

Enjoy the Magic in the Mountains of Beautiful Anakeesta
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Enjoy the Magic in the Mountains of Beautiful Anakeesta

¥2,637
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Voted The Smoky Mountains Best Show - Country Tonite!
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Voted The Smoky Mountains Best Show - Country Tonite!

¥4,132
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip
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Upper Pigeon River Whitewater Rafting Trip

¥5,161
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center
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Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

¥3,145
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip
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Lower Pigeon River Family Float Trip

¥4,337
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Pigeon Forge Snow: Indoor Snow Tubing Admission
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Pigeon Forge Snow: Indoor Snow Tubing Admission

¥2,213
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

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