Pigeon ForgeUnited States of America

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Visit Pigeon Forge

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
¥8,853
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30

This family-friendly Pigeon Forge resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dollywood's Splash Country, Dollywood, and Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. LeConte ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,436 reviews)

"DOLLY PARTON PICS WAS GOOD. IT WAS SMALL WITH LIMITED AMENITIES"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Margaritaville Island Hotel
Margaritaville Island Hotel
4 out of 5
131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
¥14,252
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

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! (1,439 reviews)

"The location and staff helpfulness were great. This is our second visit to this location. Love it. The water and light shows are great. Shopping and chef cooking is I walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Margaritaville Island Hotel
Margaritaville Island Inn
Margaritaville Island Inn
3 out of 5
2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
¥8,777
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

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! (1,558 reviews)

"The breakfast was great. Overall the hotel was great. The TVs cable that is provided is a little lame because every time you turn the channel it would not state what you were watching. It only gave the channel number. The safe didn’t work right all the time had to constantly call to get it opened ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Margaritaville Island Inn

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. 

Island at Pigeon Forge
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Island at Pigeon Forge

The family will enjoy a trip to Island at Pigeon Forge, a favorite attraction in Pigeon Forge. Take in the acclaimed theater scene and mountain views in this romantic area.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

Explore the exhibits at Titanic Museum, a favorite museum in Pigeon Forge. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this family-friendly area.

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.

Dollywood's Splash Country
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Dollywood's Splash Country

Enjoy the excitement at Dollywood's Splash Country and see why people love this amusement park in Pigeon Forge. Wander the riverfront or discover the mountain views in this romantic area.

Top activities in Pigeon Forge

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

¥3,304

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.

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

¥3,153

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

¥3,716

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

¥4,003

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.

Classified Escape Room
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Classified Escape Room

¥4,003

Located on The Island at Pigeon Forge, please check in 15 minutes prior to your game start time. In the Classified Escape Room, you and your team are a group of military personnel who have been assigned to a critical covert mission.

Crave Golf Club - 1 Course of Mini Golf
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Crave Golf Club - 1 Course of Mini Golf

¥1,818

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Crave Golf Club, 2925 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3313 Pigeon Forge’s newest mini golf destination is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth! Crave Golf Club is home to two amazing Candy Land themed putt-putt courses that your family is sure to love.

Reviews of Pigeon Forge

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Been coming down since 1980. Have family in Servierville.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Love Pigeon Forge a great vacation spot for family and couples. Everyone is friendly and helpful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 17, 2020

Always a family favorite. We went during off season and totally the way to go!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Love being there when Christmas lights are throughout area. Took my sister who had not been there during this time of year. To say she was amazed was an understatement.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Pigeon Forge is a people friendly town. Where ever we go to eat or enjoy the attractions the people are always super friendly and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Looking forward to coming back

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