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Pigeon Forge, TN
Travel Guide

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

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.

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
Country Cascades Waterpark Resort
2.5 out of 5
204 Sharon Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN
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This family-friendly Pigeon Forge hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Comedy Barn Theater and Island at Pigeon Forge. LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Location was great, quick walk to strip! Clean, nice pools."

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

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Music Road Resort
Music Road Resort
2.5 out of 5
303 Henderson Chapel Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥14,487 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
This family-friendly Pigeon Forge hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Castle Of Chaos, Titanic Museum, and Hollywood Wax Museum. Island ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,130 reviews)
"The hotel and staff were amazing. Any questions we had they were to answer. We arrive 5 hours early and the hotel was amazing with accommodating us so we’re were able to check in early! Definitely will return in the future."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

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Park Tower Inn
Park Tower Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥3,721 per night from May 20 to May 21
Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Comedy Barn Theater and Island at Pigeon Forge. Titanic Museum and LeConte Center At ...
3.3/5 (2,299 reviews)
"mattress was a little hard on my back, every thing else was nice"

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Park Tower Inn
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Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
2301 Ridge Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥13,524 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Situated in Pigeon Forge, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge, Island at Pigeon Forge, and Dollywood's Splash Country. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (303 reviews)
"I would definitely take my family back"

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
2 out of 5
1015 Laurel Lick Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥19,352 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Situated in the mountains, this campground is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Smoky Mountain Ziplines and within 6 mi (10 km) of Island at Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. Dolly ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
"We wish we stayed for two nights instead of only one! Hearing the little brook outside our tent was absolutely beautiful. The crackling of the wood stove took us back to simpler times and created a great ambiance. All of the staff members were wonderful to interact with. A very well done ..."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

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Legends Of The Smokies
Legends Of The Smokies
3.5 out of 5
448 Day Springs Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥16,224 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Island at Pigeon Forge, and LeConte Center ...
3.9/5Good! (9 reviews)
"Lkked everything.the area the condo space quiet great view and excellent experience with communicating with the host."

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2021

Legends Of The Smokies
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Jun 6, 2020

Love it will go back again soon

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Jun 4, 2020

Nice and friendly people had a good adventure

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Jun 4, 2020

Because of Covid. Half the shops were closed but that was a good thing.

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Jun 2, 2020

Love it! been coming 46 years!

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Jun 2, 2020

Pigeon Forge is great for kids and adults!

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Jun 2, 2020

It was in the middle so easy to walk to the island, shopping and restaurants

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