Pigeon ForgeUnited States of America

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
Margaritaville Island Inn
Margaritaville Island Inn
3 out of 5
2735 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥21,279 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! (1,871 reviews)

"Fun atmosphere! Fast check in, friendly hosts. Would love to see more merchandise available."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Margaritaville Island Inn
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 out of 5
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥25,358 per night

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! (1,190 reviews)

"Very nice hotel - was not able to enjoy fully because several amenities were closed due to Covid restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Music Road Resort
Music Road Resort
2.5 out of 5
303 Henderson Chapel Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is ¥15,612 per night

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! (973 reviews)

"The receptionist is so nice. She went above amd beyond making sure we can stay another night with no fuss. She even gave my daughter a free stuff toy! The room is clean and the pool is excellent."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Music Road Resort

Popular places to visit in Pigeon Forge

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.

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.

Hollywood Wax Museum
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Hollywood Wax Museum

4.5/5(309 reviews)

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

4.5/5(334 reviews)

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

4.5/5(113 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Dollywood's Splash Country and see why this is a favorite theme park in Pigeon Forge. Discover the mountain views and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.

Top things to do in Pigeon Forge

Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge with Priority Seating

¥3,690
Per adult
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
Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour
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Newfound Gap Smoky Mountains Tour

¥7,864
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show
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Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show

¥3,832
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee
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TITANIC Museum Attraction - Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee

¥3,220
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
The Smoky Mountain Sightseeing Flex Pass
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The Smoky Mountain Sightseeing Flex Pass

¥10,625
Per adult

Reviews of Pigeon Forge

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
3300
5 - Excellent 63.40057636887608%
4 - Good
1608
4 - Good 30.89337175792507%
3 - Okay
249
3 - Okay 4.783861671469741%
2 - Disappointing
38
2 - Disappointing 0.7300672430355427%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.19212295869356388%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Love it will go back again soon

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

Nice and friendly people had a good adventure

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 4, 2020

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

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Love it! been coming 46 years!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Pigeon Forge is great for kids and adults!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

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

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