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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
The price is Rs13,421 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! (1,179 reviews)

"Wonderful stay! Rooms were very clean, all staff were amazing from check in until check out. Close to all attractions. Would definitely stay again :)"…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Park Tower Inn
Park Tower Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is Rs2,310 per night

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (1,670 reviews)

"It was clean and staff was friendly. Pools where ok. Hot tubs and lazy river where closed."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Park Tower Inn
Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center
Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center
3 out of 5
4010 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is Rs2,848 per night

Situated in a national park, this lodge is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, and within 3 mi (5 km) of LeConte Center At Pigeon ...

3.6/5Good! (919 reviews)

"I used the hotel as a base camp. Really wasn’t in the room till night. Air conditioner was not the greatest and I was loud. There was plenty of hot water, which was great. Did not use the pool and of course no breakfast. If your looking for a cheap hotel that you use as a base camp, I would ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center

Popular places to visit in Pigeon Forge

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4.5/5(3 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(2 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Island at Pigeon Forge, a favourite attraction in Pigeon Forge. Amble around this romantic area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed theatre scene.

Titanic Museum
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Titanic Museum

5/5(1 review)

Study the exhibits at Titanic Museum, a favourite 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

Meet lifelike replicas of Hollywood celebrities, brave a haunted house or explore a maze of mirrors at this action-packed museum and amusement complex.

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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

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

Reviews of Pigeon Forge


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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

1 Oct 2019

Loved Pigeon Forge. It was a little piece of Las Vegas in Tennessee!

4/5 - Good


9 Jun 2019

It’s a very tourist-y town, so expect a lot of billboards, gimmicky restaurants and amusements etc. But it’s a good place to stay to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee side.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 May 2019

Enjoyed free moonshine tasting..easy access to Gatlingburg and Somky mountains

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Apr 2019

Plentu to do for families

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

30 Dec 2018

So musch to see and do. Great location

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WonderWorks featuring landscape views and a small town or village

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