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Pigeon Forge

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Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops. Named after an iron forge built around 1820, the town remained an isolated mountain hamlet until the 1980s, when the local government initiated an economic plan centered on theme parks, outlet malls, and live music venues. Today, one of the attractions that draws the majority of visitors is a sprawling amusement park named after and owned by entertainer Dolly Parton. Pigeon Forge is in Sevier County. When using our United States trip planning website, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Pigeon Forge

Despite its relatively small size, Pigeon Forge offers diverse lodging options, including family-owned hotels, luxury resorts, and quaint bed and breakfasts. To take advantage of the most this pristine natural area has to offer, consider pitching a tent or driving your RV into one of many campgrounds just outside of town. In addition to traditional sites for tent and trailer camping, many rustic campgrounds in the area offer mountain cabins for rent, which include modern conveniences like TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators.
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