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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. When using our United States trip itinerary builder, 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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Popular things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Water Park
Dollywood
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Duration: 8 hours
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Pier / Boardwalk
The Island in Pigeon Forge
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Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Titanic Museum Attraction
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Distillery
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Pigeon Forge

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Hartford
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Tennessee Homemade Wines Gatlinburg
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Sevierville
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Garden
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Theme Park
Rockin' Raceway Arcade
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Pigeon Forge

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Winery / Vineyard
Mill Bridge Winery
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Ride / Activity
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Theme Park
Big Top Arcade
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Distillery
Tennessee Shine Company
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Pigeon Forge

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Christmas Place
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Smoky Mountain Cat House
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Three Bears General Store
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Theme Parks in Pigeon Forge

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Theme Park
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Theme Park
Arcade City
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Park
Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
MagiQuest
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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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