Cabins in Pigeon Forge Tennessee
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a popular vacation destination, known for its attractions, entertainment, and scenic beauty. Here are some of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge:
As the #1 rated theme park in America, according to Tripadvisor, Dollywood is the world-famous theme park offering exciting rides, live shows, and plenty of Southern-style hospitality. It’s a bit pricey, but well worth it. They have leveled-up their roller coaster game with the addition of Big Bear Mountain in 2023.
Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Take a scenic drive or go hiking in the National Park, which is only a short drive from Pigeon Forge. You can either enter through Gatlinburg or through Wears Valley. This is the most visited National Park and it’s free park admission! There are hikes, waterfalls, historic cabins and many other adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Try indoor skydiving at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving: Experience the thrill of skydiving without ever leaving the ground.
Visit the Titanic Museum Attraction
You can’t miss it from the Parkway, since the Titanic Museum is a massive replica ship. Explore the history and legacy of the famous ship through interactive exhibits and recreated scenes. It features many items recovered from the actual wreck. Tickets for adults are about $30.
Outdoor Gravity Park
Roll down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball! This unique and memorable attraction is sure to garner some laughs and memories with the family. This is a great summer activity and bring your swimsuit because you’ll likely get wet. More details here.
Take a scenic drive along the Pigeon Forge Parkway
This popular road is lined with attractions, shops, and restaurants, and offers beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains. You’ll find everything from go-kart racing, dinner shows, museums, about 30 mini-golf options, entertainment options, and restaurants galore! Avoid the tourist traps and eat like a local.
Visit the Island
This shopping, dining, and entertainment complex features a variety of attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and the Fountain Show. There’s something for everyone in the family at the Island.
Enjoy a show at the Pigeon Forge theaters
There are many theaters in the area, offering a variety of live shows and performances, including music, comedy, and magic. Some of the top recommended are Dolly Parton’s Stampede (high production value), Hatfield & McCoy (great food & comedy), Pirates Voyage (best for kids), and the newest show in 2023, Array.
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Gatlinburg Sky Lift
The Gatlinburg Sky lift is a classic attraction in Gatlinburg takes you up to the top of Crockett Mountain directly from the heart of town. This chairlift ride has been a landmark on the Parkway since 1954.
Float the river
During the summer/fall, you can rent a tube or hire a whitewater raft guide to float the Little River or Pigeon River. The is a wonderful time to cool off and enjoy the scnery from the river. Contact River Rat (in Townsend, TN) for tubing, Rafting in the Smokies (in Gatlinberg), or Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) rafting (in Hartford, TN) for whitewater rafting.
As one of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee’s most unique shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations, there is something for everyone. Between the Monster Drop, Monster Launch, or Monster Swing, this big shopping center and entertainment area is great for the thrill seeker. It is also a fantastic place to shop, get dinner, or play lawn checkers.
Pigeon Forge has a variety of shopping options, ranging from souvenir shops to unique boutiques. The Island is a great place to window shop.
No matter what your interests, there is something for all ages.
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