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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

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4 out of 5
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is CA $167 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

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! (1,189 reviews)

"Close to theme park. Shuttle access. Room service was good"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 21, 2020

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
Park Tower Inn
Park Tower Inn
2.5 out of 5
201 Sharon Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $79 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

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 ...

3.6/5Good! (1,852 reviews)

"Seemed a bit dated, Not the best mattress bout overall ok."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 26, 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 CA $48 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in a national park, this motel 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 ...

3.5/5Good! (897 reviews)

"good location /clean enough / price was great /hot water was iffy at times"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge & Convention Center
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Pigeon Forge

Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
2301 Ridge Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is CA $167 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge, Island at Pigeon Forge and Dollywood's Splash Country. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (242 reviews)

"Property was excellent, Views were outstanding. Condo was dated but very clean. People at the front desk were very nice and efficient. Would highly recommend and plan to return in the future."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Sunrise Ridge Resort by Diamond Resorts
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
2 out of 5
1015 Laurel Lick Road, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is CA $198 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30

Situated in the mountains, this campsite is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Smoky Mountain Ziplines and within 6 miles (10 km) of Island at Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)

"We stayed for one evening with 2 tents and we had a great time! The facilities were clean and tidy. Staff was very friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2020

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
A Cabin In The Woods
A Cabin In The Woods
3 out of 5
3416 Householder Street, Pigeon Forge, TN
The price is CA $276 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this cabin is within 1 mi (2 km) of Patriot Park, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, and LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge. Dollywood's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (14 reviews)

"It’s was amazing the hot tub was great in the afternoons and great getaway"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2020

A Cabin In The Woods
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Pigeon Forge

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 29, 2019

Good cowboy boot shopping

4/5 - Good

CassB

Oct 13, 2019

Very touristy area but it’s a great hub to stay to be close to the National Park, Tail of the Dragon, etc.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 10, 2019

Neat little town! Rod run was neat to see.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 6, 2019

We had only three days.....needed more time.

4/5 - Good

Adriaan

Sep 3, 2019

very busy

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 31, 2019

day pass for trolley is the way to go

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