Located in Eastern Tennessee within a day’s drive of two third’s of the U.S. population, Pigeon Forge plays host to over 11 million tourists each year, and with the breathtaking beauty of the Smoky Mountains at its doorstep, it is certainly an experience to behold. A bonus to its scenic beauty and southern hospitality is its abundance of exciting activities for visitors of every age group. There is so much to see and do here that the city’s official motto is “Action Packed Pigeon Forge™.”
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is, of course, one of the biggest draws to the area. A half-million acre wilderness of mountainous terrain bordering Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, this national park offers a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. From white water rafting to hiking and fly-fishing, you’ll never run out of outdoor activities. You’ll also find some of the most incredible photo opportunities in the country!
Besides its awe-inspiring beauty, you’ll find top-notch entertainment. Shows ranging from music and comedy to magic, mystery, and acrobatics can all be found in Pigeon Forge. The area even boasts over 50 family attractions. Museums, water parks, mini-golf courses, and arcades are just a few examples. Oh, and let’s not forget Dollywood theme park and the Dixie Stampede!
If you enjoy shopping and love to eat, then Pigeon Forge will be right up your alley! With six outlet malls that contain over 200 stores, and over 140 other specialty stores and craft shops, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘shop till you drop.’ Work up an appetite? Then you’re in luck, because there is a wide range of cuisine to choose from at the area’s restaurants!
After all the activities and excitement, it’s nice to know you’ll have a place to rest at the end of the day. Not only can the city accommodate over 58,000 guests each night, over 600 of its lodging properties are cabins, cottages, or condos with amenities (and luxuries) ranging from billiard tables and Jacuzzis to flat screen televisions. If camping out is more your thing, you’ll be pleased with the more than 15 campgrounds to choose from.
No matter where you choose to stay or what your activity or dining preference may be, one thing is for sure—you’ll make enough memories to last a lifetime in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!