Deep in East Tennessee, there is a town nestled in the Smoky Mountains where good, ole-fashioned fun and gorgeous landscapes are in abundance. Its name is Pigeon Forge and it is a popular travel destination where over 10 million people come to visit each year. Ready for adventure, this all-American town is the perfect place for a work retreat, family vacation, or weekend trip.
What to Do
One of the great things about Pigeon Forge is that anyone of any age can have a great time. The world-famous Dollywood is chock full up thrilling rides, fantastic shows, and tasty food. Visitors can also take the driver’s seat in one of the many go-kart tracks or go on a round of golf at one of the unique min-golf courses. At the end of the day, be sure to check out on of the wonderful dinner or theatre shows. With over 70 attractions, you’ll never want for something to do in Pigeon Forge.
For outdoor and nature enthusiasts, you’ll love spending time in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains or in one of the city’s beautiful parks. Up there, you can go on extreme adventures such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, go fishing in the Little Pigeon River, or going on a zorbing adventure. At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are more than 800 miles of hiking trails to explore. You can tour the majestic views from atop Clingman’s Dome or take the Cade Cove loop.
What to Eat
There are all types of restaurants where you can satisfy your cravings in Pigeon Forge: Chinese, Japanese, seafood, Southern cuisine, steaks and barbeque, bakeries, Mexican, Italian, sandwiches, salad bars, buffets, and dinner shows. Whatever you want for lunch or dinner, be sure to try one of the 50 different types of pancakes offered in town! With so many places to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming when deciding where and what you want to eat. Never fear though, there are so many great places that you won’t go wrong with whatever decision you make.
Where to Shop
If you are looking for typical souvenirs, there are more than 300 boutiques, outlets, malls, and stores where you can find jewelry, clothing, furniture, tools, toys, and so much more. If you’re looking for a little something extra, Pigeon Forge has unique places that sell local goods such as handmade pottery, hand-blown glass, delicate jewelry, and home décor. There’s even a Christmas store too, where the holidays are a year-round affair. This go-to shop for the holidays has ornaments, lights, gifts and collectibles, designer-themed Christmas trees, and so much more.
Where to Stay
A popular vacation spot, Pigeon Forge has a wide variety of places for visitors to choose from. There are luxury condos, family owned properties, name-brand chain hotels and motels, and charming bed and breakfasts. For those who want to be out in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, there are plenty of chalets and cabins to choose from at one of the great campgrounds. Or, you can go rustic and choose to stay in a tent or RV. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that there is a warm and cozy accommodation waiting for you in Pigeon Forge. Happy travels!