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Posted on 12/6/2021

4 Reasons Why Pigeon Forge is a Popular Vacation Spot


Why does everyone love to visit Pigeon Forge? Here are four great reasons why this mountain town is a magnet for vacationers like you.

1. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Welcome to the country’s most visited national park. These graceful mountains offer so much to do and see!

Walk right up to roaring waterfalls. Spot wildlife like the park’s iconic black bears, deer, and more than 30 species of delightful little salamanders. Boggle at the annual firefly display, when thousands of fireflies synchronize their flashes in a sparkling light show. Visit the uncrowded Quiet Walkways for an easy stroll, or test your stamina on a mountaintop hike. See how native tribes and early European settlers lived, in the park’s historic sites, cabins, churches, and mills. Visit the park’s stables and ride a horse, even if you’ve never been on horseback before.

2. SHOWS FOR ALL AGES

Pigeon Forge is famed for toe-tapping, knee-slapping shows. These are just a few of the lively entertainments visitors love:

  • Country Tonite. Hear classic and current country, gospel, and bluegrass sung by up-and-coming performers.
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Eat a feast while you cheer on beautiful horses with expert riders.
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. Relish the antics of the cantankerous clans while you enjoy a hearty down-home meal.
  • The Comedy Barn. Laugh at clean comedy with jugglers, ventriloquists, music, performing dogs, and more.
3. GREAT SHOPPING

Some folks visit Pigeon Forge just for the huge variety of shops. Shopping is convenient, too, at places like The Island, where 40 stores are loaded with everything from pop culture memorabilia to gourmet foods to unusual clothing. Old Mill Square’s shops feature an emphasis on cooking and local ingredients. The square includes a pottery where artisans create their wares in front of you and you can take home their hand-made pieces. The area’s newest shopping experience, Tower Shops at The Mountain Mile, offers one-of-a-kind boutiques plus big-name stores like Nike and REI.

4. DOLLYWOOD

Pigeon Forge’s popularity owes a lot to this legendary theme park, ranked one of the top 10 theme parks in the world by TripAdvisor.

If you think you’re “not into theme parks,” think again: Of course there are 50 rides, from gentle kiddie rides to heart-pounding coasters. But if rides aren’t your jam, come to the dozens of shows. Eat fresh, seasonal food with Southern flair. Visit during the colorful fall festival, holiday lights extravaganza, or spring flower festival. When you’re tuckered out from all this fun, go home to your private cabin rental. Reserve your Pigeon Forge vacation cabin now.

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