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Posted on 10/18/2022

Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge: This or That

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are two of Tennessee's most popular tourist destinations. They're both located in the Great Smoky Mountains and offer various attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. So, which one should you visit? That depends on what you're looking for.


If you're looking for...


A laid-back Atmosphere


Pigeon Forge is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and it has a laid-back atmosphere that is uniquely it's own. The city is home to several attractions, including Forbidden CavernsThe Old Mill, and the Big Rock Dude Ranch. However, it is also a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery. The mountains provide a natural backdrop for the town, and the river that runs through it gives a sense of tranquility. In addition, Pigeon Forge is home to several small businesses and family-owned restaurants, which add to the town's down-home feel. 


A Bustling nightlife


There's no shortage of things to do in Gatlinburg when the sun goes down. Suppose you're looking for a lively night out, head to one of the city's many bars and pubs. Popular spots include Ole Red, a popular place where you can experience live country music and indulge in delicious food and beverages, and Smoky Mountain Brewery, where you can sample a variety of local craft beers. 


If you're in the mood for some friendly competition, visit Activate Games, where players climb, jump, shoot and puzzle their way through rooms, engaging brains and bodies! For something truly unique, check out Tennesse Shine Co, where you can wrap your hand around one of Tennessee Shine Co.'s signature Mason jars and try some of the most unusual 'shine around. No matter your preference, you're sure to find plenty of nightlife options to keep you entertained in Gatlinburg.


Gatlinburg is the perfect place for those who want to experience the lively nightlife, and Pigeon Forge may be a better fit if you are looking for a more laid-back atmosphere. We know you will have a fantastic time in whichever city you choose!


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