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3 Days in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge offers a vast array of activities to fill up any Smoky Mountain getaway! In three days, guests may dine on southern specialties, visit countless museums and attractions, and experience the breathtaking vistas that nature has to offer.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Thrifty Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

15 Places

3 City Tips

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15 Places

Day 1

Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park

Water Parks

Aunt Granny's All You Can Eat Buffet

Restaurants

Dollywood

Theme Parks, Water Parks

The Old Mill Candy Kitchen

Gift & Specialty Shops

Christmas Place

Gift & Specialty Shops

Day 2

Fun Time Trolley

Tramways, Bus Tours

The Old Mill Restaurant

Restaurants

Titanic Museum Attraction

Specialty Museums

WonderWorks

Game & Entertainment Centers

Hollywood Wax Museum

Specialty Museums

Day 3

Cades Cove

Scenic Drives, Valleys

Mountain Valley Winery

Wineries & Vineyards

Crave Golf Club

Bowling Alleys, Game & Entertainment Centers, Mini Golf

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dinner Theaters

Angela A's City Tips

  • For reliable public transportation, ride the trolley!
  • When heading into the mountains, be sure to observe all safety advice and restrictions.
  • Most attractions are located on the main strip off the Parkway.
    Day 1
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    Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park
    Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Dollywood's Splash Country Adventure Park offers a few hours or a full day of wet fun! With over 20 slides and rides, as well as children's play areas, guests may expect thrills of all sizes, with activities for everyone.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check height restrictions, especially on slides.
    • Do not miss the Big Bear Plunge, a thrilling white water adventure.
    • Check out the Campsite Grill for burgers, chicken, and fries.
    • Check out the multi-day or afternoon specials.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 99 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • family friendly water park 08/14/2018
    • Lazy River 08/14/2018
    • Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park
    Address:
    2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4102
    Phone:
    +1 800-365-5996
    Other:
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    Aunt Granny's All You Can Eat Buffet
    Restaurants (American)
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    Angela A Says:

    In the Dollywood area, Aunt Granny's Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat experience that guests will not soon forget! With favorites like fried chicken and fish and a fresh salad bar, it may be hard to save room for dessert!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to try the taco bar.
    • Aunt Granny's serves lunch and dinner.
    • Children three and under dine free.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 157 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Buffet dining 08/14/2018
    • All you can eat.. $50 for 2 people with tip 08/09/2018
    • Aunt Granny's All You Can Eat Buffet
    Address:
    1198 McCarter Hollow Rd
    Inside Dollywood Theme Park
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37862-7148
    Phone:
    +1 800-365-5996
    Other:
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    Dollywood
    Theme Parks, Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Dollywood Theme Park is one of the top attractions in Pigeon Forge, and it is easy to see why! Offering thrill rides, stage shows, dining, and shopping, it's a place where guests can easily spend an entire day at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to check height restrictions to avoid disappointment after waiting in line.
    • Be sure to check out TimeSaver, which allows guests to return to a ride at a designated time.
    • When hunger calls, check out Aunt Granny's Buffet.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 99 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    • So much fun! 08/15/2018
    • So fun 08/14/2018
    • Dollywood
    Address:
    2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4101
    Phone:
    +1 865-428-9488
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Other:
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    The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
    Gift & Specialty Shops
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    Angela A Says:

    The Old Mill Candy Kitchen is like paradise to anyone with a sweet tooth! Using traditional cooking methods, these old-fashioned recipes produce decadent fudge, brittle, candy, covered apples, and more!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to purchase the chocolate covered cherries!
    • Stock up on snacks for the hotel room.
    • Try the free samples here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 66 Shopping in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best pecan roll! 08/10/2018
    • Great caramel apples 08/08/2018
    • The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
    Address:
    175 Old Mill Ave
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3515
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-7516
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Christmas Place
    Gift & Specialty Shops
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    Angela A Says:

    When visiting Pigeon Forge, a magic-filled stop at the Christmas Place simply must be on the agenda. At this fascinating store, it is Christmas every day, and shoppers may browse through hundreds of holiday-inspired items.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out the personalized ornaments for a unique souvenir.
    • Check the website ahead of time for a valuable store coupon!
    • "Singing Santa" is in the store during the holiday season.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 66 Shopping in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • August 2018 08/14/2018
    • Christmas- Who can't love the amount of rooms and ideas for Christmas 08/11/2018
    • Christmas Place
    Address:
    2470 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3225
    Phone:
    +1 800-445-3396
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Fun Time Trolley
    Tramways, Bus Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    The Fun Time Trolley offers easy, affordable transportation in Pigeon Forge. With a 'hop on and off' option, visitors may stop for lunch and then re-board to make their way to the next interactive museum or thrilling stage show on their list.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • For the best value, riders may purchase an all day wristband.
    • Over 100 stops are available across several routes.
    • Children three and under ride for free!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Transportation in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dollywood express 08/14/2018
    • Best Deal in Pigeon Forge! 08/14/2018
    • Fun Time Trolley
    Address:
    186 Old Mill Ave
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-6444
    Other:
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    The Old Mill Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, Soups)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Old Mill Restaurant offers hearty southern cooking in a unique environment... right in Pigeon Forge. With beautiful views of the river and food that is to die for, it is easy to see why guests travel from all over the country to dine at the Old Mill.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Don't fill up on the fritters and maple butter before your meal arrives!
    • Be sure to try the pot roast!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 157 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Too much food 08/14/2018
    • Just Like Mom's 08/14/2018
    • The Old Mill Restaurant
    Address:
    164 Old Mill Ave
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
    Phone:
    +1 865-429-3463
    Price range:
    $4 - $19
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Titanic Museum Attraction
    Specialty Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Titanic Museum is a must when visiting Pigeon Forge! Guests may expect to see over 400 artifacts, as well as climb the Grand Staircase, walk the hallways, and explore the cabins.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If tickets are purchased in advance, an exact entrance time is guaranteed.
    • Several combination ticket types are available.
    • Be sure to touch the iceberg and feel the chill of 28 degree water.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 99 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very interesting 08/15/2018
    • Great Attraction! 08/14/2018
    • Titanic Museum Attraction
    Address:
    2134 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2995
    Phone:
    +1 800-381-7670
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    WonderWorks
    Game & Entertainment Centers
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    Angela A Says:

    WonderWorks is like a science museum that has literally been dropped on its head. Featuring all sorts of interactive experiments and thrilling attractions, it's a place 'kids' of all ages will never want to leave!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • They also offer an indoor ropes course and lazer tag.
    • Be sure to check out the magic show!
    • The last ticket is sold 90 minutes prior to closing.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 42 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Activities for all 08/15/2018
    • Excellent is an understatement! 08/13/2018
    • WonderWorks
    Address:
    100 Music Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4972
    Phone:
    +1 865-868-1800
    Price range:
    $26 - $26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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    Hollywood Wax Museum
    Specialty Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Hollywood Wax Museum is a two story attraction that allows guests of all ages to get up close and personal with wax replicas of their favorite stars. Photo opportunities abound, so get that selfie stick ready! Make this a fun experience, and children will be sure to stay entertained!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Combination tickets are available.
    • Check out the gift shop for celebrity memorabilia.
    • Be sure to read the often funny information about the celebrities, displayed on plaques.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 99 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • August 2018 08/14/2018
    • Pictures with our favorite actors 08/13/2018
    • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Address:
    106 Showplace Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4977
    Phone:
    +1 865-428-5228
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Cades Cove
    Scenic Drives, Valleys
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    Angela A Says:

    Cades Cove is the most visited area of the Great Smoky Mountains Park, located just 30 miles outside of Pigeon Forge. This natural paradise includes trails, wildlife, and even several historic buildings.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Visitors may follow the 11 mile Loop Road to explore the area.
    • See the waterfall at Abrams Creek.
    • Be sure to check out the pioneer log cabins.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 82 things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Views are beautiful; People are stupid 08/14/2018
    • Great Smoky Mountains Day 08/14/2018
    • Cades Cove
    Address:
    107 Park Headquarters Rd
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
    Phone:
    +1 865-436-1200
    Other:
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    Mountain Valley Winery
    Wineries & Vineyards
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    Angela A Says:

    Mountain Valley Winery offers a fantastic selection of wines, specializing in sweet flavors. Be sure to buy a few cases to last until your next visit. (Yes, these wines are that good!)

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Free tastings are offered.
    • Visitors must be 21 years of age to participate in tastings of any kind.
    • Be sure to ask the knowledgeable staff for recommendations.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 99 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wine tasting 08/11/2018
    • Be sure to visit Red 08/10/2018
    • Mountain Valley Winery
    Address:
    2174 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2995
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-6334
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Crave Golf Club
    Bowling Alleys, Game & Entertainment Centers, Mini Golf
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    Angela A Says:

    Adventure Golf is home to the oldest course in all of Pigeon Forge. This lovely, shaded area offers plenty of fun while trying to sink that hole in one! While there are newer courses, Adventure Golf really has a special, vintage feel.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Two different courses are offered.
    • Check out their daytime discounts.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 42 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    • Family Vacay 2018 08/10/2018
    • Ok 08/06/2018
    • Crave Golf Club
    Address:
    2925 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3313
    Phone:
    +1 865-366-3403
    Price range:
    $15 - $15
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
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    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving offers its guests the thrill of flying, without the fear of jumping. In this vertical wind tunnel, visitors will safely soar, finding it hard to imagine they're not skydiving for real!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are weight and height restrictions; check these in advance.
    • Participants will attend a 20-minute training class before flying.
    • There is an observation deck where anyone may watch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 16 Outdoor Activities in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great outing during a bachelorette weekend! 08/13/2018
    • Up...Up...And Away!!! 08/12/2018
    • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
    Address:
    3106 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3310
    Phone:
    +1 877-293-0639
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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    Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Dinner Theaters
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    Angela A Says:

    The Dixie Stampede Dinner Show is a thrilling, exciting show that boasts over 30 horses and expert performers who will thrill the crowd with trick riding. A four-course meal is also included.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The opening act in the Dixie Bell Saloon begins 50 minutes prior to the show.
    • Vegetarian meals are available upon request.
    • Children under three are free, as along as they sit on a parent's lap and share a meal.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 24 Concerts & Shows in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Always a blast! 08/13/2018
    • We Enjoyed Ourselves. 08/13/2018
    • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Address:
    3849 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3815
    Phone:
    +1 877-782-6733
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
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