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Pigeon Forge
Set against the misty blue backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a gateway to 500 thousand acres of Appalachian wilderness. If hiking over 800 miles of mountain trails and camping in dense ancient forests isn't your thing, head over to Dollywood for a different sort of fun. Founded by country queen, Dolly Parton, Dollywood combines rollercoasters, waterslides, and live bluegrass and gospel concerts, with a down home country fair.

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Titanic Museum Attraction
Titanic Museum Attraction
Owner description: Everyone knows the name Titanic! Everyone knows Titanic struck and iceberg! And everyone knows Titanic was lost! She sat at the bottom of the ocean for 75 years before they found... more Owner description: Everyone knows the name Titanic! Everyone knows Titanic struck and iceberg! And everyone knows Titanic was lost! She sat at the bottom of the ocean for 75 years before they found her in 1985. A second expedition to the wreck site went out in 1986 and that expedition was co-led by the owner of this museum. The artifacts you see throughout the ship are REAL and valued at over $4 million dollars. You'll be able to touch a growing iceberg, experience the 28 degree water, try and steer the ship and pay tribute to the 2,208 passengers and crew that were on the Titanic. You will enter as a guest and leave as a Titanic Passenger! less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Owner description: Come Ride the Hill and Feel the Thrill! The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track. So if you are looking for... more Owner description: Come Ride the Hill and Feel the Thrill! The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track. So if you are looking for an unforgettable experience in your vacation here in the Great Smoky mountains, this is a must do! The vehicles are designed to carry two visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone. The riders are in control of the velocity (up to 27 mph) and this gives them a unique hands-on experience! Rain, snow or sunshine, no problem - the excellent braking effect is unchanged so you can ride year-round! Tickets and packages are now available, age restrictions may apply, parents may need to ride with small children. Our track has thousands of colored LED lights so you can experience our awesome Night Rides! The great "Über Ride" is HERE! less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Owner description: The Island in Pigeon Forge is a 23-acre entertainment destination offering families affordable fun, both night and day. As one of the newest, most unique shopping, dining and... more Owner description: The Island in Pigeon Forge is a 23-acre entertainment destination offering families affordable fun, both night and day. As one of the newest, most unique shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in Pigeon Forge, The Island offers fun for all ages and occasions, whether you're on a family vacation, a day trip with friends or your honeymoon. The Island is home to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant, the Margaritaville Island Hotel, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, and many more must-see attractions in Pigeon Forge. Showcased by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel, and a multi-million dollar show fountain programed to perform to light and sound, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a must-stop on your next trip to East Tennessee! less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Dollywood
Dollywood
Owner description: The 2010 Applause Award winner, Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres and located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains... more Owner description: The 2010 Applause Award winner, Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres and located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle, the first wing coaster in the U.S. Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies, 20, than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage. Guests visiting the Great Smoky Mountains can stay just a stone’s throw away from Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country at Dollywood Cabins. Accommodations range from quaint spaces just for two to sprawling floor plans that sleep up to 30 people. Guests are treated to sweeping mountain views while some cabins actually overlook Dolllywood’s popular Craftsman’s Valley area. Cabin guests receive exclusives such as free reserved parking at Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country and complimentary admission to Dollywood’s Splash Country. less
Attraction type: Water Parks; Theme Parks
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Pigeon Forge Deli
Pigeon Forge Deli
Ranked #1 of 170 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $4 - $9
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Pottery House Cafe and Grille
The Pottery House Cafe and Grille
Ranked #2 of 170 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $4 - $19
Cuisines: American, Soups, Grill
Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant
Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 170 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Ranked #4 of 170 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Poynor's Pommes Frites
Poynor's Pommes Frites
Ranked #5 of 170 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $3 - $10
Cuisines: German, Fast Food
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Maples Motor Inn
Maples Motor Inn
$30 - $155
Ranked #4 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
2.5 of 5
Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
$87 - $212
Ranked #6 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Arbors at Island Landing Hotel & Suites
2.5 of 5
Arbors at Island Landing Hotel & Suites
$79 - $141
Ranked #13 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Courtyard Marriott Pigeon Forge
3.0 of 5
Courtyard Marriott Pigeon Forge
$153 - $412
Ranked #1 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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The Inn at Christmas Place
3.0 of 5
The Inn at Christmas Place
$166 - $268
Ranked #2 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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The Inn On The River
3.0 of 5
The Inn On The River
$115 - $205
Ranked #3 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Margaritaville Island Hotel
4.0 of 5
Margaritaville Island Hotel
$197 - $311
Ranked #7 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4.0 of 5
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
$176 - $302
Ranked #12 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Black Fox Lodge
4.0 of 5
Black Fox Lodge
$109 - $270
Ranked #33 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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