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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: We've built a Permanent, Interactive Titanic Ship in Pigeon Forge, TN. • Walk the Grand Staircase • Steer the ship • Learn to send an SOS signal • Touch an iceberg • KID... more Owner description: We've built a Permanent, Interactive Titanic Ship in Pigeon Forge, TN. • Walk the Grand Staircase • Steer the ship • Learn to send an SOS signal • Touch an iceberg • KID FRIENDLY • 2 Hour walk-through experience Winner of the 2012 and 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. "The best story telling museum in the world." - Rick Meade "The most lavish monument to the sea's most famous disaster." - USA Today NEW in 2014! WORLD EXCLUSIVE Exhibit! A Tribute gallery dedicated to one of Titanic's most colorful passengers Margaret "Unsinkable Molly" Brown. 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 an... 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 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $4 - $9
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Billy Goat Tavern of Pigeon Forge
Billy Goat Tavern of Pigeon Forge
Ranked #2 of 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Smokies Cuban Cafe
Ranked #3 of 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Ranked #4 of 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Price: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant
Sawyer's Farmhouse Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 166 Restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Maples Motor Inn
Maples Motor Inn
$30 - $155
Ranked #2 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
2.5 of 5
Clarion Inn Dollywood Area
$50 - $190
Ranked #5 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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MainStay Suites
2.5 of 5
MainStay Suites
$88 - $173
Ranked #8 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Inn at Christmas Place
3.0 of 5
The Inn at Christmas Place
$132 - $256
Ranked #1 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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The Inn On The River
3.0 of 5
The Inn On The River
$99 - $194
Ranked #3 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Hilton Garden Inn Pigeon Forge
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Pigeon Forge
$119 - $227
Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Margaritaville Island Hotel
4.0 of 5
Margaritaville Island Hotel
$176 - $311
Ranked #6 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
4.0 of 5
Dollywood's DreamMore Resort
$121 - $309
Ranked #11 of 93 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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The Lodge at Buckberry Creek - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
4.0 of 5
The Lodge at Buckberry Creek - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
$241 - $418
Ranked #1 of 82 Hotels in Gatlinburg
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