10 Must-See Pigeon Forge Attractions for Your Next Vacation

Published Apr 19, 2024
10 Must-See Pigeon Forge Attractions for Your Next Vacation

Pigeon Forge has so much to do, you might not know where to start! These attractions are the perfect sampling of all the nature, entertainment and history that this mountain town offers.

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The ancient Smokies are the magnet drawing folks here. The national park’s half-million acres of breathtaking beauty include wildlife, historic settlements, and hiking trails for all skill levels.

2. Dollywood

The beloved theme park offers 50 rides, plus shows, down-home food, and seasonal celebrations. This year, Dollywood unveiled the new Dolly Parton Experience museum and an expanded music festival.

3. Titanic Museum Attraction

Step aboard Titanic–you’ll live to tell the tale, but you’ll never forget the experience. In this immersive attraction, climb the gorgeous Grand Staircase, touch an iceberg, try out a lifeboat and explore the fate of history’s most infamous ship. 

4. Shows

Pigeon Forge shows are must-see and must-hear! Country Tonite showcases favorite tunes. Dolly Parton’s Stampede features expert riders and horses. At Pirates Voyage, acrobatic swashbucklers compete for treasure. The Comedy Barn amuses with clean humor. And those are only a few of the sizzling stage acts!

5. Outdoor Gravity Park

This is the only place in the country where you can go “zorbing”! Hop inside a huge, inflated ball and roll downhill for unique thrills you can’t get back home.

6. Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Feed colorful, exotic birds, meet baby parrots, and stroll through spectacular gardens. This is Insta-worthy selfie heaven!  

7. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Love true crime shows and podcasts? You’ll love this interactive museum of crime and crime-solving. Try your hand at crime scene investigation, then learn about famous detectives and criminals. 

8. Old Mill Square

Built in 1830, the historic mill still grinds grains you can buy today. The riverside mill is the heart of the square, where two restaurants dish up Southern cuisine. Shop at the pottery, distillery, and general store.

9. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show

There are plenty of dinner shows, but only one stars lumberjacks. These jacks and jills climb, chop, saw, and amaze you with daring feats while you feast on tangy BBQ.

10. The Island

The Island is a one-stop destination featuring rides, shops, restaurants, and activities including a ropes course and an escape room. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for views from 20 stories high! 

Stay in a Pigeon Forge cabin rental so you’re just minutes away from all these delights! 

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