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Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge [1] is a city in Tennessee.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

The closest airport to Pigeon Forge is McGhee-Tyson Airport in Knoxville. [2]

By car[edit]

From Knoxville, US Route 441 leads straight to Pigeon Forge.

Get around[edit]

The Fun Time Trolley [3] is a public transportation system serving Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Fares range from $0.50 to $0.75, and it has over 100 trolley stops to throughout the city. Trolley stops include places such as Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, Tanger Outlets, and many other stops along the parkway and other points of interest. The Fun Time Trolleys run daily 8:30am to midnight during the months of early March through October and daily 10:00am to 10:00pm in November and December but close on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Hollywood Wax Museum, 903 Parkway, 865-430-1800, [4]. The Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. Come face to face with icons of the silver screen recreated so faithfully that you'd swear they were alive. The Hollywood Wax Museum gives you the chance to step into the spotlight and take pictures with uncanny replicas of Hollywood stars, television personalities, and fictional characters from your favorite movies.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Dollywood, 1-865-428-9488, [5]. Dolly Parton's family amusement park.
  • Dixie Stampede 1-800-356-1676, [6].
  • Rapid Expeditions, 1-888-504-RAFT, [7]. Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Pigeon River. Experience a thrilling whitewater rapids ride in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!
  • Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show, 2682 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (Traffic Light #2 (Teaster Lane), across from Belz), (888) 641-7195, [8]. Call for show times. Got a cold case of what to do in Pigeon Forge? Mystery solved! This dine scene/crime scene investigation of "whodunnit" is an open and shut case of thrilling, interactive entertainment. Murder and a Meal...you'll Laugh 'til you DIE!  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Flat Creek Village Antiques and Gifts (Tennessee antique shopping, Smoky Mountain crafts.), 3599 Newport Hwy (Take Dolly Parton Parkway (Hwy 411 North) from Sevierville toward Newport and Flatcreek is on the right.), (865) 428-4450 (), [9]. 10am-6pm.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Alamo Steakhouse, 3050 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-908-9998, [10].  edit
  • Bullfish Grill, ''+1'' 865-868-1000, [12]. Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-11PM. Dinners $13-22.  edit
  • Duff's Smorgasbord, 3985 Parkway, ''+1'' 866-450-6443, [13]. Dinner buffet $10.  edit
  • Great American Steak & Buffet Company, 2301 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-429-3120, [14].  edit
  • Huck Finns Catfish, Chicken and Steaks, 3334 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-429-3353, [15].  edit
  • Log Cabin Pancake House, 4235 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-453-5748. April-December: 6:45AM-9PM; January-March: 6:45AM-2PM.  edit
  • Old Mill Restaurant at Old Mill Square, 164 Old Mill Ave, ''+1'' 865-429-3463, [16]. Daily 7:30AM-9PM.  edit
  • Smith Family Dinner Theater (Pigeon Forge Dinner Theater Tennessee Smoky Mountains), 2330 Parkway, 866-399-8100 (), [17]. Smoky Mountain Dinner Show featuring the Smith Family as well as local talents and famous musical performers. Buffet dinner and live musical performances that have rated Readers' Choice and numerous other awards.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

You have to drive into Gatlinburg to find a package store.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under $45
Mid-range $45 - $60
Splurge Over $60


  • Hotel Pigeon Forge (Pigeon Forge Hotels), 2179 Parkway, 865-428-7305, [18]. checkin: 3:00 p.m.; checkout: 11:00 a.m.. 130 room hotel situated on over 4 beautiful acres overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains, Southern Hospitality, Family Owned  edit

Budget[edit]

  • Maples Motor Inn, 2959 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-453-8883, [19]. $29-90.  edit
  • Days Inn, 2760 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-453-4707 (fax: ''+1'' 865-428-7928), [20]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $34-67.  edit
  • Econo Lodge Riverside, 2440 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-428-1231 (fax: ''+1'' 865-286-2360), [21]. Doubles $35-70.  edit
  • River Bend Inn, 2350 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-365-0400 (fax: ''+1'' 865-453-5800), [22]. checkin: 1PM; checkout: 11AM. $35-90.  edit
  • The Colonial House Motel, 3545 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-453-0717, [23]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $39-99.  edit
  • Americana Inns, 2825 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-428-0127, [24]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $40-75.  edit
  • Super 8, 215 Emert St., ''+1'' 865-428-2300 (fax: ''+1'' 865-428-6113), [25]. Doubles $40-90.  edit
  • Motel 6, 336 Henderson Chapel Rd., 1-866-796-9004, [26]. $40-100.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Holiday Inn, 3230 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-428-2700 (fax: ''+1'' 865-286-2732), [30]. checkin: 4PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $47-77.  edit
  • Ramada Limited Suites, 239 Dollywood Lane, +1 865-908-3011, [33].
  • Ramada - Music Road Area, 2193 North Parkway, +1 865-428-0668, [34].
  • Ramada - Parkway, 4010 Parkway, +1 865-453-1823, [35].
  • Vacation Lodge Hotel/Motel, 3450 Parkway, 865-453-2640, [36]. $55-85.  edit
  • Willow Brook Lodge, 3035 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-453-5334 (fax: ''+1'' 865-429-4965), [37]. Doubles $45-95.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Aunt Bugs Cabin Rentals, 3121 Veterans Blvd, 1-866-286-8284 (), [40]. checkin: 3:00 pm. Pet-friendly, private indoor swimming pools, rock climbing walls, & hot tubs. Cabins range from $89-1000.  edit
  • Appleview River Resort, [41] in the Smoky Mountains.
  • Music Road Hotel, 303 Hendrson Chapel Rd, ''+1'' 865-429-7700, [46]. $64-164.  edit
  • Hampton Inn on the River, 2492 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-428-1600 (fax: ''+1'' 865-429-3374), [48]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $74-95.  edit
  • Hampton Inn, 2025 Parkway, ''+1'' 865-428-1600 (fax: ''+1'' 865-429-3374), [49]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles $74-125.  edit
  • Hilton's Bluff Inn, 2654 Valley Heights Drive, ''+1'' 865-428-9765 (, fax: ''+1'' 865-428-8997), [50]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. $79-149.  edit
  • MainStay Suites, 410 Pine Mountain Rd, ''+1'' 865-428-8350 (, fax: ''+1'' 865-428-5217), [51]. checkin: 3PM; checkout: 11AM. Doubles (suite) $80-135.  edit
  • LaQuinta Inn, 219 Emert St., 1-877-429-3010, [52]. Doubles $84-134.  edit

Campgrounds[edit]

  • Foothills RV Park & Cabins, [53], 4235 Huskey St.
  • Pigeon Forge KOA, [54], 2849 Middlecreek Rd.
  • Riveredge RV Park & Log Cabin Rentals, [55], 4220 Huskey St.

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