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Looking for Some Unique Fun? Here's What You Should Do Near Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, Tennessee


Dollywood- #1 Theme Park in America 2022

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Dollywood is more than a fantastic theme park. It's the ideal escape for families who want to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with one another while staying in the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains.


$84 General Admission

$74 Kid's Admission (Ages 4-9)

Old Mill Square

Old Mill St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Old Mill Square, centered on a large wooden gristmill, is supposed to seem just how it did when 18th- and 19th-century immigrants arrived in Tennessee. The plaza is lined with shops and restaurants, but none of them have digital signage; instead, they're situated in charming colonial buildings with wraparound porches.

The Island at Pigeon Forge

131 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

It's one of Pigeon Forge's most popular tourist attractions, and it'll make you feel like you've stepped into another city. At the central water fountain, colored lights create beautiful shows. A massive Ferris wheel rumbles slowly across the skyline.

Little Pigeon River

Pigeon Forge's history has long been centered around the Little Pigeon River, which acquired its name because the birds seemed to enjoy the area. The Little Pigeon River serves as a community gathering spot and a place to appreciate the magnificent vistas that make Pigeon Forge so unique.


The Old Mill Restaurant

164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The Old Mill Restaurant, which serves hearty Southern classics family-style in a lovely historic setting, is well-known for its superb comfort food and warm, welcoming ambiance among both locals and tourists.

Crockett's Breakfast Camp

1103 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The Crockett's Breakfast Camp is a rustic restaurant with a cabin atmosphere that serves updated versions of traditional Southern breakfast cuisine.

Sawyer's Farmhouse

12831 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Sawyer's Farmhouse is a locally owned and operated breakfast and lunch joint. They are known for their down-to-earth American breakfast specials.

Wild Bear Tavern

14236 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The Wild Bear Tavern is a Bavarian-style German restaurant located at the Wild Bear Inn in Pigeon Forge. It is open for lunch and dinner every day.

Local Goat Pigeon Forge

2167 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Local Goat is a scratch-made New American restaurant that focuses on locally sourced and sustainable menu items. The Local Goat also specializes in craft beer and craft drinks.

Pigeon Forge Deli

159 E Wears Valley Rd #13, OF, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The Pigeon Forge Deli was founded by a couple who had a desire of creating the best deli sandwich in town and a commitment to serving fresh, tasty cuisine prepared with love. They have fresh-made classic deli sandwiches, soups, and salads- almost any menu item can be made gluten-free!


Gatlinburg Brewing Company

458 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The Gatlinburg Brewing Company is a locally owned brewpub offering craft brews on tap & artisanal pizzas in a bright, upbeat atmosphere.

Margaritaville Pigeon Forge

130 The Island Dr #6101, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Margaritaville is a well-known restaurant and bar with a bright, casual venue with classic American comfort food and cocktails, plus indoor & outdoor bars.

Old Forge Distillery

170 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Old Forge Distillery is an award-winning craft spirits distillery specializing in innovative, small-batch recipes made in Pigeon Forge, TN. Keeping true to the area and its history, they draw inspiration for their flavored moonshines, like Chocolate, French Toast, Coffee, and Peach, from the nearby Old Mill Kitchens.

101 Sky Lounge

101 E Main St, Sevierville, TN 37862

The 101 Sky Lounge is located atop Sevierville's Historic Central Hotel. Take in the breathtaking 360-degree panorama of downtown Sevierville and the surrounding Smoky Mountains while spending an evening with family or friends. Relax by the fire pits and sip one of their signature drinks while admiring the breathtaking views of the beautiful mountains.



576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Discover a mountain of family fun at Anakeesta, Tennessee’s award-winning outdoor attraction nestled above and in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Ripley's of the Smokies is a sprawling aquarium including stingrays, penguins, sharks, sea turtles, and a glass-bottom boat ride.

Titanic Museum

2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The Titanic Museum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic.

Unbelievable Magic Show Starring Steven Best

157 E Wears Valley Rd, Suite 12 Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Unbelievable Magic is the #1 family-friendly magic show in Pigeon Forge and is great for all ages!

Wine Me, Shine Me, Dine me Tour

3435 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

This Pigeon Forge Wine, Whiskey, and Moonshine Tour mix a bit of Appalachian culture with visits to two popular distilleries, and it takes the hassle away of figuring out rides, too.

Tennessee Smokies Baseball Games

3540 Line Dr, Kodak, TN 37764

The Tennessee Smokies baseball team hosts a Thirsty Thursday every Thursday game for 20oz beers for only $3! | Presented By Coors Light.

Beyond the Lens: Interactive Museum

2115 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Technology and entertainment collide at the interactive Beyond the Lens Museum. Visit over 150 exhibits that combine games and pop culture for a fun-filled day out.


Patriot Park

186 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Riverside (Patriot) Park is dedicated to veterans, with a gazebo, walking trail, monuments & community events.

Doggywood at Dollywood

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Doggywood area at Dollywood is the perfect spot for your furry friend to spend the day relaxing while you explore the park.

Smoky Mountain River Rat

205 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, TN 37882

S.M.R.R offers both tubing and kayaking adventures. Dogs tube for free at Outpost A! Your dog will have its very own tube, and you can rent a tether for $2 to connect your tube to your dog’s.

Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden

1471 McCarter Hollow Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862

Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden is a peaceful Bible-inspired garden & parrot preserve offering chances to interact with rare birds. The mountain and garden are also pet-friendly! Looking for a place to stay?

Pinecrest Townhomes Come and enjoy a relaxing and well-deserved getaway at the Pinecrest Townhomes in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Nestled in the woods, but only a mile from Dollywood and the Parkway, our townhomes are perfect for your weekend trip, family Dollywood vacation, friends getaway, or just some fun exploring the area! Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 2 miles from Dollywood and only a 20-minute drive to Gatlinburg, there are endless attractions with something for everyone. Whether it’s visiting Dollywood, catching dinner and a show, or taking a family hike to breathe in some crisp mountain air at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - you won’t want to miss it!

Pinecrest Townhomes-1KING/2BUNK UNIT-Dollywood-Indoor Pool Pinecrest Townhomes-1King-2Queen Unit-Dollywood-Indoor Pool 8-10 Guests

Your unit includes

* King Bed

* Two bunk beds with a twin bed over a full bed (Or Two Queens)

* Queen sofa bed in living room

* 2.5 bathrooms

* Full Kitchen

* Cable TV

* Free Wifi

* Pet-friendly with fee

* Access to indoor pool

* Access to one of three propane grills in common area outside

**Note: Units will vary in decor and location, but all units have access to the same amenities and will have the same bedroom arrangement**

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