Pigeon Forge, TN. Better hide your wallet.
The city is surrounded by the lush green scenery of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. That being said, the town itself is pretty small with one Main Street.
By the way, this main street is traffic ridden and takes 20mins+ to drive 1 mile when its busy, which completely detoured us from making the mistake of going out in the late afternoon EVER again while visiting there.
The whole town of Pigeon Forge is built for fun
Main Street is also FULL of gift shops, some with big gapping animal mouth entrances you walk through. The kid in me definitely wanted to shop in one those!
With loads of themed miniature Golfing and 3 story go-kart tracts, there is plenty of places to drop a few (hundred) dollars. Now that I’m looking through my pictures I’m kinda bummed that we didn’t make it to at least 1 go-kart track.
Food with your fun
If your thing is dinner shows- they have those too, from hillbilly comedy to murder mystery. Oh, and there’s even a biblical one.
We ended up having an amazing meal at the Local Goat… 5-star food, for sure!
Unique buildings everywhere
My inner child just goes bonkers for buildings that look like castles or skyscrapers or hey, even the Titanic-iceberg included.
They seriously have a Christmas village open year round with Christmas themed shops.
Want to meet Santa? He’s there EVERY day of the year! Does he ever return to the North Pole, I wonder?
When I say “tourist” you say, “trap”…
Anyway, you get the idea. VERY touristy. Lots of places to spend spend spend your money.
The funny and somewhat disturbing thing about Pigeon Forge is the shops and entertainment seemed to follow a pattern. Every 5-10 shops it would repeat itself, over and over again all the way down the main road. I’m all for a twilight zone episode of this place being made.
Here’s a few of places we enjoyed in and around the Pigeon Forge area:
- Great smoky mountain National Park
- Dollywood splash country
- Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
- Sevierville- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Local Goat- restaurant
- Titanic Museum
- Boss Hogs BBQ