5 Can’t-Miss Things to Do in Pigeon Forge
When you stay in our Mountain Playhouse cabin, you’ll be located just 6 miles from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge! That means you’re a short drive away from all the exciting area attractions. Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or with your family, there is something for everyone to enjoy nearby. To help you guarantee you have the best time when you visit, we’ve made a list of the 5 can’t-miss things to do in Pigeon Forge.
1. The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop for affordable family fun in the Smoky Mountains! It’s completely free to enter and walk around. There are a variety of shops, dining, and entertainment for you to enjoy. Watch the Island Show Fountains as they put on a dazzling performance of water dance and light, or take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and see gorgeous views of the Smoky Mountains from as high as 200 feet in the air. You can also shop for souvenirs, dine at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and more!
Of course one of the attractions you don’t want to miss is Dollywood! Dollywood is open from mid march to early January and has everything you need for a fun-filled day. Ride world-class roller coasters, dine at award-winning restaurants, or watch an incredible performance! One of the best things to do is ride the Dollywood Express, an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine that takes you on a 20-minute journey through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. While you’re there, be sure to try some of the Grist Mill’s world-famous cinnamon bread!
3. The Old Mill Square & Restaurant
The Old Mill is one of the most popular places to visit in Pigeon Forge. The Historic Old Mill is one of the most photographed mills in the country. The giant wheel harnesses the flow of the Little Pigeon River to power the mill. The Old Mill Square has restaurants and shops for you to explore while you’re there. You can never go wrong with a meal at The Old Mill Restaurant, which is famous for its hearty Southern breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Another popular choice to dine is the Pottery House Cafe & Grille, which serves a variety of dishes and even offers outside dining.
4. See a Show
Pigeon Forge is known for its incredible entertainment! Whether you want to watch a musical performance or a hilarious comedy, you’ll have a variety of options. One of the best shows is the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, which features jaw-dropping stunts, comedy, singing, dancing, and even diving dogs and hillbillies! When you see this show, you’ll also get to enjoy a Southern homestyle feast of fried chicken, creamy soup, homemade bread, and more. Other popular shows in Pigeon Forge are the Smoky Mountain Opry, Country Tonite, and Comedy Barn.
These are just some of the amazing things you don’t want to miss in Pigeon Forge! Take a look at more things to do in Pigeon Forge and start planning your vacation.