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You have a lot of options when it comes to family vacation destinations, so is Pigeon Forge worth visiting? Keep reading to find out why families flock to the Smokies every year– the answer will be plain to see!

What’s so special about Pigeon Forge?

Unique History

Pigeon Forge TN welcome signPigeon Forge is sandwiched between 2 iconic Smoky Mountain towns– Gatlinburg and Sevierville, and it has been a tourist destination for decades. However, Pigeon Forge’s history started way before it became the bustling town it is today. The name comes from the Little Pigeon River that runs through it, as well as the iron forge that was built on its banks in the 1800s. 

Prime Location 

Another reason why Pigeon Forge is worth visiting is due to the fact that it’s close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the United States! You can spend part of your day in Pigeon Forge yet still be able to drive into the national park and explore everything from hiking trails and waterfalls to historic areas like Cades Cove and Elkmont. Plus, being in Pigeon Forge means you’re just a few minutes down the road from downtown Sevierville and the many family-friendly attractions along the Parkway such as SkyLand Ranch!

Amazing Attractions

You’ll find many ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors in Pigeon Forge– one of the best is Rowdy Bear! Our unique attraction includes thrilling rides, axe throwing, an outdoor tubing hill (the longest in Tennessee!), and more. SkyLand Ranch, our sister attraction, features miniature animals, the Wild Stallion Mountain Coaster, live music and entertainment, and lots more exciting activities for families. 

When is the best time to visit Pigeon Forge? 

ski lift shootout coaster and avalanche mountain coaster at rowdy bear smoky mountain snowparkWe don’t think there is a bad time to visit Pigeon Forge and the Smokies! Our year-round tubing hill means you can enjoy snow tubing in the winter as well as summer tubing in Pigeon Forge! Fall brings the fiery autumn colors, spring and summer bring stunning wildflowers and warm, sunny weather, and winter is the best opportunity to experience the best outdoor snow tubing hill in the area! Also, our onsite cafe makes sweet treats and snacks all year long, so you can grab a hot chocolate in the winter or a tasty milkshake during the warmer months!

So…Is Pigeon Forge worth visiting? 

YES! Pigeon Forge has so much to offer for people of all ages. With unique attractions like our Adventure Park and outdoor activities in the nearby national park, shopping, dining, and more, there is no shortage of things to do. No matter how long you’re in town, your time spent in Pigeon Forge will be guaranteed to provide you with lots of laughter, excitement, and memories to last a lifetime.

Are you ready to begin planning your trip to Pigeon Forge and the Smokies? Check out our sample itinerary for how to spend a day in Pigeon Forge!