Pigeon Forge offers such a wide variety of activities and entertainment, it's hard to fit so many adventures into one trip especially if you want to save time for poolside lounging at the resort. Of course, our friendly concierge is always on hand to provide recommendations and assist with tickets and transportation. Take a look at the best activities in the area and plan the perfect itinerary.
Top Things to Do in Pigeon Forge in the Winter
Whether you're hunting down holiday lights, seeking outdoor adventures or simply looking to relax in a warm and inviting atmosphere, discover the charm of winter in the Smoky Mountains!
Anchored by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, this Pigeon Forge entertainment complex has more than 80 retail and specialty shops, rides and games, a dancing fountain choreographed to lights and music, attractions, a distillery, a brewery, free live music and a number of popular restaurants.
Tennessee’s #1 ticketed attraction, Dollywood is a must-see if you’re visiting the area. Owned and developed by singer, songwriter, actress, philanthropist and Smoky Mountains native Dolly Parton, this spectacular theme park has something for everyone: water rides, roller coasters, restaurants, mountain arts and crafts, stores and more than 30 performances a day.
Dinner Shows & Entertainment
Dinner shows are a longtime staple of the region, combining community, entertainment and great local cuisine. Make sure to check out The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show, Dolly’s Stampede and the Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show. Additional theaters include The Comedy Barn, located within walking distance, and various musical shows including Smoky Mountain Opry, Country Tonight and Soul of Motown.
Pigeon Forge and Sevier County offer a great selection of museum attractions including Alcatraz Crime Museum, located on The Island, within walking distance, Titanic Museum Attraction, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Hollywood Wax Museum, Beyond the Lens and more.
Year-round shopping is always a great reason to visit the Smokies. Ride the elevator down and explore the great selection of Island shops offering everything from puzzles, Tervis Tumblers, fine art and fashion boutiques to Emory’s Five and Dime. Grab the city trolley and explore additional popular shopping stops including Tanger Factory Outlets, the Shops at Christmas Place, Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet and the new Riverview Factory Stores, located behind the hotel on Teaster Lane.
Ropes Courses, Coasters, Go-Carts & more!
Whether you are still a kid or just want to feel like one, Pigeon Forge has many fun adventure options. The Island Ropes Course is within walking distance and numerous go-cart tracks, mountain coasters and mini golf courses await within a short drive. Ask our concierge for recommendations and ticket deals.
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