The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is a breathtaking mountain town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains that is sure to become your favorite family getaway. Let us help you plan your trip to the mountains. Here are some fun things to do during your visit to Pigeon Forge.

1. Check Out Dollywood

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge
Dollywood

Dollywood is one of the top destinations for families in Pigeon Forge. There is something for everyone at this exciting theme park, including playgrounds, shopping, thrill rides, and restaurants. You can also watch some incredible shows, including a number of seasonal music festivals year round. If you’re lucky, you might just catch Dolly herself! But if you’re there on one of Dolly’s days off, you can say “hello” to her hologram at the Chasing Rainbows Museum, which features a number of outstanding pieces highlighting her life’s work as the Queen of Country.

2. Double Down on Dolly

Dolly Parton's Stampede Pigeon Forge
Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Need a little more Dolly in your life? We completely understand and think you should check out Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This unique experience is the ultimate dinner and a show.  Enjoy a diverse group of musical talent, 32 performing horses, and the ultimate four-course southern feast! Not to mention, it’s just minutes from other great Pigeon Forge activities! Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the best way to celebrate southern traditions with the family.

4. Visit an Island in the Mountains

The Island in Pigeon Forge TN
The Island in Pigeon Forge

Yes, Pigeon Forge really does have everything, including an Island surrounded by the Little Pigeon River that’s full of amusements, eateries, and entertainment. At The Island, you can ride the iconic Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, or visit the incredible water fountain show—a fabulous display of music and lights for you and your family to sit back and enjoy. Voted one of the Top 10 Amusement Parks in the World by TripAdvisor, The Island is an adventure the whole family will love.

4. Create Your Own True Crime Story

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Also located at The Island is the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. Learn about the most infamous criminal minds in the first state prison in Tennessee. Experience artifacts like Ted Bundy’s typewriter, the Bronco from the O.J. Simpson high-speed chase and much more. With over 100 interactive exhibits, this museum is a must see on your trip to Pigeon Forge.

5. Walk Back in Time

Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN
The Old Mill

Visit the Old Mill, where you can witness the mill’s grinding and milling grain the same way they were when the mill was built in 1830. In addition to this incredible historical experience, there are many shops and craft stores, where you can pick out a variety of unique souvenirs. Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious meal at the Old Mill Restaurant overlooking the beautiful Little Pigeon River.


These great attractions are just the tip of the iceberg—or the mountain in this case. Find even more opportunities for family fun in our list of things to do in Pigeon Forge. Share your favorite photo memories with us @mobilebrochure on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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About Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller is a native Tennessean who currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves spending time in the great outdoors, such as camping, hiking, and mountain biking. She also enjoys exploring all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer.

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