Pigeon Forge Area Guide
Pigeon Forge, TN is located in east Tennessee, a few miles from Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and features theaters and attractions including Dollywood. A vacation favorite for more than 11 million visitors a year, Pigeon Forge has developed into an attractions and events haven. Area shopping, Theaters and rides provide action, fun and entertainment unmatched for a town of this size.
Pigeon Forge got it's name from a iron forge built in 1820 by Isaac Love on the Pigeon River. The forge was dismantled in 1885. About the same time, a mill was built, which still operates today, using much of the same machinery. It is now known as the "Old Mill".
Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede and many comedy shows, rides and family action spots. Hundreds of outlet malls, specialty shops, flea markets and novelty stores provide something unique for everyone.
Dollywood, located in Pigeon Forge TN, is a Smoky Mountains favorite attraction. Dollywood Theme Park features rides, water events, music, shops and restaurants, in a beautifully manicured garden setting. There is something for everyone, young and old.
Dollywood thrill rides includes two coasters. The Thunderhead is the all lumber roller-coaster with a 100 foot drop and reaches speeds of 55 mph. The Tennessee Tornado features a 128 foot drop, full loops and reaches speeds of 70 mph. Both are a blast to ride.
There are water coaster rides, swing rides, a carousel, a real 1930's coal fired train called the Dollywood Express that provides visitors with a ride just like it was in the old train days. Even young children will find a ride just for them.. cars, plane-go-rounds and more. Dollywood is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Dollywood has ample parking but the traffic times can be very long, so leave early for this adventure. Our Pigeon Forge cabins are near Dollywood and there are several short-cuts to the park that can save you a heap of time in traffic. Vacations in the Smokies offers many Dollywood cabin rental specials and packages that include Dollywood tickets for the entire family. Both adults and kids are sure to love this popular attraction.