Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a city located in Sevier County, Tennessee.
Pigeon Forge is located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. U.S. 441 is the major highway through town, connecting to Interstate 40 in Sevierville to the northwest, and going past Gatlinburg through the park and to Cherokee, North Carolina to the southeast.
Pigeon Forge, just north of
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is home to Dollywood, the theme park owned by entertainer
Dolly Parton, who hails from Sevierville.
Dollywood lies at the heart
of a Pigeon Forge family vacation. It is one of the South's favorite
entertainment parks and is filled with
rides, a water park, live
entertainment, a bald-eagle sanctuary, a replica of Dolly's childhood home,
demonstrations and other attractions that showcase life in the Smoky Mountains.
This East Tennessee town is
also home to several other live-music theaters in addition to those at
Dollywood. These venues are modeled on the Branson, Missouri theaters and play
host to musical revues, variety shows and performances by headliners such as
Louise Mandrell. Dixie Stampede, also owned by Parton, is an elaborate dinner
show with rodeo acts, musical performers and trained animals. A myriad of other
family-oriented attractions can be found in town: waterslides, bumper boats, and
go-kart tracks, to name a few. There are also 200 outlet shops in Pigeon Forge.
Special events take place throughout the year.
For a fun family vacation
spot, check out the more than 40 attractions that are located along the city's
Parkway. From miniature golf, go-carts and bumper boats to water rides, laser
games and even an indoor skydiving simulator, you can rest assured that your
family won't run out of things to do.
History is fun on a Pigeon
Forge family vacation with entertaining and educational exhibits on display at
Carbo's Police Museum, Dinosaur Walk Museum, Elvis Museum, Veterans Memorial
Museum and the Smoky Mountain Car Museum.
All in all, Pigeon Forge is
one of the best family vacation spots around. The city's theaters present all
styles of music, high-energy dancing and magical illusions. You'll see amazing
horsemanship, racing ostriches, mind-reading-pigs, fire-eaters, jugglers even
the man billed as the best Elvis impersonator this side of Graceland! In Pigeon
Forge, the theaters are dedicated to presenting wholesome family entertainment.
Two other Dollywood productions
deserve mention. From a turbo twister speed slide to a lazy river float trip,
there's splash-filled fun for everyone at
Country. Dolly Parton's 118-acre theme park,
offers attractions, crafts, fun rides, and special events and traditions that
are sure to please all generations and age groups. Much of the entertainment
and many of the events continue throughout the winter months.
the South of Pigeon Forge, visitors can experience the wonderful city of
Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is a mountain village nestled as is Pigeon Forge, in the
Great Smoky Mountains. North of Pigeon Forge is the city of Sevierville,
Dolly Partonís hometown. These historic towns of the Smoky Mountain area are
full of fun and exciting experiences for the entire family.
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