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One Day in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge offers so any attractions that it will be difficult to fit them all into one day! When you are short on time, it helps that many activities are close together, making it easy to move from one thing to the next rather quickly. Try to do as much as you can, and save the rest for a repeat visit.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Fun Time Trolley

Tramways, Bus Tours

Wonders of Flight

Theme Parks

WonderWorks

Game & Entertainment Centres

Titanic Museum Attraction

Speciality Museums

Outdoor Gravity Park

Water Parks

Hollywood Wax Museum

Speciality Museums

Christmas Place

Gift & Speciality Shops

Mel's Classic Diner

Restaurants

Tomb Egyptian Adventure

Theme Parks

Adventure Golf

Game & Entertainment Centres

Cades Cove

Scenic Drives, Valleys

Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

Dinner Theatres

Tim A's City Tips

  • It may get a little cooler in the mountains at night, so you may want to pack a light jacket, even in the summer.
  • Make sure to book in advance for timed entries and reservations when possible, to cut out a bit of the wait time.
  • To save on time, the best way to get around is by car, and there is also a trolley system.
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    Fun Time Trolley
    Tramways, Bus Tours
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    Tim A Says:

    The Fun Time Trolley runs to all the major attractions in Pigeon Forge. Riders may hop on and off at any stop.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Day passes are available.
    • Visit the website to download a free map.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Transportation in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Driver Makes the Difference 20/09/2017
    • A little Godsend. 16/09/2017
    • Fun Time Trolley
    Address:
    186 Old Mill Ave
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-6444
    Other:
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    Wonders of Flight
    Theme Parks
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    Tim A Says:

    This innovate balloon can take up to 30 guests over 400 feet into the sky. Flights run daily.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Evening and morning flights are available.
    • The landing platform is behind WonderWorks.
    • Don't forget your camera!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very enjoyable 21/02/2017
    • not worth it 01/01/2017
    • Wonders of Flight
    Address:
    100 Music Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4972
    Phone:
    +1 865-868-4951
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    WonderWorks
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Tim A Says:

    WonderWorks is a great place to visit for a day full of adventure. There are exhibits, science experiments, and more to explore, all packed under one roof.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Lazer Tag and Ropes course.
    • Go to the magic show!
    • There is free parking.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 43 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good not spectacular 18/09/2017
    • Some exhibits not working 14/09/2017
    • WonderWorks
    Address:
    100 Music Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4972
    Phone:
    +1 865-868-1800
    Price range:
    US$26 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Titanic Museum Attraction
    Speciality Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    The Titanic Museum Attraction is a step back in time, where visitors can see first-hand what it was like on the grand ship. There are artifacts, exhibits, and even an iceberg that you can touch.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Before you leave, check to see if the name of the passenger on your boarding pass was one of the lucky (few) survivors.
    • Climb the Grand Staircase.
    • Discounted combination tickets are available.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 89 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Better than expected 21/09/2017
    • Great 20/09/2017
    • Titanic Museum Attraction
    Address:
    2134 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2995
    Phone:
    +94771183036
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Outdoor Gravity Park
    Water Parks
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    Tim A Says:

    The Outdoor Gravity Park provides travelers with an innovative adventure. Visitors are placed in a wet or dry orb (known as an OGO) and rolled down a hill. There is also a rotating barrel ride that can hold three passengers.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are three courses to choose from.
    • A video is available for purchase at the end of your adventure.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 89 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Vacation adventures 21/09/2017
    • A Must! 13/09/2017
    • Outdoor Gravity Park
    Address:
    203 Sugar Hollow Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3272
    Phone:
    +1 865-366-2687
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Hollywood Wax Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Tim A Says:

    The Hollywood Wax Museum provides travelers the chance to pose for pictures with their favorite stars. While some may think their visit is too short for the price, be sure to take your time 'hanging out' with the celebrities.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit Hannah's Maze of Mirrors.
    • Guests can ride the Castle of Chaos.
    • Combination tickets are available.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 89 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • good time 21/09/2017
    • Felt like a kid a again! 21/09/2017
    • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Address:
    106 Showplace Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4977
    Phone:
    +1 865-428-5228
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Christmas Place
    Gift & Speciality Shops
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    Tim A Says:

    Christmas Place provides a holiday showcase all year round! Shoppers may browse through decorations, gifts, and much more at this unique store.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Check out the option for personalized Christmas ornaments.
    • The website announces sale items. Check it in advance of your visit.
    • Be sure to allow plenty of time at the store. Christmas Place is big!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 62 Shopping in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Everything Imaginable 19/09/2017
    • Unbelievable 19/09/2017
    • Christmas Place
    Address:
    2470 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3225
    Phone:
    +1 800-445-3396
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Mel's Classic Diner
    Restaurants (American, Diner)
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    Tim A Says:

    Mel's Classic Diner serves tasty food in a fun, fifties atmosphere. Whether you want a full meal or you're just hankering after some ice cream, Mel's is the best place for fast, casual dining!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is a coupon on the website.
    • Save room for a banana split.
    • "Grandpappy's Pot Roast" is amazing!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 149 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great food, Great Price 20/09/2017
    • Breakfast at Mel's 20/09/2017
    • Mel's Classic Diner
    Address:
    119 Wears Valley Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4214
    Phone:
    +1 865-429-2184
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 00:00
    Other:
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    Tomb Egyptian Adventure
    Theme Parks
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    Tim A Says:

    Tomb Egyptian Adventure is a family-friendly exploration where groups must work together to escape! This is a hands-on adventure, and lots of fun!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • The adventure lasts 45 minutes.
    • New adventures begin every 15 to 30 minutes.
    • There are combination tickets available with MagiQuest or Mini Golf.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 89 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • alittle scary for young kids, but excellent customer service 14/09/2017
    • Good experience 10/09/2017
    • Tomb Egyptian Adventure
    Address:
    2530 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-7007
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-6450
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    09:00 - 21:00
    Fri - Sun
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Adventure Golf
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Tim A Says:

    Adventure Golf is a fun experience for the entire family. With two courses to choose from at this vintage venue, guests can enjoy playing at their own skill level. Keep your camera handy too as many of the statues are original to the mini golf course!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Discounts are offered during the day.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 43 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    • Great course 23/08/2016
    • No longer there! 30/12/2015
    • Adventure Golf
    Address:
    2925 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3313
    Phone:
    +1 865-908-1240
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    Cades Cove
    Scenic Drives, Valleys
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    Tim A Says:

    Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas in the Great Smoky Mountains. Visitors can drive the 11 mile Loop Road to enjoy some fantastic views and historic buildings, or go on foot and explore one of the numerous hiking trails on offer here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Visit Abrams Falls, a 20 foot waterfall.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 69 things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • a great drive 21/09/2017
    • MY FAVORITE PLACE 20/09/2017
    • Cades Cove
    Address:
    107 Park Headquarters Rd
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
    Phone:
    +1 865-436-1200
    Other:
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    Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
    Dinner Theatres
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    Tim A Says:

    The Dixie Stampede and Dinner Show is an attraction that no one visiting Pigeon Forge should miss! Guests have a wonderful meal while they watch the daring feats of riders and trained horses.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Vegetarian options are available.
    • The pre-show entertainment starts 50 minutes prior to the Dixie Stampede. Don't be late!
    • Your ticket includes a four course meal.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 22 Concerts & Shows in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Family fun 21/09/2017
    • Fantastic value for money great night 21/09/2017
    • Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show
    Address:
    3849 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3815
    Phone:
    +1 800-356-1676
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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