I had the pleasure of spending three days and two nights in Pigeon Forge for a travel & tourism convention. I conducted business in the beautiful LeConte Convention Center during the day and enjoyed taking breaks near the stunning fireplaces located throughout the center.
Pigeon Forge is a mountain town with something for everyone from dinner theaters to museums. It’s the home of Dollywood, country singer Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides, an adjoining water park and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. The city’s other attractions include country music revues like the Smoky Mountain Opry, dinner theaters, and outlet malls.
My first evening in town was spent at The Island in Pigeon Forge, which is a 23-acre entertainment destination with the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel (a 200-foot high observation wheel) and multi-million dollar show fountain. The Island offers shopping, dining, and entertainment including 35 specialty shops, Margaritaville Restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Dick’s Last Resort, and Timberwoods Grille.
I toured the Titanic Museum Attraction during my final evening in Pigeon Forge, which celebrates the ship, passengers, and crew with over 400 personal and private artifacts on display. Desserts were served progressive style during the tour in different sections of the ship! Awesome added experience for private events! All visitors received a boarding pass of an actual passenger or crew upon entering the ship. At the end of the tour, everyone learned their fate.
Make sure you are hungry when you attend The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Attraction. This was my second stop of the evening after a quick tour of WonderWorks. The authentic southern dinner is delicious and filling. I ate the night away while being entertained with singing, dancing, stunts and, side-spitting comedy at this dinner attraction.
I was able to experience just a taste of what Pigeon Forge has to offer. Have you ever been to Pigeon Forge? What attractions did you experience on your trip? There is so much to see and do. I highly recommend this destination for couples and families.