Pigeon Forge Tennessee is one of the top vacation destinations in the country —  beloved by both tourists and proud locals alike.

Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to hundreds of stores, restaurants and unique attractions — and of course most notably, home to the world-famous Dollywood family amusement park.

Pigeon Forge is truly unlike any other place in the world with a unique blend of inviting southern charm and non-stop entertainment – perhaps that’s why this historical town, with roots dating back to the early 1800s, today attracts over 10 million visitors a year.

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Dollywoods Splash Country Bear Mountain Fire Tower-Front View

Featured Photo by Curtis Hilbun (Dollywood)

Dollywood Theme Park and Attractions

Dollywood, located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, spans over 150 acres and features two award-winning parks (including an award for having the “friendliest park atmosphere in the world”.) Dollywood guests flock the world over to enjoy over 40 unique rides, world class entertainment and one-of-a-kind southern dining. 

In the summertime, cool down at Dollywood’s sister park – Splash Country – located next door to the main park. Splash Country features a variety of water rides, thrilling water coasters, a relaxing lazy river and of course, a wave pool. 

Those who enjoy admiring in the spectacular beauty of the Smoky Mountains as the leaves change in the fall and the snow falls on those iconic mountain tops in the winter, will especially enjoy Dollywood’s seasonal events including their annual Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration.

Dollywood also has you covered in the lodging department – with Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabin rentals and the luxurious Dreammore Resort (with perks like complimentary shuttle service to the park.)

And the fun doesn’t stop there – Dollywood also owns and operates a variety of dinner shows throughout the area including Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and Pirates Voyage (A Dolly Parton Company.)

See Also: An Insider’s Guide to Dollywood; 7 pro tips from a local who grew up with the theme park in his backyard

Other Popular Attractions

Ripley’s Believe It or Not owns and operates more attractions in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg than any other single area in the world. Ripley’s Pigeon Forge Attractions include Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, two themed mini-golf courses and the all new Guinness World Records Adventure.  

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Other notable attractions include the ever-popular Titanic Museum, The Old Mill Square, the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and the ”Island in Pigeon Forge.” 

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