Soak in the Scenic Beauty of Pigeon Forge Tennessee
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Soak in the Scenic Beauty of Pigeon Forge Tennessee

 

This post is sponsored by the Pigeon Forge Tennessee Department of Tourism. All words and opinions are my own.

Soak in the Scenic Beauty of Pigeon Forge Tennessee

Pigeon Forge Tennessee holds a special place in my heart. Just a few short hours away from our home in Atlanta, Pigeon Forge is a place that offers refuge from the hustle of the big city. It is a place that we as a family retreat to several times a year.  It's a place where we can all relax, let our hair down, and have a little fun. I think its the balance between quiet mountain community and entertainment available that Pigeon Forge strikes that makes the area so special.

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Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

Now of course when we come up to Pigeon Forge, we hit up Dollywood. Now if you have never been, Dollywood is an amusement park, and it's a good one. As a family, we have visited many parks across the country, and Dollywood is honestly up there with the best. The park is clean and in good repair, the people are nice, and the rides are fun. What more do you need?Pigeon Forge Tennessee 2

But if I'm honest, what we really enjoy doing the most in Pigeon Forge are the smaller attractions. There is nothing better than spending half the day at the go-kart track as a family, and then following things up with some putt putt golf. Memories are made on those days; memories that my kids will have for the rest of their lives.

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And if go-karts and golf aren't your thing, there are other options as well. We have always enjoyed hitting up Ferris Wheel, and if you have not ever experienced Goats on the Roof…well….just do it. It's a gem mine/ice cream/gift shop/fudge shop that happens to have goats on the roof. It's a quirky spot, but one you have to hit.

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And if none of that sounds fun, there is still mother nature to fall back on. You will be harder pressed to find a more beautiful place on earth. Pigeon Forge offers a tremendous number of opportunities to enjoy nature, from horse back riding to fly fishing to taking a nap on the deck of a cabin in the woods, it's here.

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  1. Pigeon Forge looks like a very relaxing place. I like that it’s so green, you can definitely get some peace and quiet in nature. The Dollyland sounds like fun as well.

  2. Lisa

    Pigeon Forge looks so pretty and is somewhere I’ve yet to visit in the US. I also love that Dollywood is here too, that looks like fun!

  3. Dollywood seems like a nice theme park to have fun for the whole family all day. I would love to try the sports carts and try racing like a pro racer!

  4. I have heard a lot of great things about Pigeon Forge. We are going to visit a friend in North Carolina next year, and have been thinking of checking out Pigeon Forge – sounds like there is plenty to do!

  5. Pigeon Forge was the first vacation my husband and I took together. It was beautiful, inexpensive and a lovely vacation.

  6. This looks like a fun family day out! I’ve never taken our kids on the Ferris wheel, mostly because the ride can be very long! Pigeon Forge is such a pretty place.

  7. Pigeon Forge Tennessee looks like a fabulous place to head to with the family as there is so much to do there.

  8. Eli

    Ooh Pigeon Forge sounds like an interesting place. I haven’t heard of this place but will have to visit when I make it to Tennessee!

  9. Catherine Santiago Jose

    Wow, that is such a gorgeous and huge theme park that I would love to visit and I am sure my kids and I will definitely enjoy this place.

  10. I love the landscape photo and the colors are insanely gorgeous!

  11. Pigeon Forge looks like an amazing place to visit 😍 My husband would go for go-kart tracking for sure and I will be enjoying rides – planning done, haha 😀

  12. I love those kinds of places where it feels like you can get out from the never-ending noise and distractions of the big city and can find some peace in this old town atmosphere. It does look so inviting there. I know I would love to visit.

  13. Oh wow how fun is this?! Looks like a great place for the whole family…I haven’t been to a theme park in ages but I love them!

  14. Oh wow how fun is this?! Looks like a great place for the whole family…I haven’t been to a theme park in ages but I love them!

  15. Pigeon Forge sounds and looks like the most beautiful place to visit. Another place added to our travel list!

  16. I have always wanted to go to Pigeon Forge. My husband and I are thinking about planning a trip there soon.

  17. Such a lovely place to have some real fun..

  18. I’m going to have to put Pigeon Forge on our travel list. It just looks so peaceful. A wonderful place to get out of the city, even for a little while.

  19. I am an animal lover and dream of owning a farm someday so Pigeon Forge is perfect for me from that aspect. The natural pleasures would be my way to enjoy that town.

  20. I have never been here but it sounds like a great place. I would love to ride the farriss wheel.

  21. Liz Mays

    What a cool place to spend some time with family. I like that there are so many fun options!

  22. Amy

    I was wondering where we should go on vacation next year. This place sounds like it would be fun!

  23. The images are stunning! Would love to visit and spend time learning the local culture, food, exploring the places and spaces there.

  24. Can you believe I have never been to Tennessee? Would love to visit here one day

  25. I’ve only been to Tennessee once. We went to Nashville for a few days. I fell in love and can’t wait to visit more of Tennessee!

  26. Kathy

    I have always wanted to go here. I always thought this would be a great place for my family. After seeing all these photos it just makes me want to go even more.

  27. Catalina

    wow! A place that I would like to visit. Me and my family love go-karts and I can’t wait to have some fun!

  28. What a great place to explore! My kids will surely love it here!

  29. Ruth I

    What a wonderful place to visit. It’s laid back and just simply beautiful. I would love to have a visit with my family.

  30. Pigeon Forge is one of my favorite places. I went to the University of Tennessee and visited Pigeon Forge regularly while I was in college. Now that my oldest daughter lives in Knoxville, I try to make it to Pigeon Forge whenever I visit…especially if it’s fall since it’s soooooo gorgeous at that time of year!

  31. I love the scenery there. Never been in my life but looks like so much to do and so beautiful!

  32. That looks like a great place to visit with the family and have tons of fun. I love the photos and plenty of areas to explore.

  33. Pigeon Forge is such a gorgeous area. There’s so much to do there, and it all has a lovely backdrop of the mountains. It’s a great place.

  34. Pigeon Forge is one of my most favorite places. I’ve traveled all over the United State, and nothing has captured the beauty and the vibe that Pigeon Forge has.

  35. I have always wanted to visit! Looks like a great time!

  36. Kelly Martin

    Pigeon Forge looks really beautiful. It’s so green and pretty. I’d love to go on the Ferris wheel. 

  37. When I heard Pidgeon Force, I wasn’t really thinking amusement park. However, it certainly looks interesting and fun!

  38. Subhashish Roy

    My cousin stays in Atlanta and she keeps talking about Pigeon Forge. It’s such a wonderful place with so much to do. Would surely visit when we are there next year.

  39. Emily Zileinskoi

    I had no idea this place could be so much fun, there looks like heaps to do here 

  40. Nnnniiiiicccceeeeee….I love the view of the park here! Looks so good from the top.

  41. Looks like such a pretty part of the country! Well worth extending your stay if you are visiting Dollywood!

  42. My husband talks about coming here a lot. He’s very outdoorsy and wants to see all the nature!

  43. joy

    i have never been to PA or heard of Pigeon Forge but it is so picturesque. Your photos of the valley and the horse should be submitted to a magazine. 🙂

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  44. I’ve never been to Tennessee before, but it looks like an awesome place to visit. I would love to see it someday.

  45. this theme park has so much fun to offer. i love to be here someday, together with my family…

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

  46. Melanie williams

    Oh wow how lovely is this place. so much to see and do for sure xx

  47. I want to do karting at Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Seems like a very special and unique place. Hope I can visit soon!

  48. Pigeon Forge sounds like a great place to visit with the family with plenty of exciting things to do. I’d love to try their Ferris wheel and those quirky Goats on the Roof shop as well.

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