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You're Going to Love Pigeon Forge

If you love country music, visiting Pigeon Forge is essential. That's because this welcoming little town in Tennessee is the home of Dollywood, Dolly Parton's very own amusement park and concert venue.

Experience the thrills of roller coasters like the Lightning Rod or the Tennessee Tornado, cool off in Splash Country, take a steam locomotive ride through the Smoky Mountains woods, and dine at great on-site restaurants before taking your seat for a country music showcase.

Outside Dollywood, Pigeon Forge has plenty of high-quality accommodation, and there's no shortage of gourmet dining opportunities. If you love BBQ ribs, fried chicken, and meatloaf, family-run restaurants like the Old Mill will leave you completely satisfied.

One of America's finest family vacation destinations, Pigeon Forge is fun, friendly, and a great place to head for your next trip.

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Pigeon Forge is open all year-round and there's hardly a bad time to visit. Winters may be chilly, but with festive concert seasons and a warm welcome, it's still a good time to visit. Spring and fall feature mild weather (and beautiful foliage in the Smoky Mountains). Although summer can be hot and humid, there's always the chance to splash around in water parks and cool off with a cocktail - so every month has its appeal.

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Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge

As you'd expect from a city dedicated completely to satisfying the needs of tourists, there are plenty of high-quality accommodation options in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area. The Hotel Pigeon Forge is the best place in town, with beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains and home cooking. Kimble Cabin Rentals provides a private place for couples and families to stay while the Hampton Inn on the River is an attractive option next to the Little Pigeon River. Budget motels worth looking at include Days Inn and the Colonial House Motel.

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Pigeon Forge has its share of quaint antique and crafts stores, and the best of them is Flat Creek Village Antiques and Gifts, which showcases the craft artisans of the Smoky Mountains. If you want a beautifully painted birdhouse or a decorated wagon, it's the place to go. Others will prefer the cluster of discount malls on Route 321, including Ogle's Mall, Belz Factory Outlet Mall ,and Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall. You'll find a wide range of big brands, including kids' designers OshKosh, Dickies, and Nike.

Groceries and Other

If you need to buy groceries, Pigeon Forge has plenty of options. There's a Publix and a Kroger's branch in town, and a huge Walmart Supercenter in Sevierville, just to the north. Grocery prices at supermarkets shouldn't be high. You'll pay around $2.50 for 12 eggs and $13-14 for a good bottle of wine.

Where to Eat in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge offers a huge selection of dining options for visitors. If you are visiting Dollywood, there are a number of highly-rated, on-site restaurants, including the unbeatable value of Aunt Granny's All-You-Care-To-Eat Buffet and traditional meat dishes at Hickory House BBQ. In town, the best places to eat include the Old Mill, which specializes in old-time Southern fare, and Poynor's Pommes Frites - a German eatery that serves up delicious hot dogs in home-made rolls. Expect to pay around $20 in Dollywood and $15 outside for a mid-range meal.

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