Pigeon Forge has been chosen as a “Destination on the Rise” for 2012 by TripAdvisor. Pigeon Forge is listed on No. 4 on the list, due in large part to its unique combination of outdoor appeal and family-friendly attractions.
Known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area provides easy access for visitors to explore the 800 miles of trails to experience as well as variety of other things to see and do throughout the Park. As the park boasts an impressive 500 thousand acres, there is a lot of sightseeing available. Many visitors choose to auto tour in order to see all of the Great Smoky Mountains. Some of the recommend auto tours that provide frequent scenic overlooks and fantastic views of the landscape are:
- Cades Cove Loop Road
- Cataloochee Valley
- Newfound Gap Road
- Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
- Upper Tremont Road.
After visitors discover the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Dollywood theme park, Dixie Stampede and fun activities like racing go-karts at NASCAR Speedpark or playing interactive games at WonderWorks TN are a highlight of Pigeon Forge vacations. There is a lot of shopping, whether craft, clothing or kitschy, and many travelers make a stop at Lil’ Dolly’s to pick up a southern belle-style dress for their daughters and granddaughters.
Vacationers that travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee are always able to experience something new, too. New additions include the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, Titanic Museum Attraction and the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Dollywood is also opening a new $20 million roller coaster this spring, creating even more of reason to visit.
TripAdvisor named Pigeon Forge a Top10 Best Family Destination in 2011.