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Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“Fabulous family friendly Themepark. Great entertainment to just stroll or ride one of the many rollercoasters. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“One of the most well-known restaurants in Pigeon Forge, The Old Mill is an excellent choice to sit down and relax for a "home-cooked meal." We like to go here for lunch to avoid crowds and then walk through the shops afterward. Don't forget to get a picture in front of the mill while you're there!”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“This is a unique area in Pigeon Forge where you can watch the water fountain light show, walk around the shops, eat at various restaurants, ride the Ferris wheel, etc. You will park in the large lot and ride the trolley or walk over the bridge to get to all the action. ”
  • 71 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“A family favorite for us! We visit every time we are in town. It's been voted the most fun dinner attraction in the Smoky Mountains. Don't miss out on their creamy vegetable soup.”
  • 61 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The Local Goat is a must when you visit Pigeon Forge! It's a made from scratch kitchen with locally sourced goods. There is typically a wait here, but we can assure you, IT IS WORTH IT! Don't forget to try the Fried Green Tomatoes while you're there!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
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“This is our absolute favorite restaurant and place to do a little shopping.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Water Park
“Dollywood Park and Splash Country is a great amusement park and water park for all ages.”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“All of Paula Deans famous southern style dishes like meatloaf, fried chicken, or chicken pot pie served right here!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Amusement Park for the mind with over 100 Interactive exhibits plus The Wonders of Magic with Terry Evanswood.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Laid-back brewery featuring house made beer on tap, multiple HDTVs, pizza, burgers & sandwiches.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“Titanic history comes to life as our costumed Crew Members honor the 2,208 Passengers and Crew. Over 4 million dollars of real artifacts, walk the Grand Staircase, play our Grand Piano, see the World's largest Titanic Ship made with LEGO bricks. Great for the Entire Family!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“A great place to take the family, all day and then some. Splash Country. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to eat
“We have done this three times and each time the food is amazing and the show is different!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Trolley System were established to bring mass transit to the two cities for the purpose of helping to keep the Smoky Mountain air clean for locals and visitors alike. It is probably the best way to see the sites of the area so that you do not have to pay attention to traffic and can just focus on looking for the fun. Our motto is, “Park your cares and ride with the bears!””
  • 15 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The longest Alpine coaster in the area! one mile long downhill roller coaster where riders control the velocity and braking. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Entertainment
“What more can be said? It's family friendly comedy with side splitting skits, dances, jokes, juggling, dogs and much more. This is such a fun place to go for a night of laughter. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“One of the most well-known restaurants in Pigeon Forge, The Old Mill is an excellent choice to sit down and relax for a "home-cooked meal." We like to go here for lunch to avoid crowds and then walk through the shops afterward. Don't forget to get a picture in front of the mill while you're there!”
  • 78 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The Local Goat is a must when you visit Pigeon Forge! It's a made from scratch kitchen with locally sourced goods. There is typically a wait here, but we can assure you, IT IS WORTH IT! Don't forget to try the Fried Green Tomatoes while you're there!”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“This is our absolute favorite restaurant and place to do a little shopping.”
  • 50 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“All of Paula Deans famous southern style dishes like meatloaf, fried chicken, or chicken pot pie served right here!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
“Laid-back brewery featuring house made beer on tap, multiple HDTVs, pizza, burgers & sandwiches.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
“Amazing Country cooking! They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner...all of which are wonderful!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Diner
“Ample portions of diner cuisine for breakfast, lunch & dinner in a retro, chrome setting. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My wife and I love the food! The Ahi Tuna is some of the best I have had and I am a tuna snob (or I just eat too much tuna). The steaks are great as well!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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