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7 Fun and Cheap Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

Everyone loves saving money while on vacation! Whether you’re on a budget or just want to save some extra cash, you’ll be happy to hear you don’t have to spend a ton of money to have fun in Pigeon Forge. To help you save, we’ve made a list of 7 fun cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge!

1. Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge

island show fountain in pigeon forgeThe Island is one of the top attractions in Pigeon Forge, and it’s completely free to enter. You don’t have to pay to park either! This entertainment complex is home to a variety of shops, restaurants and activities, some of which are free. Relax in one of the rocking chairs around the Island Show Fountain and watch an incredible performance of water dance and light! You’ll also be able to find great deals at the shops. Don’t pass up the opportunity to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, however. For a little over $10, you can enjoy a ride on one of the tallest attractions in the southeast! You’ll have gorgeous views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.

If you purchase your tickets for the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel through Visit My Smokies, you can save $2!

2. Sample Moonshine

Tennessee is known for its moonshine, and you’ll be happy to know that you can sample the best moonshine in town for just $5! Even better news, that $5 can go toward any purchase made at the moonshine distillery! It’s no secret that moonshine tasting is one of the best cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Moonshine is one of the most popular distilleries, and you can visit one of their locations while you’re at The Island. They’re known for their signature moonshine flavors, like White Lightnin’, Apple Pie and Blue Flame. You can also get moonshine cherries and moonshine pickles.

3. Tour the Wineries

apple barn wineryIf you prefer wine over moonshine, take the time to tour some of the wineries in the Pigeon Forge area! Pigeon Forge is home to a number of wineries that offer free tastings, like Hillside Winery and Mountain Valley Winery. We recommend trying the Rocky Top Wine Trail, which includes 5 local wineries in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. You’ll get free tastings at each one and free gifts. Since the tastings are free, you’ll have some money to spend on a bottle to bring back home with you!

4. Visit The Old Mill

The Old Mill is one of the most photographed mills in the country! Built in 1830, the historic mill still operates today. You’ll love visiting and taking a guided tour of the Historic Old Mill and Old Mill Square! You can also enjoy free tastings at Old Forge Distillery, free pottery demonstrations at Pigeon River Pottery and get to see candy, jelly and more being made in the kitchens. You can also enjoy a delicious meal at one of the two restaurants: the Old Mill Restaurant and Pottery House Cafe and Grille.

5. Take Your Kids to Country Tonite

The Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.Country Tonite is one of the best shows in Pigeon Forge! What makes it even better is that kids 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. That means your family can enjoy an entertaining show for an affordable price. The show has repeatedly been voted the best show in the Smokies and features singing and dancing, comedy, powerful gospel and more. You don’t have to be a fan of country music to enjoy the show! It’s also the only show in Pigeon Forge with youth performers, so that makes the kids love it even more.

6. Have a Picnic

Another fun thing to do in Pigeon Forge is to have a picnic! Whether you’re visiting with your sweetheart or your family, you’ll love packing a picnic basket with all your favorite foods and heading to Patriot Park for lunch. If you don’t feel like preparing your own meal, pick up food to go from one of the nearby Pigeon Forge restaurants! While you’re at Patriot Park, you can walk alongside the Little Pigeon River and see flags from the 50 states and branches of the armed forces! For just $0.25, you can purchase duck food and feed the ducks in the park!

7. Stay in an Affordable Pigeon Forge Cabin

find a cabin in Pigeon ForgeYou don’t have to overspend just to have a nice place to stay in the Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of affordable Pigeon Forge cabins that have everything you need and more for a comfortable stay. To save on a cabin, check out our Pigeon Forge cabin specials. These specials help you get the best deal on a cabin in the area! Staying in a cabin also helps you save money on your vacation overall. You can prepare some meals in the kitchen instead of dining out for every meal, and you can spend time having fun at your cabin instead of spending all day, every day at attractions! Find your perfect Pigeon Forge cabin today!

Coupons for Cheap Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

We’ve told you about some of our favorite cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge that make having fun on a budget easy! These activities aren’t the only fun you can have in the area for an affordable price, however. Check out all of our Pigeon Forge coupons for discounts on attractions, shops and restaurants in the area!