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Stunning aerial view of Pigeon Forge and the mountains.

TripAdvisor Names Pigeon Forge Top Travel Destination for 2019

Pigeon Forge has been named to TripAdvisor’s “2019 Travelers’ Choice Award Winners for Destinations in the U.S.” We’ve always known that Pigeon Forge is one of the best places to vacation, and now everyone else does too! Read on to learn more about the recognition from TripAdvisor and to find out why you should visit Pigeon Forge for your next vacation.

Pigeon Forge Top Travel Destination

TripAdvisor recently released its list of 25 of the largest tourist destinations in the country, and Pigeon Forge made it on the list! It came in spot 23, ahead of Asheville, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas. At the top of the list was New York City, New York and Maui, Hawaii. TripAdvisor is a top travel site, so it is a huge honor for our East Tennessee town to be recognized!

Why You Should Visit Pigeon Forge

Stunning aerial view of Pigeon Forge.Start making plans to visit one of the top travel destinations in the United States! Pigeon Forge is home to a variety of exciting activities for everyone, from kids to adults. Whether you’re trying thrilling rides, shopping for souvenirs, or visiting one of the popular restaurants in the area, you’re guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime. We’ve put together a list of some of the top reasons you should spend your vacation in Pigeon Forge:

Attractions for Everyone

Pigeon Forge is home to fun things to do for people of all ages! One of the top attractions you have to visit while you’re in town is, of course, Dollywood. This top theme park has everything from thrill rides to kid-friendly rides. You can even take a 5-mile scenic journey through the foothills of the Smoky Mountains on the Dollywood Express! Another attraction you don’t want to miss is The Island in Pigeon Forge. This entertainment complex has affordable family fun that includes rides, shops, and entertainment. See incredible views from as high as 200 feet in the air on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, or gather around The Island Show Fountain to watch a performance of water dance and light. Here are some other popular Pigeon Forge attractions to visit:A photo of the Hatfiled & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge/

  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
  • Titanic Museum
  • The Old Mill
  • Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
  • Parrot Mountain & Gardens

Incredible Shopping Opportunities

Pigeon Forge is also full of incredible shopping opportunities. Whether you’re looking for gifts for your family and friends or the perfect souvenirs to take back home with you, you’ll have no trouble finding it in Pigeon Forge! One of the best places to shop is Three Bears General Store. This 40,000 square-foot store has a wide variety of products, from more than 500 souvenirs to handmade fudge. There is even a live bear habitat where you can see and feed live bears! Another great place to shop is The Island in Pigeon Forge, which has a variety of stores to choose from. Visit The Island Trading Post for some souvenirs or Big Rock Candy Kitchen to satisfy your sweet tooth! Other popular shops are:The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge with springtime flowers

  • The Old Mill General Store
  • The Incredible Christmas Place
  • Country Barn Gift Shop
  • Smoky Mountain Cat House
  • Stages West

Delicious Restaurants

You’re bound to work up quite the appetite while you’re exploring everything that Pigeon Forge has to offer. Lucky for you, there is a delicious restaurant waiting for you everywhere you turn! Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty Southern breakfast or pizza, you can find it all in Pigeon Forge. One place you have to try is The Old Mill Restaurant! Rated one of the top breakfast spots in the nation, you can enjoy a breakfast full of fluffy warm biscuits, cooked-to-order eggs, grits, sausage, and more. You can also enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner at this popular restaurant. Another great place to dine is Mel’s Diner, which offers visitors a classic 50’s diner experience with a menu that includes everything from burgers to banana splits. Here are more Pigeon Forge restaurants you should try when you visit:

  • The outside of Blue Moose Burgers and Wings in Pigeon Forge TN.Blue Moose Burgers & Wings
  • Alamo Steakhouse
  • Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
  • J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen
  • Bullfish Grill

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals

One of the best reasons to visit Pigeon Forge is because you have the chance to create a home away from home in one of the Pigeon Forge cabin rentals. A cabin puts you far enough away from all the action on the Parkway to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay, but keep you just a short drive from all the fun! Cabins come with a variety of amenities to make your stay special, from hot tubs, to fully equipped kitchens, to game rooms. You can even choose a cabin with your very own indoor swimming pool! If you want to bring your pet on vacation, stay in one of our pet friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge. You’ll love not having to leave your furry friend behind. We even offer Pigeon Forge cabin specials to guarantee you get the best deal on your stay.

It’s time for you to visit this top travel destination! Start planning by browsing all our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, then book your stay.