Approximately 11 million people visit Pigeon Forge each year. Visitors come for day trips and for overnight stays.
According to Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, there are approximately 10,000 lodging units within the city. Visitors can stay in hotels, motels, cabins, condos and log homes or camp in one of the area's campgrounds.
Pigeon Forge is home to a number of attractions including the Dinosaur Walk Museum, The Old Mill, Zorb and WonderWorks. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, the Smoky Mountain Family Adventure is the most visited of Pigeon Forge's attractions.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses much of the area around Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This free national park offers 800 miles of hiking trails and many scenic routes.
Wilderness Wildlife Week
Many outdoor lovers visit Pigeon Forge during the area's annual Wilderness Wildlife Week. This week long festival celebrates and explores the Smokey Mountains with hikes and seminars led by nature and outdoor experts.
Article Written By Beth Culp
Based in New Orleans, Beth Culp has been a freelance writer and producer since 2004. She enjoys researching and writing about a variety of topics, including travel and outdoor adventure. Culp holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and sociology from Loyola University New Orleans.