Pigeon Forge is where the center of tourism and attractions in the Smoky Mountains really starts in a big way. The largest attraction in the area is the Dollywood theme park and its sister, the water park, Splash Mountain. Every year Dolly continues to add and expand her theme parks adding new rides and attractions. The Island sits next to the West Prong Little Pigeon River that runs through the center of town and features Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville, Paula Deans Restaurant and entertainment rides including a large Ferris wheel. The list of attractions, entertainment and things to do and see in Pigeon Forge is extensive. There are numerous dinner theaters featuring country western, comedy and gospel shows. Baseball great, Cal Ripken, has new baseball experience park offering pro-style parks for armature teams to host and play tournaments.
Pigeon Forge has one or more events going on almost every weekend of the year! There are spring and fall rod runs where thousands of antique cars and hot rods are display and flood the roads. You can also experience a number of Gospel type events from singing to conventions. There are barbeque cook-offs, food tasting experiences and don’t forget the spring kick-off Dolly Parade with Dolly herself as the grand marshal!
Pigeon Forge sits at the base of the mountains with one main road that runs through Pigeon Forge and onto Gatlinburg is called the parkway. It is 6 lanes wide with numerous traffic lights. These traffic lights are all numbered to make it easy for visitors to find there way around. while most attractions, restaurants, and motels are located in town along the parkway many of the rental cabins in the area are off mountain roads that go up into the hills surrounding the town.