The Scoop On Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was a quiet little mountain town until the opening of the Great Smoky
National Park in 1934. The city has steadily grown since the dedication of The Great Smoky
Mountains National Park in 1940 and is now one of the most visited honeymoon and vacation spots in
the southeastern United States. Our population for full time residents in July 2009 was 5083.


Pigeon Forge caters to people of all ages, with its award winning dinner theaters and events such as;
music festivals, classic car shows, annual craft/gift shows, conventions, and more. You'll find a vast
array of quality accommodations, including, hotels, cabins, chalets, condominiums, and campgrounds.
Renting a genuine log cabin is the preferred accommodation by most visitors. Bordered by the
dramatic natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, TN is a site to behold.


Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the country's most convenient vacation spots as it is only a one-day drive
for over half of the U.S. population. With its easy access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,
Dollywood, and Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge is able to cater to the nearly 10 million plus visitors who
pass through. Pigeon Forge is the largest city for weddings in the United States with over 100,000
weddings each year.


Pigeon Forge got its name as a result of the passenger pigeons that frequented the area when it was
settled in the latter part of the 1790's and early 1800's. Isaac Love, a Pioneer, established an iron
forge along the banks of The Little Pigeon River in 1820, and in 1830 his son William dammed up the
river and started constructing the first building of the Old Mill. This authentic working mill is listed on
the National Register of Historical Places


For a vacation the whole family will enjoy, Pigeon Forge offers year-round entertainment for people of
all ages and interests. The many gift shops, outlet malls, craft stores, restaurants, movies, and
theaters featuring award winning musicians, are only some of the reasons that Pigeon Forge is a
favorite vacation spot for over 11 million visitors each year.


Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy rafting and canoeing expeditions, hiking, camping, horseback riding,
fishing, and mountain biking along the cusp of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, located
minutes away from Pigeon Forge.


Even "grown-up" kids will enjoy the go-carts, miniature golf, and Dollywood theme park attractions.
With so much to offer, families may find that one trip to Pigeon Forge may not be enough!


Discover the refreshing beauty and relaxing pace of a vacation in Pigeon Forge, without losing the
'extras' that will make it special and memorable. You will find that everything you would possibly need
to enjoy your time spent in Pigeon Forge is right at your fingertips.


Come visit and see why vacationers come back year after year.