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Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city with more than enough to entertain all ages in Tennessee, USA.  The city's name comes from the iron forge that was built by Isaac Love in about 1820.  The forge was located along the Little Pigeon River, hence the name.  For many years the city remained isolated with very few access points.  The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was opened in 1934 which was followed by a number of tourism based improvements to the area.  Later in the 20th century, the local tourism industry experienced a fantastic boom which really helped put its name on the map.  Today, thankfully, with much easier access and good hotel accommodation in Pigeon Forge, the area welcomes regular visitors. Book online to find where to stay at Pigeon Forge.

Local entertainment and shows

If you want to experience a wide variety of music orientated evening shows, this is the place where you can really get it all!  From Motown to other popular music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, these shows will have your heart beating and feet tapping along!

For those looking for something a bit more thrilling, take a ride on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster.  It is the longest downhill coaster in the US and extends for more than 1 mile!  The riders usually head off in pairs and control the velocity of the cars themselves.  This makes for a very unique coaster experience rather than feeling like a mere sitting duck.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is as much a fun ride as it is a fantastic lookout point.  Get a view of the entire area as you make your way to the top of this giant.

Dollywood is another great place to take the kids (or those who want to feel like kids) for the day.  It is one of the top amusement parks in the world with more than enough rides to suit everyone's preferences.  It is also home to a number of live performances which include local bluegrass, country, classic rock ‘n’ roll, Southern gospel and Appalachian music.

Landmarks and places of interest

Just off the main road, you will find Old Mill Square.  If you are travelling by car, be sure to park and browse around the area on foot.  Take your time as you enjoy the sights and visit as many of the local shops too.  You never know what you might find here and it's likely that you will get the best gifts and memorabilia to take back home with you too.

The Shiloh Memorial Cemetery is also of historic significance.  It is home to the Bishop Francis Asbury monument.  The bishop lived and preached in the area from a small log church back in 1808.

There are also plenty of ways in which locals and visitors can choose to spend their time outdoors.  Thrill seekers can enjoy some rafting along the Pigeon River or Zorb your way down the mountain in a specially designed bubble within a bubble structure.  Alternatively, a visit to the Parrot Mountain & Gardens is a great way to lose track of time as you surround yourself with nature as you stroll around at your own pace.