Vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Planning a vacation? Just a few hours from Greenville is Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, this town is packed with amusements, shows, fabulous restaurants and unique activities and experiences. With this in mind, its no surprise Pigeon Forge is a popular vacation destination. For upstate South Carolina residents, its even better. We have the added bonus of not having to sit in the car more than a few hours to get there!

At Kidding Around we love helping our readers, so we’ve compiled reviews of popular Pigeon Forge attractions. Use these to help you plan your next trip to Pigeon Forge. Is there an attraction we haven’t covered that you’d like to know more about? Let us know in the comments!


Dollywood is one of Pigeon Forge’s well known attractions. We have a Kidding Around Review of Dollywood. You’ll find information about the rides, attractions and our tips and tricks for making the most out of your time in Dollywood.


Pigeon Forge has a months long festival celebrating Christmas and Wintertime. They call it Winterfest. It begins in early November and runs through February, and its packed full of themed dinner shows, holiday lights, and festive cheer. Of course, we have a review of Winterfest at Pigeon Forge where you can read all about it!

Titanic Museum

Experience the history of the Titanic, and the stories of those aboard, at the Titanic Museum. You’ll find hands on exhibits, an audio tour, and even the largest Titanic replica ever built out of lego bricks! Want to know more? Check out our Kidding Around review of the Titanic Museum. 


Have kids who love hands on exhibits, rides, games and bubbles? Don’t miss Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge. With its ropes course, indoor rock climbing, bubble lab, 4D movies and tons of exhibits, this attraction is one you don’t want to miss in Pigeon Forge. You can find out a lot more about what they offer in our review of Wonderworks.

Magic Beyond Belief

Want to see an amazing magic show straight out of Las Vegas? You’ll want to check out Magic Beyond Belief. Our Kidding Around Contributor reports that it is an amazing show, with magic, music and lots of humor. Its something the whole family will enjoy, so think about adding it to your next Pigeon Forge trip. We have a full review of Magic Beyond Belief.

Margaritaville Island Hotel

Need a place to stay when you visit Pigeon Forge? Consider the Margaritaville Island Hotel. With its rooftop pool, spa, onsite restaurant and Island location, its the perfect place for families to stay. In addition to standard two queen rooms, they offer penthouse rooms that are perfect for larger groups. We have a full review of the Margaritaville Island Hotel where you can find out all the details.

The Island at Pigeon Forge

Home to the Great Smokey Mountain Wheel, The Island is a popular spot in Pigeon Forge. There are numerous amusement rides, restaurants, shops and other attractions like an escape room and mirror maze. There’s something here for the whole family.  We have information about all that this destination offers in our review of The Island at Pigeon Forge.

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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