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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is all about family fun and shopping—lots and lots of shopping. With the Great Smoky Mountains, the Pigeon River and Dollywood at your doorstep, you couldn't ask for much more.

On the parkway, you'll find five miles of fun with action-packed attractions from one end to the other.

Start your Pigeon Forge adventures at Dollywood and Splash Country with wild rides and traditional crafts, stage shows and bald eagles. Take in the festivals, from gospel music to international culture. Then, head to The Island for food, shopping, arcade games and a spectacular Ferris wheel ride.

There is no shortage of places to get your heart racing or just laugh yourself silly. Go for twists, turns and upside down fun at the Zorb Smoky Mountains or NASCAR SpeedPark. Other family attractions include Dixie Stampede & Dinner Show and lots of miniature golf and games centers. Kids and parents alike will enjoy the musical and comedy shows and entertainment with themes from Elvis impersonators to magicians. Take in the hit parade and Motown shows at the Grand Majestic, the high-tech musical show at the Smoky Mountain Opry or a country revue at Country Tonite Theatre, named the "Best Show in the Smokies." Visit WonderWorks for an upside-down world of amazement, complete with the nightly "Wonder of Magic show. The Titanic Museum features the world's largest collection of rare and personal artifacts from the ship.

Pigeon Forge and neighboring Sevierville are a fashionist's paradise, full of bargains on everything from designer clothing to dishes and drill bits. Stop at Five Oaks or Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet stores for name brands such as Ralph Lauren, Ann Taylor, Nike and Brooks Brothers, or hit the Old Mill Square for historic appeal, unique shops and tasty meals. For that unique find, stop in locally owned shops for fine pottery and other artisan-made goods.

Hungry? This is the place to indulge in comfort food, linger over pancakes or dig into some serious burgers or steaks. Fudge shops, candy stores and ice cream shops will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Be sure to visit during one of Pigeon Forge's many events. Spring brings Dollywood's culturally infused Festival of Nations, the colorful Quiltfest and the auto lover's Grand Rod Run. Summer gives way to Dollywood's KidsFest and the Fourth of July celebration at Patriot Park. Fall brings harvest celebrations, while Winterfest boasts more than five million lights throughout the town.

Learn more about Pigeon Forge at the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, 135 Jake Thomas Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Or call the friendly folks there at (865) 453-8574 and toll-free at (800) 251-9100.

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Pigeon Forge, nestled at the base of America's most visited national park, is a year-round destination with shopping, shows and fun for the whole family.

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