"FRONT DOOR TO THE SMOKIES" Top 5 Page for this destination Pigeon Forge by miner

Pigeon Forge Travel Guide: 134 reviews and 149 photos

PIGEON FORGE AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN AREA ARE PROBABLY ONE OUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOTS. THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND WE ALWAYS SEEMED TO RUN OUT OF TIME AND MONEY BEFORE WE WERE READY TO LEAVE.I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT IN THE FALL WHEN THE FOLIAGE IS COLORFUL,BUT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN BEAUTIFUL IN THE SUMMER ALSO.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:lots of shops and entertainment
  • Cons:traffic
  • In a nutshell:take the trolley
  • Last visit to Pigeon Forge: Jul 1995
  • Intro Updated Jul 10, 2004
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  • TravellerMel's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    OMGoodness - your "Beware the Bears" tip had me rolling! Too funny!!

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    This is absolutely correct. If you manage your gears and use selective braking you will have the brakes when you need them. Smell a metalic burn in Gatlinburg? That's someone who cooked their brakes coming down from Clingman's Dome.

  • Jul 5, 2006 at 10:49 AM

    Neither I nor the wife liked this place! Very low-rate and the food was not very good. Yes, it was cheap, and the quality reflected the price.

  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2005 at 10:46 AM

    Very interesting page! My time in Pigeon Forge was too brief and mostly spent in traffic. :) Great to read about some of the attractions here. And thanks for visiting my Sequoia p

  • ladycarpenter's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2005 at 12:23 PM

    We loved Pigeon Forge! We got married there. One thing we found that we needed to pack were jackets for the mountains. It was warm in the 70's in town, but up in the mountains it was freezing!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2004 at 10:19 AM

    John...great restaurant and hotel tips. Honest, helpful tips...great warning about shifting down to save brakes (we do that, too). Smokies are one of my favorite memories. Thanks for rekindling that spark.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    a great page , John ! ...but NO pic of Dolly ???...There are at least 2 good arguments to visit Dollywood...

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:40 PM

    the name Pigeon Forge intrigued me Gateway to the Smokies.....looks realy nice here John, actually.I like Dolly Parton too. lovely page..definitly for shoppaholics as well ^..^ thanx for sharig

  • tompt's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 9:58 AM

    Nice pics

  • Sep 28, 2003 at 11:39 AM

    All I can say is...everything you have been nice enough to share makes me think my family and I will love our visit. We are planning way in advance so maybe no surprises like ur 1st visit. Thanks miner

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