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History

Pigeon Forge was named for the passenger pigeons that frequented the area when it was settled in the late 18th century. In 1820, pioneer Isaac Love established an iron forge and in 1830 his son, William, built a tub mill. The Old Mill, now a National Historic Site, is still in operation today.

Pigeon Forge has grown steadily since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940 and is now one of the most popular vacation destinations in the southeast United States. In fact, we're located within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U. S. population.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to see and plenty to do here
  • Cons:Traffic congestion during spring, summer & fall
  • In a nutshell:Great place to spend a vacation
  • Last visit to Pigeon Forge: Jun 2004
  • Intro Written Jun 1, 2004
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  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 6:43 PM

    So this is where one finds dollywood/Dollyworld. You learn something new every day! Actually it sounds like it has plenty of other attractions in their own right.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2004 at 10:17 PM

    Thank you for the tips. It has been a long time since I have visited here.

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2004 at 7:07 AM

    Hurrah for Dollywood - and for Dolly!

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