Pigeon Forge, TN

A country mountain playground for the whole family, Pigeon Forge is packed with family-centered activities and entertainment in a town brimming with old Southern hospitality
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Enjoy a side-splitting comedy show or admire the Appalachians in Pigeon Forge

Located close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, local shopping and dining, museums, attractions and more, there’s no shortage of memory-making fun in Pigeon Forge. Reconnect with nature in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along miles of deciduous forest trails and look for wildlife, historic buildings and cascading waterfalls.
Visit Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country for exhilarating rollercoasters, waterslides and children’s rides. Mount an authentic coal-burning locomotive and journey through the foothills of the Smokies. Don’t forget to stop in the gift shop for souvenirs.
For a night of laughter with your loved ones, see the world’s best clean comedy show full of live animals and jugglers at the Comedy Barn Theatre. Bring everyone to WonderWorks Indoor Amusement Park to challenge their strength in the Physical Challenge Zone or train like an astronaut in the Space Discovery Zone. Play, discover and learn! 
For thrill-seekers, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park is a must. Test your logger sports skills or get your kicks on the one-of-a-kind zipline roller coaster – The Flying Ox!

Family-Friendly Adventures

Countless Activities

All-Season Excursions, Southern Cuisine, & Attractions for Everyone

With more than 100 indoor and outdoor amusements, Pigeon Forge has your reunion fun covered in any season and any weather. Step back in time at the Titanic Museum & Attraction. Absorb rich history throughout 20 galleries boasting real artifacts. Experience life on the Titanic and walk up the full-scale replica Grand Staircase, play a 1900s grand piano or take a peek inside a first-class stateroom or third-class cabin.
The great thing about this show in Pigeon Forge is that you don’t even have to be a fan of country music to LOVE Country Tonite! It’s that “feel-good” kind of show that will stay with you long after the vacation is over. It’s the songs that you know and love and comedy that everyone can relate to. Catch a toe-tapping show and a four-course dinner at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction where they serve up a rotisserie chicken, BBQ pork tenderloin, scrumptious biscuits and more.

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“Pigeon Forge hosts our family reunion every year in July. This year will mark our 60th year celebrating this tradition. We are at our most peaceful when we are there. Pigeon Forge holds many family memories for us.”
– Pigeon Forge Reunion Guest

Browse below for some family-friendly additions to your itinerary

Why Reunite in the Pigeon Forge Area, TN


  • With more than 100 indoor and outdoor amusements, Pigeon Forge has your reunion fun covered in any season and any weather
  • Enjoy proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and plenty of local attractions including the family theme park, Dollywood
  • Known for down-home and hearty Southern food, dine at a variety of restaurants in town that serve locally-sourced farm-fresh dishes
  • Choose from an array of accommodation options that include cabins, hotels, motels, condos and campgrounds

Family-Friendly Dining Experiences in the Pigeon Forge Area

Old Mill Restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant has been serving Southern comfort food in a family-style setting for decades. Bring the whole gang for classics like homemade meatloaf and deep south chicken pot pie and watch one of America’s oldest operating gristmills churn the waters of Little Pigeon River.

Website: https://www.old-mill.com/

Bullfish Grill 

For fresh seafood and juicy steaks, Bullfish Grill is the place. From comfort classics like seafood gumbo and hearty country egg and pancake breakfasts to signature dishes like their Hawaiian sirloin, you can’t go wrong.

Website: https://bullfishgrill.com/

Local Goat 

In the heart of Pigeon Forge, the Local Goat has been serving a little bit of everything out of their scratch-made kitchen since 2016. Whether you’ve got a hankering for jumbo wings or one of their wide selection of burgers, their family-friendly atmosphere and Southern hospitality set the mood for a memorable family meal.

Website: https://www.localgoatpf.com/

Mama’s Farmhouse

Just like the name suggests, Mama’s Farmhouse is a down-home country kitchen serving all-you-can-eat traditional Southern dishes in a family-style setting. Let the little ones run wild in Mama’s outdoor play area and watch comfortably from one of the many rocking chairs adorning the farmhouse porch.

Website: https://www.mamasfarmhouse.com/

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Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin 

There’s nothing like a big stack of fluffy pancakes to jumpstart your day of adventure. Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin is the place for large hungry families offering an array of country breakfasts. They can accommodate parties of 25 or more with reservations. Reunions, buses, and RVs welcome!

Website: https://flapjacks.com/

Family-Friendly Attractions in the Pigeon Forge Area


Spanning 150 acres and boasting eleven Smoky Mountain-themed parcels, Dollywood, whose namesake grew up in the area, features fantastic attractions for all ages. Soar to new heights on Wild Eagle, have a blast at Dollywood’s Splash Country waterpark, or sit back and enjoy one of the many shows and performances occurring daily.

Website: https://www.dollywood.com/

Titanic Museum & Attraction

A must-see museum experience awaits the whole family at the Titanic Museum & Attraction. Touch a real iceberg and steer the captain’s wheel. With over 400 authentic artifacts displayed throughout the museum’s twenty galleries, there’s history galore. The museum opens for select morning hours to accommodate those with special needs.

Website: https://titanicpigeonforge.com/

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Adventure Show & Park

For an adrenaline-packed show the whole family will enjoy, visit Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park. Open year-round, watch real lumberjacks compete in real competitions or head over to the Adventure Park and try your hand at a number of logger sports.

Website: https://lumberjackfeud.com/

The Island in Pigeon Forge

Eat, shop and play at The Island in Pigeon Forge with unique shops and boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Capture the moment with the whole family at the Old Time Photo Shoppe then stop at Margaritaville for mouthwatering delights. The Island is dog-friendly so don’t forget your four-legged family member!

Website: https://islandinpigeonforge.com/

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park 

The Great Smokies, named for their bluish morning fog, provide endless adventures for the entire family. Established in 1926 as a national park by President Roosevelt, this mountain playground is just twenty minutes south of Pigeon Forge. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park offers various hiking and camping opportunities with vast trails to trek. Bring your binoculars and marvel at the over 17,000 species that call these mountains home.

Website: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm

Family-Friendly Accommodations in the Pigeon Forge Area

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa

Looking for relaxing family-oriented lodging in the heart of the mountains? Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa has everything you’re looking for and more. Breath in the fresh mountain air and unwind in their full-service salon and spa while the kids enjoy storytime around the fireplace.

Website: https://www.dollywood.com/Resort

Margaritaville RV Resort & Lodge

With 176 RV sites and their new Lodge at Camp Margaritaville, mix the mountains with a beach vibe. The park boasts cozy sites, clean on-site laundry facilities and a large pool and waterslide area. After a long day of adventuring, belly up to Fin’s Bar for a drink and bite to eat. If Fido isn’t tired out already, head over to Bark-aritaville Dog Park and make new four-legged friends.

Website: https://www.margaritavilleresorts.com/

RiverStone Resort & Spa

If your ideal vacation includes beautiful river views and luxurious lodging, then Riverstone Resort & Spa is the place. Centrally located near the Gatlinburg Golf Course, Dollywood Theme Park and an abundance of eateries, let your adventures begin here. Riverstone offers an array of spa treatments to melt away sore muscles after a long hike while the rest of the gang unwinds along the lazy river.

Website: https://www.riverstoneresort.com/

HearthSide Cabin Rentals

If your family is looking for more of a home-sweet-home basecamp, HearthSide Cabin Rentals offers an abundance of traditional log cabins in and around Pigeon Forge from one-bedroom cozy cabins to large 11-16 bedroom mountain retreats. No matter how large your group, HearthSide Cabin Rentals is ready to accommodate you! Many are pet-friendly for a small fee.

Website: https://www.hearthsidecabinrentals.com/

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Eagle’s Ridge Resort

Surrounded by incredible mountain views, Eagle’s Ridge Resort offers secluded cabins and chalets in a quiet setting, yet close to all the attractions Pigeon Forge has to offer. Eagle’s Ridge is minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge shops and restaurants.

Website: https://eaglesridge.com/

Family-Friendly Venues in the Pigeon Forge Area

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction

A unique family experience, Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction is packed with horse riding stunts and amazing musical performances. Feast on a four-course meal also offering vegetarian and gluten-free options. They can accommodate large parties perfect for family reunions!

Website: https://dpstampede.com/pigeon-forge

Country Tonite

As the only theatre around with youth performers, Country Tonite is the perfect family show. Everyone can enjoy hilarious comedy, beautiful choreography and costumes, impressive gospel and high-energy entertainment. If you’re visiting during the holidays, don’t miss their annual Christmas show full of magic and nostalgia, colorful costumes and favorite Christmas renditions.

Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Join Blackbeard and Calico Jack at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show as they lead their ships into battle. While indulging in a four-course feast, enjoy ariel acrobatics, pirate sword fights and diving mermaids. They also offer delicious vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free meal options.


Comedy Barn

The Comedy Barn Theatre offers a family-friendly variety show full of laughs, music, gospel and magic tricks. The little ones will love the barnyard animals and jugglers. It’s the perfect venue for the whole family to enjoy clean comedy, music and wholesome fun.

Website: https://comedybarn.com/

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The Listening Room Café

. Enjoy live music from renowned singers and songwriters from around the world. Partake in happy hour or dine from their limited Southern fare menu. Located off the Parkway behind The Island in Pigeon Forge, The Listening Room Café provides an authentic Southern music experience within walking distance.

Website: https://listeningroomcafe.com/pigeon-forge/

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Mike Gwinn

Senior Sales Manager

Email: mike.gwinn@cityofpigeonforge.com

Phone: 865-453-8574

Website: PigeonForgeReunion.com