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Shopping In Pigeon Forge

Shopping in Pigeon Forge is an activity many guests partake in. There are stores and shops everywhere that will cater to pretty much every need you have and most offer great deals, which everyone likes to hear! Let’s Start with one of the most popular shopping destinations in Pigeon Forge.

Shopping At Tanger Outlets

TangerTanger Outlets is a wonderfully designed outdoor outlet that offers nearly any name brand store you can think of. From clothing, to jewelry, to cutlery, you can find it all here. They even offer free wifi to customers all across the outlet’s property! The store hours are Mon.-Sat. 9am – 9pm and Sunday 9am – 7pm. If you’re looking for a one stop shop for all of your name brand needs, make a stop in at one of the best locations in Pigeon Forge…Tanger Outlets


Shopping At Three Bears General Store

Three-Bears-General-Store-1Next on our list of stores for shopping in Pigeon Forge is a step in the other direction. Three Bears General Store. Three Bears General Store is an incredible store located in down town Pigeon Forge immediately off of the Parkway. There is no other store like it in the area and the products they offer range in a vast number of categories. These include specialty food items, Pigeon Forge souvenirs, home décor, moonshine, puppets, toys, Christmas decorations, jewelry, etc… Also sold in the store is delicious homemade ice cream and fudge, which are both to die for! All of these items are wonderful on their own but there is something that makes Three Bears General Store one of the best shopping destinations in Pigeon Forge. Bring the kids along and make it a priority to stop in and see the live BEARS!! They are kept in a lovely habitat behind the store and for a very affordable price you can view them at your leisure. Kids love to feed the bears and the bears love it too!

Shopping At The Island In Pigeon Forge

IslandThird on our list of shopping destinations is The Island In Pigeon Forge. When I think about the shopping at The Island, I think of specialty shops. These are shops that you can find only here or at very few other locations in the U.S. They have about 60 specialty stores including but not limited to Ole Smoky Moonshine, Margaritaville Store, The Paula Deen Store, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Beef Jerky Outlet, Pepper Palace, etc… There are also several great restaurants to dine in while shopping Dick’s Last Resort, Paula Deens Family Kitchen and Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville.


This is by no means a full list of all shopping destinations in Pigeon Forge but they are the three most visited by tourists and are sure to keep you busy for an entire day or two. There are a few other outlets and clearance stores such as the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlets and the Nike Clearance Store. Please comment below to let other visitors know your favorite shopping locations in Pigeon Forge!

Best Dinner Shows In Pigeon Forge

Dinner shows have been a long time attraction in Pigeon Forge and for great reason! Being able to enjoy a delicious meal while watching live performers entertain you is an absolute blast! Whether you’re looking to laugh, listen to live music, see stunning pyrotechnics, or just be entertained by overall talented performers, Pigeon Forge has it all. Dinner shows come in a wide variety nd if you continue reading, we’ll breakdown the best in the area for you!


dixie stampedeFirst and most popular is the Dixie Stampede. Opened up by Dolly Parton in both Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN the Dixie Stampede has become a popular attraction in both cities. Being extremely family friendly, it offers a variety of entertainment that is suited for all ages. This entertainment includes music, comedy, horse riding stunts, special effects, and pyrotechnics. In addition to a fantastic show, guests can indulge in a delicious full course meal that is sure to leave you satisfied!



LumberjackSecond on our list of dinner shows is a new and upcoming attraction also created by Dolly Parton. It is set to open in May of 2016 and is called Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure. This live dinner show features grand sets equipped with state of the art lighting, sound, and special effects! The Lumberjack Adventure also features high flying acrobatics that are sure to impress! Combine all of these with a delicious meal and you’ve got a wonderful evening the entire family can enjoy!



hatfield-mccoy-dinnerNext on our list of dinner shows in Pigeon Forge is Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Show. This is a favorite to many travelers in the area. Featuring an all you can eat southern style meal, ensure you bring your appetite! You can choose from tasty fried chicken or delicious pulled pork with sides of mashed potatoes, creamy cole slaw, buttery corn, hearty soup, homemade bread, and a sweet desert. Did we mention the show? The show features knee slapping comedy that is sure to leave you breathless along with acrobatics, singing and dancing. Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Show is great for the family so make this a must see on your trip to Pigeon Forge!

Last on our list of great dinner shows In Pigeon Forge is The Grand Majestic Dinner Theater. The wonderful thing about The Grand Majestic Dinner Theater is its offering of not one, not two, but five separate dinner shows to choose from! These dinner shows include:




This dinner show is a tribute to the artists and Legends of Motown. It features songs from the famous Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Smokey Robinson, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and many more. This is a high energy show that will have you dancing and singing along!






For those who enjoy hit music from all generations, you’ll enjoy this stroll through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and on! This dinner show features costumes from the era along with a special tribute to the wonderful men & women of our Armed Forces.



Hazard hoedown


If you’re a Dukes Of Hazard fan then this is the dinner show for you! You’ll recognize all of the Dukes along with some surprise guests who meet up at the famous Bears Nest for a good ol’ fashioned hoedown.



There you have it!  If you’re visiting Pigeon Forge and are looking for a great night on the town look give one of these fantastic dinner shows a shot.  You won’t be dissapointed!

The Ultimate All-In-One Guide To Cheap Attractions In Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge has many attractions and activities to see and do, many at a cost and many at no cost at all. The purpose of this guide to to help those looking for a fun and eventful experience, find it at a very affordable price! The price point we will target is $15 or less.  Here are a few worth mentioning.

Rocky Top Wine Trail 

Many may not know but the entire smoky mountain area with the exception of Gatlinburg is actually considered a dry county. This means that wines and liquors can not be sold within the county limits unless it is from an authorized distillery or winery or at certain licensed restaurants. With that said, there are 5 lovely wineries starting in Sevierville, stretching through Pigeon Forge, and ending in Gatlinburg. The wineries include:

Eagle Springs Winery
Hillside Winery
Apple Barn Winery
Mountain Valley Winery
Sugarland Cellars

It is an exceptional wine trail with enough choices to leave you welcomingly overwhelmed. From dry to extremely sweet, all 5 wineries offer a variety for all wine lovers. What’s the best part? All wine is produced locally, and did I mention that to partake in the tasting, it is free? Simply choose the winery that you’d like to start at and ask for the wine tour punch card. You can complete the tour in any order and on your own time. You can visit all in a single day or span the tour to last your entire vacation. Once you finish you will have a handful of souvenirs ranging from wine bottle openers, to wine glasses, to t-shirts. If you decide you absolutely love a particular bottle of wine, feel free to purchase it. They can even go as far as shipping as many bottles as you’d like to your home address so you can enjoy them year round!

Visit the Rocky Top Wine Trail Home Page

Three Bears General Store

When traveling through downtown Pigeon Forge on the Parkway, good shopping and treats can be had at nearly any location. Souvenirs, t-shirts, ice cream, etc…. One particular location to mention is a lovely all-in-one that has it all…including bears! Three Bears General Store is a multi-level store offering everything imaginable that most vacationers love to see and bring home as a souvenir from their Smoky Mountain vacation. They also offer some great tasting home made ice cream that is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day. To top it all off, they offer an excellent bear exhibit in which you pay a very small fee to go and observe the Bears. Throughout the day they offer shows of the Bears being fed and vacationers can even participate in feeding them! Observing and feeding can all be had at a cost of less than $5.00!  Stop by this must see attraction for your chance to feed these amazing creatures!

Visit the Three Bears General Store Home Page

Alpine Coaster

Looking for a cheap thrill? Look no further as the Alpine Coaster of Pigeon Forge is the answer! With more than 1 mile of track and reaching speeds of nearly 30 mph, The coaster offers tons of fun at an affordable price with an adult ticket price costing just $15 (kids is less). It winds down the Smoky Mountain hillside through the woods offering a unique experience that most roller coasters don’t have. Be sure to stop by this must see attraction and have a blast of family fun!

Visit the Alpine Coaster Home Page

Xtreme Racing

Pigeon Forge offers a number of attractions including those for the competitive at heart . Bring the family and stop in at Xtreme racing to have a thrill packed experience in these extremely fast go-karts. Offering a variety of tracks at many different pricing levels, getting in on the action costs as little as $13. Fun can be had at all ages as your whip through the hairpin turns on elevated tracks that are over 1/4 mile in length. Stop by Xtreme racing to earn the bragging rights that will last the entire vacation!

Visit the Xtreme Racing Home Page

Smoky Mountain National Park (Cade’s Cove)

Everyone that visits  the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area should make it an absolute priority to enter the Smoky Mountain National Park. This well-known attraction truly is a thing of beauty offering stunning views, wildlife close-ups, crystal clear white water streams and endless trails. There is absolutely no cost whatsoever to enter the park and explore it’s many wonders of untouched natural beauty. There is even a paved trail that leads to a waterfall and is also stroller friendly (Laurel Falls). Bear, deer, trout, coyote, turkeys, raccoons, etc… can all be seen within the park. A highly recommended attraction within the park is Cades Cove. Located within a valley and offering a beautiful prairie setting with a mountain backdrop, Cades Cove has it all. Biking, Hiking, camping, or you can just drive the wonderful 11 mile loop. It was settled by Europeans in the 1800’s and several of the original structures still stand. It is s very historic place and also has some of the best wildlife viewing in the National Park.  Make this a priority during your vacation and you won’t be sorry!

Visit the Smoky Mountain National Park Home Page

Clingman’s Dome

Clingman’s Dome is a definite must see attraction that is free of charge.  Once atop this mountain peak you can feel like you on top of the world knowing that you are in fact sitting at the highest point in the Appalachian Mountain range.  Be sure to climb the observation tower that offers the best panoramic views in the entire southeast.  It is here that you can snap some of the best photos you could ever capture of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.  Bring them home to remember your vacation for a lifetime!  Clingman’s Dome is actually located at such a high elevation that it is mostly pine forest, as compared to the deciduous forest at the elevations below.

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