Pigeon Forge TN is a vacation area and breathtaking mountain town located in eastern Tennessee. Perhaps most famous for being the home of Dollywood, this small town hosts an Appalachian-themed park complete with rides, a water park, and her own costume museums. This town is family-friendly and hosts a range of entertainment and outdoor activities.
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Present day Pigeon Forge was originally a Cherokee hunting ground. A path called the Indian Gap Trail allowed travelers to cross the Smoky Mountains from North Carolina to what is now Sevierville. This path eventually attracted European settlers who would later claim the area for their own. Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge has become a popular destination for vacationers looking for a mountain getaway. The area is equally as enticing for residents, too. The activity selection is virtually endless. Residents and visitors alike can choose from arcades, adventure raceways, miniature golf, riverboats, and rafting. Evening entertainment includes a variety of dinner shows, live music performances, and dinner shows. Because the city is grounded so strongly in tourism, a majority of the accommodations include cabins, bed and breakfasts, and hotels.
Real estate in Pigeon Forge is expensive relative to the greater Tennessee area, but not compared to the average US rates. The city is comprised of three constituent neighborhoods. Most residents of Pigeon Forge are artists. In fact, the city is home to more artists and designers than 90% of communities in the country. Additionally, the work force is made up of an equal amount of white and blue-collar workers. Pigeon Forge TN is an ideal community for those who appreciate a quiet means of living. The location is idea, as it is not a long drive to Knoxville or even Nashville. A balance of the pristine natural environment combined with modern entertainment ensures that life in this relatively small city is enriching.