This will be my family's fist trip to Pigeon Forge TN. After doing some research on several family and romantic destinations, Pigeon Forge was a destination that quickly caught my attention. I wanted to vacation in a destination where my husband and I can enjoy with our 5 year old daughter and at the same time enjoy each other as well. I've visited several web sites, including the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism web site, http://www.mypigeonforge.com and PigeonForgeonline for information about the destination, but I'm looking for feedback from actual visitors who have vacationed there and who can give me information on their trip and the actual beauty of Pigeon Forge. Please send me your feedback and any recommendations on attractions, cabins, restaurants. Thanks for your help.
The tourism websites are probably a bit misleading. Prepare yourself for loads of traffic, lots of mini golf, and pancake houses galore. Your best bet if it's the area, not the shows and hullaballoo, that you want is to find a cabin rental, especially with a family. We've used Jackson Mountain before (?), although they were just outside of Gatlinburg. A lot of it is very similar to Branson, to be honest. In all fairness, it's every kid's dream vacation, though, with things like the Ripley museum and crazy stores. This is coming from someone who is more partial to the Park, so take it with a grain of salt.
I agree. I was there a few years ago in fall which really was lovely in terms of the leaves changing color and all but even the Park compared to others I have been to in the US was PACKED with traffic. We thought it would be a hoot to see Dollywood but it was too crowded. My friend is from there and her sister got us a cabin. It was kids and us girls but we had a better time hanging out in our hottub on the deck and driving past dumpsters in our car looking for bears. I tend to prefer real peace and quiet in a mountain retreat. Maybe it was the time of year I chose that overwhelmed me.