About Pigeon Forge
What once was a valley of wheat fields and abundant farm lands is now the perfect vacation spot for families. Incorporated in 1961, Pigeon Forge got the first part of its name from Little Pigeon River and the second part from the iron forge built by Isaac Love. In 1982, the tourism boom hit the city and it has been growing ever since.
Being one of the top tourist destinations in the country, Pigeon Forge always has something going on regardless of the season. The entire family can enjoy a variety of amusement parks and attractions such as Dollyworld, Dolly Parton's Stampede, Pirates Voyage, and more. It has also become known for its abundance of shopping spots, having more than 200 factory outlets and specialty stores.
Pigeon Forge is only 33 miles from Knoxville, 6 miles from Gatlingburg, and 4 miles from Sevierville. While the town draws in many tourists, it also has a great amount of life-long residents and people who have chosen to retire there. Whether you're coming to enjoy the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains, amusement parks and shows, or shopping you won't be disappointed.