Pigeon Forge

Has blossomed into a bustling resort town, home to major tourist attractions such as Dollywood

Welcome to Pigeon Forge

From draft to micro brews

Pigeon Forge Community Guide

If you are thinking about moving to or buying a home in the Pigeon Forge, TN, area, you might be interested in what the community has to offer. Here is a great community guide to get you started with exploring and learning about the Pigeon Forge area. This guide includes some area statistics and market information, as well as a few highlighted local dining spots, parks, and recreation locations, and some of the arts and culture in the area.

About

A Place to Play, a Place to Stay

Pigeon Forge has blossomed into a bustling resort town, home to major tourist attractions such as Dollywood, the Comedy Barn Theatre, and many others. It's a destination for more than 10 million visitors each year, but the town itself has a population just shy of 6,000. Living in Pigeon Forge means you're just a stone's throw from your next adventure, whether you're looking for a country music concert, live entertainment, or a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The town has an excellent public schooling system, as well as a sizable community recreation center, with several basketball courts, racquetball, bowling lanes, a swimming pool, and a child care center.
 

Area Schools

Pigeon Forge, TN Area Elementary Schools

Pigeon Forge Primary School - PK - 4 | Sevier County School District

1766 Waldens Creek Road, Sevierville, TN, 37876 | (865) 428-3016
730 Students | 13:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Pigeon Forge, TN Area Middle Schools

Pigeon Forge Junior High - 5 - 8 | Sevier County School District

300 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 | (865) 453-2401

552 Students | 14:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Pigeon Forge, TN Area High Schools

Pigeon Forge High School - 9 - 12 | Sevier County School District
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14 Tiger Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37863 | (865) 774-5790

660 Students | 11:1 - Students : Teacher ratio
 

Pigeon Forge, TN Area Private Schools

Riverside Academy - PK - 4
2411 Business Center Cir, Sevierville, TN, 37876 | (865) 217-0023

17 Students
 
New Center Christian School - 5 - 11
2669 Old Newport Highway, Sevierville, TN, 37876 | (865) 774-0210

11 Students
 

Dining & Drinks

Margaritaville Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

Escape to Margaritaville - a restaurant in the spirit of the Jimmy Buffett classic tune! Lose yourself in a laid-back, tropical atmosphere that will make you feel like you're in a dream. A large exterior deck overlooks the Little Pigeon River where guests can enjoy outdoor dining and live music at the 5 O'Clock Somewhere bar complete with an oversized fire pit. Against the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can find Margaritaville on the south end of The Island in Pigeon Forge. - a must-see retail and entertainment attraction featuring the 200-foot high Great Smoky Mountain Wheel as a centerpiece.
 
 

Location & Hours

130 The Island Dr #6101, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open 7 Days per Week, 11:00 AM - 9:00 AM WEEKNIGHTS
    • CLOSE AT 10:00 PM WEEKENDS
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Big Daddy's Pizzeria

Handcrafted, wood-fired pizza cooked to a sizzle in a brick oven. All their sauces are homemade, and their ingredients are so fresh they don't even have a freezer. Big Daddy's is more than just a pizzeria; they also have a huge arcade with Hoops, Ice Ball, shooters, racers, prizes, and more! Come see for yourself why Big Daddy's is voted the #1 Best Pizza in Pigeon Forge.
 
 

Location & Hours

3053 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open 7 Days per Week, 11:00 AM - 9:00 AM WEEKNIGHTS
    • CLOSE AT 10:00 PM WEEKENDS

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The Old Mill Restaurant

Southern-style comfort food along the Little Pigeon River, set in a historic, 200-year-old mill. Many of the Old Mill's ingredients are more than just homemade, they're "mill-made," ground on the waterwheel-powered mill. You can also purchase their flour and grains, soup mixes, local jams and jellies, and handcrafted pottery. For some southern charm and cast-iron fried chicken, come on down to the Old Mill.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

164 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open 7 Days per Week 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Downtown Flavortown

Downtown Flavortown is more than a restaurant. It is a destination where amazing food and family fun collide. This 43,000 square foot entertainment center in The Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee includes a restaurant showcasing Guy Fieri's famous culinary combinations, a 14-lane Duck Pin bowling alley, over 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art arcade games, and a full service tiki bar. Downtown Flavortown offers wicked good food, award-winning cuisine, and all kinds of atmosphere in the heart of Pigeon Forge.
 
The menu at Downtown Flavortown is everything you would imagine from Guy Fieri and more! Trash can nachos, chili cheese fries waffles and the bacon Mac n'cheese burger are just a few of the culinary creations inspired by Guy. Enjoy the Tiki bar and try one of Guy's Famous BBQ Bloody Mary's or Flavortown's Long Island Iced Tea. It really is "Off da Hook!"
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2655 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open 7 Days per Week, 11AM - 11PM
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Alamo Steakhouse

Bet you thought the Alamo was in Texas, right? Technically you're right. But here in Tennessee, we have a special connection to that infamous Texas landmark.

Why do you think Tennessee is called the Volunteer State? In addition to the famous Tennessean Davy Crockett who lost his life at the Alamo, our fair state sent nearly 2,000 volunteers to the Mexican American War. What you'll find at our Alamo is simply the most awesome food from here to Texas.


Location & Hours

3050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Friday & Saturday - 11am-10pm
    • CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY
    • Thursday & Sunday 11am-9pm
    • Monday & Tuesday 3pm-9pm
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Sports & Outdoor

Patriot Park

Riverside park dedicated to veterans, with a gazebo, walking trail, monuments & community events. Patriot Park hosts events all year, including the Winterfest lights, 4th of July fireworks, and Patriot Festival, along with live music and festivals. In addition to the special events, Patriot Park is also the site of memorials for local individuals that served in the Armed Forces.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

186 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open 7 Days per Week, 24 Hours per Day
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Wear Farm City Park

The main park in Pigeon Forge with lighted baseball & football fields, walking trails & playgrounds. Features include: Five 300' lighted softball/baseball fields, one lighted football field, one multi-purpose field, two playgrounds, three shelters, walking trails, basketball court, two concession stand/restroom buildings, maintenance support facility, irrigation throughout the park, ample parking.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

623 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Monday - Friday 6:00AM - 9:00PM
    • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Sunday 1:00PM - 6:00PM
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Pigeon Forge, TN Sports Complexes

The Ripken Experience

A state-of-the-art baseball complex, founded by the "Iron Man" of the MLB himself, Cal Ripken Jr. The facility hosts tournaments year-round, with a focus on introducing youth to baseball.
 
405 Jake Thomas Blvd Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
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Arts & Culture

"The Barn"

Ole Smoky Moonshine:Originally launched in Gatlinburg, Ole Smoky Moonshine has founded a new distillery dubbed "The Barn" in Pigeon Forge. All the moonshine sold at the Barn is distilled and jarred on site. Ole Smoky has an expansive variety of Moonshine flavors that rotate throughout the year, so grab a spot at a tasting table and find your new favorites.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

131 The Island Dr #9116, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
    • Open every day, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Dollywood

Dollywood is a theme park jointly owned by entertainer Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment. It is located in the Knoxville metropolitan area in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near the gateway to The Great Smoky Mountains. Open from late March to early January. With more than 40 great rides and attractions, and spectacular shows and entertainment, there is something for everyone!
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
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Dollywood's Splash Country

Dollywood's Splash Country is a 35-acre water park located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, adjacent to the Dollywood theme park. The park's central theme rests around entertainer Dolly Parton's childhood swimming in the rivers of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood's Splash Country operates from May through September.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
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Dream More Resort

Family time comes naturally at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa. Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains yet only minutes away from excitement, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort offers everything to make your family's trip memorable.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
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Incredible Christmas Place

Where it's Christmas year-round! The Incredible Christmas Place bills itself as "the South's largest Christmas shopping village," where shoppers can find their perfect tree for the season, stock up on lights and ornaments, pick up garlands and wreaths, and even buy personalized items for that special someone's Christmas gift. They also have group tours of the village, crafts activities for kids, and entertainment events.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2470 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
    • Open 7 Days per Week 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
 

Titanic Museum

The Titanic Museum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and opened on April 8, 2010. It is built half-scale to the original ship. Similar to the one in Branson, Missouri, the museum holds 400 pre-discovery artifacts in twenty galleries.
 
 
 

Location & Hours

2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Overview for Pigeon Forge, TN

6,362 people live in Pigeon Forge, where the median age is 43.5 and the average individual income is $21,703. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,362

Total Population

43.5 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$21,703

Average individual Income

Around Pigeon Forge, TN

There's plenty to do around Pigeon Forge, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Zi Olive, Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, and Tennessee Stud Cider - Pigeon Forge.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 0.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.29 miles 39 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.68 miles 36 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.19 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.77 miles 22 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.3 miles 26 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge has 2,245 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Pigeon Forge do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,362 people call Pigeon Forge home. The population density is 460.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,362

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.5

Median Age

53.07 / 46.93%

Men vs Women

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2,245

Total Households

2.79

Average Household Size

$21,703

Average individual Income

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Schools in Pigeon Forge, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Pigeon Forge. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
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School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
1/5
Pigeon Forge High School
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
2/5
Pigeon Forge Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
3/5
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