5 Places You Must Visit if it’s Your First Time Staying in our Pigeon Forge Hotel

the island in pigeon forge fountain show

Some trips just aren’t complete if you don’t visit some of the must see places in the area. Willow Brook Lodge is sharing some must visit places, so you can make the most of your vacation.

1. The Island

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a one stop, find everything you’re looking for kind of place. There’s sure to be something for everyone you are traveling with here. You can find delicious restaurants like the Timberwood Grill or Paula Deen’s Restaurant. There’s attractions like the Smoky Mountain Wheel or Ole Smoky Moonshine, and plenty of shopping. If you feel like just relaxing you can do that too. The Island has beautiful fountains that go along with music and lights to create a mesmerizing and relaxing show night or day.

2. DollywoodThe entrance sign at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge TN

Dollywood is Pigeon Forge’s local amusement park. It is named after beloved country singer Dolly Parton. It’s home to more than 40 rides and 15 shows. You will find award winning roller coasters like Thunderhead and the Wild Eagle here. The entire park plays cheerful bluegrass music while you are walking through it, and you’ll find delicious food aromas that fill the air. There’s a whole day’s worth of fun to have at Dollywood, and is a must visit when you stay at our Pigeon Forge hotel that’s less than ten minutes away!

3. Cades Cove

Cades Cove is located inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a very popular destination, but yet is one of the most peaceful and inspiring places inside the park. It is an 11 mile motor trail that you can navigate by car, bike, or horseback. The area is rich with Appalachian history including historical churches, cabins, and barns that you can explore and walk inside of. This valley-like area offers beautiful distant views of the Smoky Mountains, and is often a great place to see wildlife like deer, bears, and turkeys.

clingmans dome4. Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is another hot spot destination inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is the highest point in the park, resting at 6,643 feet! The observation tower at this point offers gorgeous 360 views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

5. The Old Mill

 The Old Mill was once a working grist mill, and is now an official historic building in the area. The Mill has a picture perfect waterfall running beside it. On the other side of the building you’ll find small shops offering unique gifts and souvenirs. The big draw to the Old Mill is the Old Mill Restaurant which cooks up some of the best and freshest Southern food you will ever have! The Old Mill is a must visit for breakfast or dinner for any visitor that stays at our Pigeon Forge hotel.

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a returning visitor to the area these places to visit will make you fall in love with the Smokies. So find the best place to rest your head at the Willow Brook Lodge. Find a room at our Pigeon Forge hotel today.