Top 5 Free Things To Do In Pigeon Forge

If you’re looking to save money but still have a fabulous Smoky Mountain vacation, then try out some or all of these affordable activities and attractions!  From the relaxing banks of the Little Pigeon River to perfectly synchronized fountain shows, there’s something fun and easy on the wallet around every turn!

1. The Island in Pigeon Forge

Walk to the Island in pigeon forge from Willow Brook Lodge Hotel

With free entry, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a great place to visit with your family and friends.  Watch the The Island Show Fountains from the comfort of a rocking chair. This show is set to choreographed music and starts every half hour.  Guests of Willow Brook Lodge find themselves minutes away from free live entertainment and window shopping at some of the most unique shops in the Smoky Mountains.

2. Spend the Day in Patriot Park

Located next to the Old Mill, along the banks of the Little Pigeon River, Patriot Park is sure to be the perfect setting for a wonderful day.  This 16 acre park is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Here you’ll view flags from all 50 states, a Liberty Bell, and an historic patriot missile.  With free parking and entry, a day in the Park is sure to be one you remember for years to come.

3.  Visit The Old Mill & Old Mill Square

Built in 1830, The Old Mill in the heart of Old Mill Square is the only building in Pigeon Forge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can watch candy and fudge being made, potters at work, take a tour of the mill and learn how it works, or just relax on the banks of Little Pigeon River. The Old Mill is just minutes from your room at Willow Brook Lodge!

4. Stroll Along the Riverwalk Greenway

Guests of Willow Brook Lodge find themselves steps away from the Riverwalk Greenway. With no cost to enter, this 2 mile walking trail is located by the Little Pigeon River.  What better way to spend an afternoon than walking or biking the trail while listening to the sounds of the river?  This path is open year round and is easily accessible.  Everyone in the family will enjoy exploring the Riverwalk Greenway.

5.  Visit Cades Cove

Surrounded by mountains, Cades Cove is one of the best free places to visit in the Smoky Mountains.  Open to motorists, the 11 mile, one-way loop encircles Cades Cove and is one home to a variety of wildlife including turkeys, deer, and bears.  You’re likely to spot some! Also within the loop are three churches, a working grist mill, log homes, barns, and other restored structures dating back two centuries.  Open every day and completely free entry, this is one Smoky Mountain experience you don’t want to miss.

When you stay at Willow Brook Lodge you’ll find yourself centrally located to these and other free family activities.  Whether you’re visiting in the summer or winter, Pigeon Forge has so much natural beauty, there’s no shortage of opportunities to create free memories that last a lifetime!

Come as our guest.  Leave as our family.