Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge

What can be said about Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that hasn’t been said? Both are the two biggest reasons people venture to the Smokies in the first place. While Townsend is often a welcome antidote for those who want to avoid the mainstream attention of the two more-tourist oriented cities, there are good reasons you should consider visiting them all the same.

Both are less than a day’s trip length away from Townsend.

• Dollywood
• Ripley’s Aquarium
• The Island
• The Titanic Museum
• Wonderworks Museum
• Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community
• Old Mill
• Hollywood Wax Museum
• Dozens of special events

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