Planning your very first vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? Upon first glance, it may seem that Pigeon Forge is a simple town, however, there actually is a lot to know! Below we have our top five tips to help you prepare for your Pigeon Forge vacation. From ways to save you money to tips on getting around the town, Pigeon Forge TN Cabins is here to make your Pigeon Forge vacation everything that you dreamed of!
First thing is first – if you’re exploring downtown or heading to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take the Pigeon Forge trolley (http://www.pigeonforgetrolley.org/)! With fares ranging from 50 to 75 cents, the Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolley is the perfect way to save on gas and avoid crowded streets. The Trolley runs up and down the Pigeon Forge parkway, makes trips to Dollywood, the Gatlinburg Welcome Center and more. Check the website for hours and run times.
If you’re heading out on the town without the assistance of a trolley, you may notice directions to all of the attractions begin with “turn at Traffic Light Number _____.” In Pigeon Forge, traffic lights on the downtown parkway are numbered for guest’s convenience. Lights are numbered 0 through 10, beginning with the Smoky Mountain Opry and ending at the Log Cabin Pancake House. These numbered lights make directions a breeze – you will appreciate this quirk on busy afternoons!
Two weeks before you arrive in Pigeon Forge, visit www.insidepigeonforge.com and request your TOTALLY FREE coupon book! The Smoky Mountain Navigator contains coupons to the Dixie Stampede, Ripley’s Attractions, lodging, dining and so much more. The latest issue will be sent to your address at no cost – not even shipping and handling!
One of the most (warily) beloved creatures in Pigeon Forge, Black Bears are somewhat common in this area. Frequently spotted in Cades Cove andsometimes at Pigeon Forge mountain cabins, these creatures are incredible – but only from a distance! Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins are often outfitted with bear-proof trash cans – make sure you utilize these and do not leave any food or garbage outside. If you spot a bear, stay back, remain calm, and speak softly to ensure that they know you are a human and not a threat.
Smokies Starter Kit
For only five dollars, purchase the Smoky Mountain Starter Kit to kick-start your exploration of the mountains! This kit includes a full color map of the national park, offers bear safety guidelines, trails of hikes and auto tours, tour booklets and more. You will be well prepared for any adventure with this kit! In addition, all purchase proceeds go to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.