5 Reasons You Should Take Dad to Pigeon Forge


Pigeon Forge is a great getaway for dads. Between the local distilleries, steakhouses, outdoor activities, mountain scenery, and dozens of shops devoted to knives, boots, electronics, beef jerky, beer, and movies, he’s sure to find something he loves around every corner. The Parkway is jam-packed with fun attractions that will scare, amaze, and entertain him. And the Great Smoky Mountains National Park nearby offers opportunities for him to ride his bike, hike along hundreds of miles of trails, take a horseback ride, or cast a line in a crystal clear stream. Pigeon Forge is truly a dad’s playground!

While there are always tons of reasons to head to the Smokies, here are our top five reasons you should take Dad to Pigeon Forge for Father’s Day!

5. You can take him shopping – and he’ll like it.
With stores devoted to beef jerky, beer, and boots, Dad will actually enjoy an afternoon spent shopping. He can pick up those gadgets “As Seen on TV,” get a new gun, pick up some stylish shoes at Bass Company Store, stock up on snacks at the Beef Jerky Outlet, buy one and get two pair free at the Boot Factory Outlet, or get outfitted at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson. Whatever he’s into, he’ll find it here in Pigeon Forge.

4. He can explore the great outdoors.
Dad works hard, and he may even spend a lot of his time in front of a computer or cooped up indoors. Let him get back to nature by taking him to the Smokies. Just down the road from Pigeon Forge, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 800 miles of trails to explore. You can take a leisurely stroll along an easy path or burn some calories climbing along a more difficult trail. No matter where you go, you’ll find beautiful scenery, from stunning overlooks to rushing waterfalls. If Dad would prefer something a bit more relaxing, grill burgers and hot dogs at a picnic area – and don’t make him do the work! Or you can bring along his fishing gear and let him cast a line in one of the many peaceful streams in the park and in Pigeon Forge. A quiet day along the water is just what Dad needs to unwind. What a perfect Father’s Day!

3. You can challenge him.
Whether you love laser tag, go karts, bumper cars, or arcade games, you can really put Dad to the test in Pigeon Forge. He’ll love meeting your challenge and showing you who’s boss! Head to a local arcade to play skee ball or pinball, race along multistory go kart tracks, go head to head with air hockey, or face off in bumper cars. He’ll feel like a kid again as he plays those classic arcade games, and he’ll have a ton of fun with some friendly competition.

2. He can eat and drink his favorites.
From steakhouses to distilleries, Dad can splurge on all his favorites. Watch the ballgame at a sports bar while enjoying burgers and wings, fill up on pizza, dine on great seafood, or let dad go big with a steak. There are also several local distilleries where he can taste beer or take home a bottle of mountain moonshine.

1. He deserves it!
Our dads spend their lives putting us first. They work hard to provide and care for us. So, don’t they deserve at least one day of the year to relax and be shown how much we appreciate them? Treat dad to a Pigeon Forge getaway for a Father’s Day he won’t forget. We have tons of Pigeon Forge cabins to choose from that offer all the amenities he could want – big screen TVs, outdoor hot tubs, game rooms, home theaters, high speed Internet, mountain views, grills, spacious decks, and comfy couches.