3 Budget-Friendly Adventures in Pigeon Forge


Pigeon Forge is home to dozens of fun attractions. There’s always something exciting to do, from fast-paced laser tag and fun miniature golf to heart-pounding go karts and hilarious dinner shows. People of all ages will have days of fun exploring this exciting mountain town! And while there are lots of great things to do at the family-friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge, spending a day checking out all the attractions can leave your wallet spent. Thankfully, Pigeon Forge has budget-friendly adventures for those looking to watch their dollars. If you’re headed to Pigeon Forge and you don’t want to break the bank, check out these 3 budget-friendly adventures!

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Just down the road from Pigeon Forge is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which has more than 800 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and exploring. It’s the perfect place to have peaceful picnics, take scenic drives, and check out the flora and fauna. It’s also a budget-friendly adventure, ringing in at zero dollars! The Cades Cove Loop is a great opportunity for viewing wildlife and historic buildings in the area. You can drive, bike, or walk the loop, but if you’re walking or biking, be prepared – the loop does include some steady climbs. Trails within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will lead you past blooming wildflowers and to rushing waterfalls. With so many trails ranging from easy and flat to difficult and steep, hiking in the national park is a great (and FREE) way for kids and adults to enjoy the Smokies. The park even offers a Junior Ranger program for kids 5-12 that includes special ranger-led programs and activities throughout the year. Kids can become junior rangers for just $2.50!

Touring the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is a staple in the Smokies. Full of rich history and culture, the arts community is an 8-mile loop that’s home to dozens of local artisans. Along the loop you’ll find painters, photographers, potters, basket weavers, silversmiths, and more. And while there’s plenty to buy if you choose, browsing and walking around the stores in the loop is a fun and relaxing way to spend the day. You can see the artisans at work, hear about how they got started, and see incredible handmade creations in the making. Many shops have unique and impressive pieces at bargain prices, so you can pick up a few souvenirs to take home without spending too much.

Playing at the budget-friendly cabin
While hanging out at the cabin may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an “adventure” in Pigeon Forge, the amenities offered at many of our Pigeon Forge cabins can certainly make for an exciting stay! Amenities vary at our cabins, but some of the fun you’ll find includes home theaters, private indoor pools, pool tables, foosball tables, arcade games, air hockey tables, community pool access, and locations near downtown.

Best of all, all of our cabin rentals are competitively priced. In fact, we even offer budget-friendly cabins! For cozy indoor spaces and tons of amenities, check out A Mountain Surprise and Close to Heaven. For pool access, check out Edge of Paradise and Enchanted Escape. With game tables, big screen TVs, and movies to watch, you’ll have plenty of adventures at these great budget-friendly cabins! For more options, check out our budget-friendly cabins.

While you’re at the cabin, be creative. Try to make all of your time an adventure! If you’re in a cabin with a home theater, stock up on candy, popcorn, and sodas for a great movie night. For the younger kids, a scavenger hunt in and around the cabin could be a great game. If your cabin has lots of game tables, set up a bracket and have a tournament! Whatever you do, your trip to Pigeon Forge will certainly be an adventure for family and friends. Get away from it all and enjoy fun in the Great Smoky Mountains!