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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“Get your hike on or take in these breathtaking views. Hiking is open all year round. Check out Cades Cove while you're here as well!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“There are so many shops you could spend the day here! Great buys of name brand items. Fall and Christmas time can be busy so go early to get parking. Shops such as North Face, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Brighton, Under Armour, and so many more!”
  • 77 locals recommend
Aquarium
“It’s an incredible Aquarium like none you have seen! The glass tunnels allow you to see animals from underneath and around you. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Large amusement park with rides, shows, and shopping. Fun for the whole family. The theme park has something for everyone and is a great place to spend the day. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Historic Restaurant that sits on West Prong Little Pigeon River in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Waiting lines are a little long sometimes, but it's worth the wait!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The area know as The Island has restaurants and shopping with entertainment for the kids. Fun place to visit and have lunch or supper”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mountain
“If you like the outdoors, hiking, camping, and you enjoy the mountains, taking a tour (even in your own car), is a must! It’s a breathtaking place to be.”
  • 91 locals recommend
National Park
“Very historic driving trail to see national park and wildlife ,also has many hiking trails.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“The Stampede is a southern, 4-course feast followed by a show featuring music, comedy, live animals & pyrotechnics. Before every show, they open the stalls for anyone to meet the horses. It's totally free and a great experience for the kids and/or horse lovers in your group.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Casino
“close, open all night, fun gambling, shows, food - just all around nice place”
  • 65 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Locally sourced ingredients, you're sure to love Local Goat. 10/10 would recommend!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Ski Area
“The only place around to ski and snow tube on mountains. They also have ice skating, Oktoberfest in Autumn, and a gorgeous tram ride from the Parkway to the top of the mountain. Parkway destination with a tram to take you to even more on the mountaintop. Skiing, ice skating, shopping, food & drink, tubing, and rides for the kids.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“The kids love this place, they offer a discount for the second ride in the same day”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“We try to always visit this restaurant when we go to Pigeon Forge. They have a really neat gift shop too. It's a very busy place, so be prepared to wait. Plenty of shopping around so the wait isn't too big of a deal. The only place that I know of that serves fried cornbread!”
  • 43 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Large helpings of food, but a little on the expensive side. Expect a wait for dinner. Located at The Island.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Store
“To be a part of the Arts and Crafts community most of the store inventory has to be handmade. This loop is drive able or catch the Gatlinburg trolley. A history of our area can be seen through the crafts that are made. There are little cafes and shops where you will enjoy your day!”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Great Historic Restaurant that sits on West Prong Little Pigeon River in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Waiting lines are a little long sometimes, but it's worth the wait!”
  • 67 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Locally sourced ingredients, you're sure to love Local Goat. 10/10 would recommend!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
“We try to always visit this restaurant when we go to Pigeon Forge. They have a really neat gift shop too. It's a very busy place, so be prepared to wait. Plenty of shopping around so the wait isn't too big of a deal. The only place that I know of that serves fried cornbread!”
  • 43 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Large helpings of food, but a little on the expensive side. Expect a wait for dinner. Located at The Island.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Ski Chairlift
“So much to do! Enjoy the shops, bridge crossing town, food, atmosphere, and views! It is a very day well spent!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Brewery
“This a great spot for beer lovers and large groups who want to enjoy a meal in downtown Gatlinburg. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Rustic, cabin-themed eatery offering modern takes on classic Southern breakfast dishes Breakfasts here are massive and come served on ginormous iron skillets. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Great food and atmosphere. Steaks are always perfect and they have a huge salad bar too! Go early, there is always a wait.”
  • 29 locals recommend

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