Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Arguably, one of the prettiest states east of the Mississippi is Tennessee. Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains is the town of Pigeon Forge. The natural beauty of the mountains brought more and more visitors to this area, which was once a small farming community. It’s now one of the top family vacation destinations in the country. For the past two years, Pigeon Forge has been the largest Feast site in the U.S. We’re expecting it to be one of the larger sites again this year.
With the Feast of Tabernacles taking place in October, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful fall colors from a number of hiking trails within a short distance of downtown. The Little Pigeon River flows right out of the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest through the middle of Pigeon Forge. Quality family time, good family entertainment, a wide selection of restaurants and plenty of shopping are just some of the reasons you’ll love Pigeon Forge.
The area is known for its many crafts stores, its wonderful musicians and its countless go-kart tracks and miniature golf courses. Additionally, in neighboring Gatlinburg you and your family can take in Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Housing consists of a variety of motel rooms, with many including a full breakfast in the rate. And, of course, there are also beautiful 1- to 4-bedroom condos or, for those with extended families wanting to share, large chalets and cabins that sleep up to 30. Housing prices begin at $50 per night and up.
Pigeon Forge is easily traveled. There is a divided highway through the middle of the town. The Smoky Mountain Conference Center has free parking and has no steps, so it is also easily accessible for everyone.