Pigeon Forge is home to many of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountain area. When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be right in the center of all of the fun things to do, like great restaurants, attractions and shopping. Closest to us, you’ll find The Island in Pigeon Forge which is one of the newest attraction developments in the area. Some of the other popular things to do include Dollywood, The Old Mill, Wonderworks, dinner shows, museums and more. Throughout the year, there’s also dozens of events that take place – seasonal events, rod runs, concerts and more.
Gatlinburg is located only a few short minutes from Eagles Ridge Resort. There’s also lots to do in Gatlinburg, but the atmosphere is a little different than Pigeon Forge. In Gatlinburg, you’ll find many restaurants and shopping areas lining the Parkway, popular candy shops, the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community and many outdoor attractions like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ober Gatlinburg.
If you’re driving into Pigeon Forge from the interstate, you’ll actually drive through Sevierville along the way. Sevierville is a small city where you’ll find the Sevier County Courthouse and the very popular Dolly Parton statue. There’s some great dining options in Sevierville, including a few local restaurants, and there’s lots of shopping to do at places like the Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is completely free for all visitors, so you can spend hours exploring the park – all for free! There’s hundreds of hiking trails, beautiful scenery and wildlife, waterfalls and wildflowers. The great thing about our national park is that there’s a trail for everyone. There’s trails for kids, families, large groups and experienced hikers.
Some of the most popular national park areas include Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Mt. LeConte, Newfound Gap Road, motor nature trails and more.