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4 Cheap Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for $5 or Less

Are you looking to save money on your vacation to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg? Things can really add up before you know it! Surprisingly, there are some affordable things to do in the Smoky Mountains area. We have made it easy for you and created a list of affordable things to do in the area! Here are 4 cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for $5 or less:

1. The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

salt and pepper museumLocated in Gatlinburg, The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is a one-of-a-kind experience. For only $3 per person, you get to tour this unique museum. What makes it even better is children 12 and under are free! Experience over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from around the world! Stop by the gift shop, and your admission cost will go towards any salt and pepper purchase. You will love looking at all the unique styles and have a great time exploring the museum!

2. Three Bears General Store

Want to see Smoky Mountain black bears up close? Stop by Three Bears General Store and visit the black bear habitat! It is very affordable at $3 per person, and children under 2 are granted free admission. Once you are done viewing the adorable bears, check out the gift shop where you can find jewelry, clothing, and other souvenirs. You can view the bears from 10:00 AM to dusk in the 5,000 square feet habitat! This is one of the best cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge and is very kid friendly!

3. Ole Smoky Moonshine Tasting

the barn at ole smoky moonshine in Pigeon ForgeReady to taste some authentic Smoky Mountain moonshine? Sample some white lighting at Ole Smoky Moonshine at both their Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations! You will find this is one of the best cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on vacation. For only $5, you can sample dozens of moonshine at the facility and receive a $5 off coupon that you can use if you choose to purchase some to take home. Enjoy classic and seasonal flavors. The adults will love this one!

4. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

When you are walking the Gatlinburg Strip, make it a note to stop and look in the window at Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen. See workers make salt water taffy and other candies right before your eyes! Step inside the candy store and experience the wonderful smells of the fresh candies and chocolates made on site! An affordable activity we recommend is buying $5 worth of candy in the shop. You can purchase candy by the pound so just ask the staff to put $5 worth of candy in a bag! Watch the workers make some candy, and then take some home to enjoy! This is a fun experience everyone will enjoy!

Now you know 4 cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg under $5. You are on your way to saving big on your Smoky Mountain vacation! Are you looking for more ways to save money? Check out all of our cabin specials and make the most out of your affordable vacation! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smokies!

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