Breathtaking photo of the Smoky Mountains in the fall.
November 16, 2017

Pigeon Forge is full of fun and exciting things to do. The city of Pigeon Forge is only a short distance from some of the most popular locations in East Tennessee: Gatlinburg, Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’re never far from the best sights and attractions in the towns near Pigeon Forge when you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort.



With only about 7 miles separating the two cities, the distance between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is nothing to worry about. It only takes about 15 minutes to drive from one city to the other on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The leaves changing colors in the fall makes for a beautiful drive. Most visitors end up traveling the distance at least a few times during their vacation, making their way back and forth from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg.

Some popular attractions in Gatlinburg include the Gatlinburg Space Needle, where visitors can experience a 360-degree view of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, and Ober Gatlinburg, an amusement park and ski area. While staying at the Eagles Ridge Resort, take advantage of the short distance between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and experience the restaurants, shopping and outdoor attractions Gatlinburg has to offer.


Only a short few miles from Pigeon Forge is Sevierville. When traveling to Pigeon Forge using the interstate, you’llWears Valley Road, Seviervillepass through Sevierville on the way. Sevierville is a small city that is home to the famous Dolly Parton statue. There are many dining options, including the popular Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, in the heart of Sevierville. After enjoying a bite to eat, visitors can shop till they drop at outlet malls and boutiques. If you’re looking for fun, the city has mini-golf courses, NASCAR-themed go-kart tracks and petting zoos. When you stay at the Eagles Ridge Resort, make sure to add a little extra time in your trip to stop in Sevierville for at least an afternoon!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Beautiful views along Newfound Gap Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Pigeon Forge is just a few minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guests of the Eagles Ridge Resort can enjoy breathtaking views of mountains while being close to all the activities in the area, such as hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding, tubing and more. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in America with about 10 million visitors per year. Also a bonus ­— the park is completely free for visitors! Some of the most-visited areas of the park include Cades Cove, Mt. Leconte and Clingmans Dome. Whether you’re interested in enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery or exploring the 10,000 different species of animals and plants in the area, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always worth the short drive from Pigeon Forge.

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