Information about Pigeon Forge, TN and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

The Center of Fun in the Smokies

"The Center of Fun in the Smokies"

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A little about Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, in East Tennessee, is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful scenery for every season. Our town is made up of a delightful mix of life-long residents, young families attracted by nature's beauty, and folks who have chosen to spend their retirement years in Pigeon Forge. Early history of our town dates back to before the Revolutionary War. Our first business was established in the early 1800s. While Pigeon Forge once was a small farming community, the lure of the mountains brought more and more visitors to the area, and new businesses were established to meet the needs of these travelers. You'll find Pigeon Forge is an all-American town with a wholesome atmosphere, brimming with family values and old-fashioned Southern hospitality

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The history of Pigeon Forge

The name "Pigeon Forge" comes from an iron forge built by Isaac Love (1783–1854) sometime around 1820. The name of this forge referred to its location along the Little Pigeon River, in the vicinity of what is now the Old Mill. The name of the river comes from the flocks of passenger pigeons that frequented its banks at the time of the first Euro-American settlers' arrival. In the 1870s, a health resort was established in Pigeon Forge at Henderson Springs, adjacent to the Wear's Fort site on the town's north side. It was common during this period for the residents of large urban areas to visit mountain springs, the waters of which were thought to have health-restoring qualities.

Contact Information

231 Dollywood Ln
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Businesses in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Here is a collection of local Pigeon Forge, Tennessee businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Lodging Museums / Attractions Restaurants Shopping


A Cabin in the Woods


Cozy cottages and cabins with luxury features


All Season Suites


Large suites, omelet breakfast, efficiency kitchens!


Guest House International Inn


Pleasantly nestled amidst the Great Smoky Mountains


Inn on the River


Right on the Little Pigeon Forge River


Castle of Chaos

Museums / Attractions

The first 5D attraction in the world!



Museums / Attractions

Good clean fun for the whole family


Alamo Steakhouse


Voted by locals


Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que


Real Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que!


Flapjacks Pancake Cabin


Welcome Y'all


Happy Days Diner


We bring back the fun


Chocolate Monkey


Handmade Heaven in the Smokies


Ernest Tubb Record Shop


Helping keep American music alive