Nevada has Las Vegas for all things entertainment, and Tennessee has Pigeon Forge. Amusement here takes a very Appalachian, Southern, and Dolly Parton-revering form. The universally loved American sweetheart country singer was born nearby, and Pigeon Forge, for many, has a strong association with her music and positive vibe. The epicenter of fun, especially family fun, would be Dollywood, a theme park that combines thrill-inducing rides with Southern Appalachian flair and country music. Just nearby is another island of fun, Dollywood’s Splash Country. It continues the Dolly Parton theme and has 14 attractions on 35 acres.
But that’s not all of the things to do in Pigeon Forge. The small Tennessee mountain town has its own Strip, albeit much tinier than in Las Vegas. Its name is Parkway, and it features a kaleidoscope of restaurants, concert halls, theme parks, and hotels. The musts would be the Titanic Museum Attraction with artifacts from the ship, Dolly Parton’s Stampede that combines Southern dining and a country show, and The Island in Pigeon Forge with a Ferris wheel and unlimited shopping opportunities.