Everybody loves to save money while they are on vacation. So whether you simply want to save some extra money or are on a tight budget, you will be very happy to know you don't need to spend lots of money to enjoy yourself in Pigeon Forge. In order to help you save money, we have compiled a list of 7 affordable and fun things to do when visiting Pigeon Forge.
Explore The Island
The Island is one of Pigeon Forge's top attraction and entering it is completely free. You also don't need to pay for parking. The entertainment complex houses various activities, restaurants, and shops, and many of them are free. Find a rocking chair near the Island Show Fountain to relax in and watch an amazing light and water dance performance. At the shops, you will also find amazing deals. However, don't pass up the chance to take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. For just over $10, you will be able to ride on one of the southeast's tallest attractions. You will be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge.
2. Taste the Moonshine
The state of Tennessee is renowned for its moonshine. You will be very happy to hear that you can tase the best moonshine in Pigeon Forge for only $5! What's even better is that your $5 can go towards anything you buy at the moonshine distillery. It is well known that tasting moonshine is one of the most affordable things that you can do while in Pigeon Forge. One of the more popular local distilleries is Ole Smoky Moonshine. While you are visiting The Island, one of their locations can be visited. They are renowned for such signature moonshine flavors such as Blue Flame, Apple Pie, and White Lightnin'. There are also moonshine pickles and moonshine cherries that are available.
3. Visit the Wineries
If you prefer to drink wine instead of moonshine, take a tour of some of the Pigeon Forge area wineries. There are a number of different wineries in Pigeon Forge that offers free tastings to visitors including Mountain Valley Winery and Hillside Winery. We recommend that you try out the Rocky Top Wine Trail. There are 5 local wineries included located in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge. Each one will give you free gifts as well as free tastings. And since the wine tastings are free, it will give you money to spend on bottles of wine to take home with you!
4. Tour The Old Mill
This is one of the most photographed mills in the entire country! The historic mill was built in 1830 and is still operating today. You will love the guided tour and visiting the Old Mill Square and Historic Old Mill. At Old Forge Distillery, you also will be able to enjoy free tastings see jelly, candy. and more made inside the kitchen, and at the Pigeon River Pottery watch free pottery demonstrations. There are also two restaurants where you can enjoy a tasty meal at the Poey House Cafe and Grill or the Old Mill Restaurant.
5. Take Your Children to Country Tonite
One of Pigeon Forge's best shows is Country Tonight. What is even better is that children 12 years old and younger are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. This means itis very affordable for your entire family to enjoy a very entertaining show. It has been repeatedly voted as the best show in the Smoky Mountains, featuring dancing and singing, powerful gospel, comedy, and much more. You don't need to be a country music fan to enjoy this show. Also, it is the only Pigeon Forge show that has youth performers, so you kids will really love it.
6. Enjoy a Picnic
Having a picnic is another fun thing that you can do while in Pigeon Forge. Whether you are visiting the area with your family or sweetheart, you will absolutely love getting a picnic basket and packing it full of your favorite foods and then having a tasty lunch at Patriot Park. If you don't want to prepare your meal yourself, you can pick up some food at one of the nearby restaurants in Pigeon Forge. At Patriot Park, enjoy a walk along the Little Pigeon River. You will see flags there from all of the branches of the armed forces and 50 states. You can buy duck food for only 25 cents to feed the ducks at the park.
7. Stay at an Affordable Cabin in Pigeon Forge
You don't need to spend lots of money to stay in a nice place in the Smoky Mountains. Pigeon Forge has many affordable cabins containing everything that you need to enjoy a comfortable visit. Check out our specials on Pigeon Forge cabins to save money. Our specials can help to ensure you get the best deal on a Pigeon Forge area cabin. When you stay in a cabin it also helps you save on your overall vacation costs. You will be able to prepare some of your meals in a kitchen instead of having to dine out for all of your meals. You can also have fun inside your cabin instead of having to spend all of your time at attractions. Find your ideal cabin in Pigeon Forge today!