Photo Courtesy of Shutterstock/oliveromgThe Island05/29/09 Late evening, Wears Valley10/26/07 Cades CoveView from one of Mountaintop Lodge decksAnother Beautiful Stream in Pigeon Forge, TN10/24/07 Roaring Forkanother view from the deckPigeon Forge Visitors Bureau

Families will love:

  • Dollywood
  • Dinner theaters
  • Outdoor adventures

Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the most popular Tennessee gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, connect like a string of brightly colored pop-beads, which stretches about 20 miles on what's known at "The Parkway." While each of these communities has a slightly different atmosphere ... more
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the most popular Tennessee gateways to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, connect like a string of brightly colored pop-beads, which stretches about 20 miles on what's known at "The Parkway." While each of these communities has a slightly different atmosphere, they all brim with affordable family-friendly accommodations, attractions and restaurants.

Pigeon Forge might be the most popular town for families in the area, as it's home to Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country, an amusement park and water park named for hometown honey, Dolly Parton. It's also popular for The Island at Pigeon Forge, an entertainment complex with attractions, rides, restaurants and shops, and Titanic, a unique museum that's actually shaped like the infamous ship.

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