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Pigeon Forge HotelsThis Tennessee city is set among the Smoky Mountains and is a bastion of southern charm, with a down-at-home feel and plenty of kitsch, entertainment, and culture on offer. From the natural wonder of the mountains, to some of the unlikeliest theme parks you'll ever encounter, there are also plenty of opportunities for fine dining and flexing your credit card in Pigeon Forge. Whether rafting on the river, or listening to some country music at its finest, this is a family-friendly treat for all the senses. Things to seeOne of the undoubted highlights of any trip to Pigeon Forge has to be a trip to Dollywood, that most quintessentially American tribute to one of the world's most eccentric and beloved entertainers, Dolly Parton. You don't have to be a country nut to enjoy this park, however, as it's all about the white-knuckle rides and gravity-defying plunges rather than karaoke or bluegrass sing-alongs, and the southern cooking is the ideal complement to the live performances and terrifying rollercoasters. Another landmark with Dolly's stardust sprinkled on it is Dixie Stampede Dinner Theater where you'll find plenty of entertainment to go with your dinner, from horse riding stunt work to raucous musical accompaniment. Perfect for those with kids, or a sense of adventure that extends beyond a posh dessert. There's also a Titanic Museum where you can walk into a recreation of the doomed ship and encounter hundreds of artefacts from the ill-fated voyage. Hotels in
Pigeon ForgeVisitors come here in their droves, so there are plenty of hotels in Pigeon Forge, whether you're looking to indulge, or to watch your pennies. At the top-end, you'll find resorts which feature indoor pools, event spaces, conference facilities, service spas, and fitness facilities on-site. If you don't want to push the boat out, however, you'll find lots of mid-range chains and budget hotels, inns and lodges which will, despite their more reasonable rates, offer complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and microwaves as standard, while some will even throw in indoor pools as well.Where to stayPigeon Forge is a rich and varied place, and that's reflected in the style of buildings alone. There are plenty of recognisable chain hotels, but likewise the area's full of cabins and chalets, as well as campground on which you can get back to nature and pitch a tent. As well as all the mod cons from shopping malls to gastronomically daring eateries there's lots of natural wonder to enjoy, with the mountains perfect for hiking, not to mention whitewater rafting, go-karting, and miniature golf to get the blood pumping. Head to the Parkway for shopping and dining, with outlet stores offering bargains galore. How to get to Pigeon ForgeThe closest international airport to Pigeon Forge is McGhee Tyson Airport which is well connected to range of global destinations, and at around 47 miles away is a relatively convenient international transport hub. There are a number of ways of transferring from the airport, with shuttles and buses available, and of course cabs stationed at the airport. The journey to Pigeon Forge usually takes around 1 hour, depending on traffic.