48 Hours to Explore the Best of Pigeon Forge

Weekend getaways are so much fun! We love sharing our insider knowledge about our favorite town in the Smokies and are here to provide you with the ultimate 48-hour itinerary in Pigeon Forge!


Day One:

8 am –   Pancake Pantry

Start the day off on a sweet note at Tennessee’s first pancake house! You can expect a plethora of pancake varieties topped with homemade butter and whipped cream. We think they may be the most fluffy and delicate pancakes your taste buds will ever experience.


10 am – Walk around Old Mill Square

Old Mill Square - Best of Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill Square is a can’t miss stop.  It’s perfect for walking off a possible pancake coma, LOL!  Located along the Little Pigeon River, this historic spot offers two award-winning restaurants, a pottery studio, a candy shop, distillery, and much more!


12 pm  – Dollywood

Dollywood - Best of Pigeon Forge

Experience world-class rides, taste award-winning recipes, and watch memorable performances at Dollywood!  It has a little bit of something for everyone in your party, from your itsy-bitsys to your great-greats.

After venturing around this amusement park into the evening hours, we’re sure you’ll look forward to heading back to the hotel and getting a good night’s rest. Sleep well.


Day Two:

9 am – Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Hollywood Wax Museum - Best of Pigeon Forge

Grab some breakfast and then head over to the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center for four fun-filled attractions that will kick start an amazing day. “Meet” your favorite stars at Hollywood Wax Museum, strap in for a 5D action adventure at Castle of Chaos, walk through the zombie-infested Chemacorp laboratory at Outbreak, and make your way through infinite reflections at Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors.


12 pm – Shopping at The Island

The Island - Best of Pigeon Forge

No trip is complete without a little bit of shopping, and The Island is home to exquisitely unique retail stores and boutiques to help find that perfect item to bring home! Plan on fueling up here with a hearty lunch to prep yourself for the next adventure!


2 pm – Enjoy Spa Time

Once you’ve shopped until you dropped, mosey on over to St. Somewhere Spa at the Margaritaville Island Hotel. Indulge in one of the spa’s custom treatments, like their Volcano Hot Stone Massage or their Lost Shaker of Salt Glow. Even the kiddos can get in on the action with a Glimmer and Glow Facial for ages 8 to 11 or a Youth Glow Facial for ages 12 to 16.


5 pm – Go Indoor Skydiving


If free falling out of the sky is a little more than you’re up for, you can still experience what it’s like to fly at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving! With no needed experience, everyone has the chance to fly indoors.


8 pm – Attend a Dinner Show

Hatfield & McCoy - Best of Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge has quite the array of dinner shows that are the perfect way to finish up your two-day adventure. For what some call the original family feud, we recommend checking out the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show . You’ll enjoy some good ole’ laughs and a delicious all-you-can-eat meal.


This 48-hour guide to Pigeon Forge will leave you not only stuffed and satisfied but filled with unforgettable experiences and memories. We hope to see you soon in our Smoky Mountain city! Get more ideas on what to do on the Pigeon Forge Travel Guide.