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5 Fun Things to do in December in the Smokies

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Discover 5 fun things to do in December in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN including where to find the best shows, lights, activities, and more!

December is a magical time in the Smoky Mountains as the towns come alive with lights, sounds, tastes, and smells unlike any other part of the year. Below, we highlight five favorite things to enjoy throughout December for people of all ages!

Pigeon Forge Christmas Shows

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For fun and entertainment for the entire family, Pigeon Forge offers numerous shows filled with music, dancing, animals, and even pirates!

Country Tonite Christmas Show: This wonderful show is filled with a talented cast performing a variety of Christmas classics that people of all ages will love. You’ll also find a few special guest performers during the Christmas production including Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and the ballerina in the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Toys will also come alive in the magical song “Where are you Christmas”.

Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry: With the largest nativity scene, sugar-plum fairies, dancing elves, reindeer and Santa, your family is sure to be filled with the Christmas spirit after this show!

Comedy Barn Christmas Show: The Comedy Barn Christmas Show is one of Pigeon Forge’s most popular shows during the holidays. Filled with fun, jokes, and laughter everyone is sure to enjoy this hilarious, good time!

Hatfield and McCoy’s Christmas Disaster Dinner Show: Enjoy a southern, homestyle, holiday feast as you watch these two fuedin’ families try to get squash their issues for the holidays. With pranks, stunts, and more, it’s the most fun you can have this holiday season.

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirate Voyage: This pirate’s spin on the classic “A Christmas Story” provides stunts, hijinks, and a cast of characters taking Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to try to find the meaning of Christmas.

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

Christmas at Dollywood combines parades, Christmas Shows, interactive characters, magical light displays, delicious food, and rides for the entire family. Available through January 4th, this fun time for the entire family is sure to delight people of all ages.

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Anakeesta Enchanted Winter

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Be immersed in the joys of the holidays at the Anakeesta Enchanted Winter in Gatlinburg. From holiday food and spirits, to a walk-in snow globe to over 1000 light displays, Anakeesta is the very best place to go to get in the holiday spirit. You’ll be able to do your holiday shopping, cozy up and relax by the fire, and take a selfie at the many beautiful displays.

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Winterfest Lights

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What’s a holiday celebration without a tour of the beautiful light displays? During the holidays the Smokies literally light-up, revealing a beautiful display of twinkling lights to its visitors. This is a fun, free activity to enjoy as you can simply hop in your vehicle and drive the Pigeon Forge Parkway and downtown Gatlinburg to enjoy the displays. Don’t feel like driving? Hop on a Pigeon Forge Trolley right outside our front doors and then sit back and enjoy the sights!

For more information about the Winterfest Lights please visit:

Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

On December 6th, Gatlinburg celebrates its 44th Christmas Parade, a celebration that combines traditions, floats, light displays, marching bands and many more.

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Stay in the Heart of it All

Whether you’re looking for traditional holiday magic or something a bit off the beaten path, the Smokies have so much to offer. No matter what brings you to the area, make sure you book your stay in the heart of it all: The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center.

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Top 5 Things to do in November in Pigeon Forge

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Discover 5 fun things to do in November in Pigeon Forge that people of all ages will love!

November is fantastic month to visit Pigeon Forge as it offers lower crowds in the first half of the month along with the kickoff of the holiday season with Winterfest, Christmas shows, shopping, and more! Below, we highlight 5 fun things to do in November throughout Pigeon Forge that people of all ages will love.


Pigeon Forge turns into a winter wonderland from November 22 – February 17 as the town lights up for Winterfest. Beautiful Christmas light displays are the main attraction during Winterfest. The town sparkles as millions of lights make up elaborate displays, including the 12 Days of Christmas in lights along the Pigeon Forge Parkway. In addition to the winter lights, there are a variety of events, parades, and trolley tours to enjoy all season long!

To learn more about Winterfest, visit

See a Christmas Show

Numerous theaters throughout Pigeon Forge offer incredible Christmas shows beginning November 1st! If you want fun & laughter, the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show is sure to put a smile on your face. The annual Christmas Show at Country Tonite features performances inspired by holiday classics. Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede showcases performers on horseback, twinkling lights, Christmas music favorites and a festive four-course meal.

For more information about these Christmas shows and others in Pigeon Forge, and to get special discounts, visit:

Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood

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Dollywood’s annual Smoky Mountain Christmas takes place November 9 – January 4. Visitors enjoy a variety of festive activities throughout the park. Glacier Ridge is the park’s winter wonderland filled with sparkling displays and Dollywood’s unique 50-foot video motion Christmas tree. You can also enjoy award-winning Christmas musical productions filled with holiday music and Christmas cheer. There’s also the Parade of Many Colors, an exciting holiday tradition with vibrant floats and interactive characters.

For more information on Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, visit

Fireworks Celebration at the Titanic Museum

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The Titanic Museum’s Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration is a free, outdoor family event that happens on November 28. This year’s event features a musical tribute with singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano. The event kicks off at 7:00 pm and ends with a spectacular fireworks display.

To learn more about the Fireworks Celebration at the Titanic Museum, visit:

Black Friday Shopping

Pigeon Forge is a great place to do your holiday shopping as there are many stores that offer unique gifts. From outlet malls to specialty artisan shops, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list. The Ramsey Hotel is centrally located in Pigeon Forge offering easy access to numerous stores as well as a great place to rest and take a break from your Black Friday shopping spree!

Stay Near the Fun

Whatever event might bring you to enjoy Pigeon Forge in November, be sure to book your stay in the heart of it all at The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center.

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Best Places to Find Unique Gifts in Pigeon Forge

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Discover some of the best shops to find unique gifts in Pigeon Forge, TN.

There are many interesting stores in Pigeon Forge that carry a wide variety of unique gifts, many of which can only be found here in the Smokies. Below, we highlight some of the best places to find something unique for everyone on your shopping list.

Smoky Mountain Cat House

The name of this shop isn’t a play on words, the Smoky Mountain Cat House is indeed the place to find everything cat-related, whether it be for your pet cat or for that crazy cat lover on your shopping list. From cat inspired jewelry and sleepwear to cat toys and accessories, the store offers dozens of unique gifts. The Cat House has been a Pigeon Forge landmark for 30 years and is known as a destination for cat lovers from around the world. In fact, it is the #1 rated gift and specialty shop in Pigeon Forge on TripAdvisor.

To see what the Smoky Mountain Cat House has to offer, visit

Uncle Lem’s

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Uncle Lem’s is your go-to shop for gifts for outdoor adventurers. The store was inspired by and named after Lem Ownby, who lived in the remote wilderness of the Smoky Mountains, growing food and tending bees. People frequently visited Lem to buy his honey and hear his stories. While Uncle Lem’s sells a wide variety of outdoor gear, one of the unique gifts the store has to offer is delicious honey, keeping true to Lem’s heritage.

To learn more about Lem’s, visit

The Old Mill

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The Old Mill is a landmark in Pigeon Forge as well as a great shopping destination with four specialty shops on site. The Old Mill General Store sells “Smoky Mountain goodness” such as freshly ground yellow cornmeal, homemade jams and regionally inspired gifts. The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen offers signature ingredients such as soup mixes and bread mixes to help you recreate dishes from The Old Mill Restaurant. It also sells unique and decorative kitchen items. Pigeon River Pottery has potters on site who create one-of-a-kind pieces such as dinnerware and bakeware in a wide range of unique glazes. And, last but not least, Sassafras is where you’ll find unique jewelry, apparel, and accessories.

For more information about the shops at The Old Mill, visit

Misty Mountain Soap Co.

For the beauty enthusiast on your shopping list, check out the Misty Mountain Soap Co. The store offers a wide variety of healthy skin care products, such as handmade soaps, body butters and sugar scrubs. All products are crafted with natural ingredients right on site in the store’s workshop. Visitors love the fresh, aromatic products and the friendly associates who work at the store.

To shop for gifts online, visit

MoonPie General Store and the Original Book Warehouse

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This store is famous for its MoonPies, which are graham cracker cookies dipped in marshmallow and covered in chocolate. But MoonPies are just a fraction of what you’ll find at MoonPie General Store and the Original Book Warehouse. The store has a really wide variety of gifts from MoonPie branded merchandise to silly items such as like bacon body wash. It’s a great place to explore as you search for the perfect unique gift.

To learn more about Moon Pie General Store and the Original Book Warehouse, visit

Lodging in Pigeon Forge

The Ramsey Hotel is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge near many fantastic places to shop. To plan your next exciting trip to the Smokies, visit our rooms page to choose the perfect room, or give us a call at (865) 428-2700 and we will gladly help you plan an incredible visit!

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6 Fun Things to do in October in the Smoky Mountains

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Get details on 6 special events and fun things to do in October in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.

October is a fun-filled month in the Smokies with fantastic events and activities to enjoy around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Below, we highlight are 6 fun things to consider when planning your trip to Pigeon Forge in October.

1. Visit The Island

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The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the top 10 amusements parks in the US according to TripAdvisor. When autumn hits the Smokies, The Island switches things up with some fall flair so that visitors have something new to enjoy for the season. Visitors will see custom fall decorations around the park and have a chance to try some yummy seasonal desserts and moonshine flavors while enjoying all of the attractions and shops at The Island.

To learn more about Fall at The Island, visit

2. The Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta

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If you’re looking for scary thrills, Anakeesta in Gatlinburg has a Halloween event that will get your heart pounding. The Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta is a story about tormented souls rising from their graves, desperately searching for a way off Hallow Mountain. Anakeesta brings this story to life in pulse-pounding scare zones. Not a fan of fear? There are also family-friendly crafts, games, movies and sweet treats. Each weekend from September 13th through November 2nd, guests visiting Anakeesta can experience Hallow Mountain at no additional charge.

To buy tickets and learn more about the Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta, visit

3. Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Get all your holiday shopping done at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the event that celebrates arts and crafts in the Smokies. More than 180 craftspeople from all over the United States will gather to showcase their skills and offer their unique art for sale. Many of the artisans will sell holiday-themed items and unique gifts. The fair runs from October 10 through 27. Tickets are $7 for adults. Children 12 and under get in for free.

For more information about the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, visit

4. Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

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Ober Gatlinburg’s 10th annual Oktoberfest runs from September 27 through November 3. The event celebrates traditions of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Food takes center stage at Oktoberfest where visitors can try traditional Bavarian cuisine, such as schnitzel, bratwurst and strudel. The Outdoor Bier Garten features authentic German beer from a variety of breweries. Along with the food and drinks, guests can enjoy outdoor games and watch the Smoky Mountain Oompah Band perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, dressed in authentic lederhosen.

To learn more about Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg and to buy tickets, visit

5. Fall Colors

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Visitors flock to the Smoky Mountains every fall to see the beautiful fall colors as the trees make their autumn transformation. It is important to plan your visit at just the right time so you can see the colors at their peak, when they’re the brightest. Currently, the prediction is that the fall colors will start to appear around mid-October in the higher elevations and then slowly spread down to Pigeon Forge through mid-November.

To get the latest Gatlinburg Fall Colors Forecast and Foliage Report, visit

6. Wears Valley Fall Fest

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The Wears Valley Fall Fest is a three-day event that happens October 18 – 20. It features a variety of sights, sounds and tastes for the whole family. Guests can browse and purchase crafts from artisans who showcase a diverse offering of traditional and contemporary pieces. There is entertainment throughout the weekend on stage with Southern gospel, folk and country performances. Also, the event features delicious festival foods, including fall goodies like gourmet caramel and candy apples. Don’t forget to bring the little ones – there are great activities for kids, such as games, crafts and an obstacle course.

For more information about the Wears Valley Fall Fest, visit

Book Your Fall Getaway

Whatever event might bring you to the Smokies in October, be sure to book your stay in the middle of it all at The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center.

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5 Fun Things to do with Kids in Pigeon Forge

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See 5 fun attractions for kids in Pigeon Forge near The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center.

Pigeon Forge is a family friendly town with lots of things for kids to do near The Ramsey Hotel! When planning your visit, be sure to consider these 5 kid friendly attractions that are sure to please kids of all ages.


dollywood kids rides
A visit to Dollywood is amongst one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids since it has a wide variety of activities for children. If your little ones are younger, visit the Country Fair section of the park. It features carnival style rides, such as The Amazing Flying Elephants, classic games, and delicious carnival snacks. Older kids will enjoy braving the many roller coasters and other adventurous rides throughout the park.

For details on Dollywood, visit

Putt Putt

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Pigeon Forge takes putt putt to the next level at Crave Golf Club, ranked one of the top 13 mini-golf courses in the country. It features a 19-hole indoor course and a 19-hole rooftop course! As the name suggests, the courses are candy-coated wonderlands with multiple challenges in store. If adventure is more your style, head over to Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf where a mining train takes you to the first holes. You’ll encounter waterfalls, a pirate ship, a volcano, and more.

For details on Crave, visit

For details on Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf, visit

Go Karts

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If you’re looking for Pigeon Forge kids activities for kiddos on the go, go carts are sure to be a crowd pleaser. The Track has four race tracks and was voted the best go-kart track in town. The park also features bumper cars, kids country rides and more. SpeedZone Fun Park also features four different go-kart tracks, including a kids track for younger kids and the Tennessee twister, a wooden track with lots of twists and turns.

For details on The Track, visit

For details on SpeedZone Fun Park, visit:

Dinner Shows

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Combine food and entertainment at one of Pigeon Forge’s kid friendly dinner shows. At Pirates Voyage you’ll enjoy a four-course feast while you watch Blackbeard the pirate and his crew battle their foes high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon. If you’re looking for something funny, visit the Comedy Barn, an award-winning family comedy variety show. There are many kinds of acts, including magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists and comedians.

For details on Pirates Voyage, visit
For details on the Comedy Barn, visit

The Island

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TripAdvisor ranked The Island as the 6th Best Amusement Park in the United States. The Island has a variety of fun activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy classic rides like the Flying Horse Carousel and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Or, get active at Battleground: Tactical Laser Tag and Island Bumper Cars. There’s no admission fee to the park – just pay for what you want to do once you arrive.

For details on activities for kids at The Island, visit

Stay Near the Fun

Be sure to book your stay at The Ramsey Hotel for your visit to Pigeon Forge. We are a family-friendly hotel and perfect for your kids as we offer fun amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, nightly movies by the pool, free popcorn and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet!

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Fun Things to do in September in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge offers numerous fun things to do throughout September for people of all ages. Get details on some of the most popular events.

Fall is just around the corner with cooler weather and beautiful autumn foliage, making it a great time to visit Pigeon Forge, TN. When you’re in town there are a variety of fun things to see and do! Below, we highlight some of the most popular events in Pigeon Forge throughout September.

Car Shows

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Car enthusiasts are in for a treat with two great car shows. Take a trip down memory lane with Shades of the Past. The show happens September 6 & 7 and features rods, customs and classic cars made through 1972. It’s one of biggest annual car shows and rod runs in the Smoky Mountains. The event will be hosted at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Tickets are only $10 a day and kids under 12 get in free!

For details on Shades of the Past, visit

The LeConte Center will be hosting this year’s Pigeon Forge Rod Run September 12-14. Check out thousands of hot rods and muscle cars aiming to win prizes like a $10,000 cash giveaway. Don’t miss the huge swap meet and door prizes for attendees. Admission is $12 per day.

For details on the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, visit

National Quartet Convention

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Gospel music’s largest annual event is the National Quartet Convention. Enjoy one week of the finest in Southern gospel music at the LeConte Center September 22 – 28. Each day you’ll have the chance to hear various artists perform at NQC Artists Showcases and enjoy spectacular evening concerts. You will not want to miss featured events such as the Booth Brothers 30th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion and the McKameys Tribute & Farewell.

For a full schedule of events and to order tickets, visit

Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

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The beginning of fall means the Dollywood Harvest Festival is right around the corner. From September 27 – November 2, Dollywood will be decked out with harvest decorations like pumpkins, cornstalks and scarecrows. Enjoy specially prepared autumn treats like pumpkin-flavored goodies and apple stack cakes, and attend any of the 350 Southern gospel music shows at the park. Once the sun sets, the park will be lit up with thousands of jack-o’-lanterns as part of the Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Enjoy the whimsical scenes, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and artistic sculptures.

For more information on the Dollywood Harvest Festival, visit

Old Mill Heritage Day

Celebrate tradition at the 16th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at Old Mill Square. The event takes place on September 28. Visitors get a free guided tour of the 188-year-old Historic Old Mill, and get to experience what a “day in the life” was like for the people of Pigeon Forge. There will be live demonstrations by crafts people, including making lye soap, apple butter and wheel thrown pottery.

For more information on the Old Mill, visit

Stay Close to the Fun

The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center is perfectly located in the middle of all of these fun things to do and more! Visit our Pigeon Forge hotel specials page to receive an exclusive discount for booking directly with us and enjoy a trip to the Pigeon Forge this fall!

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Two Big Pigeon Forge Car Shows in September

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Two major car shows roll into Pigeon Forge in September and we have full details! See dates, locations and more for Shades of the Past and the Pigeon Forge Rod Run.

Pigeon Forge hosts numerous car shows throughout the year, but two of the biggest arrive in September! These car shows typically happen on consecutive weekends, so it’s possible to experience both of them during a single visit to Pigeon Forge. Below, we highlight details about each show including dates, locations, and more.

Shades of the Past

shades of the past
The first car show to roll into Pigeon Forge in September is the classic Shades of the Past. 2019 is the 37th year for this extremely popular car show. It takes place September 6th-7th at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Shades of the Past features hot rods, classics, and customs manufactured through 1972, so if you are a fan of beautiful, classic cars then this is a show you do not want to miss! Visit their website below to view information for participants, spectators, vendors, parking, and more.

Shades of the Past
September 6-7, 2019
Dollywood’s Splash Country
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Official Website:

Fall Rod Run

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The massive Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run thunders into town the following weekend as it takes place September 12-14, 2019. This popular show features hot rods of just about every make, model, and year. The event is hosted at The LeConte Center, located about half of a mile away from The Ramsey Hotel & Convention Center. Spectator parking for the show is free, but admission is $12 per day. This is a fantastic show that features some of the most impressive cars in the country as well as numerous vendors offering a variety of products. If you love hot rods, this is a bucket list event!

Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
September 12-14, 2019
LeConte Center
2986 Teaster Ln, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Official Website:

Book Your Pigeon Forge Car Show Hotel Room

These major car shows attract thousands of fans each year, so we highly recommend reserving your room as soon as possible. The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center is conveniently located close to both of these popular car shows, making it easy to attend either one of them. Click here to see our location, amenities, and more!

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The Best Indoor Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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Discover some of the best things to do indoors in Pigeon Forge, TN including shows, attractions, and more to escape the heat, cold, rain, etc!

The heat, cold, rain, and snow do not stop the fun in Pigeon Forge! There are so many fun things to do indoors throughout town for people of all ages no matter the weather outside. If you want adrenaline-pumping attractions, educational museums, or simply want to sit back and be entertained the list below features indoor options for anyone to enjoy while visiting Pigeon Forge, TN!

Dinner Shows

hatfield mccoy dinner showOne of the most popular things to do indoors in Pigeon Forge is to enjoy one of the many fantastic dinner shows. This is a great way to combine entertainment and a meal in one place! Pigeon Forge offers a variety of dinner shows that appeal to people of all ages and interests. Whether you enjoy horses, pirates, feuding families, or even a murder mystery there are plenty fun shows and delicious meals to choose from! Here are the most popular dinner shows in Pigeon Forge:


titanic pigeon forge exteriorPigeon Forge also offers a great selection of entertaining and educational museums. These are great options for things to do indoors as it is possible to spend hours in some of these museums! Take in the history and artifacts of the incredible Titanic Museum, have fun with interactive exhibits at WonderWorks, explore the history of crime at Alcatraz East, and so much more! Below are some of the most popular museums in Pigeon Forge.

Escape Games

the escape room pigeon forgeIf you crave something to indoors that is a bit more challenging, then try one of the many escape rooms in town! These have grown in popularity as they provide a fun way to enjoy an attraction as a team, working together to solve clues and escape the room together. The numerous escape rooms in Pigeon Forge each offer different themes & puzzles. Click any of the links below to learn more and see the variety of rooms that each location offers.


topjump pigeon forgeIf you need something even more “active”` then be sure to check out TopJump Trampoline and Extreme Arena! This massive indoor arena offers numerous trampolines, ninja course, basketball dodgeball, climbing center, kids zone, snacks, food, a spectating area, and so much more! With so many fun activities, TopJump has quickly become a favorite thing to do indoors in Pigeon Forge all year long! Click below to visit their website to see all of their activities, pricing, pictures, video, and more.


Pigeon Forge Snow

pigeon forge snowEnjoy the thrill of snow tubing at the nation’s first indoor snow park right here in Pigeon Forge! Pigeon Forge Snow is open year-round offering an indoor, climate controlled facility with real snow! The snow is made with 100% pure water with no additives of any kind. This is an extremely fun indoor activity for people of all ages (must be at least 38 inches tall) to enjoy no matter the time of year or what the weather is like outside. Click below to check out Pigeon Forge Snow and to book your snow tubing adventure online.

Pigeon Forge Snow

Movie Theater

Finally, if you simply want to do something indoors in Pigeon Forge that doesn’t involve any interactivity at all, The Forge Cinemas features the latest movies right off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. This state-of-the-art cinema features all digital projection, digital 3D, stadium seating, digital surround sound, and more. They also frequently offer specials and deals, so be sure to check out their website below to see the current offers and featured movies.

The Forge Cinemas

Plan Your Visit

With so many great things to do indoors, Pigeon Forge is truly a year-round destination offering fun activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the numerous attractions in town, The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center features indoor swimming, nightly movies, restaurant & lounge, meeting rooms, convention space, and so much more. To plan your next visit, view our selection of rooms to choose the perfect accommodations for your trip to Pigeon Forge, TN!

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4 Fun Things To Do Within Walking Distance from The Ramsey Hotel

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See four fun things to do within walking distance from The Ramsey Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge is full of fun and exciting things to do for people of all ages, and many attractions are within walking distance from The Ramsey Hotel! Below, we highlight four attractions to enjoy during your next visit that are just a short walk away.

Fun Stop & Big Top Arcade

Located directly across the street from The Ramsey Hotel is Fun Stop, which offers go karts, mini golf, arcade, thrill rides, and more! There are a total of 18 attractions at Fun Stop to provide numerous options to entertain people of all ages! They also offer great discounts for groups of 15 or more people with savings of 30%-50% off depending on the ride.

Visit for more details.

Xtreme Racing

If you love heart-pumping thrills, then you will love Xtreme Racing Center! They offer the fastest go karts in Pigeon Forge on two different racetracks. Due to the power and speed of their go karts, they request drivers to be at least 11 years old and 52 inches tall. They do, however, offer double karts where children as young as 3 years old can ride with someone 16 years old or older. Xtreme Racing Center is located just .2 mile away from The Ramsey Hotel.

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The Old Mill

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill is one of the most historic features in Pigeon Forge and it is located .4 mile away from The Ramsey Hotel. It is one of the most photographed locations in all of Pigeon Forge, but there is so much more to do than enjoy the view! All around The Old Mill are a variety of unique shops and delicious places to eat. Enjoy watching pottery be handmade at Pigeon River Pottery. Pick up some tasty treats at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. Sample soups, dips, and more at The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen. There are plenty of shops and things to enjoy for an entire morning or afternoon at The Old Mill!

Visit for more details.

Crave Golf

Crave Golf Club has been rated as the best mini-golf in Pigeon Forge and is also ranked in the top 13 courses in the country! They offer a 19-hole rooftop course as well as a 19-hole indoor course that they describe as “delightfully competitive environments like Rock Candy Mountain, Bubblegum Garden, and the Jellybean Jungle, filled with crystalline candy stalagmites, gumball trees, and giant lollipops.” This is by far one of the “sweetest” things to do in the Smokies and it is located just .5 mile away!

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Book Your Stay

The Ramsey Hotel is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge and these are just a few of the many wonderful things to do within walking distance to our hotel. To plan your next exciting trip to the Smokies, visit our rooms page to choose the perfect room, or give us a call at (865) 428-2700 and we will gladly help you plan an incredible visit!

Pigeon Forge 4th of July Fireworks and Free Concert

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Pigeon Forge is a fantastic place to celebrate July 4th with the extremely popular Patriot Festival. This special event features activities for children, food vendors, free concerts by multiple performers, and finishes with a spectacular fireworks display. The Patriot Festival is free to attend and the venue is located within walking distance from The Ramsey Hotel at nearby Patriot Park!

The festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. with a free “Kid’s Karnival” featuring fun activities for children. The food vendors also open at 2:00 p.m. offering delicious food throughout the day.

At 4:00 p.m. the stage come alive with free concerts from the following performers:

  • Whiskey Icarus
  • Pigeon Forge Community Chorus
  • Brad Hudson Band
  • Free Falling (a Tom Petty Tribute Band)

The fun continues at 8:30 p.m. as the event headliner, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, takes the stage! Marty Stuart has had an award-winning career with numerous hits, and there is no doubt they know how to put on a show! Their performance leads up to an incredible fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. to finish off a fun day of free festivities.

Patriot Park is located just a half mile from The Ramsey Hotel making it an easy walk so that you do not have to worry about finding parking or waiting on shuttles!

Also, if you do not attend the Patriot Festival, but still would like to see the fireworks, then simply step outside our front door as the fireworks are visible between our parking lot and the Parkway!

Book Your Stay

The Ramsey Hotel offers a premium location for the Patriot Festival and our rooms are often sold out for July 4th, so we highly suggest reserving a room as soon as possible. Click here to see our rooms or give us a call at (865) 428-2700 and we will be happy to help you choose the perfect room for your visit.