How did this Smoky Mountain town get its unusual name?
In the 1920's, a fellow called Issac Love came and here with his son. They built an iron forge, and a mill, which were both named "Pigeon Forge." Later, there was a post office bearing the name! Everything kept growing, and before we knew it, we had a whole town called Pigeon Forge!
This town is almost like an amusement park! Thrill rides are everywhere! You can find most anything from upside down "flip" rides to zip lines & fast-paced go-cart action! There's shopping, horseback riding,theaters, museums, restaurants, and some awe-inspiring mini golf courses!
One of the best ways to spell "fun" in this town is D-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D! People come from around the world to see this exciting theme park! Dollywood creates that "special" kind of fun! Oh, you know...The kind that creates treasured memories!
It's where the DOLLY parade happens every year! Grand Marshall, Dolly Parton glides down the street on a beautiful float waving to fans who stand enthusiastically waving back.
However, you must experience this mountain "wonder" for yourself!
I'll give you no guarantees as to how many pigeons you'll see when you get here, but I do promise you and your family will enjoy an adventure of a lifetime in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!
It is the home of Winterfest where millions of tiny colored bulbs light up the whole town like a Christmas tree and stays lit throughout the whole winter season!
Release the sun through your radiant smile. Speak a friendly word that's uplifting and worthwhile. Put a spring in your step, let each day begin with the courage to try and the spirit to win! Bow your head humbly to God in prayer...trust in His guidance - rest in His care! Share the gift of love, and put a song in your heart. Give someone in need a brand new start. Reach out to others along life's way. Add a ray of sunshine to someone's day. When your love for others comes shining through...a most happy day will come back to you!