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Pigeon Forge FAQ's

 Here are a few frequently asked questions about Pigeon Forge, Tennessee:

Where are there grocery stores?

Pigeon Forge:  

Food City
Phone: 865-543-4977
3625 Parkway

Phone: 865-429-0874
220 Wears Valley Road
Food City
Phone: 865-430-3116
1219 E Parkway
Food City
Phone: 865-908-3710
741 Dolly Parton Parkway

Phone: 865-429-0874
702 S.R. 66

Wal-Mart Super Center
Phone: 865-429-0029
1414 Parkway


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Where is there a 24 hour pharmacy?

Walgreens Pharmacy


What stores are open 24 hours?
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Kroger
Where is the nearest U.S. Post Office?

Where is the closest airport?

Commercial:McGhee-Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
Small Aircraft: Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport
Sevierville, TN
Phone: 865-453-8393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 865-453-8393 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Where is there a movie theater?

There are two movie theaters in Sevier County. Movies on the Parkway is located in Sevierville on the Highway 66 portion of the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway. The Forge Cinemas is a movie theater in Walden's Landing in Pigeon Forge.


Where can I find a golf course?

Imagine teeing off amidst the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. With almost 20 golf courses in the area, Pigeon Forge golf courses offer you a wide variety of golfing options from private country club courses to area municipal courses. recommends the listings below, which feature golfing at resorts and condominiums.


Other Area Golf Courses:

  • Baneberry Golf and Country Club
  • Bays Mountain Golf Course
  • Bent Creek Golf Course
  • Creekside Plantation/Creekside Golf Course
  • Dandridge Golf Club
  • Eagle's Landing Golf Club
  • Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course
  • Laurel Valley Golf & Country Club
  • Millstone Golf Course
  • Patriot Hills Golf Course
  • River Islands Golf Club
  • Ruggles Ferry Golf Course
  • Three Ridges Golf Course

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Where can I work out?

Visitors can purchase a day pass from the Pigeon Forge Community center for six dollars; a weekly pass is 20 dollars; a monthly pass is 50 dollars. The Pigeon Forge Community Center, a recent addition to recreation opportunities in Pigeon Forge, is 86,000 square feet with a 5,000 square foot fitness center with free weights, machines, and a cardio studio. The community center features three basketball courts, two racquetball courts, an indoor jogging circuit, plus indoor and outdoor pools. For more information, contact the center with inquiries:

Pigeon Forge Community Center
170 Community Center Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Phone: 865-429-7373 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 865-429-7373 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

View a map to the community center as well as other area facilities.

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What is the weather like in Pigeon Forge?

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall: you're guaranteed to like them all. Tennessee enjoys mild winters and summers. Spring arrives to stay in mid-April, although warm weather begins to appear in mid-March. Temperatures are in the upper nineties during the hottest part of the summer. Afternoon thunderstorms are not rare during the summer so it is a good idea to be mindful of the potential for storms as the day heats up. The summer heat lasts until late September, when cooler weather begins to settle in, bringing with it the color spectacular of changing leaves in the Smokies, which peak in mid to late October, depending on weather conditions such as the amount of rain as well as duration and frequency of cool nights. Snow is possible in the Pigeon Forge Area from late November through late March, but accumulation is not always guaranteed when snow begins to fall. Bear in mind that higher elevations in the mountains will have different weather. The Smoky Mountains are a temperate rainforest because when warm moist air from the valley ascends into the cooler air of the mountains, the water vapor in the air condenses and rain falls. The highest elevations in the Great Smoky Mountains are comparable to Canada in terms of weather and even wildlife.

For current Pigeon Forge weather information, visit the National Weather Service page for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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What religious services are available?

Many options for participation in religious services in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area are available. Please visit the Pigeon Forge Area Religious Services Page for more information.

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Just how do you say Pigeon Forge? Sevierville?

Pigeon Forge is the site of an historic iron forge, or blacksmith's shop, on the banks of the Little Pigeon River that served residents of the area. The pigeon in Pigeon Forge comes from the passenger pigeon, an extinct bird native to the area that once darkened the skies when flocks took flight. The last passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

The pronunciation of Sevierville is a source of frustration for many visitors. Sevierville is the county seat of Sevier County. Sevier County is named for the Revolutionary War Hero John Sevier of the celebrated "Overmountain Men" who fought the pivotal Battle of King's Mountain in South Carolina. Sevier's name is pronounced the same as "severe." Sevierville was named in the same tradition of naming communities after famous individuals that found names for the Tennessee communities of Knoxville, Nashville, and Greeneville.

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Are wheelchairs or motorized scooters available?

Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville make access to pedestrians a priority. For visitors who require assistance to enjoy their stay in the area, a wheelchair or powered scooter rental may be appropriate. For medical equipment vendors, contact the Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center. Visit the community resources zone for a link to the Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center.

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3925 Nellie Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37963



Our stay was just what we needed. As always Pigeon Forge was perfect, with all the outdoor activities like hiking and biking to spending our nights watching the great shows! We always feel like it's home away from home. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Ann Hazelwood - Macon, GA

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