What’s New In Pigeon Forge for 2023

Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the things that are NEW in Pigeon Forge attractions in 2022 you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape. It is a top destination for families because it is jam packed with things that children and teens enjoy. Discover a huge selection of family shows featuring world-class talent recruited from all over the world. Thrills and shows are eye-popping and fun for every age group. Pigeon Forge is a bright and energetic zone nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.


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Attractions

Anakeesta Expansion

576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

Anakeesta has begun an expansion that will double the park's size. The first phase, Astra Lumina, is now open. The expansion will continue through 2024 and will include a European-themed village, a birdhouse-inspired play zone, an interactive waterfall & cave system, a French-inspired bakery, and much more.

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Barbecue, Restaurants

The Hippie BBQ & Grill

611 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862

This new Sevierville BBQ restaurant is a 1970s themed, family-oriented sports bar specializing in BBQ, burgers and wings.

Coming Summer 2023
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Attractions, Mini Golf

Sky Pirates Of Mermaid Bay

2420 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay is an epic miniature golf adventure that will take you through a world under the sea. Prepare for the most immersive mini golf experience the world has ever seen!

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Vehicle Rentals

Pigeon Forge eBike Rentals

2850 Parkway #17, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Cruise the streets of Pigeon Forge with an eBike rental. Stop by their location at the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall.

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Alcohol

Tennessee Stud Cider

716 Parkway, Suite 1, Gatlinburg, TN

Tennessee Stud hard cider is the most recent expression of creativity from Yee-Haw Brewing. Apple juice is artfully transformed to a delicious, robust cider base that is carefully blended with real fruit purees to achieve that just right balance.

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Attractions

SkyLand Ranch

1620 Parkway Sevierville, TN 37862

SkyLand Ranch combines all your favorite things about the Smoky Mountains into one exciting entertainment venue. Visitors can enjoy rides, shops, treats, live entertainment and more at SkyLand Ranch.

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Pizza, Restaurants

Pizza Rio Wine + Bar

140 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Pizza Rio offers a modern and cozy atmosphere with a Brazilian style of serving. The unique restaurant works with fresh ingredients, hand crafted cocktails, and a signature wine list.

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Museums

Side By Side: Bonnie & Clyde Exhibit at Alcatraz East

2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

The infamous fashion-forward anti heroes also known as the King and Queen of the Dirty Thirties struck fear in the hearts of civilians and law enforcement alike, but there's more to their story. Look behind the headlines at Alcatraz East to reveal more to this story than meets the eye.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
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Coffee, Restaurants

Painted Bear Coffee Co

522 Buckhorn Road , Gatlinburg, TN

A quaint mountain coffee shop located in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Stop by for a coffee on the porch.

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Hotels

The Davis Hotel Sevierville

212 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN

The former Rawlings funeral home is being restored back into a unique 6 bedroom boutique hotel that was open in the early 1900s. The hotel is currently projected to open in early 2023.

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Shows & Theaters

Memories Theatre

2141 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

Memories Theatre features some of the world's greatest celebrity impersonators playing tribute to legends of yesterday and today.

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Bars & Breweries, Beer

The Neighborhood Beer House

1436 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville, TN

A family-friendly, dog-friendly, neighborhood beer garden providing local craft beer, food, and a good time.

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Bars & Breweries

1919 Society

101 E Main St. Sevierville, TN 37862

Prohibition style speakeasy inside an old two story bank vault in historic downtown Sevierville.

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Bars & Breweries, Beer

Iron Forge Brewing Company

371 Lonesome Valley Road Sevierville, TN 37862

Iron Forge Brewing Company is a brewery and tap room set to open January of 2023 in Sevierville, Tennessee.

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Attractions, Hotels

Pedestrian Bridge at Holiday Inn on the Parkway

The all new pedestrian bridge behind Holiday Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge Convention Center is available for public use. The bridge directly connects the hotel on the parkway to Leconte Center and parking for The Island.

Holiday Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge Convention Center
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Attractions, Museums

New Exhibit At Alcatraz East

Pigeon Forge, TN

Alcatraz East Crime Museum has a new exhibit on master manipulators that have run rampant throughout the crime world. The exhibit explores different examples of manipulation and the methods these criminals have exploited their victims for personal gain.

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Attractions

Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood

Dollywood

Set to debut spring 2023, Big Bear Mountain will be the biggest and longest roller coaster at Dollywood. It's said to have more than 20 "butterfly moments" - the most of any family coaster in the country.

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Restaurants

Cumberland Jack’s LeConte Kitchen

Gatlinburg, TN

Cumberland Jack's is coming to Gatlinburg. The new restaurant is owned by the same group as Crockett's Breakfast Camp and Five Oaks Farm Kitchen and will be in the location of the old Texas Roadhouse.

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Brassa 51 Peruvian Cuisine

1304 Parkway, Suite 101, Sevierville, TN

Brassa 51, set to open in August 2022, prepares high quality ingredients based on traditional recipes with a fresh twist.

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Attractions, Campgrounds

Fin City at Camp Margaritaville

149 Cates Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN

Fin City, the newest addition to Camp Margaritaville RV Resort, is now open. The entertainment center includes a full arcade, duckpin bowling, billiards, foosball, darks, pickleball courts, and a snack shack.

Camp Margaritaville RV Resort
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Attractions, Museums

Tennessee Bible Museum

135 E Wears Valley Rd. Suite 1, Pigeon Forge

The newly opened Tennessee Bible Museum offers a 7 room guided tour of the bible through the ages. They also have an antiquarian bookstore and gift shop.

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Distilleries

Company Distilling

8351 TN-73, Townsend, TN

Company Distilling is set along the Little River in Townsend, TN with a greenway running along the front of the 13.5-acre property. The tasting room offers access to cycling, running and nearby mountain biking and hiking trails.

Coming Spring 2023

Attractions

Dig’n Zone Theme Park

1707 Veterans Blvd, Sevierville, TN

All ages will have a blast operating real construction equipment at Dig'n Zone, whose goal is to provide a great entertainment value for families in a safe and fun environment.

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Attractions, Rides

Flyride at Beyond the Lens

Pigeon Forge, TN

FlyRide gives you an immersive feeling of flight as you soar above 22 national landmarks. It is an amazing sensory experience with full motion seats that dip, turn and soar. You will feel wind, mist and other amazing effects.

Beyond The Lens!
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Attractions, Water Parks

The Edge Dueling Water Coaster at Soaky Mountain

Sevierville, TN

This year brings a NEW RIDE called The Edge at Soaky Mountain Waterpark. The coaster’s AquaLucent rings are designed into the tube segments that appear to get closer and closer as riders go down this adrenaline-fueled waterpark ride.

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Attractions, Resorts & Spas

B.E.A.R. Village Resorts

Pigeon Forge, TN

B.E.A.R Village will be situated on more 49 acres offering 60k+ square feet of adventure. It will include a condo development, timeshare units, a resort hotel, an indoor water park, an aquarium, a family entertainment center, and more.

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Attractions, Museums

Country Legends Rediscovered

155 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN

Country music has a new home in Pigeon Forge at the Country Legends Rediscovered museum on Wears Valley Road. The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of country music's greatest legends.

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Attractions, Restaurants

The Pines

Downtown Sevierville, TN

The historic Pines Theater established in 1944 is getting a modern twist on its own entertainment roots and reopening in late 2022. The Pines will become a downtown entertainment venue with duckpin bowling, games, a bar and a restaurant.

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Ice Cream, Sweets

The Yard Milkshake Bar

2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN

The newest addition to The Yard Milkshake Bar franchise has landed in Lumberjack Square. Stop by to check out one of their unique, mouth-watering combinations. Choose from items like a cookie batter waffle sundae, praline pecan brownie ice cream, or even The Dolly, a Pigeon Forge exclusive, packed with all of Dolly Parton's favorite sweet treats.

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Attractions, Shows & Theaters

407: Gateway to Adventure

Sevierville, TN

As of May 5, 2022, European theme park company Puy du Fou has partnered with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council to bring a brand new attraction near exit 407. The show is planned to have a Cherokee theme inspired by stories of heroism by Cherokee natives during World War I. The 200 acre development is slated for 2023 and will be located on the southeastern side of exit 407, also the home of the brand new Buc-ee's.

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Barbecue, Restaurants

Trotter’s BBQ

Sevierville, TN

Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ is now open in historic downtown Sevierville. The casual, inviting atmosphere has 20 beers on tap, indoor and outdoor seating, and live music. The new restaurant was created to define East Tennessee in the world of whole hog barbecue and to establish roots for this cooking style.

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Lodging

Sanctuary Treehouse Resort

Sevierville, TN

The Sanctuary Treehouse Resort will be the first of its’ kind in East Tennessee, offering a unique, interactive lodging experience while providing views of the Smoky Mountains and the two 18-hole golf courses nearby. It will offer all the amenities of modern resorts in treehouse-style accommodations for small groups. A short distance from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the new resort will be anchored on 40 acres.

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Sweets

Smoky Mountains Creperie

812 Parkway Suite 111, Gatlinburg, TN

Smoky Mountains Creperie serves a wide variety of sweet and savory freshly made crepes. With a chef with more than 12 years of experience in restaurants and a caring and committed staff, the creperie serves up a fantastic experience and delicious treats to match. They also cater for all kinds of occasions including brunch, anniversaries, engagements, cocktail parties, receptions and dinners.

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Attractions, Axe Throwing

Alpine Axe House

Gatlinburg, TN

The Alpine Axe House is a new axe throwing experience in the heart of Gatlinburg.

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Attractions, Escape Rooms

The Great Escape Room

Pigeon Forge, TN

A new concept in interactive family fun, date nights, celebrations, and corporate outings. The Great Escape Room is a live room escape game based on the popular computer and mobile phone escape games.

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Shopping

Buc-ee’s

Sevierville, TN

The beloved beaver-themed Buc-ee's Family Travel Center is coming to Sevierville. The new Sevier County, Tennessee location will be more than 74,000 square feet, located off Interstate 40 at exit 407.

Coming Fall 2022
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Beer, Restaurants

Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co.

Sevierville, TN

Pinchy's Lobster & Beer Garden will open in downtown Sevierville in fall of 2022. Lobster, Raw Bar, Beer Garden & Music in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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Shopping

Barrelworx

Gatlinburg, TN

Barrelworx specializes in hand crafted, barrel pieces. From whiskey displays, to pool cue racks, the craftsmanship involved in their products are truly the highest quality.

Coming 2023
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Hotels

Allegory Hotel

Gatlinburg

A new high-end hotel is coming right across from the Gatlinburg Convention Center. This new hotel will be center point of Gatlinburg and is expected to open sometime in 2023.

Coming 2023
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Hotels

Delta Hotel by Marriott

Gatlinburg, TN

Interior design, branding and procurement firm Interior Image Group (IIG) will lead the design and procurement for the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN. Located on a steep grade alongside the Cliff Branch River and overlooking Mt. LeConte, the hotel will offer stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains as a year-round destination for guests.

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Hotels

Cambria Hotel Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg, TN

The 140 room Cambria Hotel is expected to open in 2022. It will feature a rooftop bar and restaurant.

Coming 2023

Hotels, Resorts & Spas

HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort will open in 2023 and feature 302 rooms. Lodging options will include family suites, bunk rooms, themed suites and loft rooms.

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Restaurants

Tulsi Indian Cuisine

3784 Parkway, #101 Pigeon Forge, TN

Tulsi Indian Cuisine is renowned for the lip smacking food of Northern India. Every dish on the menu is of the finest taste and is served to patrons after the exceptional work that the chef puts in. You can find this new restaurant in Pigeon Forge on the parkway across the street from Dolly Parton's Stampede and TopJump.

Coming Summer 2023

Hotels

DreamCatcher Hotel

Pigeon Forge, TN

The DreamCatcher Hotel will open in 2023 adjacent to the Tower Shops in Pigeon Forge. The high-end, AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel will have 12,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, a rooftop restaurant and lounge and 200 guest rooms.

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