TripAdvisor Names Top Five Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Titanic on the oceanThe popular travel review site TripAdvisor recently released the 2013 Certificate of Excellence award winners. To make this list, companies have to express a high dedication to their visitors as shown through positive travel reviews. Topping this year’s list are some of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge.   

Country Tonite

A long time favorite in the Smokies, Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, is celebrating its seventeenth season with TripAdvisor’s 2013 Certificate of Excellence award. This exciting show highlights the musical and comedic talent of its theatrical cast. The most award winning Smoky Mountain show, Country Tonite, weaves together its gospel, country and patriotic influences into a thrilling two-hour show.

Dixie Stampede

Also known for its energetic performances, Dixie Stampede promises a fun-filled evening for all ages. Guests will enjoy a delicious cowboy-inspired four-course dinner while they watch a friendly competition between the North and South. Audience participation is key at the Pigeon Forge show, and staff at Dixie Stampede encourage guests to come hungry for the hearty dinner portions.


Dollywood has consistently been voted one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge since opening its doors in 1986. This year is no different as the amusement park adds the prestigious Travelers’ Choice award to its shelf of accomplishments. Other notable awards for the park include the Liseberg Applause Award in 2010, one of the highest awards in the industry.

Titanic Museum

This Pigeon Forge museum pays tribute to the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. Recent guests of this museum noted how much they enjoyed the history the interactive exhibits were able to capture, including the newest addition that honors the 133 children aboard the ship. Adding a visit to the Titanic Museum to the list of things to do in Pigeon Forge is a must for any family visiting the Smokies.

Tomb Egyptian Adventure

Following the spirit of fun and educational, the Tomb Egyptian Adventure mixes ancient mysteries with interactive puzzles to create a fun and exciting experience for every family. Upon first arriving, visitors are broken into groups and lead through the pyramid to find the Pharaoh’s tomb. Along they way they are met with challenging quizzes and riddles they must complete before moving forward.

Other popular things to do in Pigeon Forge making this year’s list include Comedy Barn, Smoky Mountain Opry, Terry Evanswood’s “The Wonders of Magic” and The Track.

To find out more about these and other exciting things to do in Pigeon Forge, Hearthside Cabin Rentals encourages vacationers to visit the ‘The Area’ tab on their website. There guests will find up-to-date information on upcoming events, shows and attractions in the Smoky Mountains.