Places to Go

When my friends and I weren't working at Dollywood, we would spend our down time hiking the Smoky Mountain trails, shopping in Gatlinburg, and gorging one of Pigeon Forge's many pancake houses.

Pigeon Forge, being a magnet town for tourists, has an abundance of delightfully tacky country-themed attractions. Not all of them, however, are worth taking the time to go see. Here's a list of the ones I particularly enjoyed:


Hiking the Smoky Mountain Trails: What to Bring

While it is good to have a spirit of preparedness, it is also important that you pack light. This is especially true if you're going to be hiking for longer than an hour; the longer the hike, the more noticeable the weight of your pack will be to you.