Route & dates
4 days in The Smokies Itinerary
Pigeon Forge— 3 nights
Center of Fun in the Smokies
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.Get a sense of the local culture at Mountain Valley Winery and Mill Bridge Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Clingmans Dome and Newfound Gap Road. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, sample the fine beverages at Old Forge Distillery, and hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge day trip planning website .
Columbus to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Columbus in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pigeon Forge: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for home.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sugarlands Distilling Company