Route & dates
Start: Eau Claire
Drive to Minneapolis, Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge— 6 nights
Drive to Knoxville, Fly to Minneapolis, Drive to Eau Claire
End: Eau Claire
Fri, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 13
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.Kids will appreciate attractions like Dollywood and Chimneys Picnic Area. Get out of town with these interesting Pigeon Forge side-trips: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Newfound Gap Road & Clingmans Dome) and Hartford (Zipline & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at The Island in Pigeon Forge, hike along Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Chimney Tops Trail, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.
To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pigeon Forge online holiday planner.
Eau Claire to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Eau Claire to Pigeon Forge, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Eau Claire in August: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge
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