The Island in Pigeon Forge

Best 4 Inexpensive and Free Things to Do in Pigeon Forge


You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good time in Pigeon Forge! There are activities and attractions for people of all interests, and the best part is that most of them are super affordable or completely free! To help you plan for a budget friendly trip, here are 4 of the best inexpensive and free things to do in Pigeon Forge.

1. Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge

There is no admission fee to get into The Island in Pigeon Forge, and there are plenty of fun and affordable things to do once you’re there. Take a seat in one of the rocking chairs located around the Show Fountain, and watch as the waters dance in harmony to one of 14 songs. There are also a variety of shops for you to browse through with everything from souvenirs to sweet treats that you can sample free of charge.

2. Spend the Afternoon at Patriot Park

patriot park signAnother one of the best free things to do in Pigeon Forge is to spend the afternoon at Patriot Park with your group! There’s plenty of room to spread out and play a game of frisbee or soccer in the grass. You can also take a stroll on the half-mile walking trail and pass by flags from all 50 states, as well as several memorials to the veterans of Pigeon Forge along the way.

3. Meet the Horses from Dolly Parton’s Stampede

You can meet the stars of Dolly Parton’s Stampede when you visit the open-air stables of this attraction before show time. You and your group will have a great time admiring the flawless Quarter Horse and Palomino breeds. You’ll have such a nice time that you might even want to buy a ticket to the show!

4. Explore The Old Mill

the old millWatch as millers use the same equipment to grind grains as was done when The Old Mill was built in 1830 as you take a tour through it! The cost to do so is only $3.00 and once you’re done, you can explore all the other shops in the square. You can try free samples at the Candy Kitchen or watch potters hard at work when you stop by Pigeon River Pottery.

Where to Stay

Save yourself some gas money and stay close to all of these inexpensive and free things to do in Pigeon Forge in one of our large cabins! Each one comes with its own unique set of amenities and plenty of space for your entire group. Whether you’re planning a getaway with friends or a family reunion, our rentals have everything you need to have a fantastic trip.

You and your group will have lots of fun at any one of these attractions, and you’ll feel great knowing that you’re saving some money in the process. Be sure to check out all of our large cabins in the Smokies so that you and your group can find the perfect place to stay while you’re in town.