Top 5 Free Things to Do in Pigeon Forge to Save on Your Vacation

August 2, 2018
show fountain the island night

When taking a vacation to Pigeon Forge, there is no need to spend a fortune on attractions and other things to do! After all, there are plenty of free activities throughout the area that you can enjoy without spending a dime! If you want to save money on your vacation, take advantage of these top 5 free things to do in Pigeon Forge:

1. Watch the Fountain Show at The Island

One of the most popular destinations near the Valley Forge Inn is The Island in Pigeon Forge, a huge shopping, dining and entertainment complex. While you can certainly spend some money in the restaurants and stores, one of the best things to enjoy for free is The Island Show Fountain! This unique multi-tiered show fountain features a spectacular presentation of water dance and light every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and it is all choreographed to 14 pieces of music!

2. Browse Shops at The Old Mill

Scenic photo of The Old Mill Restaurant Pigeon Forge.Take a trip back in time by visiting The Old Mill, which offers several unique stores for window shopping and the famous Old Mill Restaurant! Take a tour of the historic Old Mill to see it in action as it makes some of the ingredients used for the food in the restaurant and shops. You can also feed the ducks along the banks of the Little Pigeon River and stop in The Old Mill Candy Kitchen to see taffy machines that have been in service for more than 75 years!

3. Hike at Patriot Park

If you want to enjoy a pleasant stroll among a patriotic setting, head to Patriot Park! This lovely park is owned by the City of Pigeon Forge and features a 1/2 mile walking trail with the flags of all 50 states, as well as several memorials to the veterans of Pigeon Forge. Patriot Park is also the home for many popular events throughout the year, including the Winterfest of Lights, Fourth of July fireworks and the Patriot Festival.

4. Experience the Incredible Christmas Place

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas 365 days a year at the Incredible Christmas Place! While you can purchase ornaments, wreaths and every other Christmas item imaginable, browsing this amazing store is one of the best free things to do in Pigeon Forge! The Incredible Christmas Place is the largest Christmas shopping village in the south and it features displays of more than 60 designer-themed Christmas trees.

5. Enjoy Our Swimming Pools

Outdoor pool at Valley Forge InnAs a guest of the Valley Forge Inn, you can take advantage of free entertainment with our wonderful indoor and outdoor swimming pools! Our beautiful outdoor pool area is perfect on a hot summer afternoon and includes a kiddie pool just for the little ones! If it is raining or freezing outside, you can still enjoy a refreshing swim in our indoor pool or a relaxing soak in our hot tub! Using our hotel amenities in one of the best ways to save on your trip!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your vacation near these fun free things to do in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon at the Valley Forge Inn!