Breathtaking fall colors in the mountains near Pigeon Forge TN.
September 26, 2016

The Smoky Mountains are the ideal place to treat yourself and your family to a fall vacation because there’s something fun for everyone. For the nature lovers, there are dozens of beautiful trails for hiking. For the thrill seekers, there are plenty of adrenaline pumping attractions like whitewater rafting and racecar driving. And for the shoppers, the shops and outlet malls are endless! For even more unique ideas of how to spend your time in the mountains, check out our list of 4 fun attractions near Pigeon Forge TN to enjoy this fall!

1. Parrot Mountain & Gardens

If you love beautiful flowers and colorful birds, Parrot Mountain & Gardens is one of the attractions near Pigeon Forge TN that you definitely don’t want to miss! Spread out on 4 beautiful acres, this bird paradise is home to hundreds of tropical birds and thousands of gorgeous plants and flowers. You’ll see birds flying freely through the gardens, and you’ll get the chance to feed them seeds from your hand and nectar from a cup! You’ll even get to see baby birds at different levels of development. If you fall in love with the birds during your trip, you can buy one to take home! A staff member will train you on proper feeding and care routines. A beautiful parrot would make the ultimate souvenir!

2. Guided Fishing Trip

A man fishing in a river as the sun sets.

Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy a guided fishing trip because the weather is cool and the scenery is gorgeous. Fishing trips are a family friendly activity that people of all ages will love, and there are several tours to choose from. Each trip is led by a professionally certified guide, and you’re welcome to bring your own equipment or use equipment provided by your tour guide. Don’t forget your camera because you’ll want to capture both your fishing successes and the gorgeous mountain views surrounding you!

3. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

One of the attractions near Pigeon Forge TN with the best views of the mountains is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This giant ferris wheel is 200 feet tall, making it one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast and also the ultimate vantage point to see the gorgeous fall colors covering the Smokies. The gondolas are all glass, which makes it easy to enjoy a 360 degree view of the mountains, and they are large enough to comfortably accommodate 8 people! Visit the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel in the evening to see it all lit up in bright lights and to get a nighttime view of the city!

4. The Old Mill

The Old Mill on the Little Pigeon River on a beautiful day.

If you’re looking for attractions near Pigeon Forge TN where you can spend a whole day exploring, The Old Mill is just what you’ve been looking for! The Old Mill is a complex of craft shops, restaurants, bakeries and candy stores where visitors can watch flour being ground the old fashioned way, potters turning clay into masterpieces and sourdough bread rising and baking. We recommend that you show up the the Old Mill with a big appetite!

Wondering what else you can do this fall? Learn about Kyker Farms, a corn maze and pumpkin patch in the Smoky Mountains!

You’ll need somewhere great to stay while experiencing all these attractions near Pigeon Forge TN, so book your stay at a Pigeon Forge condo today!