Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains is a town filled with every kind of adventure and excitement.  But you can also enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day in this great mountain getaway town.  Here are just a few ways to enjoy a slower paced day in Pigeon Forge.

8:30 AM:  Breakfast is an essential part of your day – so start if off right at one of Pigeon Forge’s great breakfast joints.  You’ll find popular chains like Cracker Barrel and Shoney’s and local favorites like the Log Cabin Pancake House. Pigeon Forge offers everything from a traditional diner-style breakfast to upscale coffee and tea shops serving up scrumptious pastries.  Try breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant and enjoy a little local history with your eggs and French toast.

9:30 AM – Noon: Shopping in Pigeon Forge is more of an art form, with everything from factory outlet stores to smaller shops featuring the works of local artisans. No matter what excites the shopper in you, you’ll find it among the 200+ stores in the area (http://www.mypigeonforge.com/template_business.aspx?f=140 ).  Pigeon Forge is also home to Bell Tower Square, the largest all-year-around Christmas village.

Noon – 2:00 PM: Next stop, lunch!  Pigeon Forge has plenty of enticing eateries to cater to your leisurely lunchtime plans.  Whether you want a traditional southern-style meal, barbeque and burgers, or something out of the ordinary, there’s no doubt that lunchtime temptations await you at one of the great local Pigeon Forge restaurants.

2:00 – 5:00 PM: There’s no shortage of big time celebrity attractions in town to leisurely explore, like the popular Elvis Museum.  And for an afternoon that offers a real bird’s eye view of nature’s wonders, take a scenic helicopter tour of the Great Smokies! If you want to keep your feet on the ground while enjoying the view, you’re sure to relax with an outdoor nature massage at Utopia Day Spa in nearby Sevierville.

7:00  – 11:00 PM It’s time dinner and a show, Pigeon Forge style, with Dolly Parton’s own brand of dinner theater.  The Dixie Stampede serves up a fun-filled dinner and show extravaganza featuring a four-course meal, music, entertainers, and, yes, even live animals.  It’s a great way to cap off your day in Pigeon Forge.

11:00 PM: It’s time to head back to that amazing Pigeon Forge cabin you rented and curl up for a deep, restful sleep.  Sweet dreams as sure to find you as you rest up for another day of entertainment in wonderful Pigeon Forge!.

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