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4 Inexpensive and Free Things to Do in Pigeon Forge You Will Love

You don’t have to go over budget to have a great time on vacation in Pigeon Forge! There are tons of exciting things to do here, and the good news is that many of them are inexpensive or free of charge! To help you plan for your trip, here are 4 inexpensive and free things to do in Pigeon Forge that you are sure to love.

1. Visit The Old Mill Square

the old mill in pigeon forgeTake a step back in time as you tour The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge! You’ll be able to see the workers grinding grains just like it was done when the mill was first built in 1830. Afterward, you can head over to the Candy Kitchen and watch taffy being pulled and cut. You can even get a free sample of the taffy or homemade fudge there. You can also spend some time watching the skilled potters molding clay to create beautiful pieces. If you get hungry, there are also a few different restaurants in the Square where you can grab a bite to eat!

2. Spend the Day at Patriot Park

Patriot Park is located just a short walk away from the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, and is an excellent place to bring the family for an afternoon of outdoor fun! There are lots of green, grassy areas to pay a game of frisbee or kick back and relax. You can also have a picnic in the grass or on the pavilion. The walking trail here is about a half mile long and features flags from all 50 states. It’s also friendly so you can enjoy it with your furry friends. You’ll also see a historic patriot missile, and big liberty bell as you stroll through the park.

3. Take a Ride on the Trolley

pigeon forge trolleyIf you want to go sightseeing with the family, but don’t feel like driving in traffic, hop aboard the Pigeon Forge trolley! Instead of watching the road, you can spend time pointing out all the amazing attractions along your route. The fare for the trolley is also only a couple dollars per person.

4. Explore The Island in Pigeon Forge

There are so many fun things to experience at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and there is no admission fee! Have a seat in a comfortable rocking chair and watch as the water dances to all your favorite songs at the show fountain! There are shows approximately every 30 minutes, so chances are good that you’ll get to see one before you leave. You can also visit the ice cream and candy shops and try a few free samples. There’s even live country and bluegrass music from time to time on the stage around the corner from the fountain.

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Now that you know all about the best inexpensive and free things to do in Pigeon Forge, you can look forward to a fun and budget-friendly trip! Be sure to check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabins so that you and your family can stay close to all the excitement!