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Pigeon Forge Shopping Guide – where and what to shop and buy

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Famed for its abundance of thrilling rides, rip-roaring entertainment, and excellent access to the best of the Smoky Mountains countryside, Pigeon Forge is a top choice with all sorts of vacationers. In addition to its family-friendly appeal, it’s also great for a dose of retail therapy. As well as plenty of first-rate stores scattered throughout the busy center, there are 1 or 2 tempting shopping experiences conveniently close by.
Old Mill Village



For a novel shopping experience which gets to the very heart of Pigeon Forge culture, a trip to the Old Mill Village just off Parkway is well worth your time. Complete with an authentic and fully functioning mill, you’ll find a bustling center with charming boutiques that sell all sorts of old timey goods and gifts. From crafts and jewelry to traditional sweet snacks, such as taffy – made with machines over 75 years old – and fudge, there’ll be something for everyone. The area is particularly well known for its finely crafted mountain pottery that’s perfect for a souvenir to take home and cherish.





For the most thorough of shopping expeditions in the Pigeon Forge area, a short journey north on Parkway – roughly 4 miles – to Sevierville should sate all fashion appetites. The Tanger Outlets center houses just about every big-name brand you can think of, with a trendy bargain at every turn. You can stock up on the hottest accessories, whether you want a chic pair of shades or something nice and shiny, as well as the best in sportswear and home furnishings. Loads of scrumptious food joints will allow you to catch your breath and chat about your goods. Sevierville is also home to quaint independent boutiques, flea markets, and tempting antique stores.





If you’re looking for a truly original day’s shopping, Gatlinburg – about 7.5 miles south of Pigeon Forge – should fit the bill. Whether you’re exploring downtown or embarking on the famous 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop, you’re sure to find something to spend your money on. One of the largest organizations of independent artisans anywhere in America has made Gatlinburg its base, and as such the town has a unique and flourishing arts and crafts industry. You might snap up anything from colorful quilts to scented candles to beautiful ceramics. Gatlinburg is also ideal for checking out some local art and high-quality homemade jewelry.