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Not only does camping provide an affordable way to stay in Pigeon Forge but it also offers an excellent way to experience the Tennessee outdoors. Families can roast marshmallows and cook campfire meals over crackling flames, stargaze at the night sky, hike the surrounding mountains, go fishing and more. There are a mix of options available, including traditional campgrounds, well-equipped cabins and RV areas. Some of the most popular options include:

Clabough's Campground: This site features 300-plus campsites for RVs and tents, plus a few cabins for rent. Picnic tables are available throughout the property, plus the grounds include several bath houses, a game room, a playground, laundry machines, two pools, a lazy river and more. Head to the website for additional details.

Foothills RV Park and Cabin Rentals: Cabin choices here include one- and two-bedroom log cabins, camping cabins and A-frame cabins, some of which include private bathrooms and porches. Foothills also has RV sites for 32-foot trailers and up to 36-foot motor homes, with 30 and 50 amp hookups. This spot offers numerous on-site amenities as well, including a swimming pool, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi access, fire pits and complimentary morning coffee. Ice and firewood are available at the office. Check the website for more info.

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday: Able to accommodate travelers visiting in an RV, planning to rent a cabin or looking to set up tents, Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Holiday provides plenty of options. Campground amenities here include fishing sites, a hot tub and sauna, a pool and sports equipment and courts for cornhole, basketball, bocce and horseshoes. The site also hosts outdoor movie nights and offers a community fire pit. Visit the website for more information.

You can find additional campground options listed on the Pigeon Forge tourism board website.

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#1 Dollywood

Dollywood is likely one of the main reasons you're planning a visit to Pigeon Forge: It's a sprawling amusement park that boasts more than 50 rides and attractions, music and entertainment shows, multiple dining options and festivals and events galore. Owned by legendary country music singer Dolly Parton, the park is a Pigeon Forge staple. Popular rides include rollercoasters like the Barnstormer, Dragonflier and Wild Eagle, and kid-friendly attractions like a carousel, a scrambler, bumper cars, swings and more. In addition to rides and attractions, Dollywood hosts '50s- and '60s-themed a capella shows and wildlife demonstrations. If you're planning to visit around a holiday, check out the events during Dollywood's Harvest Festival in the fall and Smoky Mountain Christmas in the winter. Not to mention, the park has several souvenir shops, craft stores and dining outlets.    

As expected, Dollywood receives rave reviews from recent parkgoers, with many praising the number and quality of the rollercoasters (a surprise for some). Several patrons said the theme park was a bit bigger than they anticipated and recommend purchasing the two-day pass to ensure you have time to try most or all of the rides you want, in addition to exploring the craft shops and seeing shows. Visitors also say the staff members here are friendly and helpful. A few people warned, though, that the Dollywood app, which has info on ride wait times and a map, can be unreliable. You may want to download and print off a map of the park before you go.

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