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  • 3.0Value
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  • 3.5Atmosphere

A classic game for couples, families, friends, groups and even solo travelers, mini-golf is a popular activity in Pigeon Forge. The mountain town features a few mini-golf venues, so true aficionados might want to play a round at each course.

Crave Golf Club boasts two 19-hole courses: one indoors and one on a rooftop. In addition to mini-golf, there's a bowling alley and soft-serve ice cream shop on-site. The archaeology- and dinosaur-themed Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf Course includes two 18-hole courses and a mining train that takes you to kick off your round at the first hole. Ripley's Believe It or Not houses two 18-hole mini-golf courses: the Old MacDonald farm course and Davy Crockett's course. Gatlin's, set a few miles south of Pigeon Forge in Gatlinburg, also has two 18-hole mini-golf courses: the Old Mountain Trail course and the Old Town Square course.

All of the mini-golf courses received praise from recent visitors. Each venue has different locations, hours of operation and fees for play, so be sure to check the company websites for additional information.

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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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