No one can deny the beauty of Pigeon Forge. It is so blessed with everything you can possibly imagine and more, it would be impossible not to appreciate what you can see around you. We’re going to give you a sneak peek into a magical world that you’d surely want to visit at least once in your lifetime.
Incomparable beauty usually comes from something natural. You can hardly replicate nature’s beauty, and awesome creations as some of it have been polished by time. The Great Smoky Mountains is home to five forests types. Pigeon Forge is one of the best examples of how Mother Nature can paint a canvass of a masterpiece. It is home to a thousand different species of flora, trees, animals, and plants. It has one of the riches biodiversity around the globe. In fact, more than 20,000 volunteers have been helping document these species up until today. They are still discovering new ones as we speak and it is exciting to know that there are a lot more organisms we can gaze upon and admire.
Pigeon Forge is also not far from the biggest underground lake in North America. It is called the Lost Sea, and it can be found in Sweetwater, Tennessee. You can embark on this nature trail that lasts about an hour and thirty minutes. You will start by going through the Great Craighead Cave which is on the list of National Register of Historic Places since 1976. The cave has a fascinating history and is home to stalactite and stalagmite formations. The round trip walk is around a quarter of a mile so make sure your health is up for a walking exercise.
The underground lake has beautiful clear waters. It is home to around 400 rainbow trout fishes to date. The fishes were initially placed in the lake in the year 1967 as an experiment to see if the water flowed out of the lake. They are still kept in the lake because the tourists enjoy watching the fishes during the tour. The warm waters of the lake are around 56 degrees, and it has a natural moisturizing element in its composition. The lake is approximately eight hundred feet long and two hundred twenty feet wide. The deepest part of the cave can go up to 70 feet. That is as tall as a six-story building!
Another mysterious and majestic sight you can witness in Pigeon Forge is the migration of monarch butterflies. This yearly event happens as the butterflies from the north migrate to different parts of the continent. The migration usually takes place around September. If that’s not enough for you, another beautiful thing to get a glimpse of is the mating rituals of the fireflies. The male fireflies try to flash and impress stationary females which also give off light as a response. As you can see, there are a lot of shows that do not involve human participation but is just as beautiful.
Maybe this is why a lot of people have chosen to get married in Pigeon Forge. Today, there are around twenty different chapels that can accommodate romantic weddings. The majestic horizon in Pigeon Forge will surely be more than enough to give you an unforgettable wedding.
The Great Smoky Mountains is also where you can find the Patriot Park. It is a haven to fifty different flags from fifty different states. Pigeon Forge is also known to value their history, and they take pride in representing their country. Ever since old times, they have made sure to preserve landmarks and old tales to make sure that credit will be given to whom it is due, and so we can also learn from the past and appreciate what we have today.
Pigeon Forge is but a small community. As a matter of fact, it only has around six thousand residents. However, there is an influx of millions of tourists that visit it every year. Needless to say, it is always full because it is home not only for its residents but also for its visitors. People here are very warm because we take pride in our town. We believe it has so much to offer that it would be a great sin not to share it with other people. We want everyone to enjoy nature and have a good time while you’re staying with us.
Southern cooking is one of the best comfort food you can ever be embraced with. We offer big servings with food that come from cooking form our hearts. We love big pancake breakfasts, and we have around eight pancake houses all over the city to prove that. You will not have a better pancake anywhere else than here with us. We have good old barbecue and grill for you to enjoy as well. You’ll be happy to know that we don’t force our local cuisine on tourists; we also have a variety of different restaurants that offer different cuisines. The health conscious will also appreciate our selection of vegetarian and organic restaurants for them to enjoy.
With its small population, Pigeon Forge couldn’t stay small because of the number of tourists that come in every year. Don’t you know that there is more population of fishes in the aquariums of Pigeon Forge than the population of humans that live there? Don’t worry, what Pigeon Forge lacks in the population they make up in structure and attractions. A lot of establishments, entertainment, and local attractions have been put up to cater to the millions that visit every year. When you arrive, they’ll greet you with the beauty of the natural creations around you. Even all our cabin companies and shops in Pigeon Forge, whether they are large, small or new cabin rentals take in together the Great Smoky Mountain theme, and that is a rustic and ode-to-nature feel.
Knowing that we have all of this to enjoy, we must do our best to protect it with all our heart and strength. Pigeon Forge goes all out to implement proper sanitation and to encourage everyone to respect the nature around them. First off, you can’t just pick or uproot any flower and catch as much fish as you can. You must have a license to catch fish, and there’s a limit to how many you can catch. You can see around two bears per square mile in the Great Smokies, but that doesn’t mean you should come near them. For their safety and yours, you are only to admire them from afar and allow them to enjoy their natural habitat.
There’s always a certain sense of responsibility that we have to adhere to so we can preserve the beauty around us. I believe that’s why Pigeon Forge is continually growing because we take this endeavor to heart. If we want something done, it must start with us. That’s why we’ve always supported the local authorities in the policies to protect our not so little piece of heaven.