What’s Open in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Sevierville

What’s Open in Pigeon Forge?

As of May 28, 2021: Businesses in the Great Smoky Mountain region are open. Face masks may be required at specific retailers, though the mask mandate has been lifted. We recommend contacting the business directly for any questions regarding safety measures and updates.

Businesses throughout Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville have reopened following extensive guidelines from the CDC. We are excited to announce the reopening of larger attractions such as Anakeesta, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and much more just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The health and safety of our visitors and employees remains a top priority when welcoming them back to our area. From a trip around the Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge to enjoying your favorite southern comfort food at one of the many local restaurants, we are so excited to see our visitors again continuing to make memories! More and more businesses are reopening daily so be sure to check our page for the most up-to-date information!

Find out more information on openings and guidelines for select businesses:

Pigeon Forge Arcades, Mini Golf and Other Small Attractions Now Open!

The Island in Pigeon Forge Retail Stores, Restaurants, and Rides Are Open!

Tanger Outlets Sevierville Reopened Stores

Tanger Outlets Sevierville shopping center

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Reopening Info

Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce

The Smoky Mountain Business Community Cares About Our Visitors and are Making Plans to Reopen Safely


Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is allowing many businesses in the state to reopen under health and safety guidelines. Businesses within the city of Pigeon Forge and the entire Smoky Mountain region have reopened. Daily updates will be made to this blog to keep you up-to-date on anticipated reopening dates and the steps being taken by different types of businesses, including hotels, attractions, and restaurants to ensure the safety of both their guests and their employees.

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General Business Guidelines

Visitors, guests, and locals can rest assured knowing that business guidelines have been set in order to keep everyone safe in the continued fight against COVID-19. Continuous illness screenings, disinfection practices and cleanliness of all workplaces will help to protect not only guests, but also the employees. The CDC still urges those who go out and are unvaccinated to wear protective face coverings and to check frequently with your local government to see updates on these guidelines.

Checkout these businesses reopening in the Smokies

Explore the Smokies

As one of the most visited areas in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains welcome millions of tourists each year. During time when tourists are beginning to travel due to warmer weather, everything changed. Businesses forced to close with no sure date in mind of reopening. However after about a month of following CDC recommendations and our state Safer at Home order, our cities are beginning open up while taking tremendous caution. With countless activities such as dinner shows, museums, zip lining and of course the miles and miles hiking trails, guests with any interest can find something to do. Planning a vacation for your family has never been easier with the hundreds of attractions, restaurants shops in the region!

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