Your Guide To Labor Day in The Smoky Mountains

It’s a three- day weekend and time for a family getaway! The kids are looking for adventure and you’re probably looking for shopping and family-friendly excitement! Pigeon Forge has everything you need for a relaxing, exciting and breathtaking Labor Day weekend!

The end of summer is near and you’re looking for one last family getaway before the start of fall. We’ve put together ideas for all the attractions in Pigeon Forge your family will love on this long weekend! Whether you need an activity or an all-day excursion, The Great Smoky Mountains offer everything in between!


RiverStone Resort and Spa

Be sure to pick a hotel with all the best amenities such as a pool, fitness room and luxury spa! Awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, RiverStone Resort and Spa offers a vacation like no other. With condos of all sizes and full kitchens and living spaces, there’s a perfect fit for every family! Chill out all weekend long at the most relaxing resort in Pigeon Forge.

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Shopping at Tanger

Head on over to Tanger Outlets for amazing deals beginning September 4th  through September 7th for their Labor Day Sale. Visit your favorite name brand stores for exclusive deals and savings you won’t find anywhere else!  Be sure to be there September 4th- 7th for their Labor Day Weekend Super Sale!

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Cades Cove

If you’re looking to interact with nature and experience the beauty of these Smoky Mountains up close and personal, be sure to drive through Cades Cove! Enjoy 11 miles of a breathtaking Smoky Mountain backdrop for your drive! Make some stops along the way at historic homes and churches…you might even see some wildlife friends! Just be sure to keep your distance!

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Pigeon Forge Restaurants

We can hear your stomach growling! While staying in Pigeon Forge you’ll clearly notice that we aren’t lacking in the food department! You and your family can enjoy so many options offered in town, and we even recommend a few! Looking for some southern soul food? Be sure to check out our list of the best restaurants! Don’t forget dessert! Check out the delicious sweet treat stops for savory ice cream and a break from the summer heat!

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White Water Rafting

Speaking of summer heat…you must be looking for a way to cool off? Don’t worry, the river is still flowing perfectly! Drive on over to Hartford, TN for a thrilling trip down the Pigeon River with Rafting In The Smokies! If you’re looking for excitement or relaxation; they’ve got a trip for you. Raft the upper or lower Pigeon River and even take a swim to stay cool!

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Dolly Parton Dinner Shows

Wanting dinner and show?! And we’re not talking about the kids blowing soda through their nose at the dinner table… Try heading to an award-winning dinner show, Pigeon Forge is full of them! Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show are two of Pigeon Forge’s most exciting, family-friendly dinner shows. These shows incorporate four-course feasts, acrobatics, animals, stunts, music, and hilarious comedy!

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Crave Mini Golf

Enjoy the outdoors while the weather is beautiful! Crave Golf Club is perfect for families and they even have indoor and outdoor putting courses! After hitting your hole in one be sure to head inside for a quick game of mini bowling! New to crave Golf Club is their Escape Rooms! Will you escape from the zombie research lab or Mayday submarine? Try the 30-minute games and see for yourself! After your games, you can enjoy the all-new ice cream soda station full of your favorite sodas!

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No matter what your family’s interests are, we guarantee there is an activity in the Smoky Mountains for everyone! Check out our full list of attractions to plan the perfect weekend with your friends and family. We can’t wait to see what activities you have in store.


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