Saving money on vacation is super helpful and free attractions are a great way to add value to your visit! You clip coupons as much as you can, you look for the best ticket deals and when you hear the word free, you’re the first one in line. It’s not a bad thing to look for free activities, especially if you’re on a tight budget. Sometimes it may seem like you can’t find anything free to do, but we assure you that Pigeon Forge has its fair share of free activities you and your family can enjoy on your next vacation. Here are just 5 totally free Pigeon Forge attractions that you should visit.
1. The Old Mill
You can walk around the Old Mill and look at the shops for free. When you enter the sweet shop, make sure to ask about a sample of fudge or taffy, whichever candy is your favorite! You can also tour the mill itself and find out how they make cornmeal, but be aware that there is a small charge for the tour itself if it interests you. If not, feel free to window shop and enjoy the area around The Old Mill. There are plenty of shows for your window shopping pleasure!
2. Smith Creek Moonshine
This is the perfect place to visit if you’re out with friends and you want to experience a little bit of history with a tasting of Tennessee moonshine. Visit Smith Creek Moonshine where you can enjoy a moonshine tasting, a mixed moonshine cocktail bar and retail store filled with apparel, moonshine and more! You can find Smith Creek Moonshine in the Tanger Outlets. While you are there check out the other neighboring stores.
3. Patriot Park
This spot is perfect for a picnic. Patriot Park has its own “liberty bell,” as well as a display of all 50 state flags. This park earned its name by the patriotism it shows with its flags, bell and veteran memorial. There are picnic pavilions scattered around the park, so you’ll have plenty of areas to choose to sit and enjoy a lunch with your family as you prepare for your next activity.
4. The Island Show Fountain
This fountain runs 24/7 and is synched to the music playing over the speakers throughout the park. The Island Show Fountains are fun to watch and when it’s a really hot day, the mist blown off the water is a blessing in disguise. There is plenty of seating around the fountain for you to kick back and enjoy the show. Plus, when night falls, the fountain lights up! This just adds to its charm and will really wow any little ones with you.
A budget doesn’t have to stop you from having a great vacation. There are so many other great things you can do for free in the Pigeon Forge area including taking advantage of our free Pigeon Forge attraction tickets. Be sure to check out the free tickets we offer when you stay with us at The Oak Tree Lodge!