If you’re anything like me, you love to shop! When I go on vacation, it’s always fun to browse through the local shops to find unique souvenirs, one-of-a-kind crafts and even scoop up great deals on clothing. From outlet malls to antique stores, shopping in Pigeon Forge has a lot to offer. There are so many places to shop, I’ve create a quick guide to shopping in Pigeon Forge. Ready to shop? Let’s get started.
When I go shopping in Pigeon Forge, there’s nothing I like better than scoring a deal. This makes outlet malls an ideal place for me go. I can get huge discounts on brands I love, while still acquiring high quality products. Tanger Outlet Center is my favorite Pigeon Forge outlet mall and should be at the top of your shopping to-do list. With popular brand names and premium designer labels like Coach, Banana Republic, Michael Kors and Lucky Brand among the stores, I always walk away with a bag full of goodies—all at discounts of up to 70%. Two other Pigeon Forge outlet malls worth mentioning is the home goods store Burke’s, and the Boot Factory Outlet, where when you can buy one pair of boots, and get two pair free. With over 20,000 boots to choose from, it’s hard not to find something you’ll love.
The Old Mill
To get to the heart of Appalachian culture, head to The Old Mill. Located just off The Parkway, there is an authentic, fully-functioning mill on-site as well as plenty of charming stores offering everything from housewares to homemade goodies and old-fashioned toys. Stop by to pick-up sweet treats like taffy and fudge, handcrafted pottery, or even a bag of cornmeal to take home and cook with. The newly opened Old Forge Distillery offers locally made moonshine and spirits, too. Each shop here has specialty items hard to find elsewhere, so you should definitely take time to browse through this bustling shopping center.
Currently, it’s all the rage to reuse and upcycle old goods and wares. If you’ve jumped on the bandwagon, a trip to Flat Creek Village is in order. Located on six acres, there are over 25 specialty shops—all with different themes and styles. I like to come here for the local honey, homemade jams, cozy quilts and quote-worthy signage. There’s something for everyone, though, including holiday décor and farm equipment. Two other notable Pigeon Forge antique shops include Yesterday’s Antiques and Antique Mall Pigeon Forge.
Pigeon Forge has a lot of specialty shops, each with a unique spin. Guys will want to visit Smoky Mountain Knife Works. With thousands of knives to choose from, they’ve became a hotspot for knife enthusiasts. There are even handcrafted knives available, so you can walk away with a true Smoky Mountain original. Women will want to visit Lid’l Dolly’s, a large scale shop with endless racks of southern belle style dresses for little girls. The dresses may not be practical, they sure are pretty. Aunt Debby’s Country Store is another excellent Pigeon Forge specialty shop. Most of the items are homemade, including lamps, barnwood items, birdhouses, home décor and more. With an emphasis on local artisans, it’s easy to find a memento to take home.
I could go on and on about shopping in Pigeon Forge. There really are a lot of places to go. Hopefully, my tips will get you started. The rest is up to you. Happy shopping!
Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Pigeon Forge to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.