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5 of the Best Pet-Friendly Attractions in Pigeon Forge


It’s a tough job being a man’s best friend, which is why your pet deserves a vacation too! Luckily, there are plenty of pet-friendly things to do in the Smokies. Bringing your furry friend along adds an extra layer of fun to vacation, not to mention that you won’t have to find and pay for a pet sitter while you’re away! To help you make the most of your trip, here are 5 of the best pet-friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge.

1. The Island in Pigeon Forge

In case you didn’t know, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a pet-friendly property! It’s up to the individual shops and restaurants to decide whether pets are allowed inside their establishments. However, you are more than welcome to bring your pup and go for a stroll in the outdoor plaza, which is home to the fountain show and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Just be sure to keep your furry friend on a leash at all times.

2. Patriot Park

Family walking dog in the park.Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Patriot Park is a great place to bring your pet to stretch their legs! The walking trail here is a half-mile long and is lined with flags from all 50 states as well as several memorials. There is also plenty of green space available for you and your furry friend to play a game of fetch. The two of you can also enjoy the exciting events that take place here, like the Winterfest lights, 4th of July fireworks, and Patriot Festival.

3. Hard Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe has been serving Eastern Tennessee locals and visitors for many years. They even offer a pet-friendly, outdoor patio where you can dine with your dog. When you bring your pet here, the staff will make them feel like a guest of honor and have been known to bring out treats and a water bowl. So while you’re enjoying a delicious meal, your furry friend can enjoy themselves and relax alongside you.

4. Maddog’s Creamery & Donuts

With a full selection of hand-dipped ice cream, milkshakes, funnel cakes, and donuts, Maddog’s your one-stop sweet shop! There are picnic tables and water bowls conveniently located right outside, where you can hang out with your four-legged friend. They even have doggie treats and toys for your pet to enjoy!

5. Our Cabins

Dog sitting on a bench on the porch of a log cabin.You can bring the whole family on vacation when you stay in one of our pet-friendly cabins! Having your pet by your side can make any place feel more like home. You and your family can have a great time playing with your pup or simply lounging on the comfortable furniture after a fun day of exploring the Smokies.

Now that you know all the best pet-friendly attractions in Pigeon Forge, it’s time to start planning your trip! Check out all of our pet-friendly cabins and find the perfect one for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you and your furry friend at Heritage Cabin Rentals!