You may discover how easy it can be to save money when you spend time at one popular vacation destination.
Here are eight ways to save in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., gateway to America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
1. Ride a trolley or walk in town.
Pigeon Forge Fun Time Trolleys cost only 50 cents; walking is free. Take the trolley to Dollywood to bypass the theme park’s parking fee. The many attractions along the city’s main street, the Parkway, make walking fun.
2. Get a Value Card.
Discounts on lodging, entertainment, restaurants, shopping and attractions (even indoor skydiving) are on the Pigeon Forge Value Card (free at the Welcome Center). Shopaholics can get a real buzz by using the Value Card for discounts at Belz Factory Outlet World, one of six malls in town.
3. Find new discounts on the Web.
Check the city’s Web site, www.MyPigeonForge.com, for new discounts and coupons.
4. Get a free day at Dollywood.
Tennessee’s most visited attraction has a deal with its “Arrive After 3, Get the Next Day Free” program. For a sense of extra value,...