If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination in the Great Smoky Mountains, look no further than Lumberjack Square in Pigeon Forge. The shopping center has something for everyone, from lumberjacks to lumberjills and their families. There are lots of shops to visit such as Birkenstock Place, The Coal Miner’s, and The Dugout – just to name a few!
Plus there is the outdoor show “The Lumberjack Feud” where two lumberjack families will duel it out in 13 events and see who is the best lumberjack or lumberjill on Earth! You can also catch a movie at the Forge Cinema with all movies only $5 or climb the ropes course at Lumberjack Adventure Park. Of course there are amazing eats here, too, like Five Guys, Smoky Mountain Brewery and Calhoun’s.
No Smoky Mountain vacation would be complete without a stop here, so today we will look at each of the shops, eats and activities at Lumberjack Square so you can easily plan your trip.
**Please note that hours are current as of January 2022.
You can find Lumberjack Square at:
2528 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Things to Do
1. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
This 90-minute show is one of the Pigeon Forge attractions you shouldn’t miss! If you’ve ever seen the Lumberjack Games on TV you have an idea of what this show is like.
At Paula Deens Lumberjack Feud two feuding lumberjack families battle each other in over 13 events to determine who is the greatest.
You’ll watch the following events:
Spring Board Chop
This isn’t a dinner show, but you are welcome to bring food in. This show runs year-round rain or shine.
You can also participate in the show and there is even a special kid’s event during intermission! The stands are climate controlled and the show runs in any weather, so be sure to check it out.
2. The Forge Cinema
If you’re looking for a place to see a movie while you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains, be sure to stop by the Forge Cinema.
All movies are just $5 (plua tax). All seats, ALL the shows! State-of-the-Art Cinema with all digital projection, 3D, stadium seating, surround sound, concessions for all your favorite snacks & more!
3. Lumberjack Adventure Park
Want some adventure on your Smoky Mountain vacation? You don’t even have to leave Pigeon Forge to get it!
Find four unique areas of lumberjack-themed adventures:
-The Flying Ox
The first-of-its-kind zipline adventure – a roller coaster with a zipline that sends you on an exciting ride around Lumberjack Square.
Participate in your own lumberjack games, including the Boom Run, Log Roll, and Speed Climb. You don’t have to worry about falling into the pool during these events – you wear a harness.
-High Woodsman Challenge
Ages 5 and up will enjoy a lumberjack-themed Smoky Mountain adventure park with challenges for all ages. You are safely linked to the course on the top level at all times, but the middle level is completely netted.
Jump from one of the 80 ft towers on 4 controlled jump elements – it might make your stomach drop!
5. Trapped Escape Game
Ever wanted to try one of the escape games that’s storming the nation? This is an interactive experience your whole family can enjoy together, althought it’s definitely more for the older kids.
Hours: 10:40AM-10:40PM Daily
Famous for: The interactive escape game experience. You can choose from one of five rooms and even book a private experience if desired.
Places to Shop
1. Birkenstock Place
Birkenstock Place is the best place to get comfortable footwear for your feet. These shoes are designed around the human foot and they don’t cater to any fads. Most people love the comfort Birkenstocks provide.
Look for this store under the clock tower.
Hours: 10AM-6PM Daily
Famous For: Birkenstock sandals, clogs, sneakers and boots as well as slip-ons for the whole family.
2. Coal Miner’s Daughter Mercantile
This is a newer store in the Lumberjack Square and it features items from more than 40 small businesses! So if you want to support local business, you have got to check out this shop.
Hours: Closed Tuesdays, 11AM-7PM Mon-Thur, 11AM-8PM Fri-Sat, 1-5PM Sun
Famous for: Apparel, jewelry, watches, stickers, local organic soap and a whole lot more – all from vendors with amazing wares.
3. The Dugout
The Dugout is a great place to find sports-related items and collectibles. If you’re a fan of sports, you’ll love this store.
Hours: Closed Sunday, 11AM-6PM Mon-Fri, 11AM-8PM Sat
Famous for: Sports-related collectibles like cards, bats, posters and more.
4. Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company
Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company boasts over 200 flavors of popcorn. They offer a variety of popcorn flavors, from the traditional butter and salt to the more adventurous buffalo ranch, banana split and so much more.
Hours: 11:30AM-8PM Daily (except during winter hours)
Famous for: All types of gourmet popcorn
Places to Eat
If you’re looking for a great casual place to eat, look no further than Five Guys. This restaurant offers an amazing selection of food that will please everyone in your family.
Some of the dishes you can enjoy at Five Guys include:
Plus, there are also plenty of tasty toppings to choose from, including grilled onions, jalapeños, and bacon. They have the BEST fries and they give you a ton – seriously! And don’t forget to save room for dessert – be sure to ask for a chocolate milkshake!
Hours: 11AM-10PM Daily
Smoky Mountain Brewery
The Smoky Mountain Brewery is a great place to eat, with an even better selection of food. You can enjoy dishes such as:
Sandwiches and Subs
Hand-tossed pizzas and calzones
Steaks and salads
Plus, there are plenty of tasty side dishes to choose from, including fresh broccoli with beer cheese, baked mac n cheese, and honey mustard potato salad. Craving dessert? Try some Key Lime Pie!
The Smoky Mountain Brewery is also famous for their brews! They have a full menu that includes hand-crafted cocktails such as margaritas and mojitos and a large wine menu. They are a microbrewery crafting some seriously good ale and they even have samplers!
Hours: 11AM-10:30PM Sun-Thurs, 11AM-11PM Fri-Sat
If you’re looking for a great place to eat in Pigeon Forge, TN, look no further than Calhoun’s. This restaurant offers an amazing selection of food that will please everyone in your family.
Some of the dishes you can enjoy at Calhoun’s include:
- Baby Back Ribs
- Fresh-Ground Burgers
- Fish and Chips
- Tennessee Pulled Pork Sandwich
Plus, there are also plenty of tasty side dishes to choose from, including mac and cheese, green beans, and mashed potatoes. And don’t forget to save room for dessert – be sure to ask for the cheesecake of the day!
Hours: 11AM-10:30PM Sun-Thurs, 11AM-11PM Fri-Sat
I hope you’ll give Lumberjack Square a visit soon and see all the great things it has to offer!