Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge
Visitors to Pigeon Forge have been anticipating the opening of the Mountain Mile & Tower Shops. Located across from The Island, in what used to be known as the Belz Mall, the Mountain Mile is home to a variety of retail shop, restaurants and attractions. Although it is not 100% complete currently, there are numerous businesses now open and they are welcoming guests! Let us dive into what is currently open for fun at the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge and what you and the family can enjoy together on your next vacation to The Great Smoky Mountains.
The Mountain Monster is a 4 in 1 ride experience. This 200 foot ride features a launch, swing and a drop tower. Many have tried it, but can you conquer it? This ride is exhilarating for those brave enough to do it. While enjoying the Mountain Monster, you will also see incredible views of downtown Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. It is a bit of extra perk for being brave I guess.
Junction 35 Spirits
Expect a unique distillery atmosphere when visiting Junction 35 Spirits at the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge. They offer a tasting area, a great retail section and a full restaurant that offers an extensive menu and custom craft cocktails. Some of the favorite menu items include the BBQ Nachos, Burnt Ends (crispy smoked brisket ends with honey bourbon bbq), their burgers and caramelized brussel sprouts! The food is out of this world good, definitely recommend you try as much as you can while there. The distillery is train themed and the idea behind that is that it pays homage to the hard working men of the railroad and the design beauty of some of the most famous train stations. They offer 5 custom Spirits and those are Junction 35 Whiskey, Junction 35 Vodka, Junction 35 Moonshine, Junction 35 Gin and Junction 35 Rum. Their Spirits bring a family tradition straight to the public at Junction 35. Visitors can also enjoy Trivia Tuesdays every week at 7PM and they are constantly offering live music as well.
The Coffee Armory proudly serving Black Rifle Coffee Company
The Coffee Armory recently opened up at the Mountain Mile and ya’ll, it is fantastic! If you love coffee, you will certainly want to drop in for a “pick-me-up.” They serve high quality coffee with an intense flavor. They are also the first of its kind in the US to exclusively serve Black Rifle Coffee.
What’s Coming Soon to the Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge
Opening this weekend, Pigeon Forge is ready to welcome Appalachian Apparel to our area! Their original store is located in Kentucky. Known for their comfortable and preshrunk t-shirts and apparel, we believe you will very much enjoy shopping their store. If you are going to be in town this weekend, be sure to go say hello for their grand opening!
Locals love Baak Boutique! This is a locally owned store and they opened their first store in Sevierville back in November of 2015. They offer the latest trends in women’s clothing at affordable prices. April, the owner had worked in the corporate world for years and was wanting something where she could spend more time with her family. She stepped out on faith and opened Baak and it has since continued growing! I, myself, shop there often and not only do I adore the clothing, but the atmosphere and friendliness is unmatched. You will feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the front door. This will be the second boutique and we just know that visitors to our area are going to adore this boutique as much as those that live here do.
Cream & Sugar
You may have figured it out by the sweet name, but this is going to be a sweets shop that offers all kind of homemade treats such as ice cream, bear claws and fudge.
Mountain Mile General Store
The General Store plans to open soon although an exact dates has not been announced quite yet. They will offer home decor, apparel, jewelry and so much more! We can’t wait to get in the front doors and check it out.
Simply cannot wait until this gourmet cinnamon bakery opens! They offer over 20 unique frosting flavors and a large variety of toppings, making this bakery stand out from your other bakeries where you can pick up a cinnamon roll. Not only are the ingredients high quality, but the products are also 100% vegan, dairy & lactose free, cholesterol free and egg free. Be sure to try these award winning cinnamon rolls, their edible cookie dough and baked cookies when it opens at the Mountain Mile.
Most people have heard of REI and Pigeon Forge is happy to welcome them to our Smoky Mountain area. REI encourages you to get outside and enjoy nature with their award winning quality outdoor gear. They have a 100% satisfaction guarantee for their products and they design their own line of REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you are an avid outdoors lover or you are new to the idea of opting outside, they will be happy to help you find the right gear for your adventure. For more information, you can visit their website here.
Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge Offering Free Movie Fridays
During the month of June, the Mountain Mile has been offering Free Movie Fridays out on the Lawn! The fun begins with live music from 6 – 9PM and then the movie begins at 9PM. Tube River Rage offers comfy raft seating on the lawn for you all to enjoy the movie in comfort and fun style. We aren’t sure how long these events will be occurring, but I would suggest keeping up with them on their social media so you don’t miss out on any family fun.
As the Mountain Mile continues to grow and welcome new shops, restaurants etc, we will keep you informed. As you can tell, there are already some great options to check out when you next visit Pigeon Forge! If you are looking to visit our area and do not have a place to stay yet, we would love to have you vacation with us at one of our rentals in downtown Pigeon Forge. You can view all of our resorts and rentals here.