Ever heard of Veteran’s Boulevard? Better yet, ever tried to find a different route to Dollywood so you can avoid the traffic in Pigeon Forge? If so, then Veterans Boulevard is your answer.
Sevier County started the construction of Veterans Blvd Pigeon Forge in 2004 and it is still a very under-used pathway to Dollywood and all things Pigeon Forge. Besides being a direct shot to Dollywood, it is a new six lane road that allows you an alternative to the Parkway. Veterans Boulevard is a perfect way to speed up your travel time and maximize your vacation time.
If you come into the Sevier County area from I-40 and you are headed to Dollywood, take a left on Dolly Parton Parkway and drive until you come to traffic light 17.1. Take a right on Veterans Blvd. You are now on a six lane road that is a straight shot to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge.
Dolly Parton Parkway is not as used by tourists as the Parkway and Veterans is a huge time saver without all the twists and turns of some of the back roads. There is a brand new entrance for Splash Country this year from Veterans and the entrance for Dollywood is there as well. It is six lanes until you get to the Dollywood entrance then it narrows down to four lanes when it merges with what was formerly Middle Creek Road.
If you are headed to Pigeon Forge, follow the same directions but pass Dollywood. You will come out where Teaster Lane and Middle Creek Road meet. You are now only a few blocks from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. If you turn to the right and take Teaster Lane you can be at the Old Mill in a matter of minutes or you can go straight on Middle creek and end up at traffic light #8 in Pigeon Forge.
In a tourist area that sees millions of people in the course of a year, it is good to know the roads that will save you time and get you out of the car and having a good time as quickly as possible. Veterans Blvd Pigeon Forge is the road to know when you’re looking to save a little time!