Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a lovely bird park with beautiful landscaping located near Dollywood and Splash Country. The spot in front of the small waterfall would be a great place to take your annual family picture!
About The Park
“Parrot Mountain & Gardens Mission, Goals, and Objectives: To help protect and preserve exotic parrots and softbill type species through a captive breeding program to help prevent the danger of extinction. To provide a home for abused and unwanted birds. To educate the public on the care and well being of these magnificent creatures. To provide a park for the education, awareness, and enjoyment of these avian wonders for future generations, keeping in harmony with the beauty, and serenity of the mountains.” – Parrot Mountain & Gardens Web Site
It is a beautiful walk through the gardens and bird sanctuaries. Although there are rather steep areas, (hence the name Parrot Mountain) many pleasant, shady areas to rest are provided. There is a “Secret Garden,” several opportunities to feed and hold the birds, and a baby bird nursery. If your little ones are scared of loud noises or small animals, you may want to wait until they are older to visit this attraction – the birds are very loud and quick.
Sandwiches and hamburgers are available to purchase; you can lunch on the deck overlooking the gardens.
Parrot Mountain offers a field trip for student groups which includes an educational tour of the park, live educational bird show, exotic bird handling training, captive breeding program introduction, scavenger hunt and lunch.
Parrot Mountain and Gardens
1471 McCarter Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37862
Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew