Planter People Welcome Visitors to Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has always been a stellar example of Southern hospitality. Even now, when non-essential travel is discouraged and you would expect any town’s “welcome wagon” to be a bit blue, Pigeon Forge is still making an effort to welcome everyone who passes through. 

Just in time for the summer season, the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism has unveiled twelve new art pieces. Quaint and simple but big in personality, these creations have been dubbed the “Planter People”, so named because they're primarily made from plant pots! 

People from all walks of life

This town-wide art collection is built to represent every corner of Pigeon Forge. That’s why you’ll see sculptures of Pigeon Forge people from all walks of life: a tourist carrying shopping bags, a police officer, a farmer and more! There are twelve sculptures in total, and no two are even remotely alike. 

Spirit of Travel

These friendly little art displays are the face of this year’s theme for National Tourism Week: The Spirit of Travel. Even when times are rough, the truth of what travel means to our cultures, economies and spirits still rings true. 

Pigeon Forge Photos

Photographs are how we commemorate vacations for years to come, and Pigeon Forge’s Planter People are here to make sure your Tennessee holiday photos are unique and memorable. 

Each sculpture has been strategically placed in front of an engaging backdrop. Some stand in front of beautiful scenery, others in front of classic Pigeon Forge businesses and locations. Make sure to get a photo of each one to have a complete collection! There are Planter People from every corner of Tennessee life, including a: 

  • Police officer
  • Firefighter
  • Shopper
  • Hiker
  • Farmer
  • Teacher
  • Photographer
  • And more!

As the sun starts to peak out from the shadow of rainy spring clouds and businesses slowly start to reopen again, the Planter People will be here, ready to welcome travelers to the scenic city of Pigeon Forge. And lest you think the planters are just for show, there will be actual flowers blooming in these sculptures. 

Yes, the Planter People will be truly alive with bright foliage that will last all through the tourism season. But don’t worry if you plan to visit Pigeon Forge later on in the year, these colorful characters will be just as whimsical against a backdrop of bright winter snow!