Pigeon Forge Area attractions
Looking for things to do in Pigeon Forge?
Visitors t0 Pigeon Forge, and the neighbouring Gatlinburg and Sevierville, do not have to ask “What is there to do?” as you cannot hardly walk 10 feet without noticing some sort of attraction designed to put a smile on your face and make a permanent impression on your memories of the Great Smoky Mountains. During your visit, you will learn quickly that there is an abundance of Pigeon Forge activities to keep everyone entertained! Area highlights include Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg and Tennessee Smokies baseball in Sevierville. In between, there are numerous world-class attractions, music theatres, unique and mind-boggling museums, animal-themed exhibits, helicopter rides and even a ski resort. There are many family-style amusements ranging from go-cart tracks and arcades to miniature golf courses and laser tag. You can enjoy all these attractions while staying at the James Manor, a conveniently located Pigeon Forge lodging. Some of these attractions are as follows:
Dollywood – 3.2 miles – Visitors from across the country and around the world flock to this Pigeon Forge entertainment park to experience the heart and soul of the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood offers a blend of thrilling rides, spectacular shows and master craftsmen in the Great Smoky Mountains. The park has more than doubled in size now encompassing 118 acres. Dollywood is certainly your gateway to the very best of our Smoky Mountain Family Adventure!
Dollywood’s Splash Country – 4 miles – Features more than 23 water adventure slides and thrill rides – from the daring drops of Big Bear Plunge, a white water rafting ride, to the twisting turns of the Mountain Scream body slide ride. Discover family fun water rides and attractions at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Toss in two interactive children’s playground areas, the Lazy River and Little Creek Falls, and you’ll find family fun activities for everyone.
Rafting in the Smokies – Bring your family and friends to experience a trip you will never forget. Feel the excitement as one of Rafting in the Smokies’ certified guides demonstrate their passion for whitewater by escorting you down the Upper Pigeon Whitewater Trip and Lower Pigeon Float Trip. Rafting in the Smokies schedules whitewater rafting trips with continual behind the scenes monitoring of logistical details. Rafting in the Smokies offers a wide variety of fun for all ages.
Titanic Museum – is one of those attractions in Pigeon Forge that is not to be missed. While on your self guided tour, the guests will revisit history as they board the museum, walk up the Grand Staircase, steer the ship, feel the coldness of the icy waters and explore the rare historical artifacts in this half-scale replica of the Titanic. This interactive museum contains 400 artifacts. Touch a real live, growing iceberg and hear actual survivor stories. Within the Discovery Room, you can look at the photos of John Joslyn’s dive to the Titanic’s resting place.
Hollywood Wax Museum – is also one of the newest attractions in Pigeon Forge which showcases America’s favorite stars in life-size, life-like wax representations. The museum also features an exclusive action-packed video presentation of major movie genres and is viewable from the second floor catwalk. The self guided tour allows guests to take photo from within the sets of famous films along side the stars. While in the museum, guests will learn about the star’s accomplishments, pet peeves and the charities that they support. Some of these star figures are still in production and will arrive at the Pigeon Forge Hollywood Wax Museum soon.
Fast Tracks Amusement Park – is the Pigeon Forge’s family attraction of three-story, elevated racetrack where you can experience life in the fast lane. At the Fast Tracks, you can enjoy CAN-AM racing, Naskart racing, skid racing and junior racing etc. Other attractions at Fast Tracks include miniature golf, bumper boats, children’s rides, bungee jumping and arcade. Plus there is the Sky Scraper thrill ride which reaches 150 feet in the air! The Fast Tracks Family Fun Center offers 3 different go-kart tracks including our Pro Track, Elevated Track, Figure and the 8 Track.
Wonder Works – Built as “An Amusement Park for the Mind,” it is perhaps the most educational family attraction in town. As soon as you set eyes on the attraction, your imagination will start working overtime as you wonder why the three-story, 82-foot-tall building is turned upside down. Young and old alike will appreciate the hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and demonstrations. It also has an inversion tunnel, an anti-gravity chamber, a replica of the Mercury space capsule and a hurricane hole with 65-mph winds. The re-creation of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake lets you experience the effects of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. There are more than 150 interactive exhibits at the Wonder Works, including the Bubble Room, where you can wrap yourself inside a giant bubble! WonderWorks also offers laser tag, a video game arcade and the Wonders of Magic show.
MagiQuest – Step into the MagiQuest for the journey of a lifetime! MagiQuest is a world within the real world where you embark on quests and adventures to gain powers, reveal secrets, meet people and discover magical treasures!
Firehouse Golf – Located in the heart of Walden’s Landing is the 36 Holes of Firehouse Themed Family Fun! Firehouse miniature golf is full of fun, thrills, surprises and even has 6 waterfalls!
Guinness World Records Museum – Here the visitors can enjoy world records from the amazing groups of Sports, Space, Animals, Food, Human Achievement and many more! Guinness world records are brought to life through incredible displays, cool interactive games and trivia, themed galleries and video productions!
Haunted Ghost Tours of Gatlinburg – Step into the world of the unknown with the Haunted Ghost Tour of Gatlinburg for a hair-raising ninety-minute tour into the spirit realm of Gatlinburg.
Mysterious Mansion – We invite you to experience the thrills and chills of Gatlinburg’s oldest and scariest haunted house. Enter and find your way through secret passages, endless dark corridors, winding staircases and a dark dank dungeon all filled with spine tingling creatures that will curdle the blood of even the bravest of souls. Join us in an adventure of fantasy and fear in our classic “turn of the century” haunted mansion where terrifying fun awaits your arrival.
Old McDonald’s Farm Mini Golf – With the Great Smoky Mountains in the backdrop, Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini Golf offers beautifully landscaped 18-hole courses. You’ll be amazed and delighted by all the animated and interactive displays throughout. There are 54 holes of “down on the farm” family fun. All 3 miniature golf courses feature animated barnyard characters, water features and interactive elements at every turn.
Parrot Mountain and Gardens – Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled on four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens where hundreds of beautiful tropical birds and thousands of flowers, plants and trees can be seen. You can even purchase a bird to take home, our trained staff will show you how to feed your bird and give you instructions on how to take care of your new member of your family. We are the largest eco-tourist bird park in the southeast.
Ripley’s 3D Moving Theater – Experience the thrill movies you ride powered by REAL 3D! Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound make it the most exciting movie there is!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – 8.5 miles – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species. Although Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is hundreds of miles from the ocean, the scenic beauty and the abundance of water all around make the town of Gatlinburg a “natural” location for a world-class aquarium, America’s most fun aquarium.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – 8.8 miles – Visit the strangest place in Gatlinburg! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has been proudly freaking out families for over 90 years. There’s always something undiscovered at Ripley’s! Over 500 astonishing and unusual artifacts collected from the far-corners of the world. All guaranteed real and mind boggling. Join us for your challenge to simply… Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure – What to expect inside a multi-million dollar haunted house featuring live actors, animatronics and bone chilling special effects. Ride an old coffin cage to the top floor and then find your own way out! Live actors and dozens of gory, scary and mysterious scenes and galleries greet all those who take the tour.
Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze – Can You Find Your Way Out? Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze is one of the most exciting and unique attractions that the entire family can enjoy! See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction! Encounter surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles! Never the same experience twice.
Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum - When you find yourself in this part of the world stop by and see over 20,000 sets of Salt and Pepper Shakers from around the world and largest Pepper Mill collection! From JFK sitting on his rocking chair to Mount St. Helen, the amazing world of Salt & Pepper Shakers will astound you!
Scenic Helicopter Tours - See the awe-inspiring, vast expanse of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the unmatched vantage point of a Scenic Helicopter Tour. Capture the grandeur and the glory of the most visited U.S. National Park from the seat of a black and yellow Scenic Helicopter. Our flights are a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed. Experience the magic and comfort of a helicopter sightseeing tour and fly over areas where few men have set foot.
Smoky Mountain Deer Farm – You’re going to love our unique barnyard environment nestled in a beautiful 140 acre foothills setting. You’re invited to get up close and personal with the Rocky Mountain Elk, hug a baby goat, rub a camel, pet zebras and zonkies, stroke an Emu, kiss a kangaroo, and scratch Vietnamese Pot-bellied pigs. You will also be able to pet AMHA mini-horses, as well as their big counter-part, the draft horse (as in Budweiser)! Reindeer, mini-donkies, watusi, exotic cattle and more await you and your treats!
Smoky Mountain Ziplines - Several things make Smoky Mountain Ziplines the preferred choice for adventure seekers in this area. Size, location, price and accommodations combine to give you more value and fun for your money. You’ll maneuver through the largest course in Pigeon Forge. Canopy tours from Smoky Mountain Ziplines let you ride longer for less money than others charge. 18 Lines… 3 Hours… Too Many Thrills to Count! Book Your Smoky Mountain Ziplines Adventure Today!
Tennessee Museum of Aviation - Tennessee Museum of Aviation is Flying High in the Smokies! Whether you are a seasoned pilot, a military veteran or merely have a passing interest in aviation, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, located in Sevierville, is a must-see experience offering educational fun for all ages. This massive 35,000 square foot hangar is filled with vintage aircrafts, military vehicles, and aircraft engines.
You can visit all of these attractions while staying at the Pigeon Forge’s James Manor hotel.