Are you looking for a fun and fascinating place to take a trip with your friends or family? Do you want a unique experience that includes beautiful views and fun for everyone?
If you answered yes to either of those questions, then Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is the perfect location for your next vacation!
There’s something for everyone in Pigeon Forge. To make planning your trip even easier, we’ve compiled a list of the seven best Pigeon Forge attractions. Read on to learn more about some of the area’s must-see attractions!
7D Dark Ride Adventure
You’ve heard of 3D, but what about 7D?
The 7D Dark Ride Adventure is the first of its kind in Tennessee and is perfect for those who enjoy a little friendly competition! It features a 12-seat theater that uses full motion seats and an interactive shooting gallery. You’ll get to experience 3 different adventures, each with its own 3D movie with lights, sound, wind, and interactive game play.
The 7D Dark Ride Adventure uses award-winning technology for a truly immersive experience and is fun for people of all ages!
The general hours for the ride are Monday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.99 plus tax for adults and $7.99 plus tax for kids 12 and under. A Three ride combo is $19.99 per person and a two ride combo is $14.99 per person.
If you’re looking for even more family-friendly activities, head to The Track, which is conveniently located on the Pigeon Forge Parkway.
With a 3-story go kart track, blaster boats, a carousel, and a special kids’ area, there’s plenty here for both adults and children of all ages to enjoy.
In addition to these great outdoor activities, there are also lots of fun options that take place inside, including a brand new arcade with awesome prizes. Rain or shine, everyone is guaranteed to have a good time here!
The Track is open 7 days a week. Hours vary by season and can be found here.
Country music icon Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood, is considered one of the best in the world.
Dollywood features performances from all kinds of musicians, from country stars to classic rock ‘n’ roll legends. You can also witness master craftsmen showcasing their glass blowing and blacksmithing techniques.
In addition to live shows, the park also features some of the world’s best roller coasters, including the following:
- Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wood coaster
- Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster
- FireChaser Express, the country’s first dual-launch family coaster
If you have kids who aren’t ready for such exciting rides, don’t worry! There are also areas designed specifically for children, including Dollywood’s Country Fair.
You can visit Dollywood between late March and early January.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
If theme parks aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of Pigeon Forge attractions for you to enjoy. Nature lovers should definitely consider paying a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While it’s not in Pigeon Forge, it’s well worth the trip just down to the road!
The park features 800 miles of trails for hiking and sightseeing. You’ll have all kinds of opportunities to witness the mountains’ streams, waterfalls, and flowering plants.
In addition to hiking trails, you can also check out the Sugarland Riding Stables. Saddle up and take a tour of the park on horseback. You’ll be talking about the unique experience long after your trip ends!
Hollywood Wax Museum
Head to the Hollywood Wax Museum to spend time with some of your favorite celebrities. The Hollywood Wax Museum in Tennessee is the largest in the United States!
Come take picture with and learn about all your favorite stars. While you’re there, you should also be sure to check out the museum’s tributes to various film genres, from westerns to horror flicks.
The Hollywood Wax Museum is open 365 days a year, from 9:00 a.m. until 9 p.m. or later depending on when you visit! You’ll definitely want to make time for this attraction during your trip!
Mountain Memory Tours
If you want to learn more about the history of the Smoky Mountains but don’t want to do a ton of walking, then Mountain Memory Tours are for you. Sit back and let someone else do the driving!
During the tour, you’ll get to spend a few hours taking a scenic bus ride through the mountains. Witness some of the most interesting Pigeon Forge attractions without having to do any hiking!
There are a few different bus tours you can take, whether your want to see where Dolly Parton grew up or want to experience the national park museum and headquarters. The following three tour options are available:
- Smoky “Back Roads” Tour: This 3 hour tour features Appalachian folklore and history; mountain arts, crafts, and customs; and lots of Dolly Parton trivia.
- “To The Mountain Top”: Visit National Park headquarters and museum, take in Great Smoky Mountain magnificent vistas, and learn all about the park’s history during this 3 hour tour.
- Back Road / Mountain Top “Combo Tour”: This 4.5 hour tour features the best of both worlds. Experience highlights from both the Back Roads and Mountain Top Tours while taking in beautiful panoramic views.
Old Forge Distillery
This is one of the most fun Pigeon Forge attractions that is for adults only!
Old Forge Distillery is an award-winning attraction in a 100-year-old building. It is a must-see for people who want to enjoy an adult beverage or two during their trip!
The distillery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. It features a tasting bar and gift shop that offers hand forged knives and one-of-a-kind handcrafted moonshine jugs. Both the tasting bar and the gift shop are open to visitors during business hours.
Raft Outdoor Adventures
Spend some time on the Pigeon River with Raft Outdoor Adventures. If you are looking for an exhilarating white water rafting trip, join them on the Upper Pigeon River where you will encounter Class III and IV rapids.
If you are looking for a more relaxing rafting encounter you can meet them on the Lower Pigeon River and float in predominantly calm water for a fun and relaxing trip. Both trips are 2 hours in length. Learn more about Raft Outdoor Adventures today!
Experience the Best Pigeon Forge Attractions Today!
Now that you know a little more about what Pigeon Forge has to offer, it’s time to book your trip!
There’s no need to worry about where you’re going to stay, either. American Patriot Getaways offers a variety of cabins to fit everyone’s specific size and budget needs. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling with just a few friends or are bringing the whole family along!