There are many Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions that will provide hours of entertainment for the entire family. Whether you like museums, miniature golf, scenic helicopter rides, arcades, go carts, or a day of exhilarating ziplining, you’ll have tons of fun in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
If you like museums, there are a couple of car museums such as The Smoky Mountain Car Museum and the Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville as well as the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. There is an Elvis Museum in Pigeon Forge and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Gatlinburg. The newest museum in the area is the Titanic Museum and Attraction, touted as the “World’s Largest Museum Attraction”, the Titanic Museum Attraction has anchored in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The attraction is a model of the original ship, scaled to one half of the original size. Inside the museum houses three decks and 20 galleries holding hundreds of authentic and priceless Titanic artifacts. A must see when in Pigeon Forge.
Miniature golf anyone? There are a multitude of miniature golf courses to choose from. Sevierville has Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini golf at the Tanger Outlet Mall. In Pigeon Forge there is Adventure Golf, Fantasy Golf, Firehouse Golf, and Professor Hackers Golf to name a few. Pigeon Forge also has MagiQuest which offers indoor Pirate Blacklight Mini Golf and a multitude of indoor activities such as the MagiQuest Game Experience an interactive live-action role playing game, the Odyssey Mirror Maze & The Vault laser challenge. Gatlinburg offers Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini Golf and Hillbilly Golf an unforgettable uphill mini golf experience as well as many other miniature golf courses.
If you are the adventurous type, there are many different attractions to choose from. Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies in Sevierville is a one stop shop providing Monster Truck Rides, Helicopter Rides, ATV Rides, Horseback Rides, Jeep Tours, Whitewater Rafting, Balloon Rides, Day Hikes and Plane Rides. For horseback riding there is Walden’s Creek Riding Stables, Big Rock Dude Ranch and Five Oaks Riding Stables and Adventure Park which also offers Zipline tours, you can even zipline at night. Ziplining has become big business in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with Zipline establishments popping up all over. If you haven’t been ziplining, it is a must for all ages. Other Zipline companies include, Wahoo Ziplines, Smoky Mountain Ziplines & Canopy Tours, FoxFire Mountain and Gatlinburg Zipline Adventure.
Other adventures include scenic helicopter tours giving you a bird’s eye view of the Great Smoky Mountains. A guided ATV tour through the scenic mountains at Bluff Mountain Adventures. Have you ever wanted to go sky diving but you were too afraid to jump out of a perfectly good plane, why not try indoor skydiving at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, one of the most unique adventures in Pigeon Forge.
One of the largest Pigeon Forge attractions is WonderWorks. It is an amusement park for the mind. When traveling the Parkway you can’t miss the upside down building known as WonderWorks. Inside you will find over 100 unique interactive exhibits. With over 55,000 square feet of excitement for the entire family, you won’t want to miss this attraction on your next visit to the Smoky Mountains!
For the kids or kids at heart, there are lots of arcades and go kart tracks for your enjoyment. The Track Family Fun Center has it all, from go carts, to bumper boats, bungee jumping and an arcade. For pint-sized patrons there is Kid’s Country, offering the most kids rides in town. There are several other Go-Cart tracks who also offer bumper cars and arcades. In Pigeon Forge there is Adventure Raceway, Fast Tracks, Rockin’ Raceway, Smoky Mountain Slick Track, Speed Zone Fun Park, and Star Tracks. For NASCAR fans, Sevierville features the NASCAR Speedpark and in Gatlinburg there are many tracks to choose from as well, be sure to check out Cooter’s Place where you can race the General Lee on the indoor slick track, these carts are fast and fun. Imagine 40 laps at speeds of up to 23 mph.
During the summer, check out the Tennessee Smokies, a AA minor league baseball team in the Chicago Cubs organization. They perform in a 19.4 million dollar stadium located right off I-40 at exit 407. The stadium seats over 6,000 fans and the offer giveaways and special events on a regular basis.
There are also plenty of FREE things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains as well! The natural beauty and allure of the Great Smoky Mountain destinations of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is easy to understand. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as the backdrop, these three vacation destinations allow guests to discover some all natural organic and free fun. A visit to Cades Cove is a must, an 11 mile one way loop that winds around the valley, complete with wildlife, campgrounds, bike rentals, spectacular foliage in autumn, and facilities for horseback riding. Also don’t miss Newfound Gap Road, a 33-mile drive from Gatlinburg to Cherokee North Carolina, the only route that completely traverses the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The drive offers a unique opportunity to enjoy most everything the Park has to offer, without trekking too far from your vehicle.
If you are in need of an adventurous trek, try hiking on any of the more than 800 miles of trails through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. With over fifty trails of all levels from beginner to expert available for hiking, you’ll discover a new favorite and new challenge each time you explore.
So as you can tell there is plenty to do in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and they are adding new shows and attractions all the time. Coming attractions include the Lumberjack Show where feuding families compete to decide who has to leave the Smokies forever and The Hatfield- McCoy Dinner Feud and Stunt Show which is replacing the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner show. The show will feature lots of comedy and family fun and will keep you on the edge of your seats! Both of these new shows are scheduled to open in the spring of 2011. Also coming soon, Water Magic, the brain child of the owner’s of the Titanic Museum Attraction, this 40,000 square foot family water attraction that will be more than a water park is set to open the summer of 2013.
With all this and more, there is no better time to visit Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.