Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is currently the top rated aquarium in the United States. The aquarium’s 1.4 million gallons of water is home to over 100,000 exotic sea creatures.
The Titanic Museum, which opened in April of 2010, towers high above the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The impressive ship-like structure was custom-engineered to look exactly like the famous 1912 vessel and cost in excess of $25 million to build.
If you are the type of person that enjoys dinner theaters and dropping $50 for a show does not bother you, Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge is an excellent choice. Expect a good show, good food, and great service.
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is quickly becoming one of the top attractions in the whole Smoky Mountains region. This amazing ride lasts approximately 8 minutes and is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping! How much fun is it? It is 363' drop, 27mph and one mile worth of fun!
Since any trip to the Smoky Mountains isn’t complete without seeing a bear, plan to take your family on an inexpensive, safe, and fun visit to the bear habitat at Three Bears General Store.
This brand new, 200' observation wheel is quickly becoming one of the most popular attractions in the Pigeon Forge area. The gondolas are climate-controlled and provide unmatched views of Pigeon Forge year-round.
The Gatlinburg Sky Lift, which initially opened in the 1950s, is one of the oldest continuously operated attractions in the Smoky Mountains. This vintage chairlift transports visitors to the top of Crocket Mountain for an amazing panoramic view of the National Park and quaint town of Gatlinburg below. It is the number one scenic overlook in Gatlinburg.
Ever wondered what it sounds like when a golf ball bounces off the side of a dilapidated tractor before rolling into a moonshine operation? If you’d ever played 18 holes at Hillbilly Golf Gatlinburg, you wouldn’t have to wonder anymore.
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a bunch of burly lumberjacks in ripped, sleeveless plaid shirts, a’la Stallone in “Over the Top,” battle it out while telling goofy jokes — because, come on, who hasn’t — then you won’t want to miss the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge.
MagiQuest Pigeon Forge is an interactive game that gives you the opportunity to become the main character in a virtual world. The game takes place in a huge 30,000 square foot castle that is located on the main strip in Pigeon Forge.
The Gatlinburg Space Needle, which originally opened in 1970, is probably the most iconic attraction in Gatlinburg, TN. The Space Needle towers high over the Parkway at a height of 407 feet and offers visitors the chance to view the Smoky Mountains from a 360 degree platform.
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, which is conveniently located in Ole Smoky Holler in downtown Gatlinburg, originally opened during the 2010 July Fourth Weekend. When they opened, Ole Smoky Moonshine was the first and only federally licensed distillery in all of East Tennessee. Now, the popular Moonshiners’ little ‘hideout’ is one of the most frequented tourist spots in the Smoky Mountains.
WonderWorks, which is located inside a humongous upside-down building, is one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains. The WonderWorks attraction is a combination of a science fair, amusement park, and children’s museum all rolled up into one huge experience.
This show is just plain fantastic. If glitter dresses, aerial banjo players, live tigers, and a musical variety from disco to George Jones done up Broadway style is your cup of tea, look no further than the Smoky Mountain Opry.
The Gatlinburg Golf Course, located less than 40 miles from Knoxville, sits nestled off Veterans Boulevard and Dollywood Lane. Residents, as well as visitors to the Smoky Mountain region of Tennessee, can enjoy 18 holes of challenging golf amid a picturesque backdrop.
The Tomb Adventure, which is located at Walden’s Landing in Pigeon Forge, is an interactive Egyptian themed problem-solving expedition. The unique pyramid-shaped building is easy to spot from the Parkway and houses one of Pigeon Forge’s newest attractions. If you are a fan of Indiana Jones, the special effects and visual appearance of The Tomb Pigeon Forge will make you feel right at home.
The Guy Michaels Comedy Hypnosis Show is Las Vegas caliber entertainment that is safe for the entire family. Since the show relies heavily on the audience, you just might be the next star of the show!
This is the perfect show for families with young children – The Comedy Barn is family-friendly, fun for everyone, and affordable. By the end of the show, your face will hurt from laughing so hard! Consider yourself warned.
Bill Gladwell’s mentalism show is one of the highest quality shows in the Smoky Mountains area and is not to be missed!
Do you just LOVE vaudeville, slapstick and old-timey humor, all punctuated by song and dance numbers that involve a hyperbolic use of jazz hands? You do? Well, look no further than Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre for your cheap thrills and giggles.
Where else can your children go nose to nose with reindeer, a camel, and zebras? The unique draw of the attraction makes this visit worthwhile, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to see exotic animals in an up-close and personal setting.
This exciting new attraction safely elevates up to 30 passengers to an altitude of 400 feet using a state-of-the-art helium balloon. Visitors will enjoy the panoramic, 360-degree views that the open air gondola provides.
Quality show, professional setup, and truly something for everybody. The quality of the performance, magic and otherwise, made the cost of admission worth every last penny.
This dinner show is a funny show with entertaining music and dancing. The huge dinner is one of the best in the area. This show is worthy of a visit.
This multi-million dollar haunted attraction is located in downtown Gatlinburg. Prepare to be scared by trained actors, animatronics, and special effects!
This show, which was rated the top show in Pigeon Forge for 2012, features talented musicians, gifted singers, and incredible dancers.
While some may say this ride is too intense, Ripleys Moving Theatre is sure to excite and thrill, delivering a unique, interactive motion picture experience.
Although this is by no means an all-day stop, Goats on the Roof will deliver many laughs and smiles to your family. Even though the souvenir shop and gem mining offer the typical tourist fare, stopping by to see and feed the goats at this kitschy attraction is definitely worthwhile.
Ober Gatlinburg, which initially opened over 50 years ago, is a popular mountaintop destination complete with an aerial tramway, alpine slide, ski slopes, amusement park, ice skating, wildlife, and much more.
The downtown Gatlinburg museum features over 40 famous vehicles including General Lee, Mike Tyson’s Lamborghini Diablo, and the original Batmobile.
The huge museum features dozens of life-like wax representations of your favorite on-screen celebrities. The movie buffs and teenagers in your group will especially love interacting with their favorite stars.