New in 2023: 20 New Pigeon Forge Restaurants & Attractions You Must See

Brand new Pigeon Forge restaurants and attractions have landed in town, promising to take your 2023 adventures to the next level. You just have to create a winning itinerary to experience all the action for yourself.

To help you out, here’s a look at the top 20 places to go whenever you’ll be in town:

The Pines

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Newly renovated for 2023, The Pines honors history while treating you to a modern dining and gaming experience. Once home to the Historic Pines Theater where Dolly Parton played her earliest shows, this venue now serves craft drinks and delicious food to match. In between all the good eats, duckpin bowling, Jenga, and many other games promise to keep you well entertained.

The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay

When mini golf adventures call your name, set your sights on a visit to The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay. Set to open in the Summer of 2023, this new Pigeon Forge course takes you on a whirlwind adventure under the seas. As you try to earn a high score, the immersive décor will transport you to a whole new world in an instant.

Skyland Ranch

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A long time coming, Skyland Ranch is finally open for business and always adding to its attractions. On this 100-acre farm, you’ll get to enjoy long walks through the tree canopies, rides on their mountain coaster, and visits with adorable farm animals galore.

Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co.

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Pinchy’s Lobster & Beer Co. promises to exceed your every expectation whenever you’re craving fresh New England seafood done right. Start your visit with craft brews and tasty apps, like their Angry Sprouts, She-Crab Poutine, or Pub Nachos. Then, go all out with Lobster Rolls, Sushi, Fish Sandwiches, and so much more.


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Whenever you need to fuel up for more fun, you cannot go wrong with a stop at Buc-ee’s. This new Pigeon Forge attraction is more than a convenience store. This beaver-themed travel center satisfies your need for road snacks, cold beverages, souvenirs, and fuel, of course. Plan to spend plenty of time exploring all the different sections in the 74,000-square-foot store before heading out to your next destination.

Memories Theater

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Do you ever lament missing out on hearing Buddy Holly, Marilyn Monroe, and all the other greats belt out their hits? If so, you definitely need to take a trip to Memories Theater. At this venue, they have talented impersonators hitting the stage to treat the crowds to memorable performances from yesteryear.

1919 Society

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The new Pigeon Forge bar, 1919 Society aims to transport you back in time as well by offering the full speakeasy experience. Although they’re keeping the details close to their vest for now, you can expect to sip in style inside an old-school bank vault.

Tennessee Stud Cider

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A true local favorite, the Yee-Haw Brewing Co. is at it again, and this time it’s all about their newest drink: Tennessee Stud Cider. Per usual, their creativity knows no bounds, allowing them to transform apple juice into a crisp hard cider creation all their own.

Pizza Rio Wine + Bar

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For an interesting take on pizza, plan to stop by the Pizza Rio Wine + Bar. At this eatery, they serve Brazilian-style pizza with an ultra-thin crust absolutely covered in tasty toppings. Wine by the glass brings everything together, as do their cozy atmosphere and friendly service.

Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood

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Set to arrive in Spring 2023, Big Bear Mountain adds to the Dollywood experience by taking you on a whirlwind ride to remember. Timed at just over two minutes, this 3,990-foot coaster lets you explore Wildwood Grove from above while zooming through the air in a 4×4 SUV.

Tennessee Bible Museum

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Open to all ages, the Tennessee Bible Museum gives you a chance to slow down and appreciate the spiritual world for a moment. Across the 8,000-square-foot space, you’ll get to see scripture-related exhibits, including a bible that stopped a bullet and saved a soldier’s life.

Fin City at Camp Margaritaville

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If you’re going to stay at Camp Margaritaville, plan to stop by Fin City. It is located on the ground floor of the lodge for year-round fun. In this 20,000-square-foot entertainment space, you’ll get to enjoy arcade games, duckpin bowling, billiards, and many other exciting activities for all ages.

Dig’n Zone Theme Park

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The Dig’n Zone Theme Park will open its doors in Spring 2023. Ready to treat visitors to theme park activities involving real construction equipment. The 27-acre theme park aims to let people of all ages experience the joy of playing in the dirt and mud with backhoes, dump trucks, and more.

Flyride at Beyond the Lens

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Beyond the Lens adds to its 150 interactive exhibits with Flyride, a state-of-the-art free-floating ride for big groups. This immersive adventure lets you feel what it’s like to soar through the air and dive down to see all the most exciting scenes on Earth.

The Edge Dueling Water Coaster at Soaky Mountain

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Your visits to Soaky Mountain are about to get a whole lot more interesting with the addition of The Edge Dueling Water Coaster. This ride pits you head-to-head with a fellow rider on an exhilarating trip through the high-speed water slides to the catch pool below.

The Great Escape Room

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Whenever you want to challenge yourself to high-stakes puzzle games, head on over to The Great Escape Room. At this venue, you’ll have just 60 minutes to solve all the puzzles and break yourself out of interesting rooms. For example, The President’s Bunker.

Pigeon Forge eBike Rentals

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Whenever you want to cruise around town, Pigeon Forge eBike Rentals has the gear you need. Just stop by their location in the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall. Select your bike, and then zoom around the area without breaking a sweat.

Painted Bear Coffee Co.

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Painted Bear Coffee Co. offers a chance to put a pep in your step whenever your adventures wear you out. At this new Pigeon Forge coffee shop, they serve all the best freshly-brewed coffee drinks. Such as Yerba Mate Lattes, plus handcrafted baked goods of all kinds.

Firelight Rooftop

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Firelight Rooftop bar aims to treat its guests to scenic views perfected by handcrafted cocktails, craft brews, and wine by the glass. Once it’s set up, their rooftop bar will undoubtedly serve as a peaceful spot to settle down after a long day of exploring Pigeon Forge and beyond.

The Hippie BBQ & Grill

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For a low-key dining experience, you’ll want to work a visit to this new Pigeon Forge eatery, The Hippie BBQ & Grill. At this ’70s-themed restaurant, they put the focus on serving up peace, love, and barbecue in huge doses that promise to keep you coming back for more.

Endless fun and adventure await in Pigeon Forge. So, if you haven’t started planning your 2023 trip, it’s definitely time to do so. Just use this list of the top 20 new restaurants and attractions to get started. Then figure out where you’ll want to stay and how you’ll get to this popular vacation destination. Then, you’ll be well on your way to having the time of your life on your travels.