#43 of 44 Pigeon Forge Things To Do

Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show

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Laugh and Dine at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Staff Score:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a fun outing, where you'll get a tasty three-course meal and plenty of entertainment. There are four main shows playing several nights per week, and the lineup of shows changes regularly. You'll laugh along with the actors as you solve the murder mystery.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a hilarious and exciting show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This show takes place in Pigeon Forge, which is close to Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains. It’s a must-see for families and couples, offering a gut-splitting good time for everyone who attends. Before you head to the theater, we recommend that you make a reservation for your group. The cozy nature of the venue makes for a more intimate experience for everyone who goes, but it also means that it sells out frequently.

If you have specific dietary needs, mention that when you make your reservation so that your meal will be ready when you arrive. They offer gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian menu options. Kids ages 12 and under can also get a smaller portion for a slightly cheaper rate. Before you take the whole family, make sure you know that the shows do have some adult innuendo, so they have a PG-13 rating. After you make your reservation, get ready to enjoy delicious food and a rip-roaring good time!

Although the name of the venue might make the experience feel a little scary, all of the shows combine humor with the murder mystery theme. These hilarious shows also play on some of your favorite movie storylines, such as “The Killbillies” and “Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead.” No matter which show is playing the night you go, you’ll have fun solving the clues and participating in the stories. If you figure out “whodunit” first, you might even win a prize! Shows take place on several nights of the week, although the nights vary from week to week.

When you arrive, you’ll start the evening with the first course, which is your choice of three soup options. The main course includes savory pork, oven-roasted chicken, veggies, and mashed potatoes. Non-alcoholic beverages come with every meal, or you can upgrade to beer or a wine cooler for a little extra. The last course is deli-style cheesecake topped with caramel, chocolate, or berries. The courses are served quickly and efficiently between acts of the show.

Every murder mystery is interactive, which means the actors will interact with the members of the audience. Those in the shows are obviously having fun with one another and interacting with you, which makes the experience more enjoyable for everyone. The actors will also do some improvisation in most of the shows, adding humor and showing off their talents. It’s a relaxed atmosphere where just about every seat has a great view of the stage.

Insider Tips

  • For dinner and the show, plan to spend about two hours at the venue.
  • Arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes early to start on your first course.
  • The actors and actresses have a lot of fun and will bring people up on stage to participate, but you don’t have to participate if you don’t want to. Simply let them know that you’re not interested, and they’ll move on to someone else in the audience.
  • When you start on the clue packet at your table, work together with the others to solve clues faster and to get to know your table mates.