#47 of 71 Pigeon Forge Things To Do

Rowdy Bear Ridge

Get Your Thrill on at Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge
Staff Score:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Whether your idea of fun involves tubing or shooting a laser gun, you will find plenty to love about Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge. Stop by to get your thrill on as you take in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

On the hunt for adventure in the Smoky Mountain region? Look no further than Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge, where you’ll find two of the area’s most enjoyable rides. These adventures provide not only memorable thrills but also, the opportunity to gaze at gorgeous mountain scenery.

Boasting locations in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Rowdy Bear is widely known for its exciting, yet accessible rides, which appeal to all kinds of thrill-seekers. Each location is unique, so you could visit both and come away with two entirely different experiences.

When you arrive at the Pigeon Forge location, you’ll encounter a huge tubing hill and a suspended alpine coaster with a laser gun feature. These rides provide decidedly different types of thrills, but they’re both enjoyable in their own special way.

Beyond the rides, you will appreciate the beautiful landscaping and general cleanliness of the attractions. It’s obvious that the owners take great pride in this property and are committed to keeping it pristine. This caring attitude is also evident in the friendliness of the staff members, who make every effort to keep the lines moving while still managing to maintain a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere.

A few of our favorite activities and attractions include the following:

Tubing Hill
The joy of tubing need not be limited to the winter months. If you love winter activities but prefer warm weather for your slopeside journey, you’ll appreciate that Rowdy Bear Ridge’s tubing hill provides year-round opportunities for excitement. Featuring a 70-foot drop, this hill allows you to reach speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. A smaller hill is available for young adventurers.

The fun isn’t over after you come to a stop; get on the magic carpet conveyor for a quick trip back to the top, where you can begin your next journey downhill. Equipped with a wristband, you can continue tubing for anywhere between thirty minutes and a full hour. Open day and night, the hill is lit by brilliant LEDs.

Laser Gun Coaster
Combine the satisfaction of a laser gun battle with the thrills of a roller coaster while traversing this memorable ride. The suspended coaster soars through Rowdy Bear Ridge, lending plenty of excitement to the experience but also an additional source of a challenge with a laser gun for shooting targets. If you prefer, however, you can sit back and enjoy the ride without worrying about your shooting skills — or lack thereof.

Like the tubing hill, this coaster is open at night. Colorful lights add another level of intrigue for the coaster and an enticing challenge for hitting the laser gun targets.

Witness the beauty of the mountains as you seek the ultimate thrills at Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge. Beautiful, welcoming, and exciting, this is one attraction you won’t want to miss.

Insider Tips:
– If you’re disappointed by your performance during your initial coaster adventure, don’t get too upset. Your entrance fee gives you the ability to get on the coaster a second time. Once you know what to expect, you may find some of the targets easier to hit. Score 50 points and you can ride yet again as a reward.
– Take your tubing experience to the next level by linking up to three tubes and heading down the hill with your best friends. This is both allowed and encouraged.