Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Home to Dollywood and a replica Titanic, this family-friendly city is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Our most recommended things to do in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

1. Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

Step aboard the popular Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, experience the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere in the world, and interact with exhibits that appeal to all ages. Listen to an audio tour that brings the Titanic's story to life. Enter the Museum through a half-scale model of the exterior of the Titanic. Get your passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Follow them throughout the ship, enter the Memorial Room, and discover the fate of your assigned person. Stand in awe of the grand staircase, valued at one million dollars. Touch an authentic iceberg, shovel “coal” in the Titanic’s Boiler Room, and learn how to send an SOS distress signal. Get your whole family involved with this living classroom’s hands-on opportunities to motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a boarding pass profiling a youngster who sailed on the Titanic and can listen to a special audio tour just for kids. Don’t miss the onboard scavenger hunt.

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud: Christmas Show Ticket

2. Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud: Christmas Show Ticket

Get into the holiday spirit at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas Show in Pigeon Forge. ‘Jack’ up your holiday spirit at the woodsy, backyard, decked-out halls and sing along to original tunes of the season inspired by the folklore of the forest. Enjoy holiday twists on over a dozen sporting competitions including speed climbing, sawing, log rolling, and more. Sip on some hot chocolate, unwrap your inner flannel, and cheer the Dawsons and McGraws on to see which family will spend Christmas at Santa’s favorite logging camp in the Smokies.

Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

3. Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

Take a thrilling ride on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster — the longest coaster in east Tennessee and the first one in the world with four uplifts. Travel through stunning Smoky Mountain scenery, 360-degree turns, and several tunnels on over 20 acres of property. Control your own speed through tunnels, curves, and thrilling hairpin turns on a single cart that can go up to 30 miles per hour. The coaster is fun for all ages, with riders ranging from 3 to 90 years old. For an extra unique experience, visit after nightfall where the colorful lights will guide you through a beautiful night ride.

Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show

4. Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show

Watch as Eli Williams, a 3 time world champion Elvis tribute artist features the sounds, looks, and moves of Elvis in this show in Pigeon Forge which is not far from Knoxville. Marvel at his charisma, moves, and incredible stage presence as he captures the true essence of Elvis Presley live in concert. Admire his dynamic tribute highlighting the life of The King from his humble beginnings, to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Lose yourself in the performance of a master, who has taken home the trophy at Elvis Festivals in Waikiki Hawaii, Pala California, Penticton B.C, and places amongst the top in his field throughout North America.

Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Magic & Illusions Show

5. Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Magic & Illusions Show

Experience a family magic show in Pigeon Forge performed by Steven Best. Witness up and close tricks conducted in an intimate theater right in the heart of the Smokies. Be entertained by a show that is bursting with fun for any age and venture into a truly magical moment as Steven amazes you with spectacular magic, amazing illusions, charismatic comedy, and some music. Witness mind-bending illusions and enjoy side-splitting comedy throughout the evening with classic sleight of hand tricks. Be ready to be picked to go on stage, with audience participation a key feature of the performance.

Pigeon Forge: 'Beyond the Lens' Family Fun Center Ticket

6. Pigeon Forge: 'Beyond the Lens' Family Fun Center Ticket

Embrace your natural curiosity with this admission ticket to the 'Beyond the Lens' family fun center in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy exhibits that pay homage to pop culture, technology, and nostalgia. Create memories at this attraction that has entertainment options that cater to the whole family.  Arrive at the 'Beyond the Lens' family fun center which spans 20,000 square feet. Admire the eye-catching façade that looks like a fallen building and a huge camera in the clutches of the paparazzi. Capture photos in front of this impressive backdrop. Check-in at the door and begin your adventure through 150 action-packed exhibits in the categories of crime, conspiracies, celebrities, and gossip. Snap photos in a space ball pit and capture selfies atop a pallet of money. Dive into old-school nostalgia with cutting-edge technology that will stir up forgotten memories. Learn about the events and public figures who shaped our culture and experience the games and entertainment that will shape our future. Explore exhibits detailing the JFK conspiracy, the O.J. Simpson trial, and Princess Diana’s press relationship. Spark your curiosity around themes such as the Royal Family, Big Foot, and UFOs. Get hands-on with exhibits like 'Dance With Your Favorite Celebrity' or virtual reality rides.

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

7. Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8-minute flight over 16 miles.

Pigeon Forge: Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour

8. Pigeon Forge: Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour

Enjoy picturesque vistas over the Smoky Mountains on this 15-minute flight dubbed the “Ridge Runner.” After taking off from the local partner’s private heliport, begin your flight over the stunning, misty Chilhowee mountain range. Feel the speed of the helicopter as you fly low over the treetops and mountains, getting a true taste of the beauty that is the American South. Gaze at historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in the distance. Along the way, your expert guide will point out facts about the region, like the original designation of where the national park was supposed to be, as well as countless details about the flora and fauna of the region. After covering a distance of 30 miles, you’ll head back to the heliport, enriched by the one-of-a-kind, bird’s eye viewpoint of the mystic Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge: Brian Hoffman's Tribute to Red Skelton

9. Pigeon Forge: Brian Hoffman's Tribute to Red Skelton

Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton is an 90 to 100 minute show that takes you back to a time when life was a little simpler. At time when family values came first and everyone sat together at the dinner table for their evening meal. Brian Hoffman will take you on a light hearted trip down memory lane with Red's greatest jokes and some of his most well known characters including those famous seagulls, Gertrude and Heathcliff, and everyone's favorite dim-witted country bumpkin, Clem Kadiddlehopper. Be prepared for lots of laughter as you watch him give you that 'Lazy Eye Look' as he impersonates Clem Kadiddlehopper proclaiming "even though he never got good grades he left school with some pretty good marks, most of them black and blue!" His non-stop antics will keep you entertained all evening.

Smoky Mountains: Sightseeing Flex Pass

10. Smoky Mountains: Sightseeing Flex Pass

Discover the thrilling, dazzling, historic, and adventurous with a Tennessee Sightseeing Flex Pass. Access top attractions and tours throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the scenic Smokies all in one pass. Take advantage of full admission to attractions or save up to 30% on entry costs. Let your Flex Pass take you into the great outdoors and see the natural splendor of the Smokey Mountains up close and personal: select between a 3-attraction or a 5-attraction pass and choose what you want to enjoy when you arrive. Coast down whitewater in a raft or take in the sights from a thrilling vantage point on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride. Have your breath taken away from the top of Gatlinburg Space Needle. Experience the awe-inspiring vision of the Great Smoky Mountains, where colorful fog-rich forests surround majestic Appalachian peaks this renowned Tennessee UNESCO World Heritage Site. Partner Tennessee’s exciting outdoor marvels with family-friendly and group-friendly attractions. Play around at the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum or Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud. Learn the history of the world’s most famous tragic transatlantic ocean liner at the Titanic Museum Attraction, then catch a dazzling magic show at Wonderworks. Whatever activities you choose, enjoy the convenience of an all-in-one pass. Top Attractions: • Best of Smoky Mountain Special Tour - Rocky Top Tours • Beyond the Lens • Escape Game Pigeon Forge • Smoky Mountain Rafting - Upper Pigeon River• Smoky Mountain Rafting - Lower Pigeon River • Titanic Attraction • Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud • Dolly’s Rags to Riches - Rocky Top Tours • Rocky Top Mountain Coaster • Gatlinburg Pinball Museum • Rainforest Adventure Zoo • Wonderworks • The Best of Three Cities Tour - Rocky Top Tours

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What people are saying about Pigeon Forge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 707 reviews

Eli was phenomenal as Elvis!! If anyone is an Elvis fan, they need to see his show. He couldn't thank his audience enough for being there & was so welcoming. He engaged the audience by coming out & shaking everyone's hand & making conversation. I hope to see him again!!

We enjoy the Titanic every time we go. Get tickets for first thing in the morning, if possible, for the best less crowded experience.

The Titanic is a great exhibit with lots of interactive participation.

Using get your guide makes it very easy to get tickets in advance

It was a fun time for all he is an excellent singer