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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

Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the popular Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Expereince 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, along with an artificial iceberg. Here, you will receive a passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Once you have followed 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. The Museum is fun for the whole family. It is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on the Titanic. There is even a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, as well as an onboard scavenger hunt that adds to the excitement.

Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

2. Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

Enjoy 1.5 hours of competitive lumberjack events featuring the Dawson and McGraw families’ world-class lumberjacks. These lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill, ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Join the fun by cheering for your favorite lumberjack family during the 13 events. During the intermission, children are invited to the stage to cut logs with a lumberjack. Located at Lumberjack Square, the 350-person outdoor venue home to the Lumberjack Feud features padded seating under a covered, climate-controlled grandstand designed for maximum comfort.

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

3. 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: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

4. 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

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

7. 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.

From Pigeon Forge: Foothills Parkway 3-Hour Jeep Tour

8. From Pigeon Forge: Foothills Parkway 3-Hour Jeep Tour

This tour includes the breathtaking beauty along the Foothills Parkway. It ends with the thrill of an off-road ride on private land in a custom and iconic Pink Jeep. Stop at overlooks for a spectacular photo tour. With your guide taking care of every amenity, you can focus completely on the scenery ahead. Foothills Parkway is touted by many as “the prettiest drive in America,” the parkway leads to awe-inspiring panoramas.  Approved by Congress in 1944, the final section of Foothills Parkway was completed in late 2018. Along the way your guide will tell of how the rugged terrain caused this masterpiece to take decades to complete. Not only is your guide an expert storyteller, but also an off-roading professional. Your guide will give you yet another memory to share with a 4x4 thrill ride through private, wooded lands that rise above Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge: Crave Mini-Golf and Escape Room Ticket

9. Pigeon Forge: Crave Mini-Golf and Escape Room Ticket

Explore this adventure and enjoy all the family fun during your time at Pigeon Forge's Crave Golf Club. Choose between mini-golf and escape rooms. Enjoy sweet treats and snacks from the milkshake bar or sweet shop. Discover the six different candy-themed locations: Bubblegum Garden, Jelly Bean Jungle, Rock Candy Mountain, Sugar Safari, Ice Cream Canyon, and Cocoa Cliffs. Two courses feature special bonus holes, which brings the total number of holes to 38.  The Escape Rooms are perfect for families and groups looking for an exciting, action-packed experience. In the Zombie Research lab, you and your team are tasked to find the cure before the herd of zombies break-in.  If you are looking for a marine adventure, you can choose another puzzle where you and your crew have to solve the clues to seal all of the doors before the submarine is overtaken by the frigid cold waters.

Pigeon Forge: Ticket to Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park

10. Pigeon Forge: Ticket to Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park

Explore the shows and activities of Pigeon Forge as you adventure around this outdoor theme park. Visit the 1.5-hour lumberjack feud competitive event and enjoy unlimited access to the adventure theme park where you can compete in your own outdoor games.  Watch the Dawson and McGraw families’ in the Lumberjack Show and experience world-class lumberjacks competition. These lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and ax-throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. During the break, children are invited to the stage to cut logs with a lumberjack.  Challenge yourself in the adventure park on the High Woodsmen Challenge ropes courses and speed climbing towers. Create your own lumberjack competition and try your hand at the same events like the professional Jacks and Jills.  Experience a simulated 80 ft. free-fall at the Timber Towers. Try out the Flying Ox, the world's first cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster. It is a must-try 1,000-foot-long ride combining the thrill of ziplining with the track features of a roller coaster. Add on the option of dinner and you'll receive a $25 meal voucher to use while visiting the park.

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What people are saying about Pigeon Forge

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 650 reviews

The Titanic was very informative. If you like reading about history you will enjoy this. Magic Quest was fun! We watched the Bandits show in an moving chair with 3D glasses while shooting at Bandits. Very real feel. So much fun! The ghost house in the same building was very scary and the mirror maze was hard for me to get thru. I would do mirror maze and the Bandit movie again.

Totally worth the money and time spent to go through the museum. I learned so much that I didn't know about the Titanic. Definitely a bucket list go see!

This is a very entertaining show. Along with using Red Skelton's original material, we were also told about his life.

Was amazing! Definitely one of the best museums I’ve been too! Highly recommend!

Great experience! Tickets were easy to purchase and use