Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is one of those uber kid-friendly destinations that also does a great job at charming the grown ups. The Smoky Mountain town offers up a nice mix of outdoor fun and indoor entertainment. Golf, dinner shows, zip lining, top-rated restaurants, museums... you name it, and there's a decent chance Pigeon Forge has it. For helping planning your vacation, check out this simple list of the top 10 Pigeon Forge attractions. Also, remember to book one of our roomy and affordable Pigeon Forge cabin rentals for your stay.
1. Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Pigeon Forge's best attribute is its close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Spot a white-tail deer at Cades Cove or hike up to the summit of Mt. Cammerer. There's no excuse to miss out on nature when you're visiting Pigeon Forge.
This year-round theme park has America's one and only "winged" roller coaster, the Wild Eagle, (as well as other great rides and coasters), a huge water park, loads of live shows (including the world-famous Dixie Stampede), shops, restaurants... of the top 10 Pigeon Forge attractions, this is easily the biggest time sucker. You can spend an entire vacation here!
3. Zip Lining
A few Pigeon Forge companies offer up zip line tours, including Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Adventure Ziplines. It's the only way to safely swing through the trees! And since Pigeon Forge sits right at the cusp of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, what better way to sightsee?
4. Old Mill Village
Shop at unique spots like the Old Mill Toy Bin, and get to know great Southern cusine at great restaurants like the Old Mill Restaurant in this historic square. Also, make sure to check out the working mill ("Old Mill") while you're here.
5. Titanic Museum
Explore the two-story museum, home to all sorts of artifacts and designed like the Titanic ship. You'll even get a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger for your tour. (At the end of the tour, you'll discover that passenger's fate.)
Play lazer tag in "the Vault," make your way through the 5,000-sq-ft "Mirror Maze," play a round of mini golf at "Pirate Golf," and of course, don't forget about your quest.
Bring the kiddos to this ridiculously fun museum, which delivers both entertainment and education. The interactive exhibits include "the Disaster Zone," where you can experience an earthquake, "the Challenge Zone," an indoor rock-climbing wall, and "the Inversion Tunnel," where gravity seems non-existant. There's also lazer tag, magic shows, and more.
8. Parrot Mountain and Gardens
Go on a tour of the "Secret Garden," and check out tropical birds ranging from toucans to peacocks. Parrot Mountain and Gardens is certainly the most tranquil of these top 10 Pigeon Forge attractions, and is a great idea for families and couples alike.
9. Grand Majestic Theater
Pigeon Forge is no stranger to a great live music show, and the Grand Majestic Theater is home to some of the very best performers. Whether it's motown or holiday music, there's always something playing here.
Your Pigeon Forge lodging options range from cabins to chalets, and give you easy access to the attractions, and they'll save you money, too, so you can make the most of the Smoky Mountains.