9 Indoor Activities To Beat The Cold in Pigeon Forge

9 Indoor Activities To Beat The Heat

The winter season in the Smoky Mountains can be a bummer for many outdoor enthusiasts or just plain cold-natured people who prefer warm, wide open spaces. Not that the Smokies aren’t beautiful coated in a blanket of snow; if you can brave the cold, a winter hike is totally worth it. But let’s face it. Sometimes we just want to stay in the warm indoors. Luckily Pigeon Forge has plenty of indoor activities to enjoy.

Pigeon Forge Indoor Activities

  1. Cozy up by a warm Pigeon Forge cabin rental with a fireplace. Winter is the perfect time to get close to your loved ones and appreciate each other’s company while snuggling up under a blanket near a fire with some hot cocoa.
  2. Smith Creek MoonshineHit up the outlets on a Pigeon Forge shopping trip. While you’re out and about, be sure to stop by Smith Creek Moonshine to sample one of their 13 flavors of delicious moonshine. Try their Apple Pie or Cinnamon flavors to warm up and embrace the winter season.
  3. Take part in Townsend’s Smoky Mountain Snowdown from January 26th through the 29th. Stay warm over a hot stove with cast iron cooking classes. Are arts and crafts more your thing? Enjoy quilting demonstrations by the Foothills Quilters Guild. You can even practice your fly fish tying skills to prepare for the warmer weather, or just get your blood pumping with some good ol’ fashioned square dancing!
  4. Alcatraz EastVisit one of the unique and entertaining Pigeon Forge museums. If you’re a pop culture enthusiast, stop by the Hollywood Wax Museum. Or if history is more your thing, check out the incredible Titanic Museum. Want to check out something new? We absolutely recommend the newest musuem in Pigeon Forge: The Alcatraz East. Learn about the history of crime and crime fighting in America while also playing some exciting games and seeing some legendary items you wouldn’t get the chance to see anywhere else. Also be sure to check out our 5 Must See Exhibits & Items at the Alcatraz East before you go!
  5. Beat the crowd and catch a flick at Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14. Check out the schedule for January 13th through the 19th and pick a movie or two that you and a friend can pair with a giant tub of popcorn and enjoy together.
  6. Wyile CiderSip on some hard or soft hand-crafted cider at Wyile Cider Barn, the one and only craft cidery in the state of Tennessee. Grab a friend and tour the cidery while sampling some of the delicious blended recipes created by this family business. Be sure to check out our blog on how the cider is made before you go.
  7. Take a leap of faith with Fly Away Indoor Skydiving, the longest running wind tunnel in business today. You can still mark it off your bucket list, even if it’s indoors! Test your skills of human flight without the altitude scaring you away. No experience is needed, and all ages are welcome.
  8. Pepper PalaceSpice things up at “The Planet’s #1 Hot Shop” Pepper Palace. What better way to escape the cold weather shivers than some of the hottest hot sauce around? Their “Death By Wings” sauce is described as “Insanely hot wing sauce that will burn you down.” If that’s a little too extreme for you, try their Honey Chipotle Rum BBQ sauce or some of their milder flavors.
  9. Explore the different species and exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The aquarium is a classic on any Smoky Mountain to-do list, and even if you’ve been before, you’re guaranteed to appreciate the beauty and wonder of oceanic life time and time again. Say hi to the penguins for us!

Looking for more things to do in Pigeon Forge? Check out our list of 25 Rainy Day Activities for more awesome suggestions, and keep up with our events page for information on what’s happening around town this winter.