What’s New In Pigeon Forge for 2017!

Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the NEW stops you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape. It is a top destination for families because it is jam packed with things that children and teens enjoy. Discover a huge selection of family shows featuring world-class talent recruited from all over the world. Thrills and shows are eye-popping and fun for every age group. Pigeon Forge is a bright and energetic zone nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.


Rock Climbing Wall at Rafting In The Smokies

Check out the brand new rock climbing wall at Rafting In The Smokies! The four-sided climbing wall is accessible for all ages and fun for individuals of all skill and athletic levels. Combine your rafting trip, zipline canopy tour, or high elements ropes challenge course adventure with this new addition.

Ripley's Glass Bottom Boat

Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure puts just 3-inches between visitors and the aquatic inhabitants of Shark Lagoon. The 16-foot boats feature a large pane of glass in the center of each vessel’s floor – allowing passengers to peer into the water below to observe the creatures swimming in the reef underneath.

Pigeon Forge Snow

Pigeon Forge Snow will be a fully indoor snow tubing and snow play experience that is open all year on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge. Come enjoy snowball fights, snow men, snow cones, and most importantly 15 lanes of snow tubing. Coming summer 2017!

Country Cascades Water Park

Last summer investors and contractors broke ground on what will become a resort called “The Summit” featuring 98 luxury guest rooms as well as Cascades Outdoor Water Park, a 30,000 square feet facility. The Summit Tower and Cascades Outdoor Water Park is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend of 2017.

VR Pigeon Forge

Walk, crawl, and dodge your way through endless worlds of fun and adventure. This is your virtual reality, and we think your gaming experience should be as immersive as possible. Whether exploring outer space, creating amazing contraptions, or saving the world from a robot invasion, there's something for everyone here at VR Pigeon Forge Arcade.

National Enquirer Attraction

Among the plans for the attraction is an interactive exhibit that will allow visitors to create their own Enquirer-style headlines and share them on social media.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Our contemporary, all-suite hotel offers the perfect home from home. Enjoy modern amenities such as our heated indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor fire pit, and innovative Spin2Cycle laundry and fitness facility. We also offer a 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Explore American History from a different perspective. Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and the Judiciary Branch of government. The museum is 25,000 square feet spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives. Check out our 5 Must-See Exhibits & Items at the Alcatraz East.

Smith Creek Moonshine

Come enjoy our moonshine tasting bar, mixed moonshine cocktail bar, and retail store with bottled shines, apparel, jams, sauces, dry rubs, and more. Smith Creek Moonshine, located in Tanger Outlets in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a moonshine-tasting destination and a must-visit for every visitor.

Courtyard Marriott

This new Courtyard Marriott is an upscale hotel now open in Pigeon Forge! This brand new, centrally-located Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge offers a little something for everyone traveling to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Check out our personal tour of the brand new hotel on Facebook!

The Mountain Mile

The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops is an unprecedented development project which will completely reshape the retail, restaurant, lodging, and attraction scene of Pigeon Forge and the region. With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in total, this will be a project of national significance.

Wyile Cider Barn

Treat your taste buds to our delicious, all-natural apple cider that only contains the healthiest and highest quality fruit purees, both in alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties. Our crisp, matured Irish Dry Cider and sweet Cider are among the first bubbly options that will be available. Check out our blog on Wyile Cider Barn!

Dollywood's Drop Line

New in Summer 2017, Drop Line is a 200-foot tall free-fall experience that towers over Timber Canyon and provides an incredible view of the park before its exhilarating finish. The drop tower ride lifts Dollywood guests nearly 20 stories above the Canyon’s pool, before plummeting them back to the ground in a thrilling rush.

Dollywood's Whistle Punk Chaser

Whistle Punk Chaser, a new junior coaster opening in Summer 2017, throws thrilling twists and turns at Dollywood’s younger loggers, helping prepare them for the day they can join their parents aboard the award-winning Thunderhead wooden coaster.

Dollywood Splash Country's TailSpin Racer

In 2017 experience the wet and wild twists, turns and thrills of Dollywood’s Splash Country’s newest attraction, TailSpin Racer! From its unique spiraling, high-speed AquaTubes to its splashdown finish, it’s an all-out race to see who can get to the end first.

Black Fox Lodge

Featuring views of the Smoky Mountains and the Little Pigeon River, a bar and restaurant with pizza oven on site, complimentary continental breakfast, large, resort style outdoor pool with slide, and 10 gorgeous suites, the brand new Black Fox Lodge is now open!

The Casual Pint

The Casual Pint Craft BeerMarket, offers a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere much like a coffee shop, with a focus on Craft Beer. Our expert “Beer-tenders” can serve up Craft Beer by the pint from our tap wall, by the can or by the bottle to enjoy in our store.

New Dolly Parton Dinner Theater

After the success of Dolly Parton’s NBC movies about her childhood, Pigeon Forge’s newest dinner theatre attraction is telling a special story very close to her heart. After months of work, Parton and her production team are opening a new show shaped by the life and family of the Smoky Mountain songbird herself.

Crave Golf Club

A new indoor/outdoor Golf Club in Pigeon Forge opening in Summer 2017. A real life candy land offering a unique mini golf experience for all guests, including a course that takes you all the way up to the roof, a milkshake bar, and of course a candy store.

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