Things To Do At Ancient Lore Village

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains just a 30-minute drive from the heart of Pigeon Forge, Ancient Lore Village is a magical destination where unforgettable memories are made. Whether you're stopping by for the day or planning to lodge in one of the charming dwellings, you'll be able to live out all of your fantasy dreams at Ancient Lore Village.

Here are the top ways to immerse yourself in the magic, mystery, and wonder of the Village. Be sure to read through the end so you can determine which Village Discovery Pass includes everything you want to experience.

Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Tour The Village Grounds

Audio tours allow you to dive into the fantasy of the Village at your own pace. When you download the Ancient Lore Village app, there are three tour options available: The Story, The Building, and The Gardens. Each is narrated by Village dwellers like fairies, orcs, and elves. Fairy-guided tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. No matter which tour option you select, you'll be able to learn all about the Village while taking in its beauty first-hand.

Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Axe Throwing And Archery

See how well you aim for the bullseye when you visit the axe throwing and archery range. You'll receive instructions and a demonstration before trying your hand at the non-traditional sporting activities. This adrenaline-filled hour includes 30 minutes of axe throwing and 30 minutes of archery. First timers will delight in learning a new skill, and more experienced guests can make a game out of it to see who can score the most points.

Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Enjoy A Fantasy Feast

Savor a delicious meal amongst the lush scenery of the Village. Monday through Saturday, you can reserve a table for lunch or dinner. On Sundays, you'll have access to a delicious brunch buffet. From tender chicken and pasta to fresh seasonal fruit and fluffy biscuits, the countryside dining at the Village is sure to impress with tasty flavors and outdoor views. Fun fact: the Village's Amy Carpenter won Chef of the Year at the 2024 Pauly Awards by Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association.

Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Gremlin Gameyard And Ground Elf Burrows

In addition to axe throwing and archery at the range, you'll find all sorts of fun and games in the Village's Gremlin Gameyard. Engage in some friendly competition with cornhole, jumbo Jenga, yard dice, giant Connect Four, and horseshoes. Step inside the communal Ground Elf Burrows to seek out a variety of board games, puzzles, and a TV.

Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Hike The Trails

Discover beauty beyond the Village's blooming gardens and Boyd Hollow Falls when you explore hiking trails such as Firefly Lane, Leprechaun Loop, Gremlin Path, and Olafs Trail. Journey deeper into nature and appreciate the natural beauty that makes the Village even more enchanting during a scenic hike. Hiking to Pinnacle Point allows for wonderful views and photos of the Village.

Stay Overnight

The magic of Ancient Lore Village doesn't have to fade after just one day. Book a stay in one of the Village's fantasy-themed dwellings like the whimsical Fairy Cottage or rustic Bokee's Bungalow and keep the fantasy alive for as long as you like. Different overnight packages are available for purchase and come with additional perks such as in-room continental breakfast and access to select Pigeon Forge attractions.

Stay At Ancient Lore Village
Things To Do Ancient Lore Village

Tie The Knot

Host your very own fairytale wedding at Ancient Lore Village! Depending on your number of guests, budget, and the fantasy vibe you're going for, you'll be able to customize your ideal wedding with the various packages and venues available. You can book planning services, on-site catering, overnight accommodations, beverage services, and rehearsal dinners through the Village as well.

Attend Special Events

Each month, the Village hosts a variety of special events. Avid fantasy readers may want to reserve tickets to a book club dinner, while creatives may find interest in attending a painting workshop. Other events that have been hosted at the Village include mixology classes, chef-inspired tasting dinners, movie and trivia nights, and more.

Ancient Lore Event Calendar

Shop The Marketplace

In the Village Marketplace, you can browse uniquely crafted artwork, apparel, home decor, jewelry, food, and more. You'll also find Bokee's Trek by Ancient Lore Village's founder and president Tom Boyd. This story, which served as the inspiration for the Village's creation, takes place in another dimension home to gremlins, fairies, elves, and other magical creatures.

Ancient Lore Village Marketplace
Ancient Lore Discovery Passes
Activity PassFood + FunUltimate Day PassPerfect Night OutWhat's Included
Self-guided audio tour: The Story, The Building, The Gardens
Fairy-guided tours (Saturday & Sunday only)
Hiking trails: venture to Pinnacle Point for a photo of the village
Gremlin Gameyard: horseshoes, cornhole, jumbo Jenga + more
One hour axe throwing & archery*
Village lunch at 12:30 pm Monday - Saturday; brunch at 10:30 am or 1:00 pm on Sunday*
Village access from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Village access from 4:30 - 8:00 pm
Village dinner from 6:00 - 7:00 pm*
Roaring fire with cash bar
*Axe throwing & archery are optional for Perfect Night Out pass
*Reservations that include lunch or dinner must be made 48 hours in advance

Ancient Lore Village is a true hidden gem that brings fairy tales to life. Whether it's by planning a trip for the day or booking multiple nights in a charming dwelling, you don't want to miss out on the magic of the Village when planning your trip to the Smoky Mountains.

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