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Christmas Shows In Pigeon Forge

Christmas shows in Pigeon Forge are some visitors favorite reason to come into town. After Winterfest kicks off, the dinner shows and theaters start to switch over to their holiday shows! Make plans to attend at least one of the many Pigeon Forge Christmas shows with your family. Below are some of our favorite Pigeon Forge theaters with big holiday shows. Rent a cabin in the Smokies this holiday season and grab your tickets for the best Christmas show in Pigeon Forge, TN!

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Christmas At The Smoky Mountain Opry

A multi-million dollar holiday production, Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry features everything from sugar plum faires and dancing elves to enchanted reindeer and Santa Claus himself. The show has the largest nativity scene in the Pigeon Forge area. Be sure you swipe your tickets early, because dates will sell out fast!
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Hatfield & McCoy Christmas

Think your family fights during the holidays? The classic Hatfield & McCoy Family Feud has always put the "fun" in "dysFUNctional", but the holidays are the most fun of all. Join the family as Pa Hatfield & Ma McCoy try and put aside their differences for the spirit of the season.
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The Comedy Barn Christmas Shows

If you want to laugh your socks off and get in the holiday spirit, the Comedy Barn's Christmas Show is the theater experience for you. Enjoy plenty of holiday music paired with silly Christmas costumes and lots of great on-stage comedy. Brand new acts combined with some of your all-time favorites will have you laughing til you cry at the funniest show in the Smokies.
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Country Tonite Christmas Shows

The beautiful choreography and brightly decorated holiday sets at Country Tonite's Christmas show will bring out the magic of the holiday season for all who attend. You'll hear your favorite Christmas songs covered by talented performers and special guest stars throughout the production - everything from Frosty The Snowman to the Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy. This show is perfect for a family of musisc lovers!

Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge: Restaurant Guide

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Looking for a Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge restaurant guide? Some of our favorite Pigeon Forge restaurants are opening their doors on Turkey Day, offering locals and visitors alike a chance to celebrate with family and friends without hassle! So why don’t you leave the holiday cooking (and mess) to someone else? Here’s a quick rundown of restaurants open in Pigeon Forge on Thanksgiving Day 2017.

Mama's Farmhouse

There’s nothing like eating a home-cooked meal surrounded by friends and family, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Mama’s Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge. Stop by Mama's Farmhouse in Pigeon Forge at 208 Pickel Street to satisfy your Thanksgiving Day cravings from 10:30 am to 9 pm. Reservations are required for parties of 6 or more, so give them a call at (865) 908-4646 to snag a spot.

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

You haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving in Tennessee until you’ve had succulent smoked turkey like they serve at Bennett’s Pit Barbeque! With locations in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Bennett’s is your go-to spot if you’re craving a home-cooked dinner with southern flair. Bennett’s also features a full bar with an enviable selection of beer and wine – it’s the perfect place to unwind after a day with the family.

Alamo Steakhouse

Craving something a little different for your Thanksgiving spread? Consider Alamo Steakhouse. This is the place to go for anyone with a Texas-sized appetite! The ample dinner menu features everything from flame-grilled oysters to savory salads to fresh seafood, but the real claim to fame comes right from the grill master’s oak-fired pit: You’ll find succulent hand-cut steaks and the juiciest burgers around!

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

You can only eat so much turkey in one day. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria is opening at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to save your taste buds! The restaurant’s Pigeon Forge location is the perfect place to unwind – the large back room features a brand-new, full arcade for little ones and the young at heart! Big Daddy’s has locations at 1820 Parkway in Sevierville, 3053 Parkway in Pigeon Forge and 714 River Road in Gatlinburg.

More Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

In Pigeon Forge:

  • Cracker Barrel
  • Golden Corral
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Iron Boar Saloon
  • J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen
  • Margaritaville
  • No Way Jose’s Cantina
  • Old Mill Restaurant
  • Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
  • Reagan’s House of Pancakes
  • Shoney’s
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • TGI Friday’s

In Sevierville:

  • Applebee’s
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Golden Corral
  • Holston’s Kitchen
  • Shoney’s
  • Steak N’ Shake

In Gatlinburg:

  • Atrium Pancakes
  • Blaine’s Grill & Bar
  • Calhoun’s
  • J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe
  • Loco Burro
  • Mama’s Chicken Kitchen
  • Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • TGI Friday’s
  • The Melting Pot
  • The Park Grill
  • Three Jimmy’s

There’s still time to plan your Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving getaway! Browse Pigeon Forge hotels, cabins and condos for last-minute lodging options. You’ll love ushering in the holiday season here in the Smokies! There’s so much to do here this time of year!

Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge: Things To Do

Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge marks the start of many visitors’ favorite time of year. There are plenty of events and things to do around the Smoky Mountain area at the beginning of the winter season, and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites to get you started. For more helpful guides, check out our favorite Thanksgiving recipes to get started on your holiday cooking, or take a look at the restaurants open on Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville.

Thanksgiving Events In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg:

Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks

The Titanic Thanksgiving fireworks display is a holiday tradition here in the Smoky Mountains. The 2017 event will start on Thanksgiving evening (November 23) and kick off the season with and explosion of lights and color, the perfect way to end the day of Thanksgiving festivities, or get the night started before Black Friday shopping!

Gatlinburg’s Festival Of Trees

Surrounded by a Smoky Mountain winter wonderland, Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees is the perfect centerpiece to admire the twinkling lights and get in the holiday spirit. Take a walk through the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and enjoy the entertainment throughout the week. Don’t forget to get your photo with Santa Claus!

Gatlinburg Thanksgiving Craft Show

Grab the family and head on out to the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show and experience unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. The show is hosted every year around Thanksgiving at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and proves to be a great resource for Christmas shopping.

Gatlinburg Trolley Ride Of Lights

A Smoky Mountain Winterfest experience you don’t want to miss, Gatlinburg’s Trolley Ride Of Lights will be happening this year from November 8 through January 21, 2018. For just $5 visitors can soak up the spirit of the season on a relaxing ride through downtown Gatlinburg while taking in some of the most fantastic light displays around.

Part 2: Kid Friendly Hotels & Amenities

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When it comes to vacationing with the kids, you really can have it all in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We know a thing or two on traveling with kids and we know you don’t have to sacrifice comfort or style on your next Smoky Mountain getaway. Below are some kid friendly hotels & amenities to consider when booking your next hotel in Pigeon Forge.

The Extras

Pigeon Forge hotels are loaded with amenities of all kinds. Everything from fitness centers and bars for mom and dad to water parks and arcades for the kids. Many visitors opt for hotels with free WiFi. Mom can check in with work while her kids float in the lazy river. Think about what amenities are a must for you and your family and factor that into your plan.

Hotels & Amenities

A Little Goes A Long Way

If your travel budget allows for it, get an adjoining room or even a suite. A little extra room to spread out in the evenings is important. Younger children tend to go to bed earlier and need more sleep plus you may need to factor in a nap time too. Having a little extra space for your family may make you trip a little less stressful and that extra bathroom will go a long way especially if you have a teenage daughter! You may want to opt for a condo or cabin as well.

Look For Free Breakfast

Having food on-site makes their mornings less stressful and lets the family fill their tummies before heading out for a full day of things to do in the Smoky Mountains. Plus you will save money by eating a light breakfast in. If a free breakfast isn’t offered at your hotel, ask for a room with a mini-fridge. Stock up on juice, milk, yogurt, fruits, prebaked muffins and other breakfast items that would be easy to enjoy in your room. Pigeon Forge has a few grocery stores in town with all your necessities as well as other local shops to pick up food for your room.

On–Site Activities

Make your Pigeon Forge hotel stay even more fun by choosing an option that offers on-site activities! While some may be seasonal, hotels in Pigeon Forge cater to kids of all ages with craft projects, story time, fun and games at the swimming pool, and even outdoor fires where you can roast your own s’mores!

Water Park Hotels

Leave The Driving To Someone Else

The Fun Time Trolley makes getting around Pigeon Forge fun and easy for everyone. Choose a hotel near a trolley stop and leave the driving to someone else. You will save on gas, parking, and be less frustrated. The trolleys are air conditioned and heated for your comfort. The trolleys are also handicap accessible.

What do you look for in a hotel when you’re traveling with little ones? Start planning your Smoky Mountain getaway today by browsing Pigeon Forge hotels page and using our amenities filter to find the perfect property for your next Smoky Mountain vacation!

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Start The Holiday Season With A Bang At The Titanic Museum

The Titanic Thanksgiving fireworks display is a Pigeon Forge holiday tradition. Last year’s event was unfortunately cancelled for safety reasons due to the dry conditions prior to the November wildfires, but this year the display will be revamped for the fifth time since 2010 in a fantastic display of lights and holiday cheer.

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Titanic Thanksgiving Fireworks

The season will start with an explosion of lights and colors on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. The Titanic Museum Attraction celebrates the lives and legacies of the famous ship’s passengers, crew and rescuers with an extravaganza of fireworks. This twinkling demonstration of light and fantasy will begin at 7:00 p.m., and is a perfect way to end a day filled with family and food!

This will be our annual music, fireworks and musical fantasy wonderland, featuring singer, actor Caitlin Mesiano to be held outdoors at the Titanic Museum Attraction. This year promises to be even more spectacular with new fireworks displays, enchanting Titanic Crew performance and a chance for all to meet Titanic’s “Fantasy” Princess as she walks the red-carpet to start the fireworks.Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, Attraction Co-Owner

This fantastic night-of-nights will be orchestrated to the sounds and voices of the Christmas season, with the ship’s crew on board to host the event and to welcome all the ladies and gentlemen and boys and girls in attendance. This special night heralds the arrival of a new holiday season of Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, and throughout the evening the lives and legacies of all those who sailed on the RMS Titanic will be honored & glorified.

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Reserve Your Spot Today

Information about other events at Titanic Museum Attraction can be found on their website. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge opens daily at 9 a.m. Reservations are strongly suggested Thanksgiving evening before the fireworks display or just after the display.

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This is a very exciting, once-a-year event that all of us at Titanic have been looking forward to, and now it’s almost showtime. So bring your cameras and get ready for some breathtaking photo opportunities with our Titanic “Fantasy” Princess, distinguished crew, holiday lights and the largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. To make the evening even more memorable, young ladies are encouraged to wear their princess costumes for a personal photo with our Fantasy Princess.Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, Attraction Co-Owner

Call (800) 381-7670 to reserve your spot!

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Pigeon Forge

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A historic city in the scenic Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is a popular destination for couples and families. It features plenty to see and do, including musical theaters, theme parks, museums, shopping outlets and much more. However, what if you want to visit Pigeon Forge but you are on a tight budget? The good news is that you will be able to find a great range of things to do in this welcoming Tennessee town that will be easy on your wallet.

Explore The National Park

This beautiful wilderness is totally free to explore and there are many gorgeous spots to discover. Go for a swim in a clear and cold river, hike up a mountain or sit in peace and quiet and watch the sunset. There are 850 miles of hiking trails in this vast national park, so whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll or a challenging hike you will find your perfect wild mountain escape.

A Free Day at Dollywood

Dollywood is one of the biggest attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – a theme park that is owned by famous country and western entertainer Dolly Parton. As well as offering everyone’s favorite amusement park thrill rides, the theme park also features music and traditional crafts from the Smoky Mountains area. The good news is that if you arrive at Dollywood after 3pm, you will be able to get the entire next day for free.

This is a great way to get more time in the park if you are on a budget and it is very advantageous because it is difficult to fit in all of the rides and attractions in Dollywood in one day. Also, there are discount coupons for Dollywood available online, so make sure that you take a look when planning your trip.

Ride the Trolley

One of the cheapest ways of getting around the town of Pigeon Forge is to ride the trolley, which will take you just about anywhere in the downtown area for 50 cents. When you combine the trolley with walking you can cover the entire city without having to spend a lot of money on cabs.

Fun Time Trolley

Coupons & Monthly Deals

Did you know that we keep track of the best deals in Pigeon Forge for every single month of the year? Bookmark our Monthly Deals page so you can keep up with great discounts on Pigeon Forge attractions, cabins, restaurants and more. For even more hot deals, check out our extensive list of Pigeon Forge coupons!

Monthly Deals

Find Theater Combo Tickets

One of the best attractions in Pigeon Forge is the collection of superb theaters, which offer entertaining musicals, magic shows and much more. There are combo tickets available that will allow you to see multiple shows at a discounted rate, so if you plan on watching a lot of theater during your visit this will save you money. If you are interested, call ahead to the theatre and ask what combo deals they offer.

These are just a few of the ways that you can save money while you are visiting Pigeon Forge. This friendly Tennessee town surrounded by the Smoky Mountains doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation spot, you can make the most of it even on a small budget.

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Top 4 Waterfalls in the Smokies

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Abundant rainfall and mountain terrain are the perfect ingredients for creating waterfalls. Even the smallest of creeks and rivers produce small cascades. Below are 4 of the more popular trails in the Smokies. These three, although rated moderate in difficulty, are lower mileage. Be sure to stop in one of the park’s visitors centers to pick up a park map before heading out on the trails.

Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is by far one of the most most popular waterfalls in the national park. The waterfall is 80 feet high and surrounded by Mountain Laurel. The trail leading up to Laurel Falls is a moderate 2.6 miles round trip. As it is a tourist destination, it can get relatively busy and parking at the trailhead is limited, so plan accordingly.

Abrams Falls

At 20 feet high, Abrams Falls might not be as high as Laurel, but the sheer volume of water cascading over the falls is breathtaking. The falls empty into a large, deep pool that is perfect to cool off your feet in after the 5 mile round trip moderate hike. During the summertime, Abrams Falls also makes a great swimming hole.

Grotto Falls

This old beauty stands 25 feet tall and is situated in an old-growth hemlock forest. The hike up Trillium Gap Trail is 1.5 miles to the falls and is also rated moderate in difficulty. The trailhead is in the heart of Gatlinburg off The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. One of the most distinctive features of this waterfall is that it’s the only one in the Smokies that you can walk behind.

Ramsey Cascades

The tallest waterfall in the national park, Ramsey Cascades is one of the most spectacular sites in the Smokies. The hiking trail to reach the falls is about 8 miles round trip and not for the faint of heart, but the extraordinary views are definitely worth it.

As with any hike:

  • Be Bear Aware
  • Bring Plenty of Water
  • Do not Climb on the Falls – Slippery and dangerous!
  • Wear Sturdy Footwear

Part 1: Kid-Friendly Things To Do – Activities by Age Group

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Although you’ll truly find something for everyone here in the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge truly is a perfect vacation destination for children of all ages to enjoy. A Pigeon Forge vacation itinerary includes fun, adventure and plenty of entertainment to keep things moving and everyone with a smile on their face – regardless of their age!

Vacationing With Kids

Planning a Pigeon Forge vacation with kids? You’re in luck: The mountains are the perfect playground to let the imagination run wild! Here you’ll find everything from world-class shows and entertainers to the natural beauty of the Smokies, with no shortage of activities for the little ones to enjoy. Regardless of whether you’re traveling with your kids, your grandkids or even with a group, you can take the guesswork out of your Pigeon Forge vacation plans by checking out a few of the kid-friendly activity suggestions below.

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Ages 2-4

Your wide-eyed toddler is at a perfect age for learning to love nature, and you’ll find that opportunities for this abound in the Smokies. Consider checking out the following Pigeon Forge activities for toddlers.


Though this family-friendly attraction features something for everyone, your pre-school age child will love exploring the magic of science and wonder at this interactive museum. Learn about the world around us with great exhibits on science, space, imagination and more!


Ripley’s Aquarium Of The Smokies

Marvel at every creature of the ocean without getting wet! From playful penguins to fierce-looking sharks, this amazing aquatic world is educational and fun – the highlight of downtown Gatlinburg. Be sure to check out their brand new Glass Bottom Boat!

Ripley’s Aquarium

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Toddlers are fascinated by large vehicles and trains are no exception! From kid-friendly rides with familiar favorites like Thomas the Train and the Peanuts gang to breathtaking mountain views, the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers family-friendly fun for everyone to enjoy.

GSM Railroad

Ages 5-7

When kids enter school, their curiosity about the world around them grows even bigger. Make the most of these precious early-learning years by turning family fun into an education opportunity at the following Pigeon Forge attractions.

Adventure Park at Five Oaks

The Adventure Park at Five Oaks offers fun for the entire family! Their experienced zipline guides will take you on a fun and thrilling ride through and above 70 acres of beautiful foliage. Adventure Park also has horseback riding and a tree tops course, great for young adventurers.

Adventure Park

Comedy Barn Theater

Looking for a family-friendly comedy show that will leave everyone in stitches? Consider the Comedy Barn! This Pigeon Forge show offers homespun hilarity, complete with amazing animal actors that are sure to impress any school-age child – or even a kid at heart!

Comedy Barn

Local Festivals & Parades

At this age, kids start to appreciate other cultures and will love exploring the heart of the mountains at the special events you’ll find around Pigeon Forge. Springfest’s bright blooms, Harvestfest’s autumn breeze and other annual events will bring a smile to the face of any growing child! Check out our event calendar for complete listings of local happenings and more.


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Ages 8-11

Tweens can be painfully picky, but they’ll find something to love in Pigeon Forge. From exploring special interests to racing down thrilling treetop ziplines, these older kids will embrace the Smoky Mountains with enthusiasm. Consider taking older kids and tweens to the following Pigeon Forge attractions.

Titanic Museum Attraction

Kids who have an interest in history will love exploring this world-class museum honoring the passengers and crew aboard the R.M.S. Titanic. Learn about the lives of people in the Edwardian era while exploring this elaborate, award-winning museum.

Titanic Museum

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Lazerport Fun Center

From laser tag to go-karts to indoor miniature golf, your little one will have a blast at Lazerport Fun Center. This family-friendly destination can provide hours of fun on your Pigeon Forge vacation.


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Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

Make mealtime memorable by checking out this free-for-all, featuring hillbilly hijinks and old-fashioned family fun! Hoot, holler and raise a ruckus to this comical show, served up with lip-smackin’ Smoky Mountain cuisine.

Hatfield & Mccoy

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Ages 12-14

Teens love novelty, and there’s always something new to explore in Pigeon Forge! Let them make the most of your family vacation by letting them have some fun and push down boundaries by exploring these Smoky Mountain attractions and activities.

Rock Climbing Wall

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.

Rafting In The Smokies

Magic Shows

Pigeon Forge is your home in the Smoky Mountains for world class family entertainment. Some of our favorite magic shows in the area are Magic Beyond Belief starring Darren Romeo, Impossibilities with Chris Collins & Erik Dobell, and The Wonders Of Magic with Terry Evanswood.

Shows & Theaters

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Located just below the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Arcadia boasts over 100 of the hottest games in this 25,000 square foot amusement center. Delight yourself with their vast variety of amusement games, simulators, and activities, great for all ages.


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Older Teens & Adults

Make the most of your time in the Smoky Mountains by connecting and bonding over unique activities and experiences you’ll only find here in Pigeon Forge. No matter whether you’re traveling with just your sweetie or with the entire gang, you’ll find something for everyone here in the Smokies. Consider checking out these unique Pigeon Forge attractions you’ll find off the beaten path.

Play An Escape Room

Newly popular and all over Pigeon Forge, escape rooms are physical adventure games where players solve puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Check out Headcase Escape Adventures, The Captured, and The Escape Game. Also be sure to read our blog on our experience!

Escape Rooms

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Rocky Top Wine Trail

The pristine lands around the Great Smoky Mountains have given way to some of the world’s most unique wines. From Italian-inspired classics to sweet finds made from locally-grown fruit, you’ll love learning about the region’s wines as you sip your way across the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

Rocky Top Wine Trail

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Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

The longest running wind tunnel in business today, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session or as a participant in a personalized coaching program.

Flyaway Skydiving

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Smith Creek Moonshine

Smith Creek Moonshine is a moonshine-tasting destination located in Tanger Outlets. Enjoy our moonshine tasting bar and retail store with bottled shines, apparel, jams, sauces, dry rubs, and more!

Smith Creek Moonshine

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25 Rainy Day Activities in Pigeon Forge

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We all know the song, Smoky Mountain Rain by Ronnie Milsap, but rain can really put a damper on your vacation plans. Make the most the percipitation by taking time out to enjoy yourself indoors! Here are 25 things you can do with your family on a rainy day in Pigeon Forge!

Things To Do In Pigeon Forge On A Rainy Day

  1. Get a pack of cards and enjoy some old-fashioned family fun. No matter whether you’re learning a new game or playing an old family favorite, you’ll love connecting and competing with loved ones!
  2. Taste our Smoky Mountain heritage at a moonshine tasting at Smith Creek Moonshine Distillery in Pigeon Forge. Over 13 flavors to suit every pallette.
  3. Laugh until your sides hurt at The Comedy Barn. Over 20 years of side busting laughter and fun for the whole family!
  4. Catch the latest flick on the big screen at our movie theater, Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14 Theater.
  5. Solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home but you only have one hour! Take the challenge at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge.
  6. Waddle with the penguins, splash with the rays and walk underwater though the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
  7. Sip your way across the Smokies on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Five Wineries and over 70 unique wines to try!
  8. Get up close and personal with the celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
  9. Shop ‘til you drop at Tanger Outlets in Sevierville.
  10. Figure out whodunit at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show.
  11. Hit the indoor links at the all new Crave Golf Club. Think: Candy Land meets Caddyshack. Your sweet tooth will thank you!.
  12. Bring a little friendly competition at the LazerPort Fun Center in Pigeon Forge. Activities like mini golf, arcade games and laser tag will be sure to get everyone in the competitve spirit. Be sure to check out Pigeon Forge cabin rentals with game rooms too.
  13. Kick back and relax with a treatment at RiverStone Resort, featuring an amazing spa experience in a tranquil setting.
  14. Home to the largest, most unique selection of cowboy and cowgirl boots and western apparel, Stages West, is a shopping destination on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.
  15. Light up your taste buds at Pepper Palace with their hottest hot sauce of all time, Flashbang!
  16. Get the whole family moving at TopJump Trampoline Park. Dunk like Lebron or practice your climbing skills at the Clip ‘Climb. HUGE arcade, Sugar Rush Candy Store, and a place for parents to relax and see the whole park.
  17. Test your crime skills and knowlege at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
  18. Discover the legacy that made Bush’s Beans what it is today with an interactive museum, general store and cafe at the Bush Brothers Visitors Center.
  19. Experience the hands-on exhibits at WonderWorks.
  20. Incredible entertainment is one thing the Smoky Mountains are known for. Country Tonite Theatre crosses decades and genres in their high energy show.
  21. Bring history to life at the Titanic Museum and Attraction. Over 400 artifacts on display at this interactive museum.
  22. Get the experience of flying without the fear of jumping from a plane or falling out of sky at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving.
  23. Take a scenic drive through the Smokies to see how nature reacts to the rain.
  24. Headcase Escape Adventures will get your mind working with innovative technology, puzzle and riddles in an exhilarating escape adventure.
  25. Feast your eyes on the multitalented, world-famous illusionist Darren Romeo at Magic Beyond Belief! This mind boggling show is a Pigeon Forge favorite and without a doubt fun for the whole family.

Want more ideas? Check out more ideas on things to do in Pigeon Forge, TN! What’s your favorite thing to do in the Smokies on a rainy day? Let us know on the Pigeon Forge Facebook page.

Top Ideas for a Romantic Date Night in the Smokies

Need a great spot for date night? Pigeon Forge and the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains are known as one of the country’s most romantic travel destinations: Why else would so many happy couples head to our hills for Smoky Mountain weddings and honeymoons? The romance is especially alive this time of year. As we head toward Valentine’s Day, it’s time to start making plans to play Cupid for yourself, and there’s no better place to do so than right here in the Smokies!

Wine & Dine Date Night

The Rocky Top Wine Trail consists of six local wineries within 15 miles, each offering its own brand of local flavor and opportunities to experience a bit of classic Pigeon Forge! Consider spending an afternoon enjoying each stop and savoring the sites and sips, then making it a date night at one of Pigeon Forge’s favorite restaurants. Alamo Steakhouse never disappoints with its expansive menu of mouth-watering favorites. Browse around to find an option that suits the romantic style of both you and your sweetie!

Get A View From Above

The Smoky Mountains can certainly set the scene for an evening (or weekend) of romance! Make the most of the beautiful views by looking out from above! Consider taking a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for date night at the Island in Pigeon Forge (where the cozy gondolas offer endless opportunities for cuddling and canoodling!) or take it all in from the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle or Clingman’s Dome. Looking out over the mountainscape can certainly make your heart flutter. After all, they say love can move mountains.

Spark Up Some Romance Aboard The Titanic

February is sweetheart’s month at Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum Attraction! Take a walk down the gorgeous grand staircase and profess your love. If you’re quick enough, you should make reservations for the annual First Class Valentines Dinner and gain access to the museums “secret” dining room for a truly elegant evening.

Enjoy Some Couples-Style R&R

Chances are that if you’ve decided to vacation in the Smokies, that you’re truly looking to get away from it all. Make your romantic escape totally rejuvenating – both mentally and physically – by enjoying a massage with your beloved. Our friends at Riverstone Resort and Spa have all kinds of accommodations and spa packages for couples looking to relax together! Or just rent a cabin in Pigeon Forge for a romantic getaway weekend.

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Go For A Spin On The Ice

There’s something to be said about re-experiencing childhood’s events with your partner. Consider taking your sweetie to Ober Gatlinburg and hold hands as you navigate the ice! Book a three-hour skating session on this amusement center’s indoor rink, then consider hitting the hills for snow tubing or skiing! Or, after the skating session, consider taking a stroll through Downtown Gatlinburg to experience the sights, sounds and smells of our neighboring Smoky Mountain city!

Other ways you can relax together include getting away from it all for a quick hike or nature walk through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, letting loose at a comedy show at a Parkway theater, or even just curling up together in a cabin or mountaintop chalet. What do you love about romance in the Smokies? Share your thoughts at the Facebook page! Want weekly updates with more tips for your next Smoky Mountain escape? Sign up for’s e-newsletter here!