Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

There are plenty of cheap things to in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg if you do your homework. We know everyone's budget is different, so to help our visitors find the best deals we decided to start with a list of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions that offer activities or admission for $20 or less.

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Three Bears General Store

$3.00 for admission to bear habitat

Voted best shop in Pigeon Forge for 2022, Three Bears General Store is the ultimate shopping destination in the Smokies. Stop by to shop for jewelry, ice cream, candy, clothing and more. For the low price of $3.00 you can visit their black bear habitat between 10:00 am and 6:00pm.

Three Bears
Country Barn Photo Park & Gift Shop: Click to visit page.

Country Barn Photo Park


Is zero dollars cheap enough for you? Get silly and pose in front of a variety of Smoky Mountain-themed backdrops at Country Barn Photo Park. After you get plenty of great shots, you can visit the gift shop to spend a bit of money on some great souvenirs.

Country Barn Photo Park
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

Speedzone Fun Center

$10 for 1 track, $20 for 3

Speedzone Fun Center's go kart tracks are another one of the cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge. Experience just one track for only $10 or snag the deal of 3 tracks for $20. They have 4 tracks to choose from: the Slick Track, Coaster Track, Tennessee Twister and Kids Track.

Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

TopJump Trampoline Park

$17.99 for one hour

For just $16 you can enjoy the thrill of Sevier County’s first trampoline park located on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. Stop by TopJump Trampoline Park & Extreme Arena for an hour of jump time. This is a great activity for kids ages 8-11 in particular.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center: Click to visit page.

GSM Heritage Center

$12 general admission

Connect with the spirit of the mountains in Townsend at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. This museum has something for all ages including tours of original 19th century historic buildings, hands-on guided activities, and a Cherokee Native American collection. Check out their event calendar and stop by on your next visit.

GSM Heritage Center
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Moonshine Mountain Coaster

$17 for a single ride

Ever ridden a mountain coaster? If it's your first time trying it out, stop by the track at Moonshine Mountain Coaster to give a single ride a shot. You can ride day or night and operate the cart at your desired speed so you have control of your own pace.

Moonshine Mountain Coaster
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

7D Dark Ride Adventure

$18 for 3 rides

What a deal! You can try out the incredible 7D Dark Ride Adventure 3 times for less than $20. Stop by their location at The Island in Pigeon Forge or on the Gatlinburg parkway. Only looking for one ride? A single ride is $12 and two rides is $15.

7D Dark Ride
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

Crave Golf Club

$19.99 for two courses

Check out the two awesome mini golf courses at Crave Golf Club - one 19 hole rooftop course and another 19 hole indoor candy-crazy course. Crave also features escape rooms, bowling, candy stores, and soft serve ice cream.

Crave Golf
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

River Rat Tubing

$16.99 for an All Day Pass

Although this activity is typically reserved for warm weather, nothing beats River Rat Tubing. Originally priced at $21.99, you can now purchase an all-day tubing pass for just $16.99 per person by booking your tubing adventure online at least 1 day in advance and receiving a $5.00 discount per individual tubing day pass.

River Rat
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

Pigeon Forge Snow

$9.99 for 30 minutes of snow play

A great activity for most children, playing in the snow at Pigeon Forge Snow is another awesome option for cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge. For less than $10 kids of all ages can build snowmen, make snow angels and more.

Pigeon Forge Snow
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Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

$18 for a single ride

Another great mountain coaster option and one of the cheap things to do in Pigeon Forge is Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, featuring the longest coaster in East Tennessee. Adult tickets start at $18 per ride with a second ride for half the price. Kids ages 3-6 are only $5 and youth ages 7-12 are just $14.

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
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NASCAR Speedpark Hologate

$14.99 for 2 VR games

Take a trip to another dimension when you experience Hologate virtual reality at NASCAR Speedpark in Pigeon Forge. There are four different gaming options: Zombyte, Samurai & Simurai Arena, Groove Guardians, and Cold Clash.

Nascar Speedpark
Cheap Things To Do In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg: $20 Or Less

Toy Box Mini Golf

$16.99 for 18 holes

Toy Box Mini Golf brings you back in time to when you were a kid, with 18 holes of mini golf surrounded by larger than life toys. Toy Box has an 18-hole outdoor mini golf course, plus a laser maze, massive toy store and more. Ages 12+ are $16.99 and 11 & under are $9.99.

Toy Box Mini Golf
Beyond The Lens!: Click to visit page.

Flyride at Beyond The Lens

$19.99 for a single ride

Check out the fully immersive flying experience at Beyond The Lens on the parkway. For just $19.99 you can soar over mountaintops and skim over lakes in a free-floating ride that glides, tilts and turns with full motion seating in front of a massive four story curved screen.

Beyond The Lens
SkyLand Ranch: Click to visit page.

The Wild Stallion

$18.99 for a single ride

Check out this unforgettable ride at SkyLand Ranch in Sevierville. The Wild Stallion is the longest mountain coaster in the southeast, and you can ride it separately without paying for admission to the park. The eight minute coaster ride will show you some excellent scenery and is sure to be a highlight of your trip.

SkyLand Ranch
Breakout Games: Click to visit page.

Activate Games

$19.99 per player (Monday - Thursday)

This one-of-a-kind attraction in Gatlinburg offers high tech games that will test your team's physical and mental agility in several unique challenges. Activate Games has several different combination of experiences in which you can choose your difficulty level and play for one to three minutes while an electronic wristband tracks your progress.

Activate Games
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LazerPort Fun Center

$15.99 for 8 minutes of laser tag

The tallest go-kart track in Pigeon Forge is a great place to spend the day. Choose from several cheap things to do at LazerPort Fun Center on the Pigeon Forge parkway. Go karts are just $11.99 (plus tax) for single karts and $13.99 for double. You can also play a round of blacklight mini golf for $11.99.

Bush’s Visitor Center: Click to visit page.

Bush's Visitor Center


Another fun and free activity is just a short drive away in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee. Bush's Visitor Center is the place to go to learn about the legacy of this delicious company's past 110+ years in business. Spend an hour or two perusing the museum and general store, and don't forget to stop for lunch at their famous family cafe.

Bush's Visitor Center
Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14 Movie Theater: Click to visit page.

Governor's Crossing Theater

$7.25 matinee, $9.95 standard ticket

Who knew movie tickets could be this cheap? Catch the latest new flick at Governor's Crossing Stadium 14 Movie Theater in Sevierville right next to Tanger Outlets. Load up on popcorn and enjoy he self-serve ICEE station. Find their schedule of upcoming shows online.

Governor's Crossing Theater
Country Roads Axe Co.: Click to visit page.

Country Roads Axe Co.

$20 for 30 minutes of axe throwing

Axe throwing is a fun new activity that is great for a group wanting to try something a bit different. At Country Roads you can enjoy a half hour of axe throwing for just $20 - one of the best prices in town. While you're there, you definitely want to try some of their famous West by God CoalFired Pizza and an ice cold beer.

Country Roads
MagiQuest: Click to visit page.


$12.99 mirror maze, $12.99 pirate golf

This staple on the Pigeon Forge parkway has several fun attraction options on the cheaper side. If you've been to MagiQuest before, returning magis can get an all-day pass for just $19.99 or a one hour pass for $12.99. You can also get an after dark adventure pass for $19.99 starting at 6:00 pm or admission to their mirror maze or pirate golf for only $12.99 all day.


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