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 beautifully 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.
Take A Shopping Trip
Hit 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 flavors of delicious moonshine. Try their Apple Pie or Cinnamon flavors to warm up and embrace the winter season. You can even stop by Stages West to grab some authentic cowboy boots to keep your feet warm.Shopping
Challenge Yourself At Smoky Mountain Escape Games
Come take the challenge at Smoky Mountain Escape Games! They have 3 escape games where visitors can use their teamwork skills, quick thinking and determination to find clues and solve the room before time runs out. Each room has a unique theme and series of puzzles, so you have plenty of options. Try one or all three on your next trip.More Info
Want to check out something truly unique? We recommend 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.
Catch A Movie
Beat the crowd and catch a flick at Governor's Crossing Stadium 14. You can always check out their movie schedule and pick a movie or two. Grab your friends and family and head to the theater, where you can curl up in a luxury recliner with a giant tub of popcorn and enjoy the show. One of our favorite Pigeon Forge indoor activities for those that like to relax.Movie Schedule
Go Axe Throwing
Chopping down trees in the winter time might require you to trek through some snow but luckily you can stay warm with indoor axe throwing. Axe throwing is a unique, family-fun activity that doesn't require any experience. Stop by one of these Pigeon forge attractions on your next trip to learn the sport of axe throwing and compete against your family and friends.Axe Throwing
Head Out To Sea
Escape the cold and join the Crimson and Sapphire crews in their battle at Pirates Voyage. Enjoy a hearty feast as you watch the crews battle it out on their full-sized pirate ship. Only one crew can win Davey Jones sunken treasure- who will it be? The action, adventure, romance and more will take your mind off the chilly weather outside.Pirates Voyage
Burn Off Energy At TopJump
It might be cold outside but you can get your blood pumping at this indoor trampoline park! One pass gets you into all the trampoline areas - open jump, dodgeball, basketball, ninja course, gladiator pit, air bag, and the kid zone. The kid zone has kid-friendly trampolines, a foam pit, and a giant ball pit. TopJump also features the LARGEST Clip ’n Climb Center in the United States with 21 climbing lines for every skill range.TopJump
Help Solve A Mystery
Become part of the show at and help solve the case at Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Witness murder, mystery and mayhem in a family friendly, hilarious environment. Guests can become audience actors, or solve the mystery using clue packets, all while enjoying a three-course dinner.More Info
Explore Ripley's Aquarium
Discover 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!More Info
Head To An Arcade
Stop by one of the many arcades in Pigeon Forge for a day of gaming fun. Enjoy classics like pinball, air hockey, basketball, skee ball and more. Burn off some energy playing a game of laser tag, or challenge your friends to see who can win the most games. Pigeon Forge arcades are a great way to spend a cold day in town.Arcades
Cabins With Fireplaces
One of our favorite Pigeon Forge indoor activities! Cozy up by a warm fireplace this winter. It 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. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere a cabin creates, coupled with a toasty fireplace to make your trip perfect.Browse Cabins
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.