11 Pigeon Forge Indoor Activities To Beat The Cold

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.

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Challenge Yourself At Headcase

Come take the challenge at Headcase Escape Adventure! Join them for an amazing journey through creative room concepts and compelling technology. Their friendly staff will skillfully guide you through your adventure of choice in an interactive, team-building environment. This is the ultimate test of your mind and collaboration skills.

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Visit A Museum

Looking to learn something new on your trip? Visit one of the unique and entertaining Pigeon Forge museums. If you're a pop culture enthusiast, stop by the Hollywood Wax Museum. Or if history is more your thing, check out the incredible Titanic Museum.

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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. Also be sure to check out our 5 Must-See Exhibits & Items at the Alcatraz East before you go!

Catch A Movie

Beat the crowd and catch a flick at Governor's Crossing Stadium 14. You can always check out their movie schedule on our site 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.

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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.

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Play The Day Away

The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum is home to the largest collection of pinball machines in the Smoky Mountains. The best part is that you can play every machine all day long. While the machines are "artifacts" in the museum, they are also a hands-on way to learn all about how the game has changed over the years. Enjoy classics like Medieval Madness, Attack From Mars, The Addams Family Gold Edition and more!

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.