From outlet malls to amusement parks, the size and scale of Pigeon Forge can be overwhelming. There are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge and off the beaten path. Here is a list of highlights. Pigeon Forge is a centrally located destination, which makes it the perfect place to stay for those who enjoy venturing out to discover other East Tennessee destinations. These are places to have fun that stand out and set themselves apart. Visitors book hotels and cabins near these larger venues that have distinguished themselves as popular favorites.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Open 365 days a year, this is a fun place to get your much-needed dose of celebrity. Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge gives you the chance to view amazing wax figures of celebrities and icons of popular culture. See everyone from Bradley Cooper to Charlie Chaplin.
Purchase an All Access Pass to Hollywood Wax and gain admission to these four exciting attractions: Hollywood Wax Museum, the world's first 5D ride entitled “Castle of Chaos,” Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, and Outbreak- Dread the Undead!
Stay for The Wonders of Magic show after your are done exploring the exciting exhibits at WonderWorks. Tickets allow unlimited fun all day. Come and go as you please.
The Island in Pigeon Forge is a giant family fun center and entertainment complex beside the LeConte Center. It includes over sixty retail shops, many popular restaurants, live music, rides, games, and a beautiful dancing fountain to set the stage. At its center is the largest ferris wheel in Tennessee.
Located in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Dollywood is a world-class theme park that spans more than 150 acres of picturesque land and welcomes nearly 2.5 million visitors each year. Known nationally as one of the top family-friendly vacation destinations in the country, Dollywood offers something for everyone to enjoy along with endless opportunities for top-notch entertainment.
It goes without saying that the combination of thrill rides, shows and music, great food and family fun make Dollywood a can’t-miss stop on your next East Tennessee vacation!
Dolly Parton's Stampede
Make dining out in Pigeon Forge even more fun by taking in the show at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede! This favorite Pigeon Forge dinner theater features an authentic, four-course Smoky Mountain meal served during a stunning Americana-themed show with acrobats, skilled horseback riders, great music and bit of Dolly Parton’s signature twang and sparkle.
The show’s lights, sounds and adrenaline-pumping action along with the mouth-watering meal make Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede another one-of-a-kind experience for fans and families alike.
See how much wet and wild fun you can have in Pigeon Forge at Dollywood’s Splash Country! This state-of-the-art waterpark is adjacent to the theme park and offers seasonal fun for the entire family! Cool off in one of Splash Country’s gentle wave pools or get your heart pumping on one of the park’s looping slides!
Wilderness at the Smokies
Admission to many fun activities is included with your stay! Wilderness at the Smokies contains the Wild Water Dome, which is the largest indoor waterpark in Tennessee. There are also two outdoor waterparks, and adventure forest, ropes course, laser tag, mini golf, and an arcade.
Rocky Top Sports World
An 80 acre state-of-the-art sports campus in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Rocky Top Sports World is bigger and better than any other sporting facility in the region. The goal when constructing this facility was to turn Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains into the ideal place to host a sports tournament or championship event.
The Ripken Experience
On November 13th, 2014 Cal Ripken Jr, officially broke ground on what is the 3rd Ripken Experience baseball complex in the USA. The brand new $22.5 million facility is a tournament destination for elite baseball players, bringing a ton of excitement to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.