What’s New In Pigeon Forge for 2018!

Colorful characters and top talent. Kick back and let Pigeon Forge entertain you! Here’s just a sample of some of the NEW stops and Pigeon Forge attractions in 2018 you’ll find along the Pigeon Forge Parkway and beyond! Pigeon Forge has vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape. It is a top destination for families because it is jam packed with things that children and teens enjoy. Discover a huge selection of family shows featuring world-class talent recruited from all over the world. Thrills and shows are eye-popping and fun for every age group. Pigeon Forge is a bright and energetic zone nestled at the base of the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

TopJump Extreme Adventure Course

TopJump is getting Sevier County's best extreme adventure course in 2018. More details coming soon!

Dick’s Last Resort Trivia Night

"Test yer knowledge, sucker!" at Dick's Last Resort Pigeon Forge's all new trivia night taking place every Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This fun new weekly event featuring "crappy hour" specials is sure to bring a little extra fun and competition to the Island in Pigeon Forge.

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Adventure

Scheduled to open in early May at Walden’s Landing, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will be the first permanent outdoor lumberjack show venue in the state of Tennessee. The high energy show will feature lumberjacks from all over the nation competing in challenging events, and the area will also include a multi-level lumberjack-themed adventure park for guests to enjoy.

New Tours For 2018

See the Smoky Mountains right with Tennessee Mountain Tours! This year they will be offering 3 new and exciting ways to see and learn: the Roaring Fork History Tour, Shine & Dine, and Scootin' Around Town.

The Lodge At Five Oaks

The NEW Lodge at Five Oaks has just opened across from Tanger Outlet Center, and boasts rustic farmhouse decor, relics that date back generations, and original artwork. This land was once used solely for growing crops and Tennessee Walking Horses, and we tell the story of farm life, family love, and hard work throughout the lodge.

Crave Golf Club

A new indoor/outdoor Golf Club in Pigeon Forge opening in Summer 2017. A real life candy land offering a unique mini golf experience for all guests, including a course that takes you all the way up to the roof, a milkshake bar, and of course a candy store.

Pigeon Forge Snow

Year-round indoor snow tubing is here! Pigeon Forge Snow is the first indoor snow facility in the entire United States that will offer REAL snow all year long. Come enjoy snowball fights, snow men, snow cones, and most importantly 15 lanes of snow tubing.


Guests will embark from the Parkway to enjoy a scenic 12 minute Chondola ride to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Choose either a quad chairlift or an enclosed gondola cabin and soar above Gatlinburg to 70 acres of adventure, rides, shopping and unique dining experiences!

Gatlinburg Brewing Company

The brand new Gatlinburg Brewing Company is a locally owned brewery, in the heart of Gatlinburg, located inside Bub's Burger Barn on Hwy 321. Specializing in craft beer, brewed right on site.

Landshark Bar & Grill

Landshark Bar and Grill in Gatlinburg is a family friendly restaurant serving great food and fun. Find your favorite island dish here!

River Walk Crossing

The newest shopping center in Pigeon Forge will occupy 14 acres between Teaster Lane and the Little Pigeon River, across Jake Thomas Boulevard from the LeConte Event Center. It will include a Food City as well as another large retail tenant.

Tru by Hilton

TRU Pigeon Forge is currently under construction and estimated to be complete by May 2018. Hilton's newest brand will be located at 2815 Teaster Lane (adjacent to the Home2 Suites) in Pigeon Forge.

Mountain Monster

KNOX NEWS: The former Belz Mall in Pigeon Forge may soon be home to a 200-foot monster. A first-of-its-kind thrill ride is planned for the vacant mall at 2655 Teaster Lane, centerpiece of a retail and entertainment complex. And the renovated mall itself is the first phase of a major development, covering 169 acres, dubbed the Mountain Mile.

Margaritaville Island Inn

The Margaritaville Island Inn's contemporary coastal hotel rooms, two pools and indoor gathering space invite you to kick off your hiking boots and unwind after an fun filled day in the Smokies. Relax with the perfect combo of laid back island spirit and hometown southern hospitality. Located on The Island in Pigeon Forge, this brand new lodging destination offers something for everyone.

The Mountain Mile

The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops is an unprecedented development project which will completely reshape the retail, restaurant, lodging, and attraction scene of Pigeon Forge and the region. With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in total, this will be a project of national significance. Construction has now begun on the Mountain Monster, featuring three rides from a 200-foot tower.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Grand opening March 16! All of Dickey's signature meats are smoked overnight, every night in every Dickey's location. Their home-style sides are all family recipes passed down through generations and served to our customers every day. Taste why Dickey’s Barbecue has been the world’s best barbecue since 1941.

Margaritaville Resort

The laid back, welcoming atmosphere of Margaritaville is coming to the Gatlinburg parkway August 1st. “Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Resort in the Smokies will be the perfect setting to escape the everyday and ‘just chill’ in the picturesque mountains of East Tennessee,” says developer Bob McManus.

Ole Red Gatlinburg

With a planned opening in spring 2019, Ole Red Gatlinburg will be a $9 million, multi-level 16,000-square-foot entertainment venue with a two-story bar and restaurant, retail area, performance space, dance floor and exterior terrace. Its chef-driven, Blake Shelton-inspired menu will feature a few Nashville classics like Hot Chicken & Waffles as well as BBQ, burgers and additional Southern favorites.

Lil Big Britches Brewing

Lil Big Britches Brewing is dedicated to delivering a unique experience of multicultural beer and food. They offer a very clean and relaxing family environment for you to enjoy their selection of craft and domestic beers along with their homemade appetizers and meals. Everyone is invited enjoy their cold drinks and hot meals while hearing their easy listening music or watching one of their many TVs.

Mt. Ton Of Fun

The Mt. Ton of Fun Inclusive Playground has something for everyone! Play equipment addresses all five development domains: physical, social-emotional, sensory, and cognitive and communicative. Find more information through the Sevierville Community Center.

National Enquirer Attraction

Among the plans for the attraction is an interactive exhibit that will allow visitors to create their own Enquirer-style headlines and share them on social media.

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