There are lots of great new attractions and renovations coming to Pigeon Forge in 2019. Plenty of theaters, restaurants, sweet shops, museums and more have opened their doors already. Even more new attractions will be coming in the next few months. Take a look at some of the top new attractions in Pigeon Forge for 2019 to plan into your trip.
Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park
Rowdy Bear Ridge in will be home to the first outdoor year-round tubing hill and longest run (500 ft, 70 ft drop) in Tennessee. You'll reach speeds up to 35mph! It will also be home to a new aerial twin seat coaster, where guests can swing through the air while taking in beautiful mountain views.More Info
Pink Jeep Adventure Tours
Pink Adventure Tours has brought a fleet of Pink Jeep Wranglers to the Smoky Mountains for guided, narrated tours. Adventurers can explore the Foothills Parkway, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Oconaluftee Farm, and Newfound Gap. Each trip ends in a thrilling off-road experience with a professional guide.More Info
Escape Games at Crave Golf Club
Once you finish your round of golf, you'll want to stick around and try the new escape games at Crave Golf Club. Try out Mayday! and work with your team to escape from a wrecked submarine, or Zombie Research Lab where you must find a cure for the virus before the zombie attack.More Info
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show has been a hit in Myrtle Beach for nearly a decade. Join Blackbeard and his quarter master Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews through battle starting on May 24. Enjoy a four course feast and be amazed as the pirates take on land, ship and sea in their epic battles that will celebrate the pirate spirit.More Info
Paula Deen's Lumberjack Adventure
New for 2019 at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud: watch a lumberjack competition and then compete in your own at the new interactive and thrilling adventure park. Try your hand at the High Woodsman Challenge, where visitors traverse obstacles high above ground, and Loggersports, where you can try two lumberjack stunts (safely) yourself.More Info
Sea Monsters Gallery at Ripley's
One of four new galleries in the Savage Seas exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium, the Sea Monsters gallery lets visitors explore the depths of the ocean to learn about sea monsters. Use a 16th century map to locate the creatures, quiz yourself on sea monster knowledge, and even snap a photo with the resident sea monster.More Info
Rita's Italian Ice
Stop by Rita's Italian Ice when you need to beat the heat, or are just in the mood for a sweet treat. Enjoy award-winning Frozen Custard, Gelati, or Italian Ice, or something else when you stop in. Flavors change daily, so there is always a new treat to test out. Whether you stick to your favorite or get adventurous, you're in for a delicious snack.More Info
Gatlinburg Pinball Museum
The Gatlinburg Pinball Museum brought a huge collection of pinball machines to the Smoky Mountains for visitors to play at the start of 2019. Check out limited edition machines from your childhood and discover newer models you may not have seen yet. An all day pass will give you access to the entire collection, with in and out privileges.More Info
Virtual Reality at TopJump
TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena is now home to Hologate Virtual Reality. Put on your VR headset and be transported into new worlds, where you can battle robots and dragons, jam with the Groove Guardians and fight off hoards of oncoming zombies. Read our blog on our first VR experience!More Info
The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America opened in May of 2019 in Gatlinburg. It spans 680 feet, at a height of 140 feet. At the center, visitors will find a portion of the bridge that has a glass floor, so you can look directly down to the tree tops below. the Gatlinburg SkyBridge offers breathtaking views of the mountains and an adventure you haven't seen in the Smokies.
Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
Buttonwillow Civil War Theater has drawn crowds to it's show after opening in Pigeon Forge in 2019. Visitors go back in time to 1864 and witness a fued between two siblings, one Confederate and one Unionist. You will watch as they struggle to understand each others viewpoints, and witness a feud based on actual events. The show is educational and entertaining, bringing the history of the Civil War to light in Pigeon Forge.
These are just some of the top new attractions in Pigeon Forge for 2019. There are plenty more restaurants, lodging options, attractions and more on schedule to open up in the coming months. For more new attractions, check out our what's new in Pigeon Forge page. Make plans to visit some of these new additions on your next trip to Pigeon Forge.