10 Unique Things To Do In Pigeon Forge

With so many great attractions in our Smoky Mountain cities, it can be tough to narrow down the best ways to spend your time and money. If you're interested in something new or different, check out this list of unique things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show: Click to visit page.

GSM Murder Mystery

The long-standing dinner show Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery has been a staple of unique mayhem and mystery for over a decade. Enjoy first class entertainment and food with a whodunit twist. They offer 3 different shows: Moonshine Murders, Marriage Can Be Murder, and Who Shot The Sheriff?

GSM Murder Mystery
Red Skelton Tribute Theater: Click to visit page.

Red Skelton Tribute Theater

The wildly talented Brian Hoffman is the star of the show at Red Skelton Tribute Theater. Watching his performance is one of the most unique things to do in Pigeon Forge because Hoffman is the only Red Skelton tribute artist approved by the Skelton estate! The venue is also home to The Patty Waszak Show - with the longest running female headliner in the Smokies.

Red Skelton Tribute Theater
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks: Click to visit page.

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

Undoubtly one of our favorite unique things to do in Pigeon Forge is Smoky Mountain Llama Treks - even though it's technically in Cosby. The short drive east is totally worth it for this one-of-a-kind hiking adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains with your very own pack llama as an escort. You won't regret booking an excursion any time of year.

Llama Treks
Smoky Mountain School of Cooking: Click to visit page.

The Smoky Mountain School of Cooking

Experience the charm of Appalachian cooking with The Smoky Mountain School of Cooking's live demonstration classes in their homestyle kitchen, where instructors infuse culinary techniques with folklore to make learning enjoyable. Afterwards, indulge in an Appalachian-inspired meal, or if you're not taking a class, explore their Appalachian store for a taste of local culture and cuisine.

The Smoky Mountain School of Cooking
XPERIA: Ocean Journey: Click to visit page.

XPERIA: Ocean Journey

Dive into the wonders of XPERIA: Ocean Journey, a family-friendly digital escapade that brings the ocean's depths right to you, no swimming required! This groundbreaking adventure in the Smoky Mountains combines interactive storytelling, immersive walk-throughs, and stunning CGI animation for an unforgettable experience. Get ready to interact with amazing sea creatures, explore enchanting underwater landscapes, and discover fascinating facts about marine life.

XPERIA: Ocean Journey
Iron Mountain Metal Craft: Click to visit page.

Iron Mountain Metal Craft

Just behind the Old Mill in the historic part of the city is another of our favorite unique things to do in Pigeon Forge: Iron Mountain Metal Craft. Here you can learn from real life blacksmiths how to make your own knife out of a railroad spike or a horseshoe. Trust us, even if you never thought you'd be interested in blacksmithing - this is a very cool experience.

Iron Mountain Metal Craft
Best Of Pigeon Forge 2022Three Bears General Store: Click to visit page.

Three Bears General Store

Since 1979 this true Pigeon Forge destination has been a staple general store in the area. Three Bears General Store is a 40,000 square foot facility with all kinds of things to check out including an old time photo studio, make your own bear factory, an arcade, tons of shopping, an ice cream store, and even a live black bear habitat.

Three Bears
The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour: Click to visit page.

Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

Hop on board the camo bus with bull horns for a hootin' and hollerin' good time on the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour. Not your average bus tour, Redneck Bus will show you the sights and make you roll with laughter in your seat. Whether you consider yourself a hillbilly or are just looking to experience some southern charm, you'll have a blast any time of year.

Redneck Comedy Bus Tour
Pigeon Forge Snow: Click to visit page.

Pigeon Forge Snow

It can get hot down here in Tennessee. What better way to cool off during the warmer months than with some winter wonderland activities? Pigeon Forge Snow offers year-round indoor snow tubing and snow play, and it's the first of its kind. Get a group together and race your way down the 12 lanes of tubing for a fun experience for all ages.

Pigeon Forge Snow
Bush’s Visitor Center: Click to visit page.

Bush's Visitor Center

You've probably heard of Bush's Beans, but do you know where it all started? Take a short drive to Dandridge (just a few exits away) to visit the interactive museum Bush's Visitor Center - the place where it all began. The attraction is housed in the original 1897 AJ Bush & Company general store. Don't forget to try the pinto bean pie!

Bush's Visitor Center

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