Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wood coaster, Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster, as well as Thunderhead wooden coaster, and the 110-ton Dollywood Express steam engine. Dollywood’s entertainment, recognized worldwide, has won more awards than any other theme park for its live shows featuring country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, and classic rock. Master craftsmen demonstrate the area’s rich artistry, from hand-blown glass to blacksmithing. Dollywood hosts several of the South’s largest festivals throughout the season. Operating days and hours vary; for more information visit Dollywood.com.
Alcatraz East is a crime museum featuring an in-depth look at American crime history, which includes artifacts from lots of different eras and topics, not just the penitentiary on Alcatraz Island.
The museum has five galleries: History of Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, The Consequence of Crime, Crime Fighting and Pop Culture.
From white-collar crimes, to Old West gunslingers, the museum features original artifacts from Jesse James to Whitey Bulger. Things to watch for include the famous O.J. Simpson chase Bronco, John Dillinger’s death mask, Al Capone’s rosary, a submachine gun from the movie Scarface, and Ted Bundy’s VW Beetle. Within those galleries are 28 topic areas with interactive exhibits and over 500 authentic artifacts that the entire family can enjoy.
White Water Rafting Gatlinburg Tennessee
Looking to make the most of your next trip to the Smoky Mountains? Big Creek Expeditions makes it easy to reserve your spot for some of the best outdoor adventures in the region. Located near the heart of the Smoky Mountains, visitors can choose from a whitewater rafting adventure, our scenic float trip, a high-flying zipline tour, and many more adventure packages!If you’re ready to add a little excitement to your life, Big Creek Expeditions will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies on a professionally guided outdoor adventure.
Starting at $34/person
WELCOME TO CRAVE
Pigeon Forge’s ONLY 19-hole Indoor Course & 19-hole Rooftop Course!
18,000 square foot indoor course
Outdoor rooftop course
Gourmet milkshake bar
Ice cream parlor
Come get your CRAVE on!
Gatlinburg’s #1 Mountain Coaster
Rowdy Bear Mountain is home to two award-winning thrill rides including the First Mountain Glider in the world. Have fun year round for the whole family, right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Michael Kors, Under Armour, Polo Ralph Lauren, Coach, Gap, Fossil, Reebok and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.
Bluff Mountain Adventures offers guided ATV trail rides on 6,000 acres of Smoky Mountain trails that explore the foothills of East Tennessee. In your one or two hour tour you’ll cross streams, climb the mountain, cover some rugged terrain and experience spectacular views! Come take your own ride on the bluff! Bluff Mountain Adventures offers guided ATV trail rides on 6,000 Acres of Mountain Trails exploring the wilderness foothills of East Tennessee. 20% Discount on ATV Trail Rides if you stay in one of our lodging facilities. Call for details. Must be 12 years old and 57″ tall (4’9″) to operate your own ATV; can be younger than 12 years old to go as a passenger in a Side by Side or Teryx, but must be 57″ tall (4’9″).
Bluff Mountain Adventures TICKET OFFICE ADDRESS: 2186 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-428-7711 1-866-428-7711 TICKET OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday 8:00am to 4:30pm Closed Sundays Open most holidays!
Come on down to the BUSH’S® Visitor Center in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, where you can trace the values and events that made BUSH’S BEST®what it is today. And it’s all housed in the original A.J. Bush & Company general store, founded in 1897.
(First Monday in April until the first Monday in November)
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
- Café: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Store: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Museum: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Theatre Shows, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
- (every 30 minutes)
(First Monday in November until the First Monday in April)
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
- Café: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Store: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Museum: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Theatre Shows, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- (every 30 minutes)
Closed to observe the following holidays*
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
*If a holiday falls on Sunday, we will be closed the following Monday, with the exception of Independence Day. For the most current schedule changes, including those due to inclement weather, please check our Facebook page or Twitter feed, or call us at (865) 509-3077.
We’re only 40 miles or so from Knoxville, Tennessee. About 14 miles from Sevierville. 25 miles from Gatlinburg. Just 19 miles from Pigeon Forge. Less than an hour’s drive from Laurel Falls.
In fact, for anyone vacationing in (or passing through) the Smoky Mountains, we’re a must-see!
Welcome to TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
Want to fly high, flip into an airbag, or dunk like Jordan? Sevier County’s first trampoline park located at the foot of the Smoky Mountains National Park offers a safe and extreme adventure for people of all ages.
Open Jump ● Air Bag
Ninja Course ● Basketball
DodgeBall ● Kids Zone
At TopJump, we also have the nation’s first sky-high climbing adventure, Clip ’n Climb. Our climbing arena has 21 different climbing lines to test your abilities. We also have a HUGE arcade, Sugar Rush Candy Store, and a place for parents to relax and see the whole park.
We are located between light #8 and #10 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge near Dolly Parton’s Stampede just minutes from Sevierville and Gatlinburg.
Flying in an open cockpit Biplane is like going for a ride on a motorcycle. On warm days, shorts and t-shirts are fine, but when it’s chilly out, you may want a jacket. You will have some protection from the elements in the front cockpit behind a small windscreen, much like a convertible in the sky! The Waco Biplane carries two passengers in the front seat, but there is a combined weight limit of 400 lbs. and the seat is 32″ wide. Reservations are not required, but recommended to secure a flight. Otherwise we operate on a “first come first serve” basis. 8 minute Introductory Hop $99 + tax: This flight will take you over beautiful downtown Sevierville and gives you a taste of what flying was like during the golden age of aviation. 15 minute Foothills Flight $150 + tax: For those who would like to see more of the mountains and local scenery, this flight goes over Pigeon Forge, around the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and provides an aerial view of Dollywood. 30 minute Barnstormer Ride $275 + tax: Fly out over serene Douglas Lake and then follow the Parkway up to Pigeon Forge. From there it follows the same route as the 15 minute flight. It’s the perfect flight for those who those who want more time to enjoy the experience, and would like the extra time to take pictures and video along the way. All times are from take off to landing and prices are per flight, one or two people.
At Arcade City, you’ll find all the most exciting games, whether you’re competing against your friends or just yourself! Embrace the challenge and rejoice when you win mind-blowing prizes. Fill up your play card and keep the fun going for as long as you want!
Set your imagination free! MagiQuest is an interactive live-action, role playing game where players embark on quests and adventures in an enchanted fantasy world using real magic wands to solve the mysteries of the game.
Smoky Mountain Rafting is conveniently located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the Pigeon River. Smoky Mountain Outdoors is a quick drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and offers breathtaking scenery with exciting whitewater rafting thrills for the whole family. Join us this rafting season as we take you on the white water journey of a lifetime! Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) with one of our many white water rafting adventures in Tennessee. We’ve been setting the bar high for whitewater rafting service, safety and fun since 1993. Experience whitewater rafting in Tennessee and be assured of an exciting adventure as you romp through some of our class III and class IV rapids this rafting season!
Make Reservations at the Most Exciting Attraction near Gatlinburg, TN!
During your visit to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, why not enjoy one of the most exciting attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains. Smoky Mountain Outdoors Attractions in Gatlinburg TN makes safety our #1 goal. We strive to set our standards at the highest level possible on the river. All guides are certified in Standard First Aid/CPR and each trip is equipped with a waterproof first aid kit. Each guide is put through a rigorous training program that requires a minimum of 15 to 20 trips down the river before even qualifying to run a commercial trip. Before each trip, everyone is given a 20 minute safety talk. This is to better prepare you and your family for a safe and enjoyable river experience. Our reputation for safety is one of the highest in the southeast. Just bring a change of clothes and get ready to get wet! The Smoky Mountain Outdoors rafting pros will provide all the equipment you need. We recommend that you wear tennis shoes (or sandals with a heel strap), shorts, and a t-shirt or bathing suit. NO FLIP-FLOPS! Shoes must be secured to your feet. When you arrive, after signing a liability waiver, we will brief you on rafting safety then your white water adventure will begin with our experienced guides down the Pigeon River. Let’s go whitewater rafting in Tennessee with Smoky Mountain Outdoors!
Rafting in the Smokies was a pioneer outfitter on the Big Pigeon River in 1978. We even helped name the rapids back in those early days! Our goal then was to assemble a group of professional whitewater athletes to provide affordable fun on the river. That goal has never changed. You want the best for your vacation in the Smokies, we know! All our rafting trips include certified and trained guides for your safety and comfort. Our guides love the great outdoors and are eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you. Our office staff works together with our rafting and zip line guides to ensure your total experience is the best it can be – from the moment you contact us about a trip. Our Upper Pigeon River White Water Rafting Trips,Lower Pigeon River Float Trips, Ziplining, Ropes Challenge Course and Family Adventure Island are all conveniently located right here on the same property. We know how valuable your time is on your vacation! We will help you make the most of it!
Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories. As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand. Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour. Discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall. The heart of the ship is the Grand Staircase, constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans with its oak carvings and cherub statue. Here, a magnificent glass dome reflects light off oak wall paneling and elaborate railings and iron scrollwork. Wide, sweeping steps and landings provide a spectacular area where the original guests of the RMS Titanic made their appearances. You’ll be surprised to learn what the floor was made of – something considered most expensive for 1912.
High on the hill at the corner of Parkway Boulevard and Showplace Boulevard in Pigeon Forge, Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum in the country devoted entirely to celebrity figures. The two-story Museum brings Pigeon Forge tourists and locals into the world of Hollywood Stars and allows visitors to get close to some of the most famous people in show business, recreated so faithfully that you’d swear they are alive. Hollywood Wax Museum houses tons of uncanny replicas, lending themselves to fun photo opportunities for guests. If you’re waxing for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge TN, the country’s largest Hollywood Wax Museum is a must-see. http://www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com/pigeon-forge/ 106 Showplace Blvd. Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 (865) 428-5228 Hours 365 days a year
Family Fun Parks in Pigeon Forge featuring Go-Karts, Blaster Boats, Bumper Cars, Kids Country & Arcade
The Track Family Fun Parks in Pigeon Forge, TN feature fun for the whole family with multiple go-kart tracks, blaster boats, Kids Country rides, an arcade, and more. The Track’s signature attraction is the three-level Wild Woody go-kart track, where drivers race up three and a half stories and then circle back down with an exciting drop at the bottom. There are two convenient locations for The Track in Pigeon Forge – one near The Island and one near Dixie Stampede. The park near The Island also features miniature golf, bumper cars and thrill rides such as the SkyFlyer and FlightLine. For more information on each location, visit http://www.funatthetrack.com
- Relax, unwind, and giggle as you float down the Little River in beautiful Townsend, TN
- Check out the upper section and lower section of the Little River at one low price
- Bring the entire crew! We offer fun for those ages two and older
- Located 15 miles from Pigeon Forge and 20 miles from Gatlinburg
- See why our customer service and atmosphere make us the best tubing in the Smokies
At Flyaway, America’s first vertical wind tunnel, you can break the bonds of gravity and body fly. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session or as a participant in a personalized coaching program. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a popular training resource for sport skydivers, competition teams and military units. Our body flight experience can be your resource for corporate team-building programs and high adventure recreational groups.
It’s Pigeon Forge’s newest Zipline Canopy Tour Adventure! Turn at light #10 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and find us at 115 Conner Heights Road just below The Dome!
See all the way to Douglas Lake as you start the first of 11 ziplines from the top of the dome. You’ll be 65 feet in the air with panoramic views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.
Zip across a mile of cable as you zig-zag across mountains and ravines on this brand new course for kids age 5 to 85 . You will be securely connected at all times throughout the adventure and escorted through the trees with two guides. Don’t miss out on this amazing new zipline adventure!
Trained guides will harness you and your family in state, and industry certified equipment, and gear, including full body harnesses and helmets. They will then transport you up the mountain to the top of the dome, across a 100 ft skybridge and remain with you every step of the way!