Unique as its namesake Dolly Parton, Dollywood theme park is a one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain Family Adventure! Spanning 150 acres and nestled in the lush foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg, Dollywood is one of the most popular family vacation destinations.
The 2010 Applause Award winner, Dollywood is recognized as one of the world’s best theme parks. Spanning 150 acres and located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the Thunderhead wooden coaster, the steel thriller Mystery Mine and Wild Eagle, the first wing coaster in the U.S. Dollywood’s entertainment is recognized worldwide, having received more trophies, 20, than any other theme park for its live entertainment which showcases country, bluegrass, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music.
In 2012, Dollywood won five of Amusement Today's Golden Ticket Awards for Best Food, Friendliest Park, Best New Ride for Wild Eagle, Best Shows and Best Christmas Event. Daily demonstrations by more than a dozen master craftsmen offer a glimpse into the authentic artistry of the area’s rich heritage. In addition to mouth-watering Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts five of the South’s largest festivals throughout the year bringing special performing groups and concerts.)
Adjacent to Dollywood theme park, Dollywood’s Splash Country water adventure parks, is situated on 35 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Named America’s Must-See Waterpark in 2009, Dollywood’s Splash Country features a variety of water slides and attractions—from mild to wild. In 2013, RiverRush, Tennessee's first and only water coaster, marked the park's biggest expansion since opening in 2001.
Dollywood's Splash Country features other attractions, such as The Cascades™, an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style leisure pool, Fire Tower Falls™, the state’s tallest twin speed slides; Bear Mountain Fire Tower™, a multi-level interactive water adventure; Mountain Waves, a 25,000-sq.-ft. wave pool; Slick Rock Racer, a multi-mat slide; the Downbound Float Trip, a relaxing lazy river as well as interactive children’s play areas.)
Explore the amazing aquatic world up-close at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, America's #1 Aquarium! Special activities available include Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter and Penguin Painting programs.
Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the aquarium’s spectacular, state-of-the-art underwater tunnels! Family Fun, interactive dive/feeding Shows and much more is available at this popular Gatlinburg attractions.
New for 2013 is a Dinosaur exhibit featuring fully animatronics dinosaurs, a volcano, interactives, hands-on activities, and information about these great creatures. The exhibit will entertain and educate visitors about the era when these amazing creatures walked on earth.
Open 365 days a year. Located in downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #5.
The Titanic Museum Attractions are irresistible tourist magnets in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, attracting millions of visitors each year. Since opening day, each museum has generated a steady stream of visitors from across the country and around the world.
One of the most important artifacts from a century-old tragedy has been found. Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge has it on exhibit, exclusively, for a very limited time. See the long-lost Titanic Violin, the iconic instrument belonging to Titanic band leader, Wallace Hartley. The violin will be on display May 22 – July 27, 2013.
In 2013, a NEW GALLERY was introduced – Discover the 133 Children Stories of Titanic: The First and Only World Tribute to Titanic’s Littlest Heroes
The RMS Titanic sailed with 2,208 people on board – 133 of them were children. These were Titanic’s littlest heroes. What they saw, heard and felt from the moment they boarded the ship has been documented and visualized for the first time anywhere by the Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, Missouri and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year-long, exclusive exhibit is a celebration of The Children of Titanic whose bravery, innocence and faith can be an inspiration to us all.
Myth Busters: Do you know the real TITANIC Museum Attraction?
Myth: The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is probably just another boring museum. Fact: Absolutely not. Endorsed by the world-famous Titanic Historical Society, Titanic Museum Attraction is an internationally recognized living museum that holds the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere.
Myth: To get in, you must stand in long lines for hours. Fact: It’s true we’re busy, especially on weekends and holidays; however, advance tickets make it easy to reserve a guaranteed hourly entrance time.
Myth: Some Titanic “artifacts” on display just have to be replicas. Fact: The more than 400 genuine Titanic artifacts our galleries display are valued above $4 million and hold documented evidence of provenance. “Visitors get a boarding pass in the name of an actual passenger, whose fate they learn at the end of the visit...” — The New York Times, March 14, 2012
Myth: Kids won't enjoy the Titanic Museum Attraction. Fact: Children five years and older are fascinated and really get it. They describe their museum experiences with words like “awesome,” “fun,” and “really cool.” The museum attraction is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on Titanic—a passenger who children can relate to. We even created a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, and our onboard Scavenger Hunt adds to the excitement. Voted one of five museum exhibits sure to “delight kids and parents” by The Dallas Morning News.
Click here to discover why the Titanic Museum Attraction is the #1 attraction in Pigeon Forge.
Amenities: Handicap accessible, elevator, free parking, bus parking, gift shop. We also offer rentals for special occasions like birthdays, weddings and vow renewal services.
Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner, Gary Player, is a par 72 course that opened in 1972. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course. A beautiful, sparkling mountain stream meanders throughout the entire course creating a breathtaking contrast between water and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Southern Living Travel Guide rated Bent Creek Golf Course one of the “Top Fifty Golf Courses in the South.”
Tee times need to be scheduled directly. Phone number and instruction is provided on ETicket after purchase. )
A Gatlinburg favorite, The Amazing Mirror Maze is Gatlinburg's largest at over 2,400 square feet. It features a state-of-the-art light and sound show.
This maze is truly fun for all ages and it's stroller and handicap accessible. It's so much fun, you'll want to do it again and again!
The Amazing Mirror Maze takes an average of 12 to 16 to complete. You can go through the maze as many times as you'd like while at the facility, but once you leave the premises there is no re-admittance. )
Enjoy all nature has to offer at Five Oaks Riding Stables. You'll enjoy a horseback ride through the foothills of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On our wide, secure trails you will have a wonderful view of Mt. Leconte and pass mountain streams.
There is a very good chance to see a variety of wildlife on this tour as well. Sightings of deer, wild turkey and other wildlife native to our area are common.
You will also pass a breathtaking spring-fed lake in this 70 acre mountain setting, a view in itself worth the price of the ride!
Helmet is mandatory for riders 12 and younger. Helmet is provided. Riders must be at least 4 years old to ride a horse.
IMPORTANT: All children below the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Double Riders allowed for ages 3 to 5 years old with 1 hour paid adult ticket. Additional charges apply.)
The Track Best Value Pack gets you 108 points to use on any of the attractions. Get the best deal by purchasing your Value Pack on-line and start saving now. Avoid the lines and save up to 31% from walk-up price by buying your Value Pack for all Track attractions online. Our points never expire. This is the best deal in town.
The Track is your Family Fun and Recreation Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Featuring Go-Karts/ Gator Miniature Golf / The Wild Woody/ Kids Country/ Bumper Karts/ Bungee Jumping and Arcade.
New rides for this year are the Blaster Boats and the Sky Flyer. )
WonderWorks takes flight with a giant tethered balloon experience. Let your imagination soar to exciting heights up to 400 feet in the air with this new iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight.
Guests will board a gondola beneath the blue and green giant helium filled balloon from the landing platform situated behind WonderWorks. The 72 foot diameter balloon manufactured by Aerophile, will take up to 30 guests in the gondola at one time.
Silent and without any vibrations, the open air gondola will allow guests to experience the sensation of being on a flying balcony. The ascents, by day or night, provide guests with a 360-degree panorama view of the Smoky Mountains. In one single gaze, the entire breath taking view will be seen from exceptional heights. Flights daily with daytime and evening hours, weather permitting. )
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind featuring over 100 interactive exhibits. Its 55,000 square feet of family fun.
The entire family will enjoy this fun, educational and totally upside down attraction in Pigeon Forge. Located at the north end of the Parkway, WonderWorks is filled with hands on activities and experiences that will delight and entertain all ages. And the upside down reference...well, you’ll just have to see it to believe it!
New Ropes Course WonderWorks takes family fun to new heights with the Largest Indoor Ropes Challenge Course. Standing over 40 feet tall, visitors will climb 3 stories of ropes as they encounter over 45 different obstacles and activities; including a tire traverse, suspension bridges and swinging beams. Closed shoes required for this experience. The ropes course is included in the price of admission.
Test your physical strength in the CHALLENGE ZONE. Climb to the top of our gigantic rock climbing wall or check your psychological endurance as 3,500 Sharp nails rise beneath while you are lying on our bed of nails.
The SPACE ZONE is a great place to explore the depths of Outer Space while you watch an educational, interactive film on Space in 3-D. Explore life size replicas of an Astronaut Space Suit and Mercury Capsule. Better yet, take a seat in the Shuttle Landers and use your hand-eye coordination to maneuver the controls and land the Discovery Space Ship on the airstrip.
The SOUND and LIGHT ZONE is a great place to put on the head phones and allow your mind to travel to another place. Jam on MTV drums and rock in your favorite music era, and don’t forget to strike a pose at Recollections then turn around and see what your very own shadow looks like, after you walk away.
Ever wonder what it would be like to experience a natural disaster? Now you can in WonderWorks Natural DISASTER ZONE. The 1989 San Francisco earthquake, one of history’s most renowned earthquakes, which stopped baseball’s World Series and collapsed a freeway, is recreated in the laboratory. Get ready to feel what a 5.3 earthquake really feels like.
The CONTROL CENTER promises endless entertainment. Kids from 1 - 101 will love our Bubble Room, where you can literally put yourself in a bubble that you created. Or stop by the Wonder Coaster to design the roller coaster you have always wanted to ride.)
The World's Most Original Golf Holes. With the Great Smoky Mountains as the backdrop, two beautifully landscaped 18-hole courses will amaze and delight you with animated and interactive displays throughout. See racoons, bears, chipmunks, possums, skunks, and even some heckling crows.
The themed course replicates the "old days" when a Tennessee hero named Davy Crockett roamed "them thar hills". You will find some of the world's most original golf holes, complete with steep drops, splits, over and under ramps, lots of water, and even a hillbilly outhouse that flushes when your putt is right on target.)
River Romp Tubes and Kayaks Rentals features tubing in the Smokies, with a convenient location less than 5 Miles from Dollywood.
The Smoky Mountain River Romp was listed in the book 100 Secrets of the Smokies’ as Secret number 50. It’s no secret, though, that a day with the River Romp tubing the river is great fun.
Each trip takes approximately two hours, depending on river conditions. We shuttle you back from your trip. Afterwards you can enjoy a picnic on our grounds, fish or take another ride down the river at NO ADDITIONAL charge. You can ride all day!
The River Romp is a family owned attraction in its 20th year in the water recreation field. We are located on the Little Pigeon River, less than five miles from Dollywood’s Splash Country, yet it offers the scenery and peacefulness of a secluded mountain river.
Your tubing experience begins at the “Barn” and goes approximately 2.5 miles where you exit to a Pavilion with a phone that is “hot-lined” to our office. Once you identify yourself, we dispatch our courteous driver, who will pick you up within minutes and return you to the “Barn,” where you can get back in the River, picnic, leave and return (prior to 4:00 p.m.) and take another ride.
Children 2-4 are welcome to tube with us free of charge; however, they must ride in the same tube with an adult. Children 5-17, as well as all adults, are welcome.
We are honored to say we have been blessed to serve the needs of numerous mobility challenged individuals due to our easy access to the River and exit from the River. Although we have no height, weight or ability restrictions, we will advise our customers of the daily River conditions to the best of our ability, including shallow and deep sections.
Our Family has deep roots in Safety and Service. YOUR SAFETY & ENJOYMENT ARE OUR PRIMARY GOAL. In addition to the continuous monitoring of local and national weather, our entire Staff has received numerous Safety classes, including, but not limited to CPR and life guard training.
We not only provide U.S Coast Guard approved life jackets, we require ALL MINORS to have a life vest and offer them to all adults (Of course there is NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for life vests!) as well. )
Raft the Pigeon River with Nantahala Outdoor Center, rated "One of the Best Outfitters on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and the "#1 Vacation with a Splash" by Good Morning America.
The Upper Pigeon features Class III-IV rapids along the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Experience a full dose of whitewater excitement and scenery in just three hours. Raft with the best, and make this summertime classic a part of your Smokies vacation!
Just want to get outside? NOC float trips on the Lower Pigeon are great for families with kids as young as 3. Paddle a gentle section of river, where swimming and splashing are encouraged. Don’t just visit the Smokies, get out there and experience them on a river float trip with NOC! Trip leaves from Hartford, TN outpost. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time.
While you're in the area be sure to visit Gatlinburg's newest attraction: NOC Gatlinburg. Scale our 25-foot climbing wall, browse the largest selection of Smokies souvenirs, buy top brand outdoor gear or book your guided adventure all in the store. We are located at stoplight 10 in downtown Gatlinburg. )
Park for free at NOC Gatlinburg, take a short bike ride along the river of the Gatlinburg Trail and feel like you have escaped the city! For a less crowded, more serene adventure, pack a lunch and explore the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Price includes bike carrier and helmet. Rentals are to be picked up and returned at NOC Gatlinburg, located at Light #10 in Gatlinburg.
NOC Gatlinburg combines Gatlinburg's colorful, exciting atmosphere with the Smoky Mountains' aura of splendor and adventure. At this new must-see attraction, we'll provide the assistance, gear and services you need to maximize your Smoky Mountains experience. The outpost includes a 25' indoor climbing wall, indoor rope bridge, bear den for children to explore and 18,000 feet of souvenirs, outdoor clothing, gear and more. NOC Galtinburg is located feet from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.)
With USA Raft Pigeon River only 45 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg,(TN) this Tennessee Whitewater rafting excursion is a must do on your activity list while in the Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge vacation area. USA Raft offers Smoky Mountain Whitewater rafting for all experience levels, accommodating children as young as three years of age. Whether you desire incredible memories with your family or building camaraderie with your group, we want to exceed your expectations. Come play in Mother Nature's water park! Come play at USA Raft!
The Upper Pigeon rafting trip is a fun and exciting, 5-mile guided whitewater adventure, with many Class II-IV rapids. The Upper Pigeon boasts some of most fun whitewater rafting in the region. Five miles of river offers a refreshing alternative to crowded hotel pools as you paddle your way through the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains.)
TOMB™ takes your group of archaeologists deep into an ancient Egyptian tomb for 45 minutes of excitement. Guests find themselves trapped by the spirit of an ancient Pharaoh, faced with ingenious challenges that must be completed for any chance of making it out alive. Your group must work together to find success in this battle of wits, or face the Pharaoh’s wrath. If you fail, you may never escape!
Expeditions depart every 15 minutes.
See what folks are saying about the new attraction:
“It was great quality time where the whole family was involved. We enjoyed spending time as a family and working together to complete this attraction. We felt it was good value for the money."
"Absolute must see! This is hands down the best attraction in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. Phenomenal effects, very realistic props, just flat out awesome. Our guide made our whole experience. You owe it to yourself to check Tomb out!"
"Great place! Everyone kept telling me it was for kids. Well us big kids had more fun than the kids did. We had lots of fun and adventure at the TOMB." )
Weddings and Vow Renewals can be performed at your cabin, resort, or various outdoor locations. Other locations are also available including in a tethered hot-air balloon, a helicopter, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (additional fees apply).
Weddings are performed by an ordained minister. You must reserve a time with the minister. We will contact you after you make your reservation to confirm all details. No waiting period is required, but a Tennessee Marriage License is required. We will give you all the details when you call (contact information will be provided on the E-Ticket, after reservation is complete). We offer photography as well as other additional services to make your day complete.)
A treetop soar and glide experience with the largest canopy tour company in the southeast! Enjoy a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual elevation change in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
This new attraction in the Asheville, Knoxville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg area includes zips that fly you beside, above and across the Pigeon River and back to your starting point at heights up to 120 feet above the river. Numerous stair climbs are required and can be strenuous.
River crossings, rock cliffs, waterfalls, Rabbit Hole repel, sky bridges, wildlife & more are the things that make the Pigeon River Canopy Tour a once in a lifetime trip.
Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour The Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour takes visitors deep within the Big Pigeon River Gorge exposing a lush forest of ferns, wildflowers, towering trees, rock cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and moss covered bolder gardens.
The Waterfall Gorge Canopy Tour includes: •12 zipline sections between elevated platforms & treetop decks •4 sky bridges •The “Cliff Hanger” platform perched off a 100’ rock cliff •Scenic Smoky Mountain Creek cascades •2 Pigeon River Crossings with our 1200' long & 120' high finish zip •Over 15 scenic and historic acres of flying area launching from Wildwater's Pigeon River Adventure Center
River Ziplines Tour This 1.5-2 hour experience gives you a great introductory sampling of the adventure of ziplining, without the commitment of the full course.
The Pigeon River Ziplines Canopy Tour includes: •7 zipline sections through the trees from elevated platforms •2 Pigeon River Crossings •3 tree top “sky bridges” which provide views of the Smoky Mountains from new heights •1200’ long and 120’ high finish zipline •Over 9 scenic and historic acres of flying area, all within the beautiful setting of Wildwater’s Pigeon River Adventure Center
Participants must wear closed-toed shoes, be at least 10 years old and weigh between 70 and 250 lbs.)
A tour through the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years.
We feature over 35 of the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Many of the cars are the creations of George Barris, who has created more famous Hollywood movie & TV cars than anyone. New cars are added nearly every year to keep the museum in step with the current Hollywood entertainment industry.
Our newest exhibits are from such blockbuster hit movies as Gone in 60 Seconds, Charlie’s Angels, The Fast and the Furious and xXx. Recent additions have been the Back to the Future Time Machine, Days of Thunder Mello Yello race car and The Beach Boys’ 1955 Thunderbird. The 1977 Chevrolet Camaro known as Bumblebee in the 2007 Transformers movie is also currently on display at the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. )
At Ripley's Old McDonald's Farm Mini-Golf you'll play the most interactive miniature golf course in Sevierville!
We offer three 18 hole golf courses for your family entertainment, for a total of 54 holes of "down on the farm" family fun. All 3 miniature golf courses feature animated barnyard characters, water features and interactive elaments at every turn. )
Speed Zone Fun Park offers the Great Smoky Mountains only true oval slick track that was made for racing! Grab your friends and get ready for some serious excitement!
If you are in the mood for a thrill ride they also give you two of the best twister tracks. All four of their racetracks were custom built; the two twister tracks intertwine and take you around several corners and curves then bring you back to the top for a ride likely not forgotten!
Got little tykes? Let them feel like they own the world by driving themselves while racing other kids their size on the oval kiddie track designed specifically for them!
The Hollywood Wax Museum features wax figures so artfully recreated you’d swear they were real. The museum is the perfect place for photo opportunities, especially with some of today’s most popular stars recreated in uncanny replicas. Current stars like Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Brad Pitt stand side by side classic entertainers like Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and John Wayne.
Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge is also home to the Castle of Chaos 5D Adventure and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors.
Castle of Chaos 5D Adventure: Join the battle against evil! This adventure combines the experience of a 3D film, ride and video game in one scary, fun adventure. Put on your 3D glasses, pick up your pistol, and explore the eerie Pigeon Forge castle that’s been rumored to host evil supernatural activity. Get ready to see, hear, feel and smell the chaos as you shoot for the highest score.
Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors: Are you the chosen one? Find your way through the mirrored corridors hidden deep within the Castle of Savannah and be a hero. Winners are shown on-screen at the end of every haunted ride. Discover 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways, plus several sections where you see infinite reflections in every direction. )
Ripley's Moving Theater combines state of the art motion simulation with digital surround sound to let you experience first hand the picture on the giant three story screen.
New Action-Packed Films are now featured! Digital HD 5D Done Right! Ride the Movie, Feel the Rush!
Experience the thrill movies you ride! The 5D virtual reality simulator where you actually ride with the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound make it the most exciting movie there is! Two new action-packed films with continuous showings.
Highlights of Ripley’s Moving Theater:
State-of-the-Art Motion Simulator
Large Format 70 MM film
Seats move in 8 directions
Full sized theater
Sorry, children under 40 inches are not permitted on this ride.)
ZORB globe riding is the latest and greatest adventure activity to come out of New Zealand. Yes, that's right – New Zealand – the innovative little country at the bottom of the world that brought you Bungee Jumping, Hobbits, and a range of other crazy things to do while on vacation.
Left to our own devices down under, we managed to conjure up the latest adventure craze to hit the world – globe riding. ZORB is the market leader in the sport and we make sure you, our dedicated ZORBONAUTS, leave us with an abdominal workout to be proud of; a new beat thumping in your chest, new dreams to dream about, and a bucket list with the number one item crossed off!
ZORB Smoky Mountains is the latest addition to the ZORB family. Operating since late 2007, it is now stamping its mark on the US market. Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, it is the only official ZORB site in the whole of the US and attracts people from afar afield as the West Coast USA and abroad.
The ZYDRO Ride is our wildest ride. We throw you, up to two friends, and water (make a note – warm, water in winter, and cold in summer. Yes, we do look after you!) inside the ZORB globe and send you on your way down the hill. Inside the ZORB globe, you – The ZORBONAUT – are free to slip, slide, and spin inside the globe for an action packed, wet ride down the hill.
ZYDRO riders have three tracks to choose from (decision can be made at any time):
1. Straight track: Up to three people can ride in the same globe.
2. Zig-Zag track: For one person only, zig and zag your way down our hill.
3. Zipper track: For one person only, like the zig-zag but MUCH slower.
Known as our 'astronaut-in-training' ride, the ZORBIT Ride is a head over heels adrenaline rush that will have you coming back for more. Strapped into the ZORB globe in a specially designed safety harness, you are sent on your trip down the hill rolling head over heels, heels over head as the ground and sky go whizzing past in a beautiful mosaic of blue... green ... blue ... green ... while your body is subjected to the soft and relaxing feeling of weightlessness and g-force.
The ZORBIT ride is only available for one person at a time, and only down our straight tracks. Slightly more strenuous on the body, the ZORBIT ride is the ride for those wanting to stay dry and get their adrenaline fix. It will have you wanting more. And more. And more. And more.
Ticket Types: Fun for One: This is for one rider in the globe at one time. This entitles the rider to choice of tracks: Zig- Zag, Zipper, or Fast Tracks. Wet Ride Only. Maximum individual weight is 285 lbs.
Double Trouble: This is for two riders in the same globe at the same time. Purchase only ONE pass. It is valid for BOTH riders to participate. Fast Lane Only. Wet Ride Only. Riders combined weight cannot exceed 550 lbs.
Triple Banger: This is for three riders in the same globe at the same time. Purchase only ONE pass. It is valid for ALL THREE riders to participate. Fast Lane Only. Wet Ride Only. Riders combined weight cannot exceed 550 lbs.)
Leave the bustle of town to visit the picturesque and beautiful places in the Smokies with people who know them intimately. We will help you capture them with your camera. We teach thousands of people each year to use their cameras and enjoy the most visited National Park in the U.S.
Our day begins with a fun and lively beginner photography class so you know how to use your camera, followed by a wonderful hot lunch, then a leisurely driving and strolling tour (No Hiking) where we enjoy the majesty of the Smokies, the wildlife and the serenity.
Children over 6 always have a good time with our guides and enjoy learning to use the camera as well as mom and dad. Tours start at 10:00am and are done by 4:30pm so there is plenty of time to get back for an evening show.
Our tours are weather dependent so we may go on Wednesday or Thursday or both. We also add some Saturdays as needed. Be sure to call on Monday to get the exact schedule for the week. You will not have to change your reservation to change your day.)
Walden's Landing Firehouse Mini-Golf features two well designed Firehouse themed 18 hole courses that feature six waterfalls and beautiful landscaping. Make sure to review our Fire Department Patch Collection and have your picture taken on our 1939 Dodge Pumper Truck.
We're a Pigeon Forge favorite the whole family will enjoy!)
MagiQuest is your story, your adventure, your imagination brought to life! Unlike anything you’ve ever encountered, MagiQuest lets you live the game, not simply play it.
Using a Magic Wand that knows you by name and remembers everything you accomplish, you explore a world filled with amazing creatures and characters where you will gain skill and knowledge and rise to untold levels of bravery. Visit MagiQuest live at any one of our ever expanding Kingdoms and Portals, and then continue your exploration through our Virtual World Online.
Ultimate Package Includes: MagiQuest wand and 90 minute game experience PLUS the properties' other three attractions including a round of Special FX Pirate Golf, Odyssey, the World’s Largest Mirror Maze and The Vault laser maze.
MagiQuest is unlike anything you have ever experienced. You begin by selecting a Magic Wand that is yours to keep, forever! You’ll use clues and hints to go on quests, battle dragons and embark on adventures. When you return you pick up where you left off on your last visit.)
This full 18-hole course is 1/2 Circus Funhouse and 1/2 Mini-Golf which equals 100% fun! Inside this action packed indoor circus adventure you'll be amazed by interactive features, computer animations, animatronic characters and custom sound effects. Make sure to hit a hole-in-one on the 18th hole for a special celebration song the whole family will love! )
Need an adventure? Rafting in the Smokies has one for you. Bring your family, friends or both and experience a trip you will never forget. It will be the highlight of your vacation!
UPPER SECTION (Pigeon River) The Big Pigeon River boasts twelve class III and three class IV whitewater thrilling rapids! Accompanied by one of Rafting in the Smokies professional river guides, you'll be escorted down five miles of lively whitewater, rafting through class III & IV rapids such as "Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide."
The scenery surrounding the Pigeon River is just as breath-taking as the rapids. Skirted by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon has carved its rocky riverbed through some of the most dramatic country in East Tennessee.
No Experience Necessary - Minimum age: 8 years old or 70 lbs. - Features 1 ½ hr of spectacular whitewater.
LOWER SECTION (Pigeon River) Looking for a way to really relax and enjoy natures beauty? Do you have children who weigh less than 70 lbs? If you answered yes to either, then we have just what you need. Check out the Lower Section of the Pigeon River! The Class I and II rapids and one Class III at the end of the trip, make this very casual and laid back section of the Pigeon River perfect for everyone 3 years old and up! Rafting in the Smokies will assist you, your family and friends down approximately six miles of relaxing waves and rippling mountain water. You'll gaze at the beautiful Smoky Mountain surroundings as you casually float this section of the Pigeon River. If someone in your group needs a little more adventure, we can accommodate! Let us help you plan coinciding trips on the Upper and Lower Pigeon. The portion of the group rafting the Lower Pigeon Float Trip can be scheduled to coincide with the other portion of the group's Upper Pigeon Trip.
No Experience Necessary - Minimum age: 3 years old and up -Features 2 hours of introductory whitewater - Length of rafting trip is 6 miles.
We offer a lot more! How about spending time on our Family Adventure Island where you'll zipline on our dual-racing lines and you can challenge yourself to our High Ropes Challenge Course. Test yourself!)
In the center of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens (located on the former Christus Gardens property) you will have the remarkable experience of walking through a Biblical world of 2000 years ago, seeing life-size, life-like representations of important scenes from the life of Jesus Christ.
Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens is one of the nation's foremost inspirational attractions. We feature incredibly lifelike scenes telling the Story of Christ, utilizing life size figures, dramatic lighting, music and special effects.
Included in your tour is a remarkable sculpture of Christ, ancient coins and precious gems.
The entire grounds are on level ground and entirely stroller and handicapped accessible. We also have wheelchairs available for you to use while on the tour.
Up close and personal - visitors will feel as if they are part of the scene, not just viewing them. This is the first phase of a major enhancement of the dioramas.
Maximize your Smoky Mountains experience! Whether you are seeking a unique adventure, to expand your knowledge and skills, or simply a peaceful encounter with nature at its finest, come discover the Jewel of the Park System, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A Walk In The Woods is a full range tour guide service geared to making your time in the Smokies as wonderful as possible. Emphasizing the teaching of natural history, this is A Walk In The Woods' fourteenth year offering spectacular trips into the Smokies. Our experienced guides will take you to incredible vistas, gentle cascades, waterfalls, majestic ancient forests, crystal clear mountain streams, old home sites, graveyards and hidden trails.
We are experts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, medicinal and edible uses of wild plants and mushrooms, wild animals and their habits, backpacking, primitive skills, outdoor survival, and local human history, including the Cherokee and early settlers.)
You'll experience hours of family fun at NASCAR Speedpark.
NASCAR Speedpark features 24 rides and attractions for one great price. Wristband includes unlimited access to 8 Go-Kart Tracks, 10 exciting rides, 3 story rock climbing wall and 2 18 hole mini-golf courses.
One Day General Admission provides unlimited use of go-kart tracks (Smoky Mountain Speedway not included), family rides, rock wall, mini golf and indoor playground.
One Day General Admission valid for unlimited rides on the following tracks: Rookie, Competitor, Qualifier, Baby Bristol, Family 500, Young Champions and Slidewayz. PLUS, unlimited use of Bumper Boats, Dragon's Lair Fantasy Golf Course, Exciting Kiddie and Family Rides, Rock Climbing Wall and a small portion of the arcade room.
Home of full-throttle family fun for everyone! NASCAR SpeedPark features rides and attractions for all ages including 8 action-packed tracks. The Thrill Zone has 5 family rides, indoor climbing wall, NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway Racing Simulators, State-of-the-art arcade, Speed Bumper Boats, 2 mini-golf courses, NASCAR merchandise and apparel and The Pit Stop Grill. Height restrictions do apply to all rides and attractions. Ride availability and hours of operation subject to change without notice.)
Sevier County Choppers features a variety of helicopter rides in the Smoky Mountains.
Flights depend on weather conditions. Weight limit of 300 lbs. per person. Maximum of 3 persons per flight.
Mountain and City View (8 miles/4 minutes): This flight takes you over the city of Sevierville where you will get to see the Great Smoky Mountains. At about 1000 feet, you can see the beautiful panorama of the area.
Pigeon Forge or Bluff Mountain ( 12 miles/7 minutes): This flight soars to about 3000 feet offering a traffic free view of Pigeon Forge or a majestic view of Bluff Mountain.
Foothills or Douglas Lake ( 22 miles/11 minutes): Enjoy a picturesque flight over the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains or fly over beautiful Lake Douglas.
Mountain/Valley (30 miles/15 minutes): This flight will give you a view of the foothills, through Wears Valley for beautiful views of unspoiled countryside.
Gatlinburg (36 miles/18 minutes): Our Gatlinburg flight is our most popular ride. This is the first flight that takes you in to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During this flight, you will fly over Pigeon Forge, Bluff Mountain, Ober Gatlinburg, and Chalet Village while enjoying spectacular mountain views.
Wears Valley/Gatlinburg ( 50 miles/25 minutes): This flight will cover the foothills, through Wears Valley and will continue to Gatlinburg and into Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
See It All (80 miles/30 minutes): This beautiful flight will take you over Mt. LeConte, which is to second highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During this flight you will also see Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and views of the highest mountains in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Clingmans Dome (100 miles/40 minutes): Fly over the foothills, through Wears Valley and continue up to the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is Clingmans Dome. On the flight back you will have breathtaking views of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Ultimate Tour ( 120 miles/60 minutes): This is our most inclusive flight. This flight will take you all the way to Cherokee North Carolina, Clingmans Dome, Mt. LeConte, Wears Valley, Ober Gatlinburg, Chalet Village, Pigeon Forge, Bluff Mountain, and sensational views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. )
Looking for an exciting family expedition or memorable outdoor adventure?
Come enjoy the Appalachian Mountains by rafting the Pigeon River! This half day whitewater rafting expedition will be the talk of your vacation. The Pigeon River is the closest whitewater rafting adventure to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Big Creek Expeditions, Inc. is a whitewater rafting company located on the Pigeon River in beautiful Hartford, Tennessee. We are one of the premier attractions in Eastern TN. No matter the size of your group, Big Creek Expeditions, Inc. will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies on a professionally guided whitewater rafting adventure.
We offer two different rafting trips appropriate for any age and skill level; the Upper Section is a thrilling ride through class III and IV rapids for ages 8 and up (or 70+ pounds), while the Lower is a scenic float trip for ages 3 and up.
Trips are offered from March until November depending on water levels and weather. Reservations are taken year-round. Reserve your spot today!
Upper Pigeon River View the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest while enjoying a fully-guided 6 mile stretch of whitewater. Raft over exciting drops and through exhilarating white capped waves. The Upper Pigeon River Trip offers 60 plus rapids that include 12 Class III rapids and 4 Class IV rapids. This provides your group the perfect outdoor adventure. Names of rapids on this section include Powerhouse, Lost Guide, Double Reactionary, and Accelerator. Absolutely no rafting experience is required for this Appalachian expedition. (Minimum age limit: 8 years or 70 pounds)
Lower Pigeon River The Lower Pigeon River Trip is more relaxing & better suited for those who seek a more leisurely trip, or have children that do not meet the requirements for the Upper Pigeon River Trip. The Lower Section consists of fully guided Class I & II whitewater. Your group can expect plenty of time for swimming and playing in the river on this trip! This is the premier float trip for those looking for scenic views of the Smoky Mountains. No experience necessary. (Minimum Age: 3 years) )
The Gatlinburg Space Needle is an all steel observation tower served by two elevators with a capacity of 20 persons each. Ride our safe and comfortable glass elevators over 400’ to observation deck for 360° view of the Great Smoky Mountains and the resort city of Gatlinburg.
The view is a panorama of beauty without equal year round. Enjoy Higher Learning, an educational experience from the Space Needle’s perspective, with free view finders! Visit Arcadia, a 25,000' two story playground with latest video and redemption games including the area’s largest redemption center. Enjoy Lazer Runner, Hurricane Simulator, Old Tyme Photos, Hypnotized Comedy Show, OH! Zone, an Italian Restaurant, Souvenir Gift Store, and More.
Foxfire Mountain Adventures Canopy Zip Line Attraction has the highest, longest and most scenic zip lines in the Smokies, with up to 1/4 mile long zip line over 200 feet above the forest floor. The wilderness and mountain views are amazing.
You will experience the thrill and adventure of gliding from mountain top to mountain top on 7 world-class zip lines through and over the forest canopy, across creeks, open meadows and above Lost Mines Falls.
Our scenic world-class Canopy Tour spans 150 acres nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, only 12 miles from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville.
Each 2-hour zip line tour is conducted with two professionally trained and certified guides and is safe and fun for all ages. Your tour package includes rental of our unique gear with padded full-body harnesses and handlebar trolleys, a short introduction course to zip lining, and a one-of-a-kind breathtaking Smoky Mountain canopy tour experience.
Please note: All riders must be 8 years or older and under 275 pounds. All guests will be required to sign a participant agreement at check-in. Closed-toed shoes required (no sandals, flip-flops or slides). Rentals Available.
Foxfire Mountain is family owned and operated on a historic Smoky Mountain farm. You're gonna love this! )
Does your family love watching the National Geographic Channel or Animal Planet? Join us on Safari into the sights and sounds of RainForest Adventures!
Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this all indoor RainForest Zoo is open year round. Mixing fun with education the RainForest has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors, whose work includes Animal Kingdom at Disney World.
Featuring over 400 live animals, representing over 130 species, we are home to unique and beautiful creatures from the Rain Forests of the world.
Live, educational programs are conducted daily by trained staff members who will let your family get up close and personal with some of our family!
In 2008, RainForest Adventures debuted the Aussie Walkabout, a new 17,000 square foot exhibit that features kangaroos, sheep, pygmy goats, and literally hundreds of new birds in a beautiful walk in aviary. )
Immerse yourself for a day in whitewater kayaking! This is the most convenient way to get a taste of the excitement of white water kayaking. NOC's world-class instructors give you their full attention to help you learn some basic skills, with emphasis on sharing in the fun of paddling on the river.
Your Discover River Kayaking clinic meets at 10am, where you and your instructor begin by selecting the best boat and kayak gear to give you comfort and confidence. After you've found the perfect fit, we'll head to the lake to learn the basic strokes and tips to build better boat control. After a picnic lunch we're off to the moving-water action you've been looking forward to!
Our instructors choose a section of river that is exciting, but reasonable for a first-time kayaker. Your river experience touches on basic river running and enjoying the thrill of whitewater, scenery and companionship. We typically finish around 3pm.)
Fun Stop Family Action Park made it's debut in Pigeon Forge, TN in May of 2012. No need to drive around town, Fun Stop has all of your favorite attractions in one location.
Whether you enjoy fast go-karts, extreme rides like our Sling Shot, SkyScraper, or our brand new Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Fun Stop has it all. Cool off or warm up in our state of the art arcade with brand new games. Test your skills out on our Mini Golf Course. We even have kiddie rides for the younger ones. These kiddie rides are sure to put a smile on your kids face.
Fun Stop also has refreshements and ice-cream available so come on down to 3275 Parkway for a Great time in Pigeon Forge. We here at Fun Stop are looking forward to your arrival!)
Located in downtown Pigeon Forge, "Rockin' Raceway" means good times are always nearby!
With a slick road course track unlike any other you've seen, Rockin' Raceway is the place to be for Pigeon Forge family fun! This extreme slick track, will give you a chance for slippin' and slidin' around the hairpin curves. Designed with fun in mind, this little road course will keep your family or group entertained and thrilled as you navigate your way around one of the best family fun places in Pigeon Forge!
The Tennessee Smokies, Class AA minor league affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and member of the 10-team Southern League, play a 140-game full season schedule, including 70 home dates at Smokies Park.
Opened in 2000, Smokies Park has a seating capacity of 6,000 – all lower level seating located no more than 20 rows from the field! Field level box seating is located behind home plate, both dugouts, and down either baseline, while our bleacher seating flanks the outfield and is located in the last two sections on both the 1st and 3rd baselines.
Smokies Park is located immediately north of I-40 at exit 407. Stadium parking is $3.00 per vehicle. Motorcycles, buses, and vehicles displaying a handicapped tag park for free.
Smokies Park is fully accessible to handicapped patrons, offering handicapped restrooms, wheelchair slots and companion seating at the top of most sections.
Fans wishing to purchase beer inside stadium gates must have I.D. checked at our wristband booth located inside the third base entranceway. A Citizens National Bank ATM is located inside Smokies Park, on the concourse behind home plate; however, all stationary concessions stands accept cash and major credit cards. Concessions prices range from $1.00 - $8.00 per item.
The Double Play Café, located inside Smokies Park on the 3rd base side, offers a popular pre-game buffet, as well as a full menu available both before and during the game. The Double Play Café opens one hour prior to game time on home dates only.
The AAA Insurance Fan Assistance Center and First Aid are located on the concourse behind home plate, staffed by individuals ready to answer questions, provide directions, or to respond quickly to stadium emergencies and minor accidents.
The Clubhouse Shop, located inside the stadium, is your one-stop shop for all things Smokies and Cubs. Be sure to stop by and pick up your souvenirs.
The Kids Zone playground area is located inside Smokies Park at the end of the 1st baseline and is for Smokies fans 12 and under. The Kids Zone features a prize wheel, home run challenge, speed pitch, giant inflatable slide, and moon bounce. All games require tickets that can be purchase for $1.00 each, in the Kids Zone. Wristbands granting unlimited use of the giant inflatable slide and moon bounce are available for $5.00 each. Free stationary playground equipment is also there.)
Lazerport Fun Center offers you a fun “Roller Coaster Style” Go Cart track experience the whole family can enjoy! Along with the largest & most exciting laser tag arena, 18 holes of an all indoor blacklight mini golf course, over 10,000 square feet of state of the art action and redemption arcade games.
Your go cart ride begins with 3 levels & a 50 ft. spiral that twists and turns you to the top, then plunges you straight down a breath taking 40 ft. hill into a tunnel. No other track in town can give you such a rush!
We offer a 6,500 sq. ft. state of the art, climate controlled, Laser Tag Arena for hours of heart pounding fun & excitement. Test your skills against friends and family alike - You've heard about it; Now come and see what the talk is really all about!
The newest rage in mini golf is indoor, climate controlled Black Light Golf, and you can only play it here at Lazerport Fun Center. Play 18 holes on our alien themed, multi-level course. This is great fun for all ages. Plus, you can play rain or shine!
Get ready for the most fun you will have showing off your mad skills in our HUGE 10,000 sq. ft. video action and redemption arcade. Bring the entire family and play for awesome prizes of all shapes and sizes. There are games for all ages including the young and the young at heart. Don't forget to enjoy our delicious creamy ice cream at our ice cream parlor "Sweet Sensations." We have multiple flavors and will satisfy any sweet tooth you bring with you!
You don't want to miss all the fun at Lazerport Fun Center in Pigeon Forge, TN! )
Imagine these 12,000 pounds, 12 feet tall, 5 ½ foot tires. If you guessed Monster Truck then your right. This is an exciting ride over two eight foot hills and two twisting bumps around an enclosed track. Five laps of fun and excitement.)
Visit the strangest place in Gatlinburg! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has been proudly freaking out families for over 90 years.
Come and see the museum that inspired the hit TV series. Once you’ve seen the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, you won’t want to miss the most astonishing exhibits in the world. There’s always something undiscovered at this Ripley’s attraction! Experience and learn new and unsual things!Three stories of over 500 Outstanding and Incredible Artifacts from around the World surround and Amaze you every step of the way! See an eight-legged buffalo, two-head calf, shrunken human head, and MUCH, MUCH MORE! All guaranteed real and mind boggling. Join us for your challenge to simply… Believe It or Not!
Extreme Fun! Oddities and Artifacts of the Strange!Hundreds of exciting and bizarre exhibits collected from the far corners of the world. Join us for your challenge to simply... BELIEVE IT OR NOT! )
Zipline presented by Rafting in the Smokies at our Family Adventure Island, conveniently located right behind our river outpost in Hartford, TN.
Feel the anticipation growing as you cross our 150' swinging bridge to the breathtaking 10-acre wooded island in the middle of the Big Pigeon River. After you receive your safety gear and instruction session with your personal adventure guide, you’ll climb high in the air on our impressive zipline tower. Get set for an adrenaline rush as you zip down our NEW Lines! More lines have been added for 2013 and there are new skybridges too!
All participants are fitted with a full body harness and helmet
All participants receive thorough safety instruction
All tours are accompanied by well-trained adventure guides
All stairs and tower levels are equipped with safety rails
Capri pants or shorts that are at least mid-thigh in length, t-shirt, and closed toe shoes.
Due to harness placement, swimsuits and short shorts are not permitted.
NO CROCS, FLIP-FLOPS, OR BAREFEET ALLOWED.
Participants must be between 50 and 250 lbs.
For your safety, no drinks, alcoholic beverages or food are allowed on the trip. Rafting In The Smokies reserves the right to refuse anyone under the influence.
Ziplines and rafting excursions are located at the same location at our river outpost where we have changing facilities, restrooms, and hot showers for your convenience. )
Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled on four acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
Our birds are housed outside in beautiful English Style cottages, where they can enjoy sun, rain and fresh air as in their natural habitat. Our birds put on a show all day long. You will hear singing and talking birds and see dancing birds. Visit our nursery where you will see newly hatch baby parrots and watch them being hand fed. You can also purchase a bird if you fall in love with one and take it home. The park has hundreds and hundreds of exotic birds from all over the world in a Garden of Eden setting. In our bird garden you can feed the parrots and have souvenir pictures taken holding a parrot. Experience a walk-in aviary where colorful Australian Lorikeets drink nectar from a cup in your hand. Parrot Mountain is an eco tourist bird park.
Enjoy lunch from our deli while sitting in our new cabana overlooking the Smoky Mountains and listening to the sounds of tropical birds. We have the BEST Angus Hamburgers and handcut fries in the Smokies.
Visit our unique English style cottage Gift Shop with garden and related bird items.
Walk through our Secret Garden where you can see Toucans, Horn bills, Magpies and other birds flying freely in our beautifully landscaped secret garden.
As you stroll down beautiful paved pathways you will enjoy viewing tens of thousands of flowers and plants. Have your picture taken sitting in our unique butterfly, peacock and dragonfly benches. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the picturesque waterfall.
Conquer the indoor climbing wall at NOC Gatlinburg! Become the adventurer when you choose your route to the top of our 25-foot wall. Weather doesn't matter, as the climbing wall is located inside the NOC Gatlinburg. Children and adults alike love the realistic rock feel of our climbing wall and the feeling of accomplishment upon reaching new heights!
The trained climbing facilitators at NOC Gatlinburg will assist you on belay as you climb in safety and comfort. With a ticket price of $3 per person per climb, it's an affordable adventure for anyone.
NOC Gatlinburg is located at Stoplight 10 on the parkway, just outside of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Free parking! )
Mystery, History, Murder, & Mayhem fill the lonely streets, dark alleys, and attractions of this old town. Take a 2 hour walking tour with the guide of Hillbilly Haunts, Sir Shadow, and learn the dark secrets of Gatlinburg. All stories are based on documented factual events that have occurred throughout history in America’s Favorite Vacation Destination.
You are strongly encouraged to bring your camera and capture ghostly images that will be the highlight of your Smoky Mountain Getaway.
Hillbilly Haunts Ghost Tour is not a spook house attraction, in fact, all sightings and paranormal phenomenon are deemed to be authentic. Tours depart from the parking lot of the Log Cabin Candy Kitchen 329 Historic Nature Trail (Airport Road) in Gatlinburg. Parking is free to HillBilly Haunts customers, and you can receive 15% off your candy order if you mention HillBilly Haunts. Dress accordingly for this spine tingling journey into the unknown.
Mother's are admitted FREE on May 10 and 11 in honor of Mother's Day. )
Visit Cooter's Place – a tribute to America's greatest family show, The Dukes of Hazzard! Y'all come on in and make yourselves at home in a little piece of Hazzard County right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Visit our Dukes of Hazzard Museum & Shop, always free of charge, and enjoy Cooter's fabulous collection of props, costumes, memorabilia, hundreds of collectibles, and of course, the famous 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee! Bring your camera and take home the perfect souvenir: in-car photos are available!
Weather can't stop the fun at Cooter's family fun center! All indoors and under one roof you can take a ride around the track in Gatlinburg's only Go Karts on the Parkway! Also enjoy 18 holes of Mini Golf at the fine Hazzard Country Club with a trip down "The Dukes" memory lane.
Regular appearances by Ben "Cooter" Jones and other cast members scheduled. )
Ride the 120 passenger Aerial Tramway year round and enjoy spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The Tram departs every 20 minutes for the 10-minute journey up the mountain. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park offers activities for all ages. Crafts, indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift, restaurant and lounge, winter skiing and snowboarding and much more. (Additional fees apply for these activities.)
Congratulations! You have found the best prices for rafting in the Smoky Mountains!
ReserveGatlinburg.com, ReservePigeonForge.com, and Wildwater Adventure Center have come together to bring you summertime savings on Smoky Mountain adventure! Bring your family, bring your friends, and come join us on the river!
Let the experts at Wildwater Pigeon River Adventure Center take you on a relaxing trip down the Lower Pigeon’s class I and II rapids, or brave the challenge of the Upper Pigeon’s class III and IV whitewater. Book now to enjoy special discount rates on your choice of trips.
Our adventure center sits right on the banks of the Big Pigeon River and is located in beautiful Hartford, TN, a short scenic drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, Martha Sundquist State Forest, and the Appalachian Trail, the Pigeon River has carved a deep gorge through some of the most spectacular landscapes and vistas in the country.
Upper Pigeon River (whitewater trip): The upper section of the Big Pigeon River offers up twelve class III, and three class IV exciting whitewater rapids for you to conquer! Let one of our knowledgeable and professional whitewater river guides escort you down five miles of raging rapids like “Powerhouse, Too Late, Rollercoaster, Lost Guide and Accelerator!” This is non-stop continuous whitewater excitement!
• No experience necessary • Minimum requirements: 8 years old or 70 lbs. • Approximately 1 ½ hours on the river.
Lower Pigeon River (fun float trip): The lower section of the Big Pigeon River is perfect for younger children or those that want to enjoy a milder river adventure. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the area, from deep within the river gorge. Rafters will encounter numerous class I and class II rapids, with lots of time to play and splash, as well as one exciting class III rapid near the end of your trip. This is an excellent opportunity to witness the magnificent beauty of this area. Sit back, relax, and enjoy nature’s splendor.
• No experience necessary • Minimum age 4 years old • Approximately 2 hours on the river
All Wildwater Pigeon River trips are provided a fully trained, certified, professional river guide. All of our friendly, and knowledgeable guides are required to have a minimum certification of CPR.)
Our bridge, known as America's Bridge to Prosperity, is 4 feet wide and over 400 feet long. The bridge adventure at Foxfire Mountain includes America's Bridge to Prosperity followed by a covered walking bridge which leads to the trail to Lost Mine Falls and the smaller Cliffhangers swinging Bridge which is only 30ft long but goes over the top of the falls. The entire bridge experience takes about one hour.)
Plan your visit to George Vanderbilt’s 8,000-acre estate. Mr. Vanderbilt created Biltmore Estate as an escape from everyday life. Now, his descendants invite you to enjoy his legacy of hospitality. Your admission includes self-guided tours of the breathtaking Biltmore House & Gardens and the new Antler Hill Village—featuring the Winery, The Biltmore Legacy, Village Green, and Farm.
Play in our 8,000-acre backyard with an array of outdoor activities, indulge in one-of-a-kind shopping, and savor our restaurants' exceptional fare. Visit Biltmore in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC and let our gracious hospitality inspire you.
The Guinness World Records Museum features hundreds of astounding exhibits from the famous Guinness Book of World Records and the new Guinness Primetime TV Show. There's an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled entertainment. All are designed to amaze, delight and entertain. Everything you see has really happened.)
Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking views of the Smokies!
Upsey Downsy: The name says it all! You will climb to about 500 feet and circle our heliport "Just to get the feel of a helicopter" WE RECOMMEND THE NEXT FLIGHT UP- For a much better value and experience.
Mountain and River View: This flight takes you over the French Broad River and roling hills of Sevier County, from 1200 feet you will see a beautiful panorama of the Great Smoky Mountains. This flight covers 8 Miles.
Douglas Lake Flight: At 1500 feet above the ground, this flight will extend along the French Broad River toward the Douglas Dam Lake area with lots of scenery. 12 miles/flight time about 6 minutes.
Foothills or Extended Lake Flight: You pick on this option- We can fly you out further along the rolling farmland and Douglas Lake area or out toward the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Flight Path is 16 Miles
Mounain Valley Flight: As you depart from the heliport toward the lower foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains and Bluff Mountain, you’ll be amazed at the view of the Smoky Mountains. 24 miles/Flight time about 12 minutes.
The Ridge Runner: This is a newly named "classic" over the Chilhowee Mountain Range. You wil fly over the lessor developed areas. Historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge can been seen off in the distance, but mountains, ridges and valley are the highlight of this flight.
Gatlinburg Mountain Tour: You will soar high above the foothills and lots of undeveloped mountains. This flight offers views of Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge too. A breathtaking experience! 36 miles/flight time about 18 minutes.
National Park Flight: This flight is perfect for those who love nature as the views are beautiful. This flight covers historic downtown Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg before it enters the Great Smoky Mountains National Park over deep valleys and high mountains and shows the heart of the Tennessee side of the park. 50 miles/Flight time about 25 minutes.
Explore your nightmare, if you dare, at Ripley's Haunted Adventure!
In 1999, Ripley's acquired property once known as the Grimsby and Streaper Casket Company. Although advised by locals that unnatural things went on inside, Ripley's began conducting tours of the former casket company until decisions were made on how to better utilize this valuable location.
Now is your chance to visit the factory permanently closed in 1926 due to the strange disappearance of both company owners. Please be advised that you are entering at your own risk and that Ripley's assumes no responsibility for your return!
Children under age 6 are not permitted. Those under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. )
Our most popular tour features 7 ziplines from 450 to 2,500 feet long! One paid admission gets you rides on all SEVEN Ziplines.
Adventure Park at Five Oaks (Sevierville, TN) is one of the hottest new attraction in the Smoky Mountain area and is conveniently located directly across from Five Oaks Tanger Outlet Mall on the Parkway.
Complete with ground-school, experienced guides and all the gear you'll need, our zip line tour will send you soaring through the hills at a price you can afford! It all starts with a ride up to our tower 1 and ends with our most breathtaking line of all, stretching over 2,500 feet long!
Due to safety concerns we cannot allow anyone who is pregnant to participate on any of our tours and riders must be at least 3 years of age and weigh between 70 - 275 pounds so momentum can get you from one end to the other with no problem. Please wear closed toe shoes - no opened toed shoes allowed. All children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)