5 Exciting New Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies
Looking for something new to do during your next vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN? We’ve got you covered! To help you make the most of your getaway, The Inn on the River has put together a guide to five exciting new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smokies.
1. Pigeon Forge Snow
Although summer is just around the corner, vacationers in the Smokies can still enjoy some wintry fun at Pigeon Forge Snow! This unique attraction is the nation’s first and only indoor snow tubing destination. Visitors to Pigeon Forge Snow will find a slope covered in genuine fresh powder, which is made using the facility’s state-of-the-art snow machines.
Anyone who is at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall can grab a tube and go whizzing down the hill. In addition to snow tubing, the attraction also features a fun SnowPlay area, where guests of all ages and heights can build snowmen, make snow angels, and have snowball fights. Best of all, Pigeon Forge Snow is kept at a balmy 65 – 70 degrees throughout the year!
Playing putt-putt at Crave Golf Club is another one of the most buzzed-about new things to do in Pigeon Forge. This unique mini golf attraction boasts two 19 hole courses (one indoor and one outdoor) that both feature a delightful Candy Land theme. Guests will play through creative locations like Ice Cream Canyon and Cocoa Cliffs while making their way past gingerbread houses and chewing gum trees. Crave Golf Club also features an epic candy store and milkshake bar, so you can indulge your sweet tooth when you hit the links.
3. Virtual Villains
Virtual Villains is an awesome virtual reality arcade located right off of the Parkway. Visitors to this new attraction can strap on a special headset and play more than 20 different video games that were designed to make use of the latest VR technology. Perfect for both kids and adults, the games at Virtual Villains include post-apocalyptic zombie shootouts, tightrope walking challenges, adventures in outer space, and haunted house walkthroughs. Guests can book sessions that last from 15 minutes all the way up to 2 hours or longer.
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge recently added a number of new interactive exhibits and historic artifacts. Here is a quick look at what’s new at the museum:
- A station where guests can learn how to tie pirate knots.
- A display on the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
- A place where guests can send “thank you” messages to law enforcement officers.
- A guitar that belonged to notorious cult leader Charles Manson.
- A Foxcatcher medal owned by John DuPont, the eccentric millionaire turned wrestling coach turned murderer.
- A pair of cowboy boots that belonged to Sheriff Richard Allen “Smoot” Schmid, who nearly captured Bonnie and Clyde.
- Revolvers used by outlaws who rode with Jesse James.
The classic Pigeon Forge show Lumberjack Feud is getting a revival! This time, the show is being produced by celebrity chef Paula Deen and will take place in a new outdoor theater located at the Walden’s Landing shopping complex. The show will feature the same lumberjack competitions you know and love, including springboard chopping, ax throwing, log rolling, speed climbing, and sawing. Additionally, the new venue will include a number of fun attractions, such as a lumberjack-themed adventure park, an aerial children’s playground, a zipline roller coaster, and an 80-foot drop tower. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is set to open in the summer of 2018.
When you stay at The Inn on the River, you will be minutes away from all of these new things to do in Pigeon Forge. With complimentary breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools, a fun Kid Zone, and balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River, our hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!