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Nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge attracts many visitors every year to its exciting outdoor activities like camping, whitewater rafting, mountain hiking and fishing. However, there is a great deal more to Pigeon Forge such as its amusement parks, live shows and fascinating museums. Check out the top five attractions in Pigeon Forge.
Dollywood has persevered for many than 25 years as one of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge. Founded by the world-famous country singer, Dolly Parton, Dollywood is a fun amusement park featuring various themes like a country fair, trains, craftsmanship and music. Adults and children alike can enjoy the likes of water slides, thrilling roller coaster rides, live entertainment shows and concerts of bluegrass, Southern gospel and rock and roll music. Additionally, guests will enjoy a wide selection of dining and shopping choices here.
2. Legacy Mountain Ziplines
Visitors looking for adventure in Pigeon Forge should look no further than the Smoky Mountain ziplines at Legacy Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge, TN. Here, guests can experience beautiful scenery and adrenaline rushes with zip lines designed to suit all levels of fitness, skill and preference. Guests begin their adventure with a guided canopy tour that takes them high above the trees where they can experience up to 6 thrilling zip lines that range from 450 to 3,400 feet long! You can also check out ziplines near Gatlinburg at Adventure Park!
WonderWorks is a museum showcasing the history of magic where guests can see a collection of autographs, personal memorabilia, costumes, artifacts, props and more from famous magicians like the Great Houdini. If that’s not enough, guest can engage in more than 100 hands-on exhibits such as flying a jet, designing roller coasters, experiencing a simulated earthquake, exploring space and more. Guests don’t want to miss the captivating show, The Wonders of Magic, which involves magic, illusions, music, comedy, impersonations and Houdini escapes. The show stars the award-winning magician, Terry Evanswood.
4. Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Another long-time popular attraction in Pigeon Forge is Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Here, guest can enjoy mock battles between the North and the South, horse races, as well as singing competitions and slapstick comedy all while eating delicious down-home foods like rotisserie chicken, corn on the cob, vegetable soup, homemade biscuits and more. It’s known as “the most fun place to eat in the Smokies!” Check showtimes and get your tickets early because shows often sell out.
5. SpeedZone Fun Park
One of the more recent attractions in Pigeon Forge that is gaining popularity is the SpeedZone Fun Park. With a choice of 8 different tracks, adults and children alike can enjoy testing their skills while racing go-karts around twisting curves, on a slick track, on a roller coaster and more.