The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

24/7 RESERVATIONS – 865-428-5500
  /  Blog  /  Pigeon Forge Attractions   /  The Top 5 New Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Coming 2023
in front of bucees

The Top 5 New Attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Coming 2023

Did you know there are dozens of new things coming to the Smoky Mountains in 2023? The Smokies had always been known as a place of progress. The area continues to grow and brings new attractions, restaurants, and things to do! Experience new things when you go on vacation in 2023. Check out the top 5 new attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville coming 2023:

1. The Pines

a bowling ball headed to pinsDid you know the place where Dolly Parton had her first paid performance has been through a remodel? The Pines is now the place to go in the Smokies for entertainment! Previously known as The Pines Theater, this landmark is special to the city of Sevierville. It was the first theater in the town and was a step in Dolly Parton’s career. The Pines just opened in the middle of December and will probably become one of the top attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville! Enjoy bowling, playing video games, board games, and more! There is even delicious food and drinks to have while you play and hang out!

2. The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay

Are you a fan of minigolf? A new spot called The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay is opening summer of 2023 and should add to your list of fun attractions in Pigeon Forge. The theme of the course will be pirates versus mermaids. Play the 18-hole mermaid course inside and then try out the rooftop pirate-themed 18-hole course. The Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay aims to be one of the most immersive mini-golf experiences around!

3. Xperia: Ocean Journey

bull sharks in waterImmerse yourself with the power of visual effects and technology at Xperia: Ocean Journey and experience the wonders of the ocean! Xperia: Ocean Journey will be one of the top new attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville to bring your family. Enter the 40-foot curved 3D Dome Theater and come face-to-face with lifesize marine life! At the attraction, you will experience sharks, humpback whales, sea lions, and more creatures. There will also be an interactive area to submerge yourself in the ocean environment! This attraction is coming in late spring 2023. Add this experience to your list.

4. Buc-ee’s

Expected to open summer of 2023, Buc-ee’s convenience store will be one of the top attractions in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville for visitors entering the Smoky Mountains. Buc-ee’s is more than a convenience store! This famous chain has quirky snacks and gifts, delicious food, an adorable beaver mascot, and clean bathrooms. Stock up on supplies and experience family fun at Buc-ee’s. 

5. Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain

summer sign at DollywoodOpening in the spring of 2023, Dollywood’s Big Bear Mountain plans to wow guests! This mountain coaster will be the longest coaster in Dollywood and one of the top attractions in Pigeon Forge. It is part of the larger expansion of Wildwood Grove. The 3,900 feet coaster will take you around Wildwood Grove and through a waterfall! Experience onboard audio and gorgeous visuals! 

These are just a few of the new attractions coming to Pigeon Forge and Sevierville for 2023. You’ll need a place to stay during your vacation. We have comfortable rooms at our family-friendly hotel conveniently located on The Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Take a look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms and find the perfect room for you. Have fun at these new attractions!