Student group tours in Pigeon Forge are more than just an educational experience. They're filled with fun adventure all along the Parkway and of course within the Smoky Mountains. Student group tours of any size and any age will love coming back for everything there is to see and do in Pigeon Forge.
Here is a short list of fun and educational places to take your student group:
At 3:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. student group tours can be part of the Country Tonite Theatre's opening act! Highlights of this tour also include going backstage and a Q & A session with the cast. Plus there are workshops in dance, singing, comedy and more (at additional costs).
In addition to the renowned show, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede also has the capability to host your Pigeon Forge, Tennessee student group tours. Dedicated dinner shows and themed meeting space are just the beginning. Performance areas are available for school choral groups and bands, while school field trips will be treated to special Dixie-style entertainment.
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, the park offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the high-flying, Best New Ride in 2012, Wild Eagle wing coaster. Award-winning shows and master craftsmen make Dollywood distinctly different from other parks. Educational opportunities abound with field trip opportunities that include hands-on learning through programs like Careers in Theme Park Management, where students can learn all there is to know about “behind the scenes” at Dollywood, Science in the Park that teaches the laws of physics and science, or Birds of Prey Show and Workbook which teaches about the fascinating world of raptors. The arts are showcased as well through performance opportunities at the park for bands and choirs. Performance groups perform on-park with Dollywood Guests as their audience with sound equipment, chairs and music stands provided at no charge (based on availability). Preparation has already begun for 2014. A new family ride will reside in the Wilderness Pass area and there are yet-to-be-announced additions to the park’s five fabulous festivals.
The "Parks as Classrooms" (PAC) program encourages teachers in surrounding communities to bring K-8 students to the park for a hands-on learning experience that meshes Great Smoky Mountain themes with Tennessee and North Carolina educational objectives. Park rangers serve as primary instructors with assistance from the classroom teachers. The Appalachian Highlands Science and Learning Center at Purchase Knob allows middle school, high school and college students, along with their teachers, to work with scientists and park staff on projects ranging from salamander population monitoring to air quality research. Students are also recruited to work as research assistants on extended scientific projects, especially during the summer field season.
Students can learn how their ancestors acquired their baking needs with a tour of the Old Mill's authentic stone grinder. Several types of flour as well as corn meal and grits are produced daily the old-fashioned way for use in the Old Mill Restaurant recipes and are for sale in the General Store.
Grab boarding passes for your student group and take them on a trip back to the fateful night of the Titanic's maiden voyage. Aboard the Titanic are hundreds of artifacts and the stories of the ship's passengers. On the tour are several interactive exhibits that include 28 degree water and an iceberg wall that your students can touch.
The minute any Pigeon Forge, Tennesee student tour groups see the upside-down building, they know they're in for some surprises. An amusement park for the mind, WonderWorks features more than 100 interactive exhibits designed to fascinate, intrigue and entertain. Your students will be able to experience what the 1989 San Fransisco earthquake that collapsed a freeway. Plus they can land the Discovery Space Shuttle, test their rock climbing skills, work their deduction skills within a gallery of illusions and much more.