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Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge

If you’re looking for an exhilarating experience that combines the fun of a roller coaster with the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains, then you’ll want to add these alpine coasters to your Pigeon Forge bucket list! From the slow ascent up the mountainside admiring the breathtaking views to the twists and turns through the trees giving you a rush of adrenaline as you navigate sharp curves and thrilling drops, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure with a ride on these exciting alpine coasters in Pigeon Forge.


Lost Mine Mountain Coaster & Mini-Golf

Lost Mine Mountain Coaster & Mini-Golf

The newest adventure to hit town is Lost Mine Mountain Coaster & Mini-Golf. This one-of-a-kind mountain coaster and mini-golf attraction features immersive theming set in a world of bears who mine for honey. The coaster is rider-controlled so you can go as fast or as slow as you want. During the ride, you’ll race through tunnels and glide around turns while trying to spot all the mischief of the Lost Mine Bears. Then putt through honey chutes and mine carts as you make your way around the 18-hole miniature golf course. You’ll find something for everyone at Lost Mine!


Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is known for its beautiful landscapes and mountain twists. It’s one of the longest alpine coasters around! This track is over a mile long and the entire ride measures out at an astonishing 5,400 feet, taking almost 8 minutes to get from top to bottom. It’s one of the original Pigeon Forge alpine coasters and is rated one of the best by riders in the Smokies.

Coaster at Goats on the Roof

Coaster at Goats on the Roof
Photo credit: Coaster at Goats on the Roof


The Swedish concept of ‘Goats on the Roof’ began in the 70’s at a famous restaurant in Wisconsin, where the owner had goats on the roof, munching away at food. In keeping with that theme, Goats on the Roof aptly named their alpine coaster the ‘Goat Coaster’. Not only can you see goats on the premises (which the kids will love), but you can take a few minutes (7 to be precise) to take this twisting ride that measures out at close to a mile. Whether you choose to ride by yourself or in tandem with another person, you’ll be able to hit speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!



Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

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Rocky Top Mountain Coaster touts themselves as the longest coaster in eastern Tennessee with 4 lift hills and 4 drops that will keep you on the rails for 9 minutes! Located on more than 20-acres of stunning Smoky Mountain land, this is one of the longest mountain coaster experiences in the world. You can certainly ride this coaster in the daytime, but veterans of the ride suggest that you give it a shot at dusk and beyond, where you can really find a unique experience. With colorful lights guiding you through tunnels, curves and hairpin turns – you’ll have the thrill of a lifetime.


If you’ve never been on a mountain coaster before, it’s something to add to your bucket list. With the vibrant Smoky Mountain terrain surrounding you, riding alpine coasters in Pigeon Forge is an experience you’ll be sure to carry home with you long after the vacation is over.


Bonus Tip: Ready to experience a mountain coaster now? Take a virtual ride and see what all the excitement is about!



Originally written by Adrian Kulp:
Adrian Kulp is a lifestyle and parenting blogger at ‘Dad or Alive’. He’s also a best-selling author of five books and former TV and radio executive. His blog is a humorous unedited chronicle of fatherhood and journeys with his wife and four kids. They currently reside just outside of Nashville in Mount Juliet, Tennessee.


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