Family Fun – My Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com Mon, 11 Jan 2021 23:21:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/cropped-favicon-2020-32x32.png Family Fun – My Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com 32 32 5 Things to Do with Kids When it’s Raining in Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/5-fun-things-to-do-in-the-rain Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:42:33 +0000 http://blog.mypigeonforge.com/?p=7340 My family and I love to visit Pigeon Forge. We always have the best time, no matter when we go or what the weather is like when we get there. Of course, when it is nice out, we enjoy outdoor activities like spending the day at Dollywood or climbing the ropes at Paula Deen’s Adventure […]

The post 5 Things to Do with Kids When it’s Raining in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
My family and I love to visit Pigeon Forge. We always have the best time, no matter when we go or what the weather is like when we get there. Of course, when it is nice out, we enjoy outdoor activities like spending the day at Dollywood or climbing the ropes at Paula Deen’s Adventure Park. When it rains, however, we have to find other ways to keep the kids busy.

While we do tend to spend time in the cabins at Eagle’s Ridge Resort, playing games, watching movies, or just talking, we also love to try to find new indoor adventures. Here are a few of our favorite things to do with kids when it’s raining in Pigeon Forge.

WonderWorks

WonderWorks is such a wonderful place to visit rain or shine! This fun upside-down house is filled with things that will boggle your mind as you try to figure out how it could be! We explored each of the six different Wonder zones filled with physical challenges and fun activities. From fun riddles and world records to art exhibits that make you question what you see, WonderWorks offers a lot of great experiences for kids. There is also a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, a 4-D motion simulated thrill ride, a laser tag arena and an arcade.

Pigeon Forge Snow

If you are looking for adventurous things to do when it is raining in Pigeon Forge, a stop at Pigeon Forge Snow is a must. It is like having a snow day party every day of the year! From racing snow tubes down the enormous hill to building snowmen and having snowball fights in the snow room, the kids had a blast. We could not believe how much snow was inside and almost forgot we were indoors with such a comfortable temperature while playing in the snow.

Family Playing at Pigeon Forge Snow

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

If you want adventure, entertainment for the whole family, and dinner all in one place, then Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is for you. The kids love going to the dinner shows in Pigeon Forge, so we always get tickets when we are there.

Pirates Voyage is an action-packed show filled with sword fighting, blazing cannons and pirates swinging from ship to ship as they fight to win the sunken treasure. The show also features Salty the sea lion and beautiful mermaids. I have to say… the sea lion at this one was a hit with the kids! And the food was just as amazing with pan-fried chicken, ham, biscuits, creamy vegetable soup and more.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena

TopJump is a great place for the kids to burn off a little energy. This indoor trampoline park is unique from others because it also includes a climbing center. The kids spent most of their time on the different rock-climbing walls… and so did we! They tried to beat their own records and each other. It was awesome… I took a ton of pictures and videos, of course!  (They are all right here on Instagram.)

The park also features a dodgeball area, ninja course and gladiator pit, as well as plenty of open jump spaces. There is also an arcade with plenty of games and prizes. And no visit would be complete without a stop for the kids at the candy store. It is a life-size version of Candyland with all the greatest candies you could ever want!

Kids Playing at TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena

Titanic Museum Attraction

We have visited quite a few museums in Pigeon Forge, but one of our favorites is the Titanic Museum. It is filled with pictures, audio recordings from passengers, stories of passengers, and artifacts that have been collected from the legendary ship and its passengers. I could have spent hours and hours in the museum learning about the Titanic. You get to experience walking on an exact replica of the Grand Staircase, standing on sloping decks and even touching a real iceberg and 28-degree water. It was a wonderful visit and is definitely one of our favorite things to do with kids when it’s raining in Pigeon Forge!

Another museum that the kids love to visit is Beyond the Lens!, which focuses on pop culture. The kids had a lot of fun here too.

 

Pigeon Forge offers countless attractions and things to do with kids year-round, rain or shine. It’s easy to find something to please everyone in the family!

 

About the Author:

Becky MansfieldBecky Mansfield is a blogger at Your Modern Family.  She is a former teacher, an author, a child development therapist, and most importantly, a mom to four children.  Becky and her husband love to travel with their children, spending time together making memories.   Becky writes on her blog to share ideas that help bring families together to create experiences and conversations that will create lasting memories.

 

 

The post 5 Things to Do with Kids When it’s Raining in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/top-5-things-to-do-this-fall-in-pigeon-forge Fri, 09 Oct 2020 15:05:21 +0000 http://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/?p=6877 Fall is the perfect time to plan a trip to Pigeon Forge. From fall foliage to gospel music to glowing pumpkins, discover the top things to do this fall in Pigeon Forge.

The post Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
It’s officially fall in Pigeon Forge and great things will be happening throughout town. Pumpkins, mums, scarecrows, and all-things fall will be everywhere you look. It is the perfect time of year for a couples’ getaway or even for a quick weekend trip with the family.

You will find an abundance of fun things to do year-round in Pigeon Forge. But the cooler temperatures, crisp mountain air and majestic mountain scenery during the fall season offer the perfect setting for memorable fall vacations in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.

  1. Take photos with fall décor around town

    See Fall Decor at The Island in Pigeon Forge

You will find many great photo spots in Pigeon Forge featuring fall décor. Businesses in the area step it up and showcase some fun and creative fall displays this time of year. Stroll the Parkway and you’re sure to spot scarecrows, pumpkins, and lots of orange, yellow, and red. Be sure to check out The IslandOld Mill Square, and of course Dollywood, for some spectacular displays that make great backdrops for family photos. A drive out Wears Valley Road is another great spot to catch a glimpse of some natural fall décor.

  1. See live concerts and glowing pumpkins at Dollywood

    Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights take place throughout the month of October. Dollywood will be filled with the sights and sounds of fall. There will be many unique craftsmen showcasing their work as well as more than 800 live music performances by top names in gospel and bluegrass music, all of which are included with your admission to the Dollywood park. The fall season is also the perfect time of year for a ride on the Dollywood Express steam engine.

New this season, guests can purchase a reduced-price ticket which provides entry after 5 p.m. for those who want to make a quick trip to the park to experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health. The limited-time offer, which is just $35 plus tax, is available online only; blackout dates apply.

  1. Ride a zipline coaster at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

    Fall Things to Do at Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park is an outdoor amphitheater featuring an authentic lumberjack competition. Watch as the Dawson and McGraw families compete at over a dozen lumberjack events including axe throwing, chopping, sawing, log rolling and more. Then compete in your very own lumberjack competition at the adventure park. Try your hand at some of the same events you saw in the show!

  1. See the beautiful fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains

    Family Viewing Fall Foliage in Pigeon Forge

Fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains is a definite must see. The fall color changing of the leaves to beautiful colors of red, orange and yellow start at higher elevations and work their way down. The higher elevations start to change in late September and normally peak by late October in the lower elevations. This beauty happens throughout the area but the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the best place to see it. Whether you decide to take a scenic drive or go for a hike, you will be delighted by the show nature puts on for you.

  1. Get your favorite fall comfort foods to-go

    Get Fall Fare To-Go from Pigeon Forge Restaurants

Several Pigeon Forge restaurants make it easy to dine outdoors with special to-go packs. For authentic comfort food classics like meat and three specials or slow-smoked BBQ, try one of the Puckett’s To Go Packs! Get 2 pounds of meat, 2 quart-size sides and your choice of bread; available for delivery or pickup. Mama’s Farmhouse offers some of the best Southern country cookin’ in customizable to-go packs. Order a fried chicken bucket with Mama’s award-winning biscuits and add homemade sides such as mash potatoes with country gravy, veggie soup and more. The Old Mill Restaurant and The Pottery House Café are also offering family style meals to-go. Choose from entrees featuring meatloaf, fried or grilled chicken, country fried steak, pot roast and more. Meals come with quarts of corn chowder, mashed potatoes and green beans, and a whole pecan pie for dessert.

 

Fall in Pigeon Forge is filled with fun and adventure for the whole family! From beautiful fall décor and thousands of pumpkins to incredible views of the changing foliage and scrumptious fall fare, immerse yourself in the beauty of Pigeon Forge this season. Start planning your fall family vacation today!

 

The post Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Best Places to Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/best-places-to-ride-go-karts-in-pigeon-forge Tue, 22 Sep 2020 22:28:55 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=20198 Check out some of the best go-kart tracks in Pigeon Forge to add to your to-do list!

The post Best Places to Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
There are so many things to see and do in Pigeon Forge, with a variety of ways to entertain yourself and the whole family. One of the best ways to get a rush of adrenaline is through go-karting. It is a great way to experience a thrilling ride while also having some friendly racing competition. There are a variety of unique go-kart tracks in Pigeon Forge, so you’re sure to find one that suits your taste. Check out some of the best go-kart tracks in Pigeon Forge to add to your to-do list!

Blake Jones Racing Center

The Blake Jones Racing Center offers fast karts whether it rains or shines. They have the Indoor Oval Slick Track and the outdoor Figure 8 Track. Both tracks offer riders a realistic racing experience. Blake Jones offers two types of carts: the single cart and the double cart. The double cart can carry up to 2 people and will double the fun! Both types of carts are eco-friendly, with no fumes or odors. This location also offers bumper cars as an option.

Blake Jones Racing Center - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Blake Jones Racing Center

The Track & Super Track

The Track & Super Track can be enjoyed by the whole family. The Track Family Fun Parks offer an array of things to do from splashing Blaster Boats to arcade games and prizes. Their signature attraction, the Wild Woody, is especially popular! The Wild Woody is a multi-level go-kart track, where the drivers race as high as three-and-a-half stories.

There are three other tracks that the kids will love: The Family Track, Kiddie Karts, and the Rookie Track. Enjoy some friendly competition and set up challenges for yourself and your family!

The rides vary depending on the park that you visit as there are two locations, one near The Island and the other near Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

The Track & Super Track - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: The Track & Super Track

Adventure Raceway

The Adventure Raceway in Pigeon Forge has a ton of fun things to experience. There are Water Blaster bumper boats and excellent go-kart tracks for those who want a thrill. One track is wooden, three levels high and called “The Hump.” Once you reach the top, you spiral back down quickly and have so much fun, you will be ready to do it all over again! Adventure Raceway is open year-round, however, in the off season the hours change, so make sure to check their schedule ahead of your visit.

Adventure Raceway - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Adventure Raceway

Lazerport Fun Center

Lazerport Fun Center is a huge arena filled with excitement for the whole family. The go-kart track towers over the arena, standing at 50 feet tall! It is one of the tallest in Pigeon Forge. This roller-coaster style go-kart track drops, twists and turns throughout spirals on the track, before plunging straight down a 40-foot hill. This is one ride you won’t want to miss!

Lazerport Fun Center - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Lazerport Fun Center

Xtreme Racing Center

Xtreme Racing Center is known for having some of the fastest go-karts in Pigeon Forge, thanks to the “Sodi” European Styled Racing Karts. Look no further when it comes to your need for speed! There are three tracks and each one includes thrilling turns and curves that will keep you on your toes. After the race, you receive a track report, complete with recorded laps and time. This really adds to the fun and the competitiveness.

For the Sodi karts, the drivers must be no younger than 11 years old, however the Shaller karts offer the same thrilling rides but are designed more for the younger children.

Xtreme Racing Center - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Xtreme Racing Center

Rockin’ Raceway

At Rockin’ Raceway there’s plenty of excitement! With one of the best arcades in the Smokies, there is no way you can get bored. After you enjoy the arcade filled with over 150 games, step outside and enjoy the fast tracks! You’ll want to rev up your engines with these go-karts as they take you through all sorts of curves and turns in this fun-filled attraction.

Rockin’ Raceway - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Rockin’ Raceway

Speedzone Fun Park

Speedzone Fun Park offers 4 unique and custom-built kart tracks all in one place. Each track offers a thrilling ride with challenging corners. The Slick Track is perfect for testing speed, while the Coaster Track is great for racing up and down, and the Tennessee Twister is ideal for testing out tight turns. There is even a track specifically for the kids — the Kids Track. Whatever your age or skill level with go-karting, Speedzone Fun Park has something for you!

Speedzone Fun Park - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Speedzone Fun Park

Fast Tracks

Fast Tracks is an amusement park that will give you a wild ride! They offer a three-story elevated racetrack, some CAN-AM racing, and so much more. Enjoy three different go-kart tracks: Elevated Track, Pro Track, and Junior Track. The Elevated Track will bring riders to lightning speed, while their other two tracks can help you leave your competitors in the dirt.

Fast Tracks - Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Fast Tracks

 

So, there you have it! There are a variety of go-kart tracks in Pigeon Forge to suit everyone’s taste, from indoor tracks to roller-coaster inspired tracks. Pigeon Forge has so many fun-filled family-friendly activities and go-karting is just the start of everything you can do on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. So, what are you waiting for? Round up the family and explore all that Pigeon Forge has to offer! 

Note: Regarding the Pigeon Forge attractions & businesses mentioned in this blog, please check their respective websites for an update on their COVID-19 operational updates.

 

Author Bio:

Amber Dickison is a travel blogger based in Kentucky. When she isn’t writing for her blog, she can be found focusing on her health journey or traveling the world.

 

The post Best Places to Ride Go-Karts in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
3 Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/3-best-alpine-coasters-in-pigeon-forge Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:07:42 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=20127 If you've never been on an alpine coaster before, you'll want to add a ride on the three best alpine coasters in Pigeon Forge to your bucket list.

The post 3 Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Nestled along the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, many people will recognize Pigeon Forge as the home of Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed amusement park.

My family and I first visited the mountain town of Pigeon Forge back in the early summer of 2019. We obviously couldn’t do everything there is to do in a few short days, but experiencing the excitement of a Pigeon Forge alpine coaster made the list. After much debate and conversations with our kids, we decided to put the three best alpine coasters in Pigeon Forge to the test!

 

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster - Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge
Photo credit: Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

This incredible alpine coaster is located in Pigeon Forge Wears Valley, which is known for its beautiful landscapes and mountain twists. It is in contention for the longest alpine coaster in the United States, which sets it apart from all the rest! 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 - Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge

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 - Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

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 absolutely 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 an alpine 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 Pigeon Forge alpine coaster now? Take a virtual ride and see what all the excitement is about!

 

About the Author:
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.

 

The post 3 Best Alpine Coasters in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Pigeon Forge Attractions Make Virtual Learning Fun https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/pigeon-forge-attractions-make-virtual-learning-fun Wed, 02 Sep 2020 23:17:47 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=20061 No matter where your learning experiences take place this school year, Pigeon Forge attractions continue to offer fun ways to keep students entertained and learning from the classroom or from home.

The post Pigeon Forge Attractions Make Virtual Learning Fun appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Pigeon Forge Attractions Make Virtual Learning Fun

The end of summer is here, and kids are back in school. We know that this year is going to be a little different. Some students will return to classrooms while others will continue distance learning from home. So, no matter where your learning experiences take place this school year, we are here to help make learning as easy and as much fun for kids as possible.

Pigeon Forge attractions continue to offer more great ways to enhance your distance learning experiences. Here is an updated list of fun ways to keep students entertained and learning from the classroom or from home.

 

Professor Wonder's Virtual Learning Labs at WonderWorks

WonderWorks

Hang out with Professor Wonder in the lab

New this year, WonderWorks will offer Professor Wonder’s Virtual Learning Labs which cover in-depth explorations of topics such as the principles of pressure, the states of matter, severe weather, the water cycle, adaptation and more. The virtual labs were designed for teachers and students looking to enhance their distance learning experience during these unprecedented times.

Submit artwork to be featured in the iconic upside-down house

September 8, 2020 – December 18, 2020

WonderWorks is launching an annual Smoky Mountain Youth Art Contest for local student artists. Beginning September 8th, WonderWorks will accept art submissions to be featured in the SM-ART: Smoky Mountain Youth Art Gallery located inside WonderWorks, as it expands the illusion art gallery with a special section for budding young artists.

This year’s contest theme is “Time to Think.” Submissions will open on September 8, 2020. Selected winners will receive four free tickets to WonderWorks to be able to see their artwork on display in the gallery.

Enjoy reduced ticket prices during WonderWorks Homeschool Days

September 1, 2020 – November 30, 2021 (Weekdays Only)

WonderWorks has expanded their Homeschool Days for the fall! This event will run every weekday in September through November, excluding holidays. Homeschool Days include reduced ticket prices of $12 per person for homeschool families, or $10 for groups that book ahead of time. Additional classroom activities, lesson plans, and scavenger hunts are available upon request.

 

Search for knowledge on the Titanic Scavenger Hunt

Titanic Museum Attraction

Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is offering a variety of ways for kids to learn virtually and experience Pigeon Forge from home.

Search for knowledge on the Titanic Scavenger Hunt

The Titanic Museum makes learning fun with the Titanic Scavenger Hunt. Students must search for the answers to questions about the ship and its passengers. Additional lesson ideas are also available for math, geography, science, arts and social studies. And find more information on special rates that are available to all homeschool students.

Go inside the Titanic Museum on a virtual tour

Students can watch and learn about the ship’s history from home on the Virtual Tour Series presented on the Titanic Museum Attraction’s YouTube channel. Watch the 4-part virtual tour series.

Go behind-the-scene with Titanic podcasts

If podcasts are more your speed, Titanic Museum Attraction has you covered. Each week will bring new podcasts sharing Titanic crew and passenger stories, behind-the-scenes crew experiences, as well as round table crew discussions. Check out all the Titanic podcasts.

 

Take a journey through time on Escape Game Field Trips

The Escape Game

Take a journey through time on Escape Game Field Trips

The Escape Game Field Trips are free online games designed to take students on engaging and educational journeys through famous museums, to historic landmarks and even back to major moments in time.

Much like real-life escape rooms, players progress through virtual field trips by uncovering clues and solving puzzles. To be successful, players must exercise their critical thinking and deductive reasoning! In one of the games, Lost at the Smithsonian, you will navigate a virtual tour of The Smithsonian to find your lost classmates. Don’t get left behind by the bus!

Get started on this field trip and other virtual learning journeys.

 

Alcatraz East Crime Museum Homeschool Days and Book Club

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Get discounted ticket rates during Alcatraz East Homeschool Days

Throughout September and October 2020, Alcatraz East welcomes homeschoolers. Homeschoolers and their parents get discounted rates on tickets to Alcatraz East Crime Museum during Homeschool Days. Explore the history of American Crime, Law Enforcement and Forensic Science. Make learning even more fun when you request a scavenger hunt.

Join the Alcatraz East Crime Museum Book Club

Calling all true crime fans! Now is your chance to join The Crime Museum Book Club, a monthly book club featuring American true crime history, law enforcement and survivor stories. You’ll also find insightful discussions about cases, authors and individuals affected by particular crimes. Visit the Crime Museum Book Club Facebook group page for more information.

 

Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Home

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers plenty of learning experiences each time you visit. And when you can’t be here in person, the National Park Service has plenty of ways for families to connect from a distance through virtual learning activities that you can do at home with your kids.

Try fun nature activities in your own backyard

Learn about nature from the comforts of your own home with Project Learning Tree. Family activities include learning about how plants grow, why leaves change colors in the fall, how plants and animals depend on trees to survive and much more. Kids of all ages can enjoy nature activities in their own backyards. There are even a few activities to try inside. Check out the full collection of fun easy-to-do family nature activities.

Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures

Great Smoky Mountains National Park brings videos and activities right to the homes of students of all ages! Park Rangers lead you through activities to explore, entertain, and escape through the Smokieee’s @ Home project.

Learn about plants and animals with videos and activities that you can try out in your own backyard. See how you can contribute and help scientists by collecting valuable scientific information. Connect to the Smokies through fun activities including music, crafts, drawings and stories. Or take a virtual escape to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and enjoy the captivating moments caught in nature.

See breathtaking views of the mountains on Smokies Webcams

See Great Smoky Mountains National Park in real-time, from some of the most scenic spots in the entire park. Don’t miss out on these breathtaking views, even while you can’t be here in person. Check out the webcams below:

 

We hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the school year with these fun activities and virtual learning adventures! And we hope to see you soon!

 

The post Pigeon Forge Attractions Make Virtual Learning Fun appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
8 Pigeon Forge Amusement Parks the Kids Will Love https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/8-pigeon-forge-amusement-parks-the-kids-will-love Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:54:52 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=19961 From go-karts and ziplines to kiddie rides and obstacle courses, these Pigeon Forge amusement parks offer plenty of action-packed attractions and activities to keep the entire family busy for days.

The post 8 Pigeon Forge Amusement Parks the Kids Will Love appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Amusement parks in Pigeon Forge come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you are looking for a full-day experience at a theme park or just want to spend a couple of hours at a smaller adventure park, we have you covered.

Enjoy a fun day out with the family at one of these great Pigeon Forge amusement parks. From go-karts and ziplines to kiddie rides and obstacle courses, these parks offer plenty of action-packed attractions and activities to keep the entire family busy for days.

  1. ROWDY BEAR RIDGE ADVENTURE PARK

One of the newest amusement parks in Pigeon Forge is the Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park, located nearby the Local Goat Restaurant and Titanic Museum Attraction. Go tubing down a 500-foot hill by yourself or with up to three tubes tied together. Then see who can score the most points during a ride on the laser gun coaster.

Bonus Tip: Purchase a combo package and you will also get a digital photo package so you can remember the fun for years to come.

Lumberjack-themed Activities and Rides at Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park

  1. LUMBERJACK FEUD ADVENTURE PARK

Make your way through four different areas packed with lumberjack-themed activities and rides at Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park. Zip around Lumberjack Square on the Flying Ox, a thrilling zipline roller coaster ride. Compete with the kids in lumberjack events like the Log Roll or the Speed Climb. See who has nerves of steel to freefall from the Timber Towers that stand at 80-feet.

Bonus Tip: Save when you purchase combo tickets. Watch real lumberjack competitions at the parks daily show, then have your own competitions at the adventure park.

  1. FUNSTOP FAMILY ACTION PARK

The whole family will enjoy spending an afternoon, or even a full day at the FunStop Family Action Park. Start with a little go-kart racing. Then take a ride on The SkyScraper, which spins at 60 mph simulating the feel of a real roller coaster. Get shot into the sky and soar 120-feet in the air on The Slingshot. Or fly like an eagle on the Soaring Eagle Zipline. Need to refuel? Grab a drink and a snack at one of the park’s eateries.

The Island in Pigeon Forge - Entertainment Complex for Visitors of all Ages

  1. THE ISLAND IN PIGEON FORGE

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a whole complex filled with entertainment options for visitors of all ages. In addition to great shopping and dining options, there are also rides for the kids like the Spinning Parrots Coaster and the Happy Swing. For those that don’t mind heights, a ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel offers some of the best mountain views you’ll find anywhere.

Bonus Tip: Purchase an Unlimited Rides Pass for one low price that is good for 48 hours! Enjoy two days of fun for the whole family!

Dragonflier Ride at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

  1. DOLLYWOOD

From delicious food to stellar performances to more than 40 rides and attractions, Dollywood is a must-visit for any vacation to Pigeon Forge. From thrill rides like the Wild Eagle and Thunderhead to kiddie rides like the Village Carousel and Frogs and Fireflies, you’re sure to find a favorite. Watch craftsmen forge items from steel or try your hand at glass blowing. Stop at the Grist Mill for fresh cinnamon bread. Browse the park’s shops for souvenirs to take home. With so much to see and do at Dollywood, one day may simply not be enough!

Bonus Tip: Purchase two and three day passes to Dollywood to pack in even more fun or purchase a Dollywood Season Pass now and enjoy admission for the rest of the 2020 season plus 3 months free in 2021 as passes will be valid through June 15, 2021.

Test your Driving Skills at The Track Pigeon Forge

  1. THE TRACK PIGEON FORGE

The whole family will have tons of fun at The Track Pigeon Forge. Test your driving skills on the elevated tracks or let the kids take the wheel on the Rookie and Kiddie Tracks. Cool off with a ride on the Blaster Boats or putt your way through tunnels and waterfalls on the mini golf course. Check out the rides at Kids Country and then hit the arcades to win awesome prizes.

  1. LAZERPORT FUN CENTER

Lazerport Fun Center is another great amusement park in Pigeon Forge that the whole family will enjoy. Try a game of putt-putt on the 18-hole blacklight mini-golf course. Race go-karts down the 50-foot tall spiral tower. Play a game of laser tag or hit the arcade to play games and win prizes. There’s no better place for affordable family fun than Lazerport!

WonderWorks - An Amusement Park for the Mind

  1. WONDERWORKS

Combining education and entertainment all into one, WonderWorks can best be described as an amusement park for the mind. Pass through the inversion tunnel to start your adventure and explore more than 100 hands-on exhibits. Play music with your feet on the giant piano. See what an earthquake feels like or experience hurricane force winds. Then battle it out in a game of laser tag. Learning has never been so much fun!

Make memories that will last for years to come at any one of these amazing amusement parks in Pigeon Forge!

Remember that face masks are currently required at most attractions in Pigeon Forge for everyone over twelve years of age. For the most current information on all there is to do in Pigeon Forge, order a copy of our Pigeon Forge Travel Guide. To help you pack in even more fun and excitement during your vacation, print and use the attraction discounts and coupons found in the guide!

Regarding the Pigeon Forge attractions & businesses mentioned in this blog, please check their respective websites for an update on their COVID-19 operational updates.

The post 8 Pigeon Forge Amusement Parks the Kids Will Love appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Top 10 Summer Activities in Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/top-10-summer-activities-in-pigeon-forge Wed, 01 Jul 2020 22:24:51 +0000 http://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/?p=4009 Explore the most popular summer activities in Pigeon Forge that are sure to please kids of all ages.

The post Top 10 Summer Activities in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
To help get your vacation planning off to a good start, here’s a list of some of the most popular Pigeon Forge summer activities that are sure to please kids of all ages.

1. Ride an alpine coaster

The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, located just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, is more than a mile long and you control how fast you race down the tracks while taking in the breathtaking views! You can also take a 9-minute long ride on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, the first one in the world with four uplifts!

Ride an Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge this Summer

2. Roll down a 1,000-foot hill

Looking for an exhilarating, action-packed ride to try? Summer and water just go together, so riding down a 1,000-foot hill in an OGO (outdoor gravity orb) filled with water at the Outdoor Gravity Park sounds like a good activity for a hot summer day!

3. Eat a pancake-shaped like a bear

The many pancake houses in Pigeon Forge serve up some of the best and MOST FUN Southern-style breakfasts you’ve ever tasted! From gourmet pancakes to other signature breakfast dishes, there is something on these menus for everyone!

Eat Pancakes in Pigeon Forge this Summer

4. Float down a lazy river

Spend your summer days splashing and playing at one of our hotels with water parks or pools in Pigeon Forge. From splash pools and slides to floating down a lazy river, these hotels offer plenty of ways to keep the family cool during your stay this summer.

Float a Lazy River at Your Pigeon Forge Hotel - Fun Summer Activities

5. Race your friends to the finish line

Family fun at its finest! From go-karts and miniature golf to kids’ rides and bungee jumping, The Track offers hours of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

6. Parley with pirates

Watch as pandemonium breaks out in an epic battle filled with pirates swinging ship to ship, scaling masts and sword fighting. Enjoy a great show and a four-course feast fit for a pirate at Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show.

Parley with Pirates at Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge this Summer

7. Hike a mountain trail to see a waterfall

Hikes in the cool mountain air are so refreshing and the waterfalls within Great Smoky Mountains National Park are definitely worth the hike. Make sure to bring your camera and grab a snapshot behind the falls!

8. Get your picture taken with a parrot

The Island in Pigeon Forge is packed full of fun and exciting things to do all summer long. One of our favorite shops is the Parrot Mountain gift shop where you can get your picture made with beautiful, tropical parrots and then browse for exotic gifts to take home with you.

Get Your Picture with a Parrot - Fun Summer Activities

9. Compete in a lumberjack competition

See a lumberjack competition between the feuding Dawson and McGraw families at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show. Then try your hand at some of the same lumberjack events at the Lumberjack Adventure Park.

Have a Lumberjack Competition in Pigeon Forge this Summer

10. Cool off with a sweet treat

After spending the day exploring the city’s many attractions, treat the kids to some ice cream. Old Mill Creamery offers the perfect way to cool off on a hot, summer afternoon!

Cool Off with Sweet Treats at Old Mill Creamery this Summer

With more than 80 attractions and countless summer activities in Pigeon Forge, your choices are seemingly endless. Check out even more fun things to do this summer in Pigeon Forge.

The post Top 10 Summer Activities in Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
5 Summer Day Trip Ideas from Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/5-summer-day-trip-ideas-from-pigeon-forge Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:35:58 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=16610 Pigeon Forge focuses on being a family-friendly destination and YOUR happy place every time you visit. Here is a list of our top five summer day trip ideas from Pigeon Forge to take with your family.

The post 5 Summer Day Trip Ideas from Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Pigeon Forge focuses on being a family-friendly destination and YOUR Happy Place every time you visit! Opportunities for adventure in the great outdoors in Pigeon Forge are virtually endless, so we’ve put together a list of our top five summer day trip ideas from Pigeon Forge to take with your family.

 

1. Hike or Drive Your Way Through Cades Cove

Family Exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Take a day trip over to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and explore Cades Cove. There are more than 800 miles of hiking trails, for quiet strolls or hearty hikes. Be on the lookout to see wildlife roaming throughout the park including white-tailed deer, turkeys and more. Get a glimpse of scenes from the past on a scenic drive down the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road, where you’ll find churches, log houses, a grist mill, barns and other structures from the 18th and 19th century. Cades Cove offers an abundance of activities to fill your day with adventure.

 

2. Adventure Off-road on a Pink Jeep Tour

Pink Jeep Tours Pigeon Forge TN

Go off-road on an outdoor adventure with Pink Jeep Tours. See some of the most breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains in an iconic, open-air Pink Jeep! Choose from four different tours that explore different trails and viewpoints found throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Make sure to bring your camera so you can capture some great photos of your family and the scenery along the way. It’s a fun way to experience all that nature has to offer!

 

3. Go Whitewater Rafting on the Pigeon River

 Go Whitewater Rafting with Rafting in the Smokies

Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Upper Pigeon River or enjoy a family floating trip on the Lower Pigeon River with Rafting in the Smokies. Both offer a professional river guide to help make your trip a fun and safe one. Rafting in the Smokies’ Family Adventure Island also offers a ropes course, zip lining, and a rock wall. By the end of the day, everyone will be worn out but full of smiles and happy memories!

 

4. Soar Through the Ridge on an Alpine Coaster

Ride the Alpine Flyer at Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park

Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor tubing experience. Ride the Rowdy Bear escalator to the top of hill and enjoy some of those amazing Smoky Mountain views. Then begin your descent down a 500-foot hill with nearly a 70-foot drop at speeds of nearly 35 mph. You can also soar through the air on the Alpine Flyer, a coaster ride that swings and dips its way through the Ridge.

 

5. Zorb Down a 1,000 Foot Hill

Zorb Down a 1,000 Foot Hill at Outdoor Gravity Park

If rolling down a 1,000-foot hill in a giant 11-foot inflatable ball with your friends sounds like the perfect way to spend a summer day, then Outdoor Gravity Park is for you! Choose from four different tracks offering three different experiences. You’ll start with a superman-dive into your OGO, which will then be filled by 10 gallons of water (cool in summer and warm in winter). The water makes the OGO slippery so you just slide around inside while the OGO revolves around you. Don’t worry, there’s a DryGO option as well if you don’t feel like getting wet.

 

Enjoy trying out these fun summer day trip ideas from Pigeon Forge. With so many fun activities and things to do this summer in Pigeon Forge, filling up your days will not be hard.

 

The post 5 Summer Day Trip Ideas from Pigeon Forge appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Must-Do Attractions and Activities for Your Pigeon Forge Summer Vacation https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/must-do-attractions-and-activities-for-your-pigeon-forge-summer-vacation Wed, 10 Jun 2020 17:04:59 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=19541 Kick off your summer vacation in Pigeon Forge with these must-do attractions and activities ranging from Dollywood to the Great Smoky Mountains and more!

The post Must-Do Attractions and Activities for Your Pigeon Forge Summer Vacation appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Kick off your summer vacation in Pigeon Forge with these must-do attractions and activities. If you haven’t started making your plans for the summer yet, it’s time to get started! We’re extremely excited that summer is here, and Pigeon Forge is open and ready to help you make the most out of every minute of your family vacation. With so much variety and so many experiences, your best visit to Pigeon Forge is always your next visit!

Soar Above it All at Dollywood

Enjoy a host of new experiences, heart pounding rides, incredible performances and tasty dining options with the family this summer at Dollywood. Soar high above the Smoky Mountains on the Wild Eagle roller coaster or ride on the wings of a dragonfly as it twists and turns on an unpredictable path in Wildwood Grove, one of the newest additions to the park. Then cool down with fun rides and a 70-foot tall waterslide at Dollywood’s Splash Country.


The much-anticipated reopening of Dollywood Parks and Resorts is set to begin in June. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa reopens June 10th. Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park will open June 15th and 16th to season pass holders only. And then both parks will open to the general public on June 17th. For more information on Dollywood’s new safety measures, visit https://www.dollywood.com/playsafe.

Adventure On and Off the Water

Go on an action-packed adventure in the great outdoors. Ride through the mountain terrain and cross streams to get to spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and plenty of chances for photo opportunities with Bluff Mountain Adventures. Or go on an exciting whitewater rafting adventure with Smoky Mountain Outdoors. Raft down class III and IV rapids on the upper Pigeon River or relax and enjoy a scenic family float down the lower Pigeon River.

Make sure to call these Pigeon Forge attractions ahead of time for reservations.

Spend Some Time on The Island

From the Island Show Fountains that light up and dance, to the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel standing 200-foot-tall and offering some of the most amazing views of the Great Smoky Mountains, there’s something for everyone at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Make sure to check out some of The Island’s great dining options such as Timberwood Grill and Margaritaville for cuisine that the whole family will love.

Have a Lumberjack Competition

Watch a real-life lumberjack competition and then partake in one of your own at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park. See the feuding Dawson and McGraw families compete in 13 different lumberjack events such as axe throwing, sawing and log rolling. Then compete with the rest of the family in events such as a ropes course or log roll, then take a ride on the zipline roller coaster.

Family Competition at Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park

For more information on new policies and procedures for Lumberjack Feud Show’s new policies and procedures, visit https://lumberjackfeud.com/blog/reopening/.

Pigeon Forge shows including Pirates Voyage, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, and Country Tonite are open and ready to entertain you again! Call or visit their websites for reservations and theater information. And check our list of theaters that are open for even more show-stopping entertainment options in Pigeon Forge.

Take in those Breathtaking Views of the Smoky Mountains

There’s nothing more exhilarating than the smell of fresh mountain air than opening your eyes to see some of the most incredible mountain views, the green treetops that go on for miles, sprinkled with the colors of summer wildflowers. Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers more than 800 miles of hiking trails and more than 1,500 kinds of flowering plants. Get a glimpse of the past on a scenic drive along Cades Cove Loop Road or take the short walk to Clingman’s Dome for some of the most spectacular views of the season.

Many of the park’s roads, trails and facilities are now open, although a few do remain closed at this time. Make sure to check for the latest updates on open facilities and access prior to visiting at https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

Eat Your Way Down the Parkway

The Parkway in Pigeon Forge is lined with everything from grab-and-go quick bites to full-service family style dining. Enjoy down-home Southern comfort food or tempt your taste buds with some international cuisine, you’ll find it all here at restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

Check our list of restaurants that are open for dine-in, carry out or delivery.

Get Photos with Our Parkway Planter Friends

Check out these fun new photo opportunities while celebrating the folks around town who help make Pigeon Forge a truly wonderful destination for fun family vacations year-round. Pigeon Forge’s new “planter people” are made of resin, standing just over four feet tall and adorned with live plants that will continue to flourish throughout the season. Follow @MyPigeonForge and tag your photos with #mypigeonforge for a chance to be featured on our site.

Get Photos with Our Parkway Planter Friends

Make Pigeon Forge your summer vacation destination and make precious family memories that will last a lifetime! Start planning your visit to Pigeon Forge today.

 

 

The post Must-Do Attractions and Activities for Your Pigeon Forge Summer Vacation appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
Fun Virtual Ways to Experience Pigeon Forge at Home https://www.mypigeonforge.com/blog/virtual-ways-to-experience-pigeon-forge-at-home Wed, 27 May 2020 17:50:24 +0000 https://www.mypigeonforge.com/?p=18961 Discover a variety of ways for parents and kids to learn about and experience Pigeon Forge virtually, all from the comfort of your own home.

The post Fun Virtual Ways to Experience Pigeon Forge at Home appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>
We know you miss Pigeon Forge right now, and we miss you too! Coming up with ways to keep yourself and the kids busy and entertained may be one of the biggest challenges you’ve faced yet. So, if you can’t come to the mountains, we thought we’d bring them to you!

We’ve put together a list of all the different ways you can visit and explore Pigeon Forge from home. From thrilling virtual rides to educational resources to bedtime stories, check out these fun virtual ways to experience Pigeon Forge, all from the comforts of your own home.

 

Dollywood 360 Video Rides

Here’s a fun way to experience some of Dollywood’s thrilling coaster rides from the comforts of your own home. Go on a 360-degree adventure with Dollywood virtual video rides.

Hold on tight as you slowly climb upwards into the air and prepare for the sudden drop. Feel the wind in your hair as you speed around turns and twists. Experience some of the parks most popular rides including Dragonflier, Lightning Rod, Wild Eagle, Thunderhead and more.

 

Jars & Jams Live Stream Concert Series

Burnett Sisters Band - Jars & Jams Live Stream Concert Series

For those of you who miss the sounds of live bluegrass, rock and country music live from the stage at Old Smoky Moonshine, you are in for a treat. Tune in each Friday at 8pm on the Old Smoky Distillery Facebook page for the Jars & Jams Live Stream Concert Series. Upcoming artists include JT Hodges, The Burnett Sisters Band and Lainey Wilson.

Jars & Jams Live Stream Schedule

  • May 29, 2020: JT Hodges
  • June 5, 2020: The Burnett Sisters Band
  • June 12, 2020: Lainey Wilson

 

Virtual Fireflies Event at GSMNP

Synchronous Fireflies Event at GSMNP

If you’ve never had the opportunity to experience the world-famous synchronous fireflies event that takes place each year at Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you’re in luck. This year’s annual firefly event is being presented in a variety of formats so that folks can enjoy this fascinating occurrence safely.

Discover Life in America will hold the annual firefly event at the end of May with several modifications following COVID-19 recommendations from the CDC. The Fireflies Event at Norton Creek will be held on the evenings of May 29th, 30th and 31st from 7:30 to 11:00 pm at Norton Creek Sanctuary, a private property adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In addition to the in-person event, DLiA will also host a free Virtual Fireflies Event on YouTube at 8 pm on Monday, June 1st. Visit dlia.org or DLiA’s Facebook page for detailed information.

And to give you just a sample of what the night will entail, watch this Firefly Experience video made by Radim Schreiber.

 

Tour the Titanic Museum Attraction

Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is offering a variety of ways for kids to learn about and experience Pigeon Forge from home.

  • Go inside the Titanic Museum on a virtual tour. Students can watch and learn about the ship’s history from home on the Virtual Tour Series presented on the Titanic’s YouTube channel. Watch the 4-part virtual tour series.
  • Join the Titanic Museum each Monday through Thursday at Noon EST for storytelling. Listen as First Class Maid Jodi shares inspirational passenger stories that illustrate hope, courage, and resilience. On Fridays at Noon EST, First Class Maid Jodi will do a LIVE Titanic Book Read on the Titanic Museum Facebook page.
  • If podcasts are more your speed, Titanic has you covered. Each week will bring new podcasts sharing Titanic crew and passenger stories, behind-the-scene crew experiences as well as round table crew discussions. Check out all the Titanic podcasts.

 

Go on a Field Trip with The Escape Game

Virtual Pigeon Forge - Escape Game Field Trips from Home

The Escape Game Field Trips are free online games designed to take students on engaging and educational journeys through famous museums, to historic landmarks and even back to major moments in time. Much like real-life escape rooms, players progress through virtual field trips by uncovering clues and solving puzzles. To be successful, players must exercise their critical thinking and deductive reasoning!

In one of the games, Lost at the Smithsonian, you’ll navigate a virtual tour of The Smithsonian to find your lost classmates. Don’t get left behind by the bus!

Get started on this field trip and other educational journeys.

 

Do a Science Experiment from Home with Professor Wonder

Virtual Pigeon Forge - Do WonderWorks Science Experiments from Home

If you’re looking for more ways or ideas to help teach your kids (or students) while they’re studying and learning from home, WonderWorks has you covered. Check out the WonderWorks Facebook page for science experiment videos hosted by education manager and Professor Wonder!

See what science experiments Professor Wonder has up his sleeve! Videos will be posted weekly, so be sure to follow them to stay up-to-date.

 

Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Virtual Pigeon Forge - Visit the Smoky Mountains from Home

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers plenty of learning experiences each time you visit. And when you can’t be here in person, the National Park Service has plenty of ways for families and kids to connect from a distance through digital activities that you can do at home with your kids.

  • Learn about nature from the comforts of your own home with Project Learning Tree. Kids of all ages can enjoy nature activities in their own backyards. There are even a few activities to try out inside. Check out the full collection of downloadable activities.
  • The National Park Foundation has plenty of resources to learn not only about our own Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but also about other great national parks around the country. From planning tools to activity maps, your family will be ready for your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Celebrate National Park Week! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park brings videos and activities right to the homes of students of all ages! Park Rangers lead you through activities to explore, entertain, and escape through the Smokieee’s @ Home project.
  • See Great Smoky Mountains National Park in real-time, from some of the most scenic spots in the entire park. Don’t miss out on these breathtaking-views, even while you can’t be here in person. Check out the webcams below:

 

360° Virtual Tours of Pigeon Forge

After a day of learning, you can’t go wrong with a virtual ride on one of Pigeon Forge’s famous attractions.

Check out the awesome 360° views during a ride around the family go-kart track at The Track Pigeon Forge. And don’t miss the great views during a ride on the Goat Coaster, a mile-long alpine coaster at Goats on the Roof that reaches speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The views from atop the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island give you one of the highest perspectives in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy the breathtaking views of our Great Smoky Mountains from 200-feet up in the air.

And speaking of breathtaking views, this Great Smoky Mountains 360° view is simply amazing. Be sure to drag your mouse in any direction to check out all the different views of our gorgeous mountains.

 

Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton

And what better way to end the day, than with a bedtime story. ‘Goodnight with Dolly’ is a 10-week reading series featuring Dolly Parton. Each week, Dolly will read a different Imagination Library book free of charge. Dolly invites all children and families to tune in and read along as these bedtime stories are told.

The books will include “There’s a Hole in the Log on the Bottom of the Lake” by Loren Long, “Llama Llama Red Pajama” by Anna Dewdney, “I Am a Rainbow” by Dolly Parton, “The Little Engine That Could” by Watty Piper and more.

The ‘Goodnight with Dolly’ series takes place each Thursday at 7 pm EST.

 

We hope you enjoy these Pigeon Forge virtual experiences! We’ll continue to update this post as we find more new and fun ways to explore Pigeon Forge from home.

The post Fun Virtual Ways to Experience Pigeon Forge at Home appeared first on My Pigeon Forge.

]]>