Most of Pigeon Forge is wheelchair accessible. Most dinner shows and shopping places have elevators or are on one level. Highlighted below are also some attractions that are accessible by wheelchair.
The exhibits and self-guided tour are wheelchair accessible, with wheelchairs available for use.
Interactive exhibits of the unusual and unexplained.
Elevators give access to the upper level. Service animals are welcome, as well. For hearing-impaired guests, there is signage with instructions and explanations of exhibits.
Those with visual impairments are able to participate at exhibits that rely on the sense of touch.
Theme park offering entertainment, attractions, rides and dining. Wheelchair and Electric Convenience Vehicles are available for rental while visiting. Most of the park is on level ground, with some gentle, rolling pathways for ease of accessibility. Rides and attractions are marked with special entrances for wheelchairs. Rides that require transfer from a wheelchair are indicated by signs. Service animals are welcome, and assisted listening devices are available.
The park offers scenic drives through the mountains, programs and information at the visitors’ centers, and some accessible mountain trials. Cades Cove Loop offers an 11-mile scenic loop road. The Cades Cove Visitor Center has handicapped parking, accessible restrooms and drinking fountains, and a ramp into the one-story building. Cable Mill Historic Area at Cades Cove has two historic buildings that are accessible, but the rest are not. The area is reached by walking over a gravel trail which might not be possible for some individuals. Sugarlands Visitor Center is completely accessible, with wheelchairs available for use. The center has ranger-led programs and a movie about the plants and animals of the Smokies that is close-captioned. The Sugarlands Valley Trail is a half-mile paved walking trail that is accessible. The All-Access Nature Trail at New Found Gap Road is designed for the disabled, as well as young children and senior citizens. Several picnic sites in the park, located at Cades Cove, Chimneys, Cosby and Metcalf Bottoms, have handicapped-accessible facilities. The view from Clingman’s Dome parking area is just as impressive as the view from the tower. Mingus mill is just a little further beyond Clingman’s Dome. Oconaluftee Visitor enter is just a little further and has a little town set up out back.
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
The Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is a pretty popular kid friendly Smoky Mountain hiking trail. This looped trail is 0.5 mile long, making it short and sweet. Your kids will enjoy being out in nature, and they’ll burn some energy walking along the trail. This trail is close to Gatlinburg and runs alongside a creek, where your family can explore and possibly see some wildlife. This trail is paved, making it wheelchair and stroller accessible.
These wheelchair-accessible trolleys travel throughout Pigeon Forge.
Diverse selection of activities – The Island is showcased by a 200-foot Observation Wheel and the Island Show Fountains, which are programmed to perform to light and music year-round. Our oasis in the Smokies is open 365 days a year with free parking and free admission. The Island features flat, rolling sidewalks and easy access to every store, restaurant, and attraction. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is wheelchair accessible and rotates 200 feet over Pigeon Forge, giving you some tremendous views.