Amusement, Attractions, Pigeon Forge, Staying Active

AdventureWorks

adventurepark-fun-smokies-upper-level Race across hanging bridges, fly on rope swings, and zip between the treetops on this Pigeon Forge obstacle course. Piece together your own adventure from any of the available activities, which range from easy, kid-friendly moves  just 15 feet (4.5 meters) off the ground to thrilling 40-foot tall (12 meter) obstacles.

Adventureworks Pigeon Forge

info@adventureworks.com

(865) 774-3296

Food, Pigeon Forge

Top 5 Family Friendly Restaurants in Pigeon Forge

When you come to Pigeon Forge, you want to know where the best places are to eat with your family. We want to share some of these top eateries with you! Here are the top 5 family friendly restaurants in Pigeon Forge:

 

  1. Blue Moose Burgers

 

Blue Moose Burgers is a casual restaurant in Pigeon Forge that’s perfect for everyone in the family. This eatery is best known for its mouth-watering burgers and wings in a variety of flavors. You can get a classic burger with all your favorite toppings, or try a burger with unique toppings you never even thought would sound good on a burger. Choose between your own wings or sharing with the whole family. You have so many flavors to choose from, such as mild buffalo, honey BBQ, or Carribean jerk. Blue Moose also has hot dogs, other kinds of sandwiches, and salads.

 

  1. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

 

When you visit Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, you’ll feel like you’re right at home. The food you can get at this restaurant in Pigeon Forge is just like your grandmother used to make. Plus, you’ll feel like you never left home since the food is served family style. As a table, you choose between two meats and four sides to share with everyone. You can eat at Paula Deen’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some favorites on the menu include beef pot roast, meatloaf, fried chicken, green beans, candied yams, and baked mac and cheese.

 

  1. Big Daddy’s Pizzeria

 

Does your family want pizza? Then you should head to Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. This restaurant in Pigeon Forge has an arcade, which will keep you and the kids entertained before and after dinner! You can choose from specialty pizzas, such as a traditional pepperoni or something different like a Hawaiian. Don’t see a pizza with all your favorite toppings? You can always build your own! Big Daddy’s also serves wings, salads, and sandwiches.

 

  1. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que

 

If you’ve never had southern barbeque, you have to try some at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. They have pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, baby back ribs, and all your other favorites. All of the meat is slow roasted over wood to get that smoky flavor and basted in homemade barbeque sauce. Sides to go with your meat include potato salad, french fries, baked beans, spicy mac and cheese, and more. Want to do something really fun? Grab a family meal pack and take it to a picnic area in the national park!

 

  1. No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

 

In the mood for chips and salsa? No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina has all your favorite dishes. Grab a bowl of queso to share with the table. You can get any of the dishes you love: fajitas, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, chimichangas, and combo dishes when you can’t decide what you want. They even have traditional Mexican dishes you might want to try. No Way Jose’s also has a great bar selection, so you can get a margarita with your meal or any other cocktail you enjoy.
There are so many restaurants in Pigeon Forge to choose from. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it! Look at these other places to eat in Pigeon Forge for some more ideas!

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5 of the Best Activities in Pigeon Forge TN for Kids

 

Looking for activities in Pigeon Forge TN you can enjoy with your kids? You’ll find all kinds of fun things to do! Whether they love theme parks, museums, or games, there are activities for every interest in Pigeon Forge. Check out 5 of the best activities in Pigeon Forge TN for kids:

 

  1. WonderWorks

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Do you want to find something fun and educational for your kids to do? Take them to WonderWorks! This attraction is an interactive museum your whole family will love. The building is commonly called the upside down house, so you definitely can’t miss it! Once inside, you can find fun in all of the Wonder Zones. You can feel how cold the water was the night the Titanic sank. Feel what hurricane winds and an earthquake are like. Lay on a bed of nails and get in a roller coaster simulator. Test your skills at virtual sports. Jump on the giant piano and on the Alien Stomper. There’s so much to do at WonderWorks!

 

  1. Arcade City

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Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Arcade City is a great place to take the kids if they love games. You’ll find all kinds of fun claw games where you can grab prizes. Win points by playing basketball and skeeball. Try to stop the light to win the jackpot, and try to get a ball to drop in the jackpot slot in other games. Once you’ve gained all the points you can, you can trade the points for prizes, such as stuffed animals, plastic figures, and so much more!

 

  1. Dollywood

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Dollywood is one of the most popular activities in Pigeon Forge TN. Kids and adults will both find things to entertain them at Dollywood. There are shows everyone will enjoy watching, from comedy to singing and dancing. Small children will love riding Busy Bees, while older kids will enjoy The Scrambler and the Dizzy Disk. Have a kid who loves thrills? Take them on The Barnstormer or the Tennessee Tornado. You’ll find plenty of snacks your kids will love around the park, from frozen lemonade to giant cookies from the Spotlight Bakery. Everyone will love their day at Dollywood!

 

  1. The Track

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If you’re looking for maximum entertainment, you need to take your kids to The Track in Pigeon Forge. You’ll find go karts for kids of all ages. The most popular is the Wild Woody, where the track winds up to 3 stories tall! After you ride go karts, get on some of the kiddie rides or splash each other on the bumper boats. Play a round of mini golf where you’ll spot animals you might see on a safari. Once you’re done outside, you can play games in the arcade!

 

  1. TopJump

 

What child doesn’t love to jump on trampolines? Your kids will love spending time at TopJump, an indoor trampoline park. There are open areas where you can just jump around. There’s also a climbing center where you can test your skills. Kids also love seeing how far they can get in the Fire & Ice Ninja Course. For small kids, the Kid Zone is the perfect place to play! Your whole family will find something that will entertain them at TopJump!
You’ll love the wide variety of activities in Pigeon Forge TN. Check out these other attractions you’ll want to try while you’re in town.

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Amusement, Attractions, Gatlinburg, Museum, Pigeon Forge, Shopping

Things to do in Sevier County when the weather is bad

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Visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Rain or shine, snow or sun, there’s never a bad time to visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! This immersive facility is regularly recognized as one of the top aquariums in the United States.  In 2016, it was named by USA Today as the best place in the US to see penguins! There are so many exhibits to explore and animals to see, that you could spend the entire day at Ripley’s and still have more to do.  Once you’re done checking out the fish, the kids can enjoy the aquarium’s new gigantic indoor playground! If you’re looking to escape the cold and still have an adventure, Ripley’s is the place to go.

Speedway Fun

Drive at the Blake Jones Racing Center. If it’s too cold outside for go karts, head over to Blake Jones Racing Center.   One of the few covered Figure 8 Slick Tracks in the area and the only indoor Electric Go-Karts and Spin Zone Bumper Cars.

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Escape Game Rooms

The Escape Game in Pigeon Forge  Located at The Island, this real-life escape game requires guests to work together to try to escape a locked room. Find clues, solve puzzles, and get out in under 60 minutes!

Kryptology Escape Rooms is a fun, challenging way to spend time with your family during the winter. When you take on the challenge at Kryptology, it’s like stepping into a real-life video game. You’re given 60 minutes to find clues, answer riddles, and solve puzzles while trying to discover how to escape the room your placed in. Each room has a different immersive theme, like “The Orphanage” or “Vanished in Roswell”. Even though the rooms and challenges are very exciting, every room is family friendly and safe for younger children. You should plan on spending a total of about 90 minutes with Kryptology from start to finish.

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Scenic Drives

A wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Smokies is with a scenic drive. There are some great options in the area (including the Foothills Parkway), all with beautiful overlooks along the way. Pack some snacks, drinks, and a jacket and camera for when you want to hop out for a bit.

Anyone who has driven through Cades Cove knows that is one of the most beautiful parts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Cades Cove is situated on an 11-mile one-way loop road that gives you the chance to sightsee at a leisurely pace. Along the way, there are plenty of pull-offs if you want to stop and take in the scenery. You’ll definitely want to take your time.  Some of the animals you could potentially see include black bears, white-tail deer, coyotes, turkeys, and more!

Community Centers

The Pigeon Forge Community Center offers basketball courts, pools, exercise equipment, and much more.

Shopping

What better way to pass a busy day than shopping? Head over to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville to get great deals on clothes, accessories, electronics, home goods, specialty foods, toys, tools, and more! The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community is the largest collection of crafters and traditional artists in the United States.

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Visit an Amazing Museum Attraction

Visiting one of the many amazing museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is a great way to spend a rainy day. All of the museums in the Smokies pride themselves on offering one-of-a-kind, interactive exhibits. With so many different options to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out our blog, 7 Best Museums in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, for a full list of the best museums in the Smokies.

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The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge – You can touch an iceberg, feel how cold the water would have been on that fateful night, try to stand on a sinking deck, walk the Grand Staircase, and explore the ship as a passenger or crew member before learning your fate.

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Dolly Parton’s Pirate Dinner Theater

Pirate battles, live animals, custom-designed costumes, and more.  Arrive 50 minutes before the show for the chance to explore Pirates Village, where your kids (and you too!) can dress up like pirates and mermaids and enjoy pirate-themed beverages and snacks.  adjacent to The Island in Pigeon Forge and includes a 30,000 square-foot arena that seats nearly 700 guests. During the show, guests will get to see the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle on deck, in the water, and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon.  Enjoy a four-course pirate feast at the show! The menu will include the Walk the Plank Peach Turnover, creamy vegetable soup and fried chicken.

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https://piratesvoyage.com/pigeon-forge/

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Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
2757 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN
865-453-3278
www.alcatrazeast.com

Five unique galleries burrow deep into the studies of criminal intent, criminal profiles, the penal system, victims, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and the Judiciary Branch of government.  Actual artifacts from notorious criminals.

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