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Pigeon Forge

Home to Dollywood and a replica Titanic, this family-friendly city is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

1. Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

Enter the Museum through a half-scale model of the exterior of the Titanic, along with an artificial iceberg. Your ticket lets you skip the ticket purchase line and proceed directly to the advance ticketing line. Here, you will receive a passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Once you have followed them throughout the ship, enter the Memorial Room and discover the fate of your assigned person. The Museum not only features the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere in the world, but is also an interactive experience that appeals to every age. You will be in awe of the grand staircase, valued at one million dollars. Touch an authentic iceberg, shovel “coal” in the Titanic’s Boiler Room, and learn how to send an SOS distress signal. The Museum is fun for the whole family. It is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on the Titanic. There is even a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, as well as an onboard Scavenger Hunt adds to the excitement.

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Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

2. Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

Enjoy 1.5 hours of competitive lumberjack events featuring the Dawson and McGraw families’ world-class lumberjacks. These lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill, ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Join the fun by cheering for your favorite lumberjack family during the 13 events. During the intermission, children are invited to the stage to cut logs with a lumberjack. Located at Lumberjack Square, the 350-person outdoor venue home to the Lumberjack Feud features padded seating under a covered, climate-controlled grandstand designed for maximum comfort.

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Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

3. Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8-minute flight over 16 miles.

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Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

4. Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

Take a thrilling ride on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster — the longest coaster in east Tennessee and the first one in the world with four uplifts. Travel through stunning Smoky Mountain scenery, 360-degree turns, and several tunnels on over 20 acres of property. Control your own speed through tunnels, curves, and thrilling hairpin turns on a single cart that can go up to 30 miles per hour. The coaster is fun for all ages, with riders ranging from 3 to 90 years old. For an extra unique experience, visit after nightfall where the colorful lights will guide you through a beautiful night ride.

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Pigeon Forge: Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour

5. Pigeon Forge: Ridge Runner Helicopter Tour

Enjoy picturesque vistas over the Smoky Mountains on this 15-minute flight dubbed the “Ridge Runner.” After taking off from the local partner’s private heliport, begin your flight over the stunning, misty Chilhowee mountain range. Feel the speed of the helicopter as you fly low over the treetops and mountains, getting a true taste of the beauty that is the American South. Gaze at historic downtown Sevierville and Pigeon Forge in the distance. Along the way, your expert guide will point out facts about the region, like the original designation of where the national park was supposed to be, as well as countless details about the flora and fauna of the region. After covering a distance of 30 miles, you’ll head back to the heliport, enriched by the one-of-a-kind, bird’s eye viewpoint of the mystic Smoky Mountains.

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Pigeon Forge: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

6. Pigeon Forge: 1-Hour Escape Room Adventure

Find yourself within a series of elaborately-designed rooms. Work together with your group to find clues and solve puzzles to complete your given mission. Escaping will require teamwork, communication, wits, and a sense of adventure. With 5 thrilling adventures to choose from, you may find yourself as a spy sent to recover a stolen painting or a falsely-accused prisoner determined to break out of jail. Once you arrive, a dedicated game guide will take you to your adventure and help you as needed. Complete the mission within 60 minutes in order to escape. No matter your choice of game, keep your wits about you and focus: you’ve only got 1 hour to escape. After you and your group have emerged victorious, you’ll be conveniently located in The Island, so you can easily celebrate with a bite to eat.

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Pigeon Forge: Newfound Gap and Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

7. Pigeon Forge: Newfound Gap and Smoky Mountains Jeep Tour

Before your adrenaline charged 4x4 off-road adventure, you'll depart in an iconic, open-air Pink Jeep Wrangler from Pigeon Forge. From there, Sugarland's Visitor Center is your first stop. Learn the history of the towns along the way. Passing through a forest that mimics the boreal forests, discover how the Smokies got their name, stop for amazing photo opportunities and hear more of local geology and history. Arrive at Newfound Gap, nearly 1 mile above sea level. See part of the mighty Appalachian Trail on a short walk, see Newfound Gap’s stunning viewpoint. The return trip from Newfound Gap includes stops for more photos. You’ll see the streams that ultimately feed the Gulf of Mexico via the mighty Mississippi River. Your tour finishes with a hand-gripping, off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional tour guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Pigeon Forge: Ticket to Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park

8. Pigeon Forge: Ticket to Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park

Explore the shows and activities of Pigeon Forge as you adventure around this outdoor theme park. Visit the 1.5-hour lumberjack feud competitive event and enjoy unlimited access to the adventure theme park where you can compete in your own outdoor games.  Watch the Dawson and McGraw families’ in the Lumberjack Show and experience world-class lumberjacks competition. These lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and ax-throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. During the break, children are invited to the stage to cut logs with a lumberjack.  Challenge yourself in the adventure park on the High Woodsmen Challenge ropes courses and speed climbing towers. Create your own lumberjack competition and try your hand at the same events like the professional Jacks and Jills.  Experience a simulated 80 ft. free-fall at the Timber Towers. Try out the Flying Ox, the world's first cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster. It is a must-try 1,000-foot-long ride combining the thrill of ziplining with the track features of a roller coaster. Add on the option of dinner and you'll receive a $25 meal voucher to use while visiting the park.

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Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show Outside Knoxville

9. Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show Outside Knoxville

Watch as Eli Williams, a 3 time world champion Elvis tribute artist features the sounds, looks, and moves of Elvis in this show in Pigeon Forge which is not far from Knoxville. Marvel at his charisma, moves, and incredible stage presence as he captures the true essence of Elvis Presley live in concert. Admire his dynamic tribute highlighting the life of The King from his humble beginnings, to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Lose yourself in the performance of a master, who has taken home the trophy at Elvis Festivals in Waikiki Hawaii, Pala California, Penticton B.C, and places amongst the top in his field throughout North America.

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Smoky Mountains: Sightseeing Flex Pass

10. Smoky Mountains: Sightseeing Flex Pass

Experience the haunting vision of the Great Smoky Mountains, where colorful fog-rich forests surround majestic Appalachian peaks in Tennessee’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the thrilling, the dazzling, the absurd, the historic, and the adventurous with the Sightseeing Flex Pass, your all access pass to 30 attractions and tours throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the scenic Smokies. Take advantage of full admission to attractions and save up to 30% of total visitation costs. Let the Smoky Mountain Sightseeing Flex Pass take you into the great outdoors and see the natural splendor up close and personal: select between a 3 Attractions or a 5 Attractions Pass and choose what you want to enjoy when you arrive. Coast down whitewater in the Smoky Mountain Rafting or River Rat Tubing adventures. Turn a hike into the extreme with sights from the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride. Have your breath taken away from the top of Gatlinburg Space Needle or on the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway. Partner Tennessee’s exciting outdoor marvels with family-friendly and group-friendly attractions. Play around at the Anakeesta Theme Park, the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum, and Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud and Adventure. Learn the fascinating history of the world’s most famous tragic transatlantic ocean liner at the Titanic Museum Attraction, then catch a dazzling magic show at Wonderworks. Top Attractions Best of Smoky Mountain Special Tour - Rocky Top Tours Country Tonite Escape Game Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain Rafting - Upper Pigeon River Titanic Attraction Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Dolly’s Rags to Riches - Rocky Top Tours Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Attractions & Tours Anakeesta Theme Park - General Admission Gatlinburg Pinball Museum Gatlinburg Space Needle Mini Golf - 1 Course - Crave Golf Club Ober Gatlinburg - Aerial Tramway - Roundtrip Ticket Rainforest Adventure Zoo River Rat Tubing - Individual Day Pass Smoky Mountain Rafting - Lower Pigeon River TopJump - Trampoline Park - 1hr Wonderworks - All Access The Best of Three Cities Tour - Rocky Top Tours Discounts The Grand Majestic Theatre - America’s Hit Parade – Show The Grand Majestic Theatre - Hazzard County Hoedown - Dinner & Show The Grand Majestic Theatre - Soul of Motown – Show Wonderworks - The Wonders of Magic

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4.7 / 5

based on 284 reviews

It was horrible time of History but it was captured in a way that it's very moving to your heart

the show was fantastic. we enjoyed ourselves. would recommend to anyone to come to the show

I loved every minute of it! So did my 8 ur old daughter’ it’s a must see in pigeon forge’

The tour was very interesting. I just cannot imagine what those people went thru.

It was something different from other attractions.