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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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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Self Driving Tour

2. Great Smoky Mountains National Park Self Driving Tour

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and discover why it’s the most visited National Park in the country. Buckle up and prepare for a deep dive into the most famous stretch of the Appalachians. Enjoy a flexible route that allows you to take all the time you need to admire the timeless wonders of the mountains. Drive through the scenic mountains and hear all about parts of Cherokee history, like the ancient Cherokee monarchy and the revolutionaries who fought against it. Get detailed accounts of Cherokee ancestral legends, from the great buzzard who shaped the Smoky Mountains from clay to the witch whose droplets of blood bloom into stalks of corn. Experience animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Be pointed towards some of the most awe-inspiring sights in the park. Gaze at the majestic Rainbow Falls, the breath-taking 360-degree views atop Clingmans Dome, and hear about the deep-rooted history of the Elys Mill. Learn about the complex flora and fauna which call the mountains home. Get to know the creatures of Cades Cove and learn how wildfires form an integral part of the vast and interconnected ecosystem. As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing, allowing you to keep your attention on the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

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Smoky Mountains: Sightseeing Flex Pass

3. 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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From Pigeon Forge: Roaring Fork 2.5-Hour Jeep Tour

4. From Pigeon Forge: Roaring Fork 2.5-Hour Jeep Tour

With your hands on your camera and your guide’s hands on the steering wheel, head toward a road where tour busses can’t go. The heavily forested Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a single lane road.  Along the way you’ll learn of the hardwood forest in the Smoky Mountains. A narrow, paved path through chestnut oak, white oak, magnolia, maple and tulip trees take you to the pinnacle, where stops at overlooks give you striking views. Historic structures dot the road’s edges. This was the American Frontier in the 1830s and 1840s.  From Roaring Fork, it’s one last pass through Gatlinburg on the way to a thrilling off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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From Pigeon Forge: Foothills Parkway 3-Hour Jeep Tour

5. From Pigeon Forge: Foothills Parkway 3-Hour Jeep Tour

This tour includes the breathtaking beauty along the Foothills Parkway. It ends with the thrill of an off-road ride on private land in a custom and iconic Pink Jeep. Stop at overlooks for a spectacular photo tour. With your guide taking care of every amenity, you can focus completely on the scenery ahead. Foothills Parkway is touted by many as “the prettiest drive in America,” the parkway leads to awe-inspiring panoramas.  Approved by Congress in 1944, the final section of Foothills Parkway was completed in late 2018. Along the way your guide will tell of how the rugged terrain caused this masterpiece to take decades to complete. Not only is your guide an expert storyteller, but also an off-roading professional. Your guide will give you yet another memory to share with a 4x4 thrill ride through private, wooded lands that rise above Pigeon Forge.

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What people are saying about Smoky Mountains

We really enjoyed the museum. It was fun and very informational with an interactive component as well. Your ticket will include the name and info of one of the passengers and you can look for more info about them throughout the exhibit, ultimately learning their final outcome at the end of the tour. I found it fascinating to look at the actual items and artifacts that they had on board - very interesting to see what things were like in a different time. This was definitely one of my favorite places on our trip.

We really enjoyed the narration, great history to the entire park. I wish they did this for other N.P. There were a couple times the narration cut off and started a new area, but you can go back on the app to complete that area.

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

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.