Gatlinburg Things to Do

Gatlinburg Things to Do

No matter what time of year you visit Gatlinburg, you’ll be impressed with the variety of things to do. If you love the outdoors, check out our Gatlinburg white water rafting trips and zipline excursions. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful sights of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the fantastic Anakeesta with its amazing views or take a ride on a mountain coaster at Rowdy Bear Mountain.

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Dollywood

Pigeon Forge
Owned by legendary singer/songwriter, actress, author, and Tennessee native Dolly Parton and Herschend Family Entertainment - Dollywood® features over 50 rides and attractions from thrilling roller coasters to kid-friendly rides. Enjoy live performances, world-class festivals, and events throughout the year as well as southern-style restaurants, arts & crafts, and unique shops. All of this is what makes Dollywood one of the best theme parks in the world. Ticket options include a Dollywood day pass, two-day Dollywood tickets, and two-park tickets that include access to Dollywood's Splash Country (seasonal). Details
291 Reviews
$84.00
Guests of all ages can enjoy Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offering an exciting live performance paired with delicious homestyle cuisine. The dinner show features jaw-dropping horse-riding stunts, extravagant special effects, lively musical productions and a four-course feast that’s sure to please any palate. Details
844 Reviews
$59.99
An exciting two-hour dinner show in Pigeon Forge, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show offers a fun experience, complete with singing, dancing, heavy lifting, pretend fighting, comedy bits, and other outrageous entertainment routines. Guests can enjoy the show while also enjoying a Southern-style feast, including fried chicken, barbecue pork, mashed potatoes, dessert, and more. Details
438 Reviews
$59.99
With more than 35,000 square feet of exciting and educational entertainment, WonderWorks is a kid-friendly indoor amusement park that’s ranked one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge. The popular attraction offers more than 100 interactive exhibits and activities that inspire imagination, logic, and creativity, and include a glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course, a laser tag arena, and more. Details
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The Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum features over 400 artifacts throughout 20 different galleries. Inside the Titanic Museum you'll see a first-class suite, music gallery, and bridge. Try to shovel coal into the furnace, get into a lifeboat, and see the world's largest Titanic LEGO Ship built by a 10-year-old with autism. Titanic Museum Attraction is the only place in the world you can walk the actual Grand Staircase built from the Titanic blueprints. You'll enter as a guest and leave as a Titanic passenger. Details
366 Reviews
$34.84 $27.84
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Swashbuckling pirates have invaded Pigeon Forge! Watch as the Crimson and Sapphire pirate crews battle it out on the gigantic indoor pirate ship. Featuring an original music score, jaw-dropping aerial and acrobatic acts, live animals, competitions, audience interaction, and so much more, Pirates Voyage is fun for the entire family. Details
72 Reviews
$59.99

Anakeesta

Gatlinburg
With your Anakeesta tickets you can experience an outdoor adventure theme park that combines nature, thrill, and wonder for a one-of-a-kind journey. Ride the chair lift, race on a zip line, see epic mountain views atop Anavista Tower at sunset or brave the treetop skywalk—the choice is yours! Plus, don’t miss the quaint shops, restaurants, and more. Details
41 Reviews
$32.99
This 90 minute experience weaves over a dozen sporting competitions of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill and prowess with hilarious, zany antics that will carve a forever memory in the heart of each family member. You’ll find yourself right in the middle of a feud as these “Goliaths of the Forest” defy nature through feats of Tree climbing, chopping, sawing, axe throwing, log rolling…over a dozen sporting competitions. Who will you root for? The Dawsons or McGraws? There can only be one king of this forest! Details
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Adjacent to Dollywood theme park, Dollywood’s Splash Country water adventure park is situated on 35 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. It features an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style leisure pool, a 25,000-sq.-ft. wave pool, interactive children’s play areas, and RiverRush - Tennessee's first and only water coaster! Come and enjoy the wet and wild fun this park has to offer! Details
10 Reviews
$54.95
The Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park features fun obstacles, exciting games, and thrilling rides for an action-packed experience before the show even starts! Battle friends and family at log rolling, boom runs, and other sports competitions, and if you dare, soar through Lumberjack Square on the first-of-its-kind zipline coaster! During the show, you will witness how real lumberjacks and lumberjills compete! Details
1 Reviews
$39.99 $34.99
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Crave Golf Club

Pigeon Forge
Bring your sweet tooth and your A-Game to Crave Golf Club. As Pigeon Forge’s only 19-hole indoor mini-golf course and 19-hole rooftop course, Crave Golf Club adds another layer of fun and excitement to mini-golf. Other activities include mini-bowling and more. There’s no need to sugar coat how much fun this course is! Details
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Raft the Pigeon River with Nantahala Outdoor Center! The Upper Pigeon features Class III-IV white water rapids along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park border. In just three hours, experience a full dose of whitewater rafting excitement and scenery. Raft with the best, and make this summertime classic a part of your Smokies vacation! Details
23 Reviews
$45.00
Get ready to jump, climb, swing, and soar at TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena in Pigeon Forge, TN. On top of traditional trampoline park activities such as open jump and dodgeball, TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena offers a climbing adventure, a massive video arcade, and a candy store. Designed for children and their families in mind, the facility also includes free WiFi and a comfortable viewing area for parents. Details
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For a lively, up-tempo musical performance in the Smoky Mountains, look no further than Patty Waszak. Her dynamic show featuring all genres of music is the longest running morning variety show in the Smokies. Audiences are treated to Patty’s comedic and musical talents all while enjoying the songs of yesterday and today, plus several original songs. Details
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Come enjoy the Smoky Mountains by rafting the Pigeon River in beautiful Hartford, TN. This half day whitewater rafting experience will be the talk of your vacation! It offers two different white water rafting trips appropriate for any age and skill level; the Upper Section rides through class III and IV rapids for ages 8 and up (or 70+ pounds), while the Lower is a scenic float trip for kids ages 3 and up. It's a great family experience that's not to be missed on your next family vacation! Details
23 Reviews
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Voted the most award-winning family comedy variety show in the Smoky Mountains, The Comedy Barn Theater offers clean comedy that’s ideal for any age. Guests can enjoy the talents of featured musicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians, country and gospel singers, and live animals performing tricks—including house cats, parrots, dogs, pigs and miniature donkeys—for one grand show. Details
197 Reviews
$34.99
Discover the history of American crime at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge — if you dare! This expansive museum features artifacts from notorious crimes, criminals, and prisons such as Alcatraz. Featuring five hands-on galleries, guests can learn about everything from crime scene investigation to crime in pop culture. From mugshots to forensic science, this crime museum has it all. Details
44 Reviews
$26.95 $24.95
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Ride the 120-passenger Aerial Tramway year round and enjoy spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains and a mountain of fun for the whole family at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. The Tram departs every 20 minutes for the 10-minute journey up the mountain. Ober Gatlinburg offers activities including indoor ice skating, Wildlife Encounter, Alpine Slide, and Scenic Chairlift. Details
105 Reviews
$19.00 $17.00
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Murder Mystery Dinner Show has great food and first-class live theater entertainment. You will be treated to a delicious dinner with soup, entrée, and dessert. As always at the Murder Mystery Dinner Show, there will be a murder and you're in charge of solving the crime! The winner will receive a prize package! Shows alternate nightly and are subject to change. Details
163 Reviews
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Conveniently located across from the Titanic Museum and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show on the Pigeon Forge Parkway, the Beyond the Lens Family Fun Museum showcases the best of pop culture! Explore hands-on exhibits like Dance With Your Favorite Celebrity, participate in Celebrity Gossip Game, watch Breaking News, and immerse yourself in Social Media. Details
2 Reviews
$28.99 $23.99
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A 200-foot observation wheel featuring stunning mountain views, The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is the centerpiece of The Island entertainment district in Pigeon Forge. The wheel stands as one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast, featuring 42 glass-enclosed gondolas with seating for up to 8 people at a time. During the evenings, riders can enjoy a mesmerizing 24,000 LED-light show. Details
43 Reviews
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Celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll with tickets to a flashy performance featuring award-winning tribute artist Doug Thompson. Sing along to the classic songs at the Main Event Theater in Pigeon Forge. You can't help falling in love with this lively show, which lasts nearly 2 hours. Arrive early to see an entertaining, nostalgic video and bring your kids, too. Details
27 Reviews
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Jump around at Sevierville’s largest indoor family adventure park! With 38,000 square feet of fun, there’s something for every member of your family. Try your skill on the junior and advanced Ninja Warrior courses or bounce around on the trampolines. And, take advantage of the first ever 3-story net system for kids! Stay energized with delicious treats at the concessions stand, too. Details
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$17.90 $15.90
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Soul of Motown is a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute to Motown Legends and is located at The Grand Majestic Theater. A supreme tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts, with live harmony, grooving dance moves and inspiring talent. Featuring songs from The Drifters, Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and The Four Tops. Details
200 Reviews
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Over Nine minutes of fun! Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is the longest coaster in East Tennessee and the first one in the world with four uplifts. The ride features beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery, tunnels, curves and 360 degree turns on over 20 acres.

Each single cart can reach speeds of up to 30 MPH and the driver controls the speed. Our coaster is fun for all ages, with riders ranging from three years of age to ninety!

For an extra unique experience, visit us after nightfall where our magnificent lights will guide you through a thrill filled ride: an experience that will stay with you long after the ride is over. Details
1 Reviews
$15.96
Conveniently located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains on the Pigeon River, White Water Rafting with Smoky Mountain Outdoors (SMO) offers an exciting adventure for everyone to enjoy. Guests can choose between the family friendly lower Pigeon River rafting trip (with class 1 and 2 rapids), an upper Pigeon River white water rafting adventure (with class 3 and 4 rapids) or an upper Pigeon Extreme white water rafting trip for experienced riders only. Details
58 Reviews
$42.95 $30.95
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Brian Hoffman's Remembering Red - A Tribute to Red Skelton re-creates some of Red's best known characters. Re-live great memories from the 50's, 60's and early 70's while you watch Brian Hoffman act out narrated pantomimes and short one man skits that Red Skelton was famous for. This family friendly comedy show is ideal for all ages. Even the kids will get the silly humor of Gertrude and Heathcliff, the two seagulls. Details
74 Reviews
$31.18 $28.18
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Micro Wrestling

Microtorium • Pigeon Forge
Mirco Wrestling and its micro-scale mayhem guarantees to entertain visitors of all ages in this family-friendly show. The event is 1.5 hours. Be sure to stick around afterwards to engage with the Micro cast members. Whether you’re a professional wrestling fanatic or it’s your first show, get ready for an exciting experience at the Microtorium in Pigeon Forge. Details
2 Reviews
$30.00 $25.00
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You’ll swear your favorite music celebrities and recording artists are in the room when you watch the Travis James Show. As a master impressionist, Travis pays tribute to top artists including Conway Twitty, Tom Jones, Elvis Presley Neil Diamond, Hank Williams, and more. Travis’ impressions and musical talent will leave you speechless and ready for another show. Details
80 Reviews
$34.95 $32.95
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Located at Steven Best's Smoky Mountain Theater, Elvis & The Superstars is the ultimate tribute show. The show features a lineup of music from Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers, Connie Francis, Frankie Valli, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, Elvis, and more! Clap your hands, tap your feet, or dance in the isles as our award-winning tribute artists pay a sincere tribute to your favorite stars! Details
4 Reviews
$39.00
Prepare to be amazed by the endless Impossibilities of the all-new Pigeon Forge show. Master magician and comedian Chris Collins, along with Master Mentalist, take families on a journey of magical proportions. Details
13 Reviews
$27.95 $23.95
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Unbelievable Magic at Steven Best's Smoky Mountain Theater is a show the whole family will love. This small intimate magic show will amaze you with spectacular magic and amazing illusions, comedy, and music. From magic tricks to mind-bending illusions and side-splitting comedy, it is no surprise that Steven Best’s Unbelievable Magic provides one of the best magic shows in the Great Smoky Mountain area. Details
1 Reviews
$39.00
Scenic Helicopter Tours offers a variety of tours with breathtaking Smoky Mountain views! Choose from numerous flight adventures to see a beautiful panorama of the Smoky Mountains, French Broad River, Douglas Dam Lake, Bluff Mountain, Chilhowee Mountain Range, historic downtown Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Helicopter rides in Pigeon Forge are for those who love nature, as the views are beautiful! Details
36 Reviews
$29.00
Hit Parade is a singing and dancing sensation taking you through many of the greatest hits of the decades. Celebrate this musical evolution with music from the '50s, '60s,'70s, and '80s, featuring Classic Rock, Rock-n-Roll, Disco, American Pop, and a One-of-a-Kind Military Tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. "Dine-In" service at your table seating is available during this performance. Details
28 Reviews
$37.18 $32.61
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Pigeon Forge’s longest running magic show and headline entertainer Terry Evanswood brings his highly acclaimed show to the Grand Majestic Stage. Featuring grand scale illusions, classic magic and sleight-of-hand, you will be amazed at this spectacular show. "Dine-In" service at your table seating is available during this performance. Details
$26.09 $22.11
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If you are a Civil War history buff or want to learn about one of the most exciting chapters in U.S. history, “Granddaddy’s Watch” at the Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is a must-see! The show is hugely educational while maintaining your interest with funny skits and audience interaction. Steve Gipson’s storytelling is compelling and honest; he provides little known history about the War Between the States. Details
2 Reviews
$37.00 $32.00
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Rafting in the Smokies is a white water rafting and adventure-filled family attraction that has been entertaining families, groups and couples alike since 1978. Their outdoor area includes a variety of fun outdoor activities. Guests can opt for exciting whitewater rafting, canopy ziplining, ropes course and rock climbing, kid friendly float trip, swimming and more. Details
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$41.00 $31.25
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Join Ruth and Naomi as they embark on a journey through love, loss, and redemption as they seek God through their trials. This limited engagement performance features a live cast combined with state-of-the-art holographic and 3D technology for a dynamic, one-of-a-kind production. Don't miss the gospel-style concert during the show's first half. Details
$54.75
Sevier County Aviation features a variety of helicopter tours. Experience unforgettable views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Choose from mountain and city views, Pigeon Forge or Bluff Mountain, Foothills or Douglas Lake, Gatlinburg or Wears Valley, Mt. LeConte, and Clingman’s Dome! Details
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Sounds of Soul in The Smokies will take you back on a musical journey in time! You don't want to miss this show starring Anthony Baily, seen on "Night at The Apollo" and Star Search. He has performed on stage with Diana Ross and Mariah Carey.

Hear music by The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind and Fire, Kool and The Gang, Boys to Men, Barry White, and many more.

While you are in Pigeon Forge, this is a must-see show, and Anthony Baily will have you feeling good and dancing in the aisles!

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$39.00

Outdoor Gravity Park

Pigeon Forge
An exciting outdoor attraction that’s ideal for the whole family, Outdoor Gravity Park offers a variety of thrilling outdoor rides in a convenient Pigeon Forge location just off the parkway. Guests can enjoy riding down the 1,000-foot hill on one of three courses — the Speed Demon, the FUNnel, and the Extreme Zig-Zag — wet rides during Summer months, and dry rides when the weather drops below 50 degrees. Details
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$24.00 $21.00
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With sixty minutes on the clock, you and your teammates must solve puzzles, crush challenges, and work together to escape. Think you can do it? Each room at the Escape Game Pigeon Forge boasts a different theme. From a jailbreak to a heist, you must accomplish the task at hand before time runs out! Gather your team and see if you can beat the clock and the puzzles to escape. Details
$35.99 $34.99
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For over 30 years, Greg Stout has been a fan favorite entertaining crowds of all ages. The Greg Stout Shows features music from artists like Neil Sedaka, Ronnie Milsap, Elton John, Michael Buble, Frankie Valli, and many more! Come see this family-friendly show at the Red Skelton Tribute Theater. Details
4 Reviews
$31.18 $28.18
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Tis the Season is the ONLY all Holiday show in the smokies!

Join us for our beloved Holiday show, “Tis The Season,” as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Contemporary Holiday favorites along with traditional Gospel hymns, holiday hits from Elvis, and of course, our famous Classic Christmas Sing-A-Long will have everyone in your family feeling the Christmas spirit!




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Travel in a Jeep Wrangler and experience the sights and sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains! Personalize your adventure and choose a tour itinerary that intrigues you most. An expert guide will share geological information, history about the region, and point out local plants and wildlife along the way. Being one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, you can’t visit Tennessee without seeing this rare gem. Details
3 Reviews
$69.00
For a memorable Smoky Mountain hike, why not embark on a trek with some llamas? You’ll join an experienced guide along with fluffy and trained llamas up the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. They’ll carry your gear while you marvel at the views, take in the wildlife and scenery, and create lifelong memories on this incredible outdoor excursion. Hikes are available in varying levels of difficulty to accommodate every hiker. Details
$55.00 $50.00
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Offered by Rafting in the Smokies, Zipping in the Smokies offers a fun family adventure located in Hartford, Tennessee. Guests (ages five years and older) can enjoy viewing the 10-acre wooden island from high up in the air, featuring a total of six ziplines crossing two sky bridges. Guests can also enjoy amenities like barbecue grills, picnic tables, swings, nature trails and more. Details
1 Reviews
$42.50