Of the many things to do in the Smoky Mountains, some of the most fun are the various rides up and down the mountain: the lifts and gondolas up, the coasters and slides down, and the ziplines in between. Here’s a guide to all the mountain rides in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.
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As summer makes its exit, there’s plenty of excitement to look forward to during the fall season in the Smoky Mountains. While the changing of the leaves creates a stunning visual environment of color drawing thousands of visitors each year, the Smoky Mountains also has a vibrant agenda of entertainment and attractions in store for all ages.
Dinner theater in Pigeon Forge has a new addition with Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, on stage twice a day with live performances and good old fashioned southern food. The show takes place in the old Lumberjack Feud theater on Parkway, and retains the same sense of acrobatics and high-climbing scale. The new dinner show attraction opened in May, 2017, with Dolly Parton herself presiding over the ceremonies.
The show is unique as it provides a special treat covering the history of one of America’s favorite entertainers with a visual look at the history of Dolly’s parents. Show times are 6 and 8 pm, but you’ll want to arrive early to soak up the atmosphere, listen to the down-home music, and enjoy the sideshows and activities, before sitting down to dine and enjoy the show.
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How about taking part in an exciting crime drama? This is exactly what you and your family can do at Alcatraz East, Pigeon Forge’s premier museum of American Crime History.
This family-friendly venue is more than just a series of static displays. It offers numerous interactive exhibits that give visitors a fascinating and hands-on introduction to the world of crime-scene investigation. Alcatraz East pays substantial tribute to its namesake, the infamous San Francisco prison, but it also features a wide variety of galleries, hands-on material, movies, and much more.
Experience a 360-degree panorama that celebrates the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most unique and treasured environments throughout North America, and the community of Gatlinburg is proud to be the gateway to this special locale. Of course, the rolling summits and lush forests look magnificent from any vantage point, but there’s nothing like getting to view this incredible spectacle from a height of 407 feet!
When you visit the Gatlinburg Space Needle you’ll be whisked up via elevator to the top of the tallest man-made structure in town. At over 400 feet in elevation, you’ll be treated to stunning, 360-degree views of the mountains and the city itself, allowing you to immerse yourself in these distinctive surroundings and appreciate the wonder of all this beauty.
Both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of things to do, places to go, and definitely things to “see” like the creative mirror mazes where things aren’t always what they seem. Find out more about these attractions with a little “reflection” on what each maze has to offer. Each attraction is open daily.
Gatlinburg Mirror Mazes
Amazing Mirror Maze – 919 Parkway, Gatlinburg
Amazing is exactly what to expect when entering the Amazing Mirror Maze, the largest in Gatlinburg at over 2,400 square feet. Challenge your senses as you enjoy the visual journey of a state-of-the-art show with colorful lights and pulsating music. With so many images leading the way, you won’t know which way to turn, which is the whole point of the maze.