Attractions & Museums

Beyond the Lens! in Pigeon Forge

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Beyond the Lens! in Pigeon Forge is a unique attraction that appeals to adults and kids alike. It’s a huge indoor environment with over 150 interactive exhibits, including a LOT of virtual reality. It’s total immersion from the beginning, from buckling in for the sensory FlyRide trip across America that feels like you ARE the… Read more »

Gatlinburg’s RainForest Adventure Zoo – A Great Kids Activity

RainForest Adventure Zoo

This hidden gem is one of the finest small zoos in the country, an educational and entertaining visit with exotic, engaging and vividly multi-colored creatures from the tropics. Close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the zoo is excellent for families with children, a fascinating place keeping you spellbound for hours….Read more »

Parrot Mountain and Gardens: Birds and Beauty

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled above Pigeon Forge close to Dollywood and Splash Country, in four acres of landscaped gardens. It’s a bird sanctuary that’s home to hundreds of exotic birds, plants and flowers from around the world. But at Parrot Mountain, you can actually hold these birds and play with them. Think about… Read more »

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo in Sevierville is a 143-acre farm and petting zoo just a few miles north of Pigeon Forge, and perfect for families with kids. The petting zoo allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most interesting animals while the riding farm… Read more »

Forbidden Caverns: an Underground World Below the Smokies

Forbidden Caverns

The Smoky Mountains region is loved for its views of the gorgeous rolling peaks that layer across the landscape, but sometimes you need to look a little deeper to discover some equally unique natural creations. This area is also home to several ancient caverns that you can explore, including Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, TN. See… Read more »

Board the Titanic Museum for a Unique Trip

Board the Titanic Museum for a Unique Trip

Learn All about the Sinking of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge   If you’re thinking about visiting Pigeon Forge, would you believe that, of all places, it’s the home of 1 of 2 museums in the country honoring the Titanic’s sinking? (The other is in Branson, Missouri.) Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum… Read more »

Plan a Visit to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Plan a Visit to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend offers a deep dive into the history and culture of the Southern Appalachians and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including Cades Cove. The Center preserves the history of the Native Americans and the earlier inhabitants of this area, with displays and recreations, including an authentically created Appalachian… Read more »

Your Guide to Visiting the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Your Guide to Visiting the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Located just 35 miles from Gatlinburg, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian serves as a scenic road trip and an extraordinary destination. Highway 441, that many take to Sugarlands Visitor Center and on up to Newfound Gap, also continues to the North Carolina side of the national park, to the town of Cherokee, which hosts… Read more »

The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg

The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg

At The Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, there are over 20,000 sets of shakers on display from all around the world. Not only that, but there is a massive pepper mill collection that you can view, too. If you had to make a list of all the condiments people love, salt and pepper… Read more »

Anakeesta Mountaintop Fun – Magic in the Mountains

Anakeesta Mountaintop Fun

Anakeesta is a mountaintop theme village serving up fun, activities, dining and shopping – and amazing views –  up on the mountain just a chairlift ride away from downtown Gatlinburg on Parkway. The whimsical mountaintop village area offers stunning views of the Smoky Mountains in all directions – unique views to some visitors since this… Read more »

SkyLift Park – Relaxation High Above Gatlinburg

SkyLift Park

Gazing up at the rolling hills of the Smokies is an immersive experience, but what if you could see the mountains from an entirely new vantage point? Thanks to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park you can do just that, and get beautiful, sweeping views of the surrounding mountains from high above while enjoying some stellar entertainment and… Read more »

Ober Gatlinburg – Fun On the Mountain Year Round

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg sits above Gatlinburg on Mt Harrison, and for 50 years has offered skiing and snow sports in winter and plenty of other fun activities that are good all year round. Access to the area is as simple as taking the nation’s largest Aerial Tramway, right from Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg (there’s also a… Read more »

Gatlinburg Space Needle: Pinnacle of Entertainment

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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… Read more »

Churches in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Churches in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

It can be hard to find the right church when you’re traveling, so here’s our guide to help you. The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area offers many places to worship during your visit to the Smoky Mountains. Church Listings You can find a variety of churches through the ChurchFinder.com website.Here are some shortcuts to selected… Read more »

Bush’s Beans Visitor Center: History and Flavor Together

Bush’s Beans Visitor Center: History and Flavor Together

The Bush’s Beans Visitor Center makes a great side trip when visiting Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. This unlikely venues offers 100 years of history, and a lot of information about that can of beans you’ve seen all your life. There’s a museum and a gift shop for unique souvenirs, and of course a restaurant so… Read more »

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg: Wheels With Wow

The Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg: Wheels With Wow

Tour the Hollywood Star Cars Museum and you’re in for an exciting Gatlinburg, TN attraction. Movie buffs and car enthusiasts will rejoice. So slide your keys into the ignition, start ‘er up, and coast on down to the Museum at 914 Parkway. Get ready to tour a collection of more than 40 famous vehicles. There’s… Read more »

The Hollywood Wax Museum Isn’t Just for Stiffs

The Hollywood Wax Museum Isn’t Just for Stiffs

If you need an indoor activity to do with the whole family while you visit the Pigeon Forge area, the wax museum is the only one of its kind you can find in the entire country. You can experience some of the modern stars like Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman. If you appreciate some of… Read more »

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum: a Throwback Arcade From the Past

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum: a Throwback Arcade From the Past

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum has over 100 vintage pinball machines and arcade games, and your all-day pass allows you to play as many as you want (no coins needed!) the whole day, even with breaks during the day (lunch, etc.). The pinball museum feels more like an arcade, since this museum is hands-on interactive, giving you… Read more »

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum The Strangest Place in Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum The Strangest Place in Gatlinburg

Ripley’s makes no secret of it: this is the strangest place you will visit in Gatlinburg. Inspired by the wildly famous television show, the Believe it or Not Museum gets you acquainted with some of the weirdest, most bizarre, and unusual experiences our planet has to offer. Yes, the Smoky Mountains area reminds you of… Read more »

The Mysterious Mansion In Gatlinburg: Very Scary

It doesn’t have to be Halloween to scare yourself out of your wits, because any time is good to visit the Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg. This three-level haunted attraction is open throughout the year and has been scaring the young and old since 1980. How young? Hmm, probably older than about 7-8 years – experience… Read more »

Gatlinburg Ghostwalks: The Spooky History Of The Town

Explore the history of Gatlinburg with a touch of the macabre, in a Ghost Tour of the town and the skeletons in its closet. Operated by Appalachian GhostWalks, and awarded one of the Top 10 ghost tours in America by USA Today, the Gatlinburg Ghost Walk offers an opportunity for you and the whole crew… Read more »

Cooter’s Place Dukes of Hazard Museum – A Roaring Good Time

Cooter’s Place Dukes of Hazard Museum – A Roaring Good Time

Located near our Gatlinburg Falls cabin rental location of Gatlinburg Falls Resort, Cooter’s Place is a tribute to the good ol’ TV show about the Dukes of Hazzard. Visit Cooter’s Garage in Pigeon Forge, TN, and you will be transported back to the days of the adrenaline rushing car chases with the General Lee and… Read more »