A weekend getaway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is like no other travel experience. This quaint mountain town is the best place for adventure due to its location in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
It offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, thrilling attractions, and Southern hospitality. If you’re planning a weekend getaway to Pigeon Forge, prepare to embark on an adventure that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
You can look in any direction and find yourself mesmerized by the majestic views of the peaks creating a perfect picture-worthy backdrop for any vacation.
But, surprisingly enough, there is a lot more besides the majestic Smokies that people visit this town for. And if you’re here for the weekend, you might have trouble creating an itinerary that covers all the places you want to visit. So, what should be at the top of your list? Where should you go if you only have two days in this town?
Places to Explore in Pigeon Forge
Aside from the natural beauty, Pigeon Forge is home to dozens of attractions and activities, from adrenaline-filled adventures and exciting theme parks to live entertainment shows and family-friendly adventures. And with a town bustling with so many attractions, you can take advantage of the many Pigeon Forge attraction packages.
If you book your accommodation at Summit Cabin Rentals, you will get an Adventure Power Pass. It offers one free admission to popular attractions every day of your stay. This pass is valued at over $400, so it’s a great way to save on your weekend getaway.
Now let’s discuss some of these attractions.
Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park
Dollywood’s Splash Country is a great place to cool off on a hot day and have some fun with the family with exciting slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools. The youngest visitors can play at Little Creek Falls. This is a splashy, interactive water playground with no standing water. Kids can comfortably play, explore, and crawl through the area. There are water cannons, fountains, and other water features that kids will love.
Older kids and adults can catch some serious waves at Big Bear Plunge, an extreme whitewater rafting experience that passes through dark caverns. The winding bends, fast-flowing rapids, and thrilling steep drops throughout the ride will leave your heart racing.
You’ll love the Fire Tower Falls if you’re a thrill seeker. The water park’s tallest and fastest slide rises 70 feet into the air and sends riders down a 280-foot-long track. It ends in a thrilling splashdown in a 140-foot water-filled lane.
The Island in Pigeon Forge
No list of things to do in Pigeon Forge would be complete without a visit to the Island. Located in the heart of town, the Island is a massive entertainment complex featuring shops, restaurants, attractions, and more.
The main attraction includes the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, an observation wheel that stands 200 feet tall, overlooking the area in all directions. You will also find the Island Show Fountain, a mesmerizing water and light show choreographed to music that runs every 30 minutes from 10 am to 11:30 pm.
The Island also has many unique souvenirs and apparel shops, such as The Island Trading Post and Ole Smoky Moonshine. You can also pick up some fresh produce at the farmers market or enjoy a meal at the many restaurants throughout the complex.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
What fun would you have going to Pigeon Forge if you didn’t ride the most popular ride in town – Rocky Top Mountain Coaster? Besides, it’s not your regular run-of-the-mill roller coaster. Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is a thrilling combination of twists and turns you can control as you speed down the mountain.
The ride spans over 20 acres and offers spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains. It winds through curves, dips, and slopes at up to 30 miles per hour. You can take control of your speed by pushing the accelerator or brake as you choose and even enjoy a leisurely ride.
Grab your camera as you go for some fantastic photo opportunities. This coaster is fun for ages three and up, so everyone in the family can join in on the excitement. But riders must be at least 36 inches tall to ride alone and 32 inches tall to ride with an adult.
Titanic Museum Attraction
You may think, “A museum on a weekend getaway? That’s not too exciting!” But the Titanic Museum Attraction is anything but boring. You’ll find over 400 artifacts, recreations of famous rooms from the ship, interactive displays, and multimedia presentations to give you a one-of-a-kind experience.
You can even explore a replica of the ship’s grand staircase or board an exact-size piece of the hull. The museum also hosts an impressive collection of stories and photos of those who were on board with details of the ship’s final voyage.
Other things you can do:
1) Take on the wheel at the captain’s bridge and learn what it takes to steer a legendary ship.
2) Tour the first-class cabins and glimpse the world of the wealthy passengers on board.
TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
This is one of Tennessee’s largest indoor trampoline parks and offers hours of fun for all ages.
You’ll find giant trampolines, extreme dodgeball courts, and basketball slam-dunk lanes. The kids will love the toddler zone, where they can safely jump on trampolines while climbing foam pits and dodging soft obstacles.
You can also challenge your friends in the 5,000-square-foot Arcade Alley, which features many classic and modern games.
A weekend getaway in Pigeon Forge is an extraordinary escape filled with breathtaking mountain views, thrilling adventures, and unforgettable experiences. From the heart-pounding rides at Dollywood’s Splash Country Water Park to the interactive exhibits at the Titanic Museum Attraction, Pigeon Forge offers something for everyone.
So, pack your bags and immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of this remarkable Tennessee destination. Your weekend adventure awaits!