There are SO MANY attractions and shows in the Smoky Mountains, it can be hard to decide what to do while you’re exploring Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. From comedy shows to moonshine distilleries to laser tag, there truly is something for everyone. But lucky for YOU, we’ve experienced it all and can give you the inside scoop!
We love the Smokies – it’s our home, after all – and we know it well. So if you need some guidance for your upcoming vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, read on. Round out a whole day with 3 of our favorite attractions in the mountains or spread them out across a weekend or week for fun every day!
Mini golf is a staple in Pigeon Forge, with themed courses all around. But Crave Golf Club takes it up a notch, with a candy-coated wonderland of putt-putting fun! Equal parts life-size Candy Land and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, this unique attraction is fun for kids and kids at heart. And you don’t have to take our word for it; it’s been voted the best mini-golf course in Pigeon Forge (Best of Pigeon Forge) and named among the top 13 courses in the country!
A Candy-Covered (Indoor) Course
The great outdoors makes its way inside for this sweet mini-golf course, complete with Ice Cream Canyon and the Cocoa Cliffs. Stacks of cakes, larger-than-life cupcakes, over-the-top gumdrops, and huge sprinkles surround you as you try for a hole in one. And with multi-challenge holes, you can win in different ways! Plus, the Spin Zone tables at each hole let you play “Crave Style,” meaning you can collect icons to win prizes!
Candy in the Clouds (Outdoor + Rooftop)
On nice days, try out the 2-tier outdoor course that starts on ground level and makes its way up to the roof. Putt past the Rocky Candy Mountain, through the Bubblegum Garden and Jellybean Jungle, and around the gumball trees and candy stalagmites for a magical mini-golf experience that will leave a smile on everyone’s face.
Beyond the Greens
There’s more to Crave Golf Club than mini golf. Beyond the 38 holes of putting greens, you’ll have awesome views from the rooftop course, a giant candy store to satisfy your sweet tooth, mini bowling (short lanes with mini pins and balls), and 2 escape rooms! Go on a deep sea adventure with Mayday! or test your skills in the Zombie Research Lab.
TopJump | Trampoline & Extreme Arena
Need the kids to burn off some energy or want to show off your Ninja skills? We have had a blast playing at TopJump for our company parties – blending team building with family fun! We’ve climbed, jumped, stretched, flipped, and tumbled just about everywhere here, and we can’t wait for you to try it out!
Clip ‘n Climb
One ticket gives you all access to 21 Cliffhanger Climbing Challenges, including the Astro-Ball and Stairway to Heaven. Just clip in and climb safely to check out your hand-eye coordination and skills.
Fire & Ice Ninja Course
Ever watched American Ninja Warrior and wondered how you’d stack up against the obstacles? TopJump’s Fire & Ice Ninja course gives you that chance! It’s a 20-foot-tall challenge of beams, steps, ramps, and more!
Made for kids 42 inches and shorter, the Kids’ Zone has a fun foam pit, kid-friendly trampolines, and cool activities to keep them busy.
Play old-school classics and all the newest games at this 5,000-square-foot arcade! And you don’t have to mess with tickets or tokens, because they use an easy card system.
Sugar Rush Candy Store + Concessions
From sweet treats to lunchtime, they have you covered at TopJump. Grab pizza, nachos, drinks, soft pretzels, and plenty of candy when you need a break from jumping and climbing.
NEW for 2019! Hologate Virtual Reality
Strap on your VR headset and get ready to fight off zombies, duel dragons, or have fun in a snowball fight with their 3 virtual reality games: Zombyte, Cold Clash, and SIMURAI.
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud | Show + Adventure Park
There are a lot of dinner shows in Pigeon Forge, but no show is like this lumberjack show in Pigeon Forge! Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud pits the feuding Dawson and McGraw families against each other for a show that’s impressive and interactive. Featuring real ESPN athletes, it’s a true show of skill. And while the show is outdoors, the seating area is covered and climate controlled, so you’ll stay comfortable.
Sit back and enjoy the show, which features 12+ competitive events between the talented lumberjacks. They’ll be throwing axes, chopping, sawing, speed climbing, log rolling, and so much more. Concessions are available for some snacks and drinks, but you can also pack up your own food and drinks to bring inside!
When you’re not watching the lumberjacks, you can be the lumberjacks in the Adventure Park! Clipped in, you can safely play and test your lumberjack skills with the 80-foot-tall jump tower and freefall (Timber Towers), ride the zipline roller coaster, and more with the High Woodsman Challenge and Loggersports competition.