Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is the ultimate destination for a family vacation! While our Smoky Mountain city is home to many famous attractions like Dollywood and the Titanic Museum, it also offers a number of lesser known attractions that are equally fun to visit. To help you plan your next getaway, Hearthside Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to five unique things to do in Pigeon Forge TN.
1. Goats on the Roof
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof, in Pigeon Forge and experience the thrill of the best alpine coaster in Tennessee! Zip around the woods at almost 30 miles per hour on our mile long track. Because you are in control of your speed, it is fun for young, old, and everyone in between. We offer a whole lot more than just a ride though…
As well as an awesome alpine coaster, we welcome you to get your hands dirty and feed the goats, try your luck with gem mining and taste the sweetness of our homemade ice-cream and fudge. Come on down to the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Coaster at Goats on the Roof! It truly is fun for the whole family.
2. Outdoor Gravity Park
Outdoor Gravity Park is an amazing adventure destination in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains featuring zorbing, an attraction straight out of New Zealand. Renovated and reopened at the old Zorb Smoky Mountains location, we have extended the length of the hill. If you ever were at the Zorb Smoky Mountains site you will notice a dramatic improvement!
Outdoor Gravity Park has a total of 4 tracks with 3 very unique experiences:
- FUNnel – our newest adventure the combined FUNnel and zig zag course. Up to 3 people can roll in this one of a kind experience like no other zorbing track in the world!!!
- Speed Demon – if you have a need for speed, this is the zorbing track for you. A total of 3 people can roll and you will definitely have experience being a little out of control as you speed down our 1000+ foot hill.
- Extreme Zig Zag – this zig zag course is so extreme you must ride solo!!! If you are up for an extreme adventure this is a must do!!!
3. Sandman’s Workshop
Sandman’s Workshop is a family-owned business in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We have been creating beautiful stones, personalized with our customers’ messages and graphics, for many years. We have thousands of satisified customers, and look forward to creating a wonderful piece for you, too. We also offer a wide variety of stone gifts, jewelry, stone lamps, and other products.
4. Parrot Mountain & Gardens
The first thing you’ll see at Parrot Mountain is a large, 200 foot, stacked stone fence. As you make your way down the path, you’ll find parrot cottages and tropical birds. Once you enter the Secret Garden, you’ll see toucans, hornbills and more flying freely. The Bird Garden is your next stop. You’ll see over 50 birds to feed and have pictures made with. Of course, you can just walk around and look at all of the birds, but this is the spot where you can get up close to any of the birds!
There is also a baby bird nursery to visit where you can pet the babies and watch them be hand-fed. If you’re interested in purchasing a bird to take home, you can choose one from the nursery. Parrot Mountain and Gardens also has beautiful landscaping, including a waterfall, beautiful flowers and plants and benches for relaxing.
5. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
At Flyaway, America’s first vertical wind tunnel, you can break the bonds of gravity and body fly. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving gives you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session or as a participant in a personalized coaching program. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a popular training resource for sport skydivers, competition teams and military units.