10 Great Pigeon Forge Entertainment Ideas for All Ages
We understand your predicament. You’re headed to Pigeon Forge on vacation with young kids, older kids, parents and maybe even grandparents. Now you need to find things to do that everyone will enjoy. Luckily, our region of the Smoky Mountains has lots to offer! Check out our list of the best Pigeon Forge entertainment ideas that visitors of all ages will enjoy.
- Hiking in the Smokies – One of the most beautiful hikes near Pigeon Forge will take you to Laurel Falls, a gorgeous, 80-foot-tall waterfall. The hike to reach the waterfall is relatively short at 2.6 miles round trip, so it’s a nice walk visitors of all ages. Plan for about a two hour hike to the waterfall and back and don’t forget to bring water.
- Impossibilities Magic Show – Who doesn’t love to be bewildered by a great magician? Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Eric Dobell really put on a show, full of magic, mindreading and overall mayhem! Audience members who are interested in participating in the show won’t be disappointed, and parents will be happy with the feel-good, family-friendly nature of the performance.
- Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors – Everyone will love the adventure and fun of making their way through a maze of mirrors and saving Princess Hannah of Savannah. Hannah has been trapped in the mirror maze for seven years and seven days. Only seven hours remain to save her and it’s likely that your family may be The Chosen Ones who can set her free!
- Governor’s Crossing Theater – When the whole lot of you is ready to chill out and take in a good movie, Governor’s Crossing is the place to be. This state-of-the-art theater offers fully reclining chairs and extra wide screens. They also boast two SMS extreme auditoriums with 40,000-watt stereo systems and additional ceiling speakers for the ultimate movie experience.
- Hollywood Wax Museum – Everyone will love seeing all their favorite stars, both current and classic, marveling at the detail of the wax figures and learning some little-known facts about each. Kids love the fun props, getting dressed up and being part of the action (OK, adults like that too!) Definitely fun for all ages!
- Great Smoky Mountain Railroad – Enjoy some of America’s most beautiful landscapes aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Along the ride you’ll be able to drop by to experience the charm of small towns in the area. The train picks guests up in nearby Bryson City, and includes stops such as the historic town of Dillsboro where you’ll find more than 50 unique shops and restaurants.
- Dollywood – Whether you’re interested in thrilling rides, comfort food or feel-good shows, you’ll treasure the memories you make during your visit to Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain theme park.
- Go Fishing – With more than 2,115 miles of streams and more than 60 species of fish, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a fishing experience you can’t beat! The trout are biting, so seasoned and novice fishers alike are bound to have a great day!
- Pirates Voyage Dinner Show – Dolly has done it again! Ms. Parton has opened a swashbuckling adventure. Youngsters and their parents can even join in on the show by transforming into mermaids and pirates before being seated for a four-course feast!
- The Island – There’s dining, shopping and plenty of entertainment at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Get a bite to eat at Margaritaville or Dick’s Last Resort. Make your way through the Island Ropes Course and take a ride on the Ferris wheel. Then, check out the Big Rock Candy Kitchen and Doc’s Magic Shop to purchase some memorable souvenirs!