There is no shortage of entertainment in the Smokies: amusement parks, live shows, country music, comedy and dancing. No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find it here! Look for the apple , which denotes an Appleview River Resort favorite!
Dollywood is a 150 acre family adventure park in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. It's mountain themed attractions, world class rides and award winning festivals and shows make Dollywood one of the top themed entertainment destinations in the US.
Dollywood's Splash Country is a world-class waterpark is located adjacent to Dollywood theme park. Situated in a wooded mountain setting, this themed waterpark offers attractions like a lazy river, wave pool and many exciting water slides.
Attractions at the park include a family whitewater rafting adventure ride called Big Bear Plunge, the 25,000 square-foot Mountain Waves wave pool, two interactive children's water play areas and 25 additional water slides. Thrill-seekers must try Fire Tower Falls, Tennessee's tallest water slides that freefall down from a 70-foot platform.
From its outside to its innermost reaches, WonderWorks will intrigue, excite and inspire you. Built as ?An Amusement Park for the Mind,? WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN is perhaps the most educational family attraction in town. As soon as you set eyes on the attraction your imagination will start working overtime as you wonder why the three-story, 82-foot-tall building is turned upside down. The addition of Wonders of Flight on September 21, 2012, will add even more excitement to this Parkway attraction. This summer you'll be able to float above the Smokies in a balloon for sights you've never seen before.
Young and old alike will appreciate the hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and demonstrations. WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge has an inversion tunnel, an anti-gravity chamber, a replica of the Mercury space capsule and a hurricane hole with 65-mph winds. The re-creation of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake lets you experience the effects of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. There are more than 150 interactive exhibits at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN, including the Bubble Room, where you can wrap yourself inside a giant bubble!
WonderWorks also offers laser tag, a video game arcade and the Wonders of Magic show.
WonderWorks takes flight with a giant tethered balloon experience. Let your imagination soar to exciting heights up to 400 feet in the air with this new iconic attraction, Wonders of Flight.
Guests will board a gondola beneath the blue and green giant helium filled balloon from the landing platform situated behind WonderWorks. The 72 foot diameter balloon manufactured by Aerophile, will take up to 30 guests in the gondola at one time.
Silent and without any vibrations, the open air gondola will allow guests to experience the sensation of being on a flying balcony. The ascents, by day or night, provide guests with a 360-degree panorama view of the Smoky Mountains. In one single gaze, the entire breath taking view will be seen from exceptional heights. Flights daily with daytime and evening hours, weather permitting.
Experience the Amazing Aquatic World Up- Close at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies! Marvel at 12 foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the -Art clear underwater tunnels throughout. An ultimate underwater experience without being wet! Explore the lush world of the Tropical Rainforest, the unique world of Ocean Realm, Nature's Kaleidoscope in Coral Reef, the best shark exhibit in the most spectacular underwater tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Have fun in a kid's paradise in the Discover Center, see the deadly but beautiful in Gallery of the Seas. Enjoy entertaining dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse. Pet horseshoe crabs and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay. Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguin's private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse. Fun-filled family experience and MUCH MORE!
Located in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, RainForest Adventures Zoo is open year round with lots of things to see and do! RainForest Zoo has been themed by one of the nation’s finest zoological contractors, whose work includes Animal Kingdom at Disney World. Featuring over 600 live animals, representing over 130 species, the RainForest Zoo is home to unique and beautiful creatures from the Rain Forests of the world.
Race in for hours of family fun at NASCAR SpeedPark.
NASCAR SpeedPark features 24 rides and attractions for one great price. General admission includes unlimited access to 8 Go-Kart Tracks, 10 exciting family and thrill rides, 3-story rock climbing wall and 2 18-hole mini-golf courses. One Day General Admission provides unlimited use of all park attractions. General admission is required for entry. Height restrictions apply for all rides and attractions. Ride availability and hours of operation subject to change without notice. Home of full-throttle family fun for everyone!
Come Ride the Hill and Feel the Thrill!
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1 mile of track, so if you are looking for an unforgettable experience in your vacation here in the Great Smoky mountains, this is a must do! The vehicles are designed to carry two visitors in comfort but can be handled easily by one alone. The riders are in control of the velocity (up to 27 mph) and this gives them a unique hands-on experience! Rain, snow or sunshine no problem - the excellent braking effect is unchanged so you can ride year-round! Tickets and packages are now available, age restrictions may apply, parents may need to ride with small children.
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Rated #1 Show in the Smokies by TripAdvisor! New to Pigeon Forge, Soul of Motown delivers a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute show that will transport you back to an age when the greatest Motown acts of all time were at their peak in popularity. From the early years of doo-wop and Motown to the era when Motown branched out from Detroit into Philadelphia and beyond, this show reintroduces audiences to The Temptations, The Platters, The Drifters, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, The Commodores, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Sam Cooke, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Boyz II Men, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Aretha Franklin, and Earth, Wind, and Fire, to name a few! With the same hunger for putting their mark on the world that made those original Motown groups famous, Soul of Motown delivers a supreme tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts, with live harmony, grooving dance moves, and inspiring talent. You won’t want to miss this unique entertainment experience proven to bring audiences to their feet!
Soul of Motown is complemented by "America's Hit Parade", a high energy Broadway-style 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's singing and dancing revue!
Let the good times roll at the Grand Majestic Theater! There's a whole lot of fun in store for you! Come and see for yourself what the buzz is all about! Evening performances at 5:00 and 8:00 PM. Call The Grand Majestic Theater for show schedules at 865-774-7777. You'll be glad you stopped at The Grand Majestic Theater for these "must see" shows during your visit to beautiful Pigeon Forge!
Country Tonite is the only show in Pigeon Forge with youth performers – so it is fun for the whole family! The great thing about this show is that you don’t even have to be a fan of country music to LOVE Country Tonite! It’s that “feel-good” kind of show that will stay with you long after the vacation is over. It’s the best show-ask anybody!
Country Tonite is located on the parkway in Pigeon Forge in a 1500 seat multi-million dollar theatre with state-of the art sound and lighting and two giant video screens. Christmas Show runs November and December.
Country Tonite Theatre in Tennessee is the best value in Pigeon Forge entertainment! Experience this high-energy, full-scale production located in a 1500 seat multi-million dollar theatre.
• Dixie Stampede
Searching for family fun and adventure during your vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee? Join Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages.
Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!
Pigeon Forge's wildest and most fun show, The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show promises to be the best part of your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains. Nearly two hours of family fun and entertainment.
Your family will be plum tickled with the action, excitement and comedy of our little shindig - not to mention the dinner served with each show. Our Full Southern Homestyle Feast Includes:
- Feudin' Fried Chick'n
- Open Pit Pulled -to-Pieces Pork Barbeque
- Southern Style Creamy Soup
- Smashed Mashed Taters
- Bust Y'er Jeans Pinto Beans
- Keep It Comin' Cornbread
- No Tellin' What's In It Coleslaw
- Granny's Famous Specialty Dessert
Memories Theatre, “A Salute To Elvis and Friends,” proudly presents a musical tribute to the rock-n-roll and country legends of yesterday and today.
Headliner and highly regarded “Elvis Tribute Artist” Lou Vuto electrifies the Memories Theatre stage and thrills audiences with his incredible Salute to Elvis. The slate of guest tribute artists changes periodically thus offering our audiences an opportunity to see completely different shows throughout the year. Tribute artists scheduled throughout the year are Hank Williams Jr., Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, Reba, Tim McGraw, Rod Stewart, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Kenny Rogers, Buddy Holly, The Judds, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, The Blues Brothers, Tom Jones, and many, many, more…
• Smith Family Theater
Seven time winners of Best Show in the Smokies - The Smith Boys will entertain guests with a variety show filled with classic country, gospel, oldies rock-n-roll, bluegrass and clean family comedy. Impersonations of famous stars and a tribute to the Andy Griffith Show make this a must see show! A Southern style buffet dinner is served along with the most award winning show in the Smokies. Come see why The Smith Family Show is the locals' favorite!
The Smoky Mountain Opry is the area’s largest musical variety show featuring the most talented cast of singers, dancers, comedians, aerialists and musicians in the Smoky Mountains! From top country hits both old and new, to big band, today’s pop and yesterday’s disco, then add in side-splitting comedy, and The Smoky Mountain Opry has it all!
Add in state-of-the-art lights, lasers, and giant video screens, dazzling costumes, aerial acrobatics, special effects and high-tech visuals for a truly amazing experience! It’s simply the best of everything, and don’t you deserve the best?
The Lumberjack Feud is the Rowdiest Good Time Family Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge!
This ain’t no song and dance show, it’s an Axe swinging, log rolling, tree climbing and dog jumping Axe-tion packed family experience unlike anything else in the Smoky Mountains!
ESPN Lumberjack Athletes, Smoky Mountain Lumberjills and High Flying Timber Dogs compete in 15 authentic logging events. Join the Feudin’ Family Fun at the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud!
"The Titanic Museum Attraction is not to be missed" -USA TODAY. This interactive museum contains 400 artifacts. While on your self guided tour you can walk up the Grand Staircase, steer the ship, and even feel the coldness of 28 degree water. Touch a real live, growing iceberg and hear actual survivor stories. Within the Discovery Room you can look at the photos of John Joslyn's dive to the Titanic's resting place.
•Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum
• Sevier County Heritage Museum
• Tennessee Museum of Aviation
The Pigeon Forge Track is your family headquarters for fun! This action packed family fun recreation center features amusements including the ultimate in go-kart tracks, like the Wild Woody, a three tiered go kart / roller coaster hybrid.
Race your kart around our large figure eight style track. Challenge your friends and family to exciting game of themed miniature golf, splash ?em on blaster boats, and smash ?em on bumper cars. Test your courage from the top of the bungee jumping tower, or enjoy the thrill of skydiving on the SkyFlyer!
Also at the Track is Kids Country, with kid activities featuring the Rio Grande Train, carousel, Red Baron Plane ride, Noah?s Lark Swinging Boat and more! There are also two smaller go-kart tracks, Kiddie Karts and Rookie Karts.
Tennessee is home to the most caves in the United States, with over 8,350 caves registered to date. Forbidden Caverns, located in Sevierville, Tennessee is one of America's most spectacular caverns. Visitors are provided with an entertaining and educational tour past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, numerous grottos and a crystal clear stream. Special lighting effects, a stereophonic sound presentation and well-trained tour guides combine to make this a most enjoyable experience. The trails are well-lighted, with handrails at all necessary points.