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Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

1. Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

Step aboard the popular Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, experience the largest display of Titanic artifacts anywhere in the world, and interact with exhibits that appeal to all ages. Listen to an audio tour that brings the Titanic's story to life. Enter the Museum through a half-scale model of the exterior of the Titanic. Get your passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Follow them throughout the ship, enter the Memorial Room, and discover the fate of your assigned person. Stand in awe of the grand staircase, valued at one million dollars. Touch an authentic iceberg, shovel “coal” in the Titanic’s Boiler Room, and learn how to send an SOS distress signal. Get your whole family involved with this living classroom’s hands-on opportunities to motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a boarding pass profiling a youngster who sailed on the Titanic and can listen to a special audio tour just for kids. Don’t miss the onboard scavenger hunt. New in 2023: The Titanic Museum honors the 135 children aboard the RMS Titanic, who ranged from 9 weeks to 15 years, each with a story to tell. New displays. New stories.  A moment in time all guests can pay tribute to these young lives.

Dollywood Theme Parks 1 or 2-Day Entry Ticket

2. Dollywood Theme Parks 1 or 2-Day Entry Ticket

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a 1- or 2-day ticket to Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood's Splash Country, two of the most popular attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge. Choose between the 1-day ticket to discover Dollywood Theme Park only or the 2-day 2-park ticket for an immersive experience into Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood's Splash Country. Explore Dollywood, a 150-acre park home to roller coasters, live shows, and interactive activities with the 1-day ticket. Discover Wildwood Grove, a land of adventure featuring 11 themed attractions, including a suspended family roller coaster, a treetop tower, and the world's fastest wooden coaster. With the 2-day, 2-park ticket, get access to Dollywood's Splash Country, a 35-acre outdoor water park with high-speed water slides, lazy rivers, splash pools, and wave pools. Enjoy various water slides and attractions, from the TailSpin Racer to the RiverRush, Tennessee's first water coaster. Use your 2-day ticket to explore both parks and spread your adventure out over 2 days. Hop between Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country with ease via the complimentary parking lot trams. At the end of your adventure, leave with unforgettable memories and stories to share. Continue exploring the Smoky Mountains or head back to your hotel.

Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

3. Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

Take a thrilling ride on the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster — the longest coaster in east Tennessee and the first one in the world with four uplifts. Travel through stunning Smoky Mountain scenery, 360-degree turns, and several tunnels on over 20 acres of property. Control your own speed through tunnels, curves, and thrilling hairpin turns on a single cart that can go up to 30 miles per hour. The coaster is fun for all ages, with riders ranging from 3 to 90 years old. For an extra unique experience, visit after nightfall where the colorful lights will guide you through a beautiful night ride.

Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

4. Pigeon Forge: French Broad River Helicopter Tour

Two options allow you to choose the perfect flight: The Lake View flight extends past the French Broad River and takes you out to Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is a 33,000 acre man-made lake with over 450 miles of shoreline. This flight will get you up to 1,500 feet in altitude, allowing you a superb view of the Great Smoky Mountains towards the south. Along the route, you will see areas of farmland and quilt-like patterns of pastures. As you get closer to Douglas Lake you will fly next to Douglas Dam. Lake view is a 6-minute flight covering 12 miles. The most popular option, Extended Lake flight, takes you even further. You will fly directly over Douglas Dam, and then proceed over the lake. In the summer take in astonishing sun-glistening views of the water and the people enjoying their time on the lake. In the winter the water level is lowered, so expect majestic views of exposed islands and coves. As well as the beautiful lake, you will see the Great Smoky Mountains towards the southwest. On this option, you climb to a slightly higher altitude than on the Lake View flight, allowing for better visibility of the National Park. Extended Lake is an 8-minute flight over 16 miles.

Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show

5. Pigeon Forge: Salute to Elvis Show

Watch as Stewart Chapman Elvis tribute artist features the sounds, looks, and moves of Elvis in this show in Pigeon Forge which is not far from Knoxville. Marvel at his charisma, moves, and incredible stage presence as he captures the true essence of Elvis Presley live in concert. Admire his dynamic tribute highlighting the life of The King from his humble beginnings, to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Lose yourself in the performance of a master, who has taken home the trophy at Elvis Festivals throughout North America.

Pigeon Forge: Paula Deen's Lumberjack Christmas Supper Show

6. Pigeon Forge: Paula Deen's Lumberjack Christmas Supper Show

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Christmas Show. Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud offers the most affordable Christmas show in all of Pigeon Forge. Feast on our Holiday meal consisting of a tender turkey sandwich, tangy cranberry sauce, holiday dressing, Paula Deen's famous green beans, chocolate peppermint pie for dessert, and a fountain drink of choice while enjoying the top-rated show in the Smokies. Arrive early to the show and enjoy free photos with Santa by the giant Christmas tree. Get ready for the wildest show in town as the Dawson and McGraw lumberjack families compete to determine who is the Smokies' best logging camp. Enjoy live-action, side splitting' comedy, crowd interaction, and jaw dropping performances from our professional lumberjacks. No matter which way you "split" it, this show is a treat for the entire family. Hold on to your axes, grab your holiday meal, and buckle up because this feud is a wild ride.

Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Unbelievable Magic Show

7. Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Unbelievable Magic Show

Experience a family magic show in Pigeon Forge performed by Steven Best. Witness up and close tricks conducted in an intimate theater right in the heart of the Smokies. Be entertained by a show that is bursting with fun for any age and venture into a truly magical moment as Steven amazes you with spectacular magic, amazing illusions, charismatic comedy, and some music. Witness mind-bending illusions and enjoy side-splitting comedy throughout the evening with classic sleight of hand tricks. Be ready to be picked to go on stage, with audience participation a key feature of the performance.

From Hartford: Upper Pigeon River White Water Rafting Tour

8. From Hartford: Upper Pigeon River White Water Rafting Tour

Go rafting on the Upper Pigeon River and combine whitewater action with epic mountain scenery, great for visitors looking to get outdoors. This guided adventure from Hartford is an accessible option for guests staying in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, or the national park in Eastern Tennessee. Meet the guide at NOC's Pigeon River Outpost in Hartford. After a brief orientation and video, get geared up with a life jacket and paddles and load onto the big blue bus to shuttle to the river put in. Once in the raft, an experienced guide explains the rafting lingo and what to expect. Then go down the river, paddling through bouncy waves, cool mountain water, and fun rapids. With nearly continuous Class II-III+ rapids like Lost Guide and Accelerator and views into Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Upper Pigeon is a truly memorable experience.

Knoxville: Pigeon Forge Wine and Moonshine Tour with Tasting

9. Knoxville: Pigeon Forge Wine and Moonshine Tour with Tasting

Embark on a fun and educational adventure into the Smoky Mountains for guided liquor tastings. Sip on some moonshine, the drink that captures the deep-rooted culture, tradition, and history of Tennessee. Additionally, learn about other locally-crafted drinks, such as wine and whiskey. Travel 30 miles outside of Knoxville to the picturesque town of Pigeon Forge. Visit 2 popular wineries and 2 distilleries. Regardless of your experience level, you'll surely learn something new at each guided visit. Experience East Tennessee's sweet, red, and white wines with unique tastings. Sample 4 wines at your first stop and up to 10 wines and spirits at the second. Watch the production and bottling process. Lastly, discover the true magic of moonshine and try up to 8 samples with all kinds of flavors.

Pigeon Forge: 'Beyond the Lens' Family Fun Center Ticket

10. Pigeon Forge: 'Beyond the Lens' Family Fun Center Ticket

Embrace your natural curiosity with this admission ticket to the 'Beyond the Lens' family fun center in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy exhibits that pay homage to pop culture, technology, and nostalgia. Create memories at this attraction that has entertainment options that cater to the whole family.  Arrive at the 'Beyond the Lens' family fun center which spans 20,000 square feet. Admire the eye-catching façade that looks like a fallen building and a huge camera in the clutches of the paparazzi. Capture photos in front of this impressive backdrop. Check-in at the door and begin your adventure through 150 action-packed exhibits in the categories of crime, conspiracies, celebrities, and gossip. Snap photos in a space ball pit and capture selfies atop a pallet of money. Dive into old-school nostalgia with cutting-edge technology that will stir up forgotten memories. Learn about the events and public figures who shaped our culture and experience the games and entertainment that will shape our future. Explore exhibits detailing the JFK conspiracy, the O.J. Simpson trial, and Princess Diana’s press relationship. Spark your curiosity around themes such as the Royal Family, Big Foot, and UFOs. Get hands-on with exhibits like 'Dance With Your Favorite Celebrity' or virtual reality rides.

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We brought my mother n law and my father n law for my father n laws 80th birthday. He has always been a big Elvis Fan. Him and my mother n law loved the show.They both kept talking about how much the gentleman looked so much like Elvis and sounded a lot like the real Elvis.They even got up and danced. It made me happy to see them both having such a good time. The gentleman was really friendly and let me take their picture with him. He had a good sense of humor also.Seems like a real nice person.

We loved it! It was beautiful and very well organized. I know it stated there was not allowed to be pictures taken on the first floor. Some people were taking pictures and hogging the display. It was not fair to other people. Overall, we loved it and plan to suggest it to others!

Found out alot that I didn't know! Love the idea of boarding passes, we found our characters & they happened to survive! Highlight are the blind person playing the piano, feel the temp room & the outstanding Lego titanic & of course the infamous grand staircase! Loved it!

Eli did an amazing job! He deserves to be in a larger auditorium with a live band. Mitchell’s-Texas

Great tour guide "Randy" couldn't ask for better!!!! Even with a little rain, had a Great day!!!!