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Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

1. Pigeon Forge: Titanic Museum Advance Purchase Ticket

Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the popular Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Expereince 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, along with an artificial iceberg. Here, you will receive a passenger boarding ticket, featuring the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. Once you have followed 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. The Museum is fun for the whole family. It is a living classroom filled with hands-on opportunities that motivate, educate and inspire. Every child receives a special boarding pass profiling a youngster who actually sailed on the Titanic. There is even a special audio tour just for kids that brings the Titanic story to life, as well as an onboard scavenger hunt that adds to the excitement.

Nashville: Grand Ole Opry Show Ticket

2. Nashville: Grand Ole Opry Show Ticket

Complete your visit to the Music City with a visit to Country Music's most famous stage, the Grand Ole Opry House. This iconic live performance and radio broadcast brings rising stars, superstars, and country legends together on stage every week, along with great bluegrass, family-friendly comedy, and more. Opry shows are never rehearsed, and never the same show twice. Experience all different shades of Country, Western, and Americana music in one night as you go on a musical journey. This is a can’t-miss experience for fans of all ages. Select your seating area at the time of purchase and enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Grand Ole Opry.

Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

3. Pigeon Forge: Lumberjack Feud Show

Enjoy 1.5 hours of competitive lumberjack events featuring the Dawson and McGraw families’ world-class lumberjacks. These lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill, ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Join the fun by cheering for your favorite lumberjack family during the 13 events. During the intermission, children are invited to the stage to cut logs with a lumberjack. Located at Lumberjack Square, the 350-person outdoor venue home to the Lumberjack Feud features padded seating under a covered, climate-controlled grandstand designed for maximum comfort.

Pigeon Forge: Family-Friendly Floating Tour at the Smokies

4. Pigeon Forge: Family-Friendly Floating Tour at the Smokies

Cruise through the Smoky Mountains on this Pigeon River float for the whole family. Get up close to nature as you splash your way through laid-back rapids that require no previous experience. Get access to a 10-acre island with a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground. Meet your guide at the outpost and get fitted with your helmet and life jacket. Listen as your guide provides you with a safety briefing to ensure you are confident throughout the whole experience. Head out to the Pigeon River and embark on your whitewater trip. Be escorted by your guide down 6 miles of this laid-back section of the river while having fun with your family amid gentle waves and bumpy splashes. Soak in spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon River Gorge. After your ride, enjoy the amenities at the rafting outpost which has a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground at the water’s edge.

Pigeon Forge: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Ride

5. 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.

Gatlinburg: Zipline Canopy Tour

6. Gatlinburg: Zipline Canopy Tour

Admire the Great Smoky Mountains and the beautiful surrounding area from a unique perspective as you zip through treetops and sky bridges on guided ziplining activity. Feel the thrill of soaring over the forest canopy across 6 zip lines. Meet your guide at the outpost and get fitted with your helmet and harness. Receive a short safety briefing to ensure you are confident throughout the day's activities. Begin the adventure from atop a 60-foot start platform to marvel at great views of the Family Adventure Island. Pass over the Pigeon River, and enjoy the sight of the rushing water below. Become immersed in nature as you soar through the air on 6 zip lines and 2 sky bridges for a total of 2,400 feet in length. Keep a lookout for various species of flora and fauna below.

Pigeon Forge: Whitewater Rafting Tour in the Smokies

7. Pigeon Forge: Whitewater Rafting Tour in the Smokies

Cruise through the Smoky Mountains on this Pigeon River whitewater rafting adventure. Get up close to nature as you splash your way thorugh exciting rapids that require no previous experience. Get access to a 10-acre island with a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's outpost and get fitted with your helmet and life jacket. Listen as your guide provides your with a safety briefing to ensure you are confident. Head out to the Pigeon River and embark on your whitewater trip. Follow your guide through lively rapids with equally engaging nicknames such as Too Late, Vegamatic, Razor Blade, After Shave, and Lost Guide. After your ride, enjoy the amenities at the rafting outpost which has a nature trail, beanbag toss games, and a playground at the water’s edge.

Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

8. Memphis: Big Mojo Sun Studio + Music History 3-Hour Bus Tour

Go behind the scenes at Sun Studio and let the Home of the Blues come alive on a city tour aboard the nation's only music bus. All of the guides on this tour are professional Beale Street musicians who will play and sing selections from the city's rich musical heritage, while entertaining you with comedy, history, and stories about your favorite Memphis personalities. Along the way, you will see Sun Studio, Beale Street, Stax Studio, the Lorraine Motel, Cotton Row, Peabody Hotel, Overton Park, Historic Central Gardens, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, and the early homes of Elvis, B.B. King, and Johnny Cash. Enjoy an exciting introduction to Memphis on an action-packed drive through the city. It's great fun for all ages; let loose and sing along as much or as little as you like.

Nashville Zoo: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

9. Nashville Zoo: Skip-the-Line Admission Ticket

Skip the purchase lines with this admission ticket to Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. Come prepared to immediately start enjoying the animals, attractions, and eateries without the fuss of in-person ticket buying and long wait times. Learn about different animals from all over the world as you watch species such as Tigers, giraffes, bears, monkeys, rhinos, leopards, Flamingos, turtles, and more thriving in beautifully natural outdoor habitats along shaded pathways. Experience other enriching and fun activities such as access to the amphitheater animal shows, keeper talks, Critter Encounters, the Grassmere Historic Home, and more. Take a break at one of a variety of places to eat and drink and have your parking made easy in the available parking garage.

Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Magic & Illusions Show

10. Pigeon Forge: Steven Best's Magic & Illusions 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.

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What people are saying about Tennessee

My family and I did the family experience which we all enjoyed since none of us had ever been white water rafting before. I would for sure recommend this to a family, even with smaller children. There were only about 3 or 4 areas where we were rocking badly. Our instructor was amazing and educated us all very well on what we needed to do to stay safe! Our feet were secured the entire time so there was no chance of falling out.

Ron was terrific! He was extremely knowledge, funny and entertaining. He shared a lot of interesting facts and showed us things we would have never known about without the tour. We did it our last day which was a nice ending, doing it the first day is a great idea because we were provided with a lot of recommendations. Great activity for all ages!

Our visit to the Titanic was enjoyable and educational. It’s a self-guided tour with a handheld device that gives you information on every part of the tour, with staff always around the corner to assist if needed. This would be a great tour for anyone of any age.

I found it presented very well. It was interesting and informative.

Enjoyed walking through and listening to the talks about Titanic !