Summer Season Bucket List in Pigeon Forge

A Pigeon Forge summer blends relaxation with high-octane thrills! Try these can’t-miss experiences:

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1. Parrot Mountain and Gardens 

Hundreds of colorful tropical birds and thousands of gorgeous flowers make Parrot Mountain and Gardens a dazzling sight. Visit the baby bird nursery, feed adult birds by hand and watch exotic toucans, hornbills, and other rainbow-plumed birds in flight. 

Outdoor Gravity Park

2. Outdoor Gravity Park

Leap into a giant, inflatable ball 11 feet wide, then roll inside it down a thousand-foot hill! This is the only “zorbing” park in the country, bringing you the wild thrill of tumbling downhill in a bubble. Add it to your Pigeon Forge summer bucket list! 

3. Dollywood and Splash Country

Come for the 50 exciting rides and stay for shows, fantastic food, and the friendliest park experience around. Splash Country water park offers more ways to cool off and pamper yourself too. 

4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Welcome to the most visited national park, where black bears roam pristine forests and more than 1,500 species of wildflowers delight the eyes. Eight hundred miles of trails await you. Scenic drives take you to overlooks like Clingmans Dome or historic sites like Cades Cove. The National Park Service offers maps, guides, and visitor centers.

5. River Tubing

Drift on the Little Pigeon River and let the water relax away your cares. River Romp offers tubing and kayaking minutes from Pigeon Forge. 

6. Alpine Coasters

Alpine coasters are a Smokies specialty! “Gravity coasters” race downhill but let you control the speed as you get great views on your zippy trip. Smoky Mountain Alpine CoasterCoaster at Goats on the Roof, and Rocky Top Mountain Coaster bring downhill thrills to Pigeon Forge.

7. Titanic Museum Attraction

Play the role of a passenger aboard this replica of the famed ocean liner. Touch an iceberg, try out a lifeboat, and learn about life on the Titanic. More than 400 artifacts bring history to life. 

The Island

8. The Island

Play, shop, and eat, all in one great location. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, visit the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, play in the arcade, and shop and eat at dozens of unique spots. 

9. Go Karting 

Challenge family or friends to races at Pigeon Forge’s go-kart tracks! You’ll get plenty of choices of tracks and karts at Xtreme Racing CenterSpeedZone Fun ParkThe Track, or Blake Jones Racing Center.

The top of any summer to-do list is surely a stay in a Smokies cabin! Pick one with all the amenities your family wants by booking here today.