5 Things To Do in Pigeon Forge for Adventure Seekers

This blog post is sponsored by Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. 

2020 is the year of the staycation, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing at all. Too often we ignore what we have in our backyards, but it turns out, there are some pretty spectacular hidden gems located just a short drive away. Pigeon Forge, in Tennessee is one of those hidden gems, especially if you’re looking for a little excitement and adventure this summer.

Without further ado, here is our list of the Top 5 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge for Adventure Seekers. We’ve narrowed it down to 5 different categories but in reality, the list is endless. 

For more information on Pigeon Forge, visit their official website

Visit a Theme Park


Pigeon Forge is home to the famous Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s very own theme park!. No trip out here would be complete without it. The park offers not only thrill rides, but incredible entertainment, shows, dining, and even a water park for the entire family to enjoy.

Other theme parks in the area include The Island and FunStop Family Action Park.

Go Hiking in the Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge is right at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains, located just a short 20 minute drive (or 5 miles) away. Inside the national park, the possibilities are endless. There is a long list of hikes that will take you to stunning views or roaring waterfalls. And if you visit in autumn, you’ll be greeted by some of the most incredible fall foliage in North America.

Fly through the Sky


Get up high and soak in the views around Pigeon Forge!
Your options include:
  • The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
  • A scenic helicopter tour of the area
  • A visit to Smoky Mountain Ziplines

Visit the Outdoor Gravity Park


What is Zorbing? Come find out at the only Zorbing Park in the USA! It’s a thrilling, high-speed activity which originated in New Zealand that you won’t want to miss out on during your trip to Pigeon Forge.

This activity is sure to entertain the entire family – whether you’re inside the orbs or just watching.

Go Chasing Waterfalls… or Rapids

There are countless waterfall hikes in the area if you’d like to escape into nature during your stay. If you’re looking for something a little more extreme, there are also a few rafting companies that will take you for a wild whitewater rafting experience down the rapids. It’s a safe activity done with a certified guide and is the perfect way to cool down on a hot afternoon. 

Regarding the Pigeon Forge attractions & businesses mentioned in this blog, please check their respective websites for an update on their COVID-19 operational updates.

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