Pigeon Forge Getaway | Part 3

If you’ve been reading my series about our Pigeon Forge trip a few weeks ago then you already know how much fun we had!

This is the last part of the series and I want to tell you about the rest of the trip which is all there is to do in Pigeon Forge! Attractions, great food, and beautiful scenery right in the Great Smoky Mountains. No matter your age, Pigeon Forge has you covered; there are dozens of things to do for the whole family!

What To Do In Pigeon Forge

Although, because of COVID-19 some of the attractions are closed there are more open than not so don’t let that keep you away! All safety precautions are in place and masks are to be worn at all times! 

The Island

We are going to start with The Island, it is where our hotel is located so we really got to explore this amazing attraction. The Island is Pigeon Forge’s premier entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. Our daughters loved The Island and everything there was to do, which was also where our hotel was so everything was extremely convenient.

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Great Smoky Mountain Wheel 

Take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel via a large, air-conditioned pod. Towering 200-feet tall, you can see Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for miles!

My husband and I spent one night having a little “date night” sunset ride on the wheel while the girls did the rope course directly below us! It was a win-win for all 4 of us!

The Island Rope Course

This 3 story zip line obstacle course was the first thing my girls wanted to do when we arrived at The Island. This was then followed by two more trips that’s how much they loved it!

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Arcade City

My girls loved spending some time, more like hours playing games at Arcade City. This arcade has a little bit of everything. They enjoyed having some free time away from us and came back with bags of goodies that they won!

We didn’t get the experience all The Island has to offer but those were definitely the highlights of our favorite attractions! The Island is the perfect place to spend time with more than 60 retail and specialty stores, there is no shortage of shopping or attractions. There is so much more in the area to do as well and I want to tell you all about our favorites! 

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

This was such an exciting ride for the whole family! Sitting on over 20 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery. The coaster features plenty of tunnels, curves, and 360 degree turns. Reaching speeds of up to 30 mph, I was definitely a little nervous but it was so much fun!

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I’m disappointed we didn’t come back at night to ride with the lights. The next time we visit Pigeon Forge that is definitely on our list of things to do! Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is something the entire family can enjoy!


The girls loved visiting MagiQuest when it was in Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately it isn’t here anymore so whenever we travel somewhere they definitely try to find one in the area! They were thrilled Pigeon Forge had a location and were counting down the hours until they could go!

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This MagiQuest location was different than others with four attractions in one. In addition to playing the interactive live-action MagiQuest game, there was even more to do! The girls also played mini-golf, navigated a room full of lasers in The Vault, and had fun in the 5,000 square foot mirror maze!

Alcatraz East Museum 

While the girls were on their quest in MagiQuest, my husband, mom and I went to learn all about American crime at Alcatraz East. I knew the girls were not going to be that interested. We opted to go alone, and I am so glad we did!

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Inside the 25,000 square-foot museum are two floors and over 100 interactives among the many galleries. The galleries in the museum include History of American Crime, Punishment: The Consequences of Crime, Crime Scene Investigation, Crime Fighting, and Counterfeit Crimes and Pop Culture.

There is so much to see and learn.

Titanic Museum Attraction

History comes alive at this museum as your family embarks on the devastating maiden voyage of the Titanic. Many authentic artifacts from the Titanic are housed here.

There are replicas of the sleeping quarters. You can hear the terrifying rush of water flooding the stairwells, and even touch an iceberg! We all loved this museum and learned what life was like on the Titanic. You will receive a boarding pass of a real Titanic passenger or crew member when you enter. Find out your fate at the end of the journey!

This is just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended) of all there is do in Pigeon Forge! We will definitely be back to see more! Whether you have never been or vacation here every year, this is your ultimate travel guide to visiting Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Our visit was sponsored on behalf of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. As always, all opinions remain our own.

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