It's the goat-feeding-est, goat-coaster-est, gem-mining-est, fudge-eating-est, ice-cream-licking-est, cool-gift-shopping-est attraction in Pigeon Forge!
We're located right on Wears Valley Road, and we're impossible to miss. After all, we're the only Smoky Mountains attraction with live goats roaming around on the rooftop.
So stop in, get a can of goat chow and hop on our special "goat-cycle," which lets you transport your can of goat feed up to the roof. And then get your cameras ready to click away as our hungry rooftop residents chow down on their favorite snack.
For a closer view, head up to the second level of our gift shop, where you can gaze out the windows at our bearded friends in air-conditioned comfort. Best of all, there's no charge to come on in and watch.
The Goat Coaster at Goats on the Roof is an exciting journey through the hills of Tennessee at speeds just under 30mph and with a view that can’t be seen anywhere else in town. Whether you enjoy riding alone or pairing up – it doesn’t matter since the carts are designed to comfortably carry one or two people. Each cart is equipped with hand brakes so you can go slow if you are a little nervous, or let it rip if you are a speed demon. This hands-on ride is fun for the whole family, from children to grandparents. All are guaranteed to have a fantastic and memorable time!
The concept of having live goats on a roof dates back 40 years to the legendary Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant in Door County, Wisconsin. The Johnson family began letting goats graze on the sodded roof of their Sister Bay, WI eatery to attract crowds, and boy has it worked well for them. Four decades later, the restaurant is still going strong, and the goats (and the Swedish pancakes) are as popular as ever.
Now, thanks to a licensing agreement with the restaurant, our Pigeon Forge attraction is able to share the same fun and unique features with visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains.