What is Goats On The Roof?

It's the goat-feeding-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.

But that's just part of what's in store. Here are more things to do at Goats On The Roof...

• Mine for rare gems like rubies, sapphires or emeralds at our old-time gem mine.

• Find the ideal Pigeon Forge souvenir for yourself or your friends and family inside our two-level gift shop.

• Make your sweet tooth happy with a hunk of homemade fudge or dish of homemade ice cream.

• Savor your sweet treat in the shade of our front porch as you take a load off your dogs in one of our authentic Amish rocking chairs.

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Why Goats On A Roof?

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 feature with visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains.