This is the most fun and unique place to visit in the Smoky Mountains. Come and see what Goats on the Roof is all about.
If you've ever driven to Pigeon Forge and/or Gatlinburg on a Smoky Mountain vacation, chances are you first drove through Sevierville, Tennessee, on your journey. Decades ago, Sevierville was little more than a place to stop to get gas or a bite to eat on your way to one of the other destinations. But these days, Sevierville has more to offer tourists than ever before. And if you haven't taken a look at that city's downtown area lately, you'll see why Sevierville has become a worthy place to stop and play in its own right.
A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of our recommendations for music theater shows in Pigeon Forge. From country music and comedy to murder mysteries and equestrian entertainment, we revealed how there's a little bit of something for everyone on the stages of the Great Smoky Mountains.
So you had a great day in the Smokies. Maybe you spent it hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or maybe you hung out all day at Dollywood or Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Maybe you went ziplining or visited that cool place where the goats walk around on the rooftop…
So many places to see, so little time. That's the dilemma facing most Smoky Mountain vacationers, because visitors to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville literally have hundreds of attractions to choose from. It can be overwhelming, especially for those who may never have been to the area and have no previous experience when it comes to what's worth seeing and what's not.
We hope that your next trip to the Smokies includes a stop at Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge, TN. Located on Wears Valley Road, our family attraction has a little something for everyone, from our thrilling mountain coaster to our gem mining operation. And yes, we have live goats living on the roof of our gift shop and store, where we carry a wide array of souvenirs and handmade craft items.
This just may be the blog post you never knew you needed. Or wanted. But here it is anyway - our comprehensive look back at the literal roles that goats have played in some of your favorite films and television shows. Why are we focusing on goats? Because they're the star of our attraction at Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge!
Spring is Goldilocks season in the Smokies. It's not too hot, and it's not too cold. In general, the weather here is just right for all kinds of outdoor fun, including everything we have to offer at Goats On The Roof. It's hard to beat a pleasant spring day when you're enjoying our alpine coaster, gem mining attraction and live-goat exhibits.
Anyone who has ever spent any time in the Smokies knows that there are enough vacation destinations in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville to fill a lifetime's worth of travel. From great attractions and restaurants to unique shops and special events, there's something for every age, every interest and every budget.
If you have a soft spot for all things that walk on four legs (and sometimes six or more), then you need to plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. The region is known for its population of black bears, not to mention all kinds of other critters that live in the wild, including deer and elk. If you take a drive or a hike into any remote region of the national park, there's a decent chance you'll spot some sort of wildlife. (Always respect the native fauna and keep a safe distance from them.)
Usually, you hear people talking about escaping TO the Great Smoky Mountains for a romantic getaway or vacation. But for the past few years, more and more visitors to the area have been spending time trying to figure out how to escape FROM the mountains. That's because escape-room attractions have become all the rage in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
In the classic '80s movie Top Gun, lead characters Maverick and Goose famously said, “I feel the need, the need for speed!” In their case, that meant hopping into the cockpit of a fighter jet. However, the next time you're on vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, we'd like to suggest a mode of transportation that will allow you to move along at a good clip but is also much less risky: go-carts.
Even though the name of our attraction is Goats on the Roof, many visitors still seem surprised to discover that we actually do have goats living on the roof of our main building. (See our last blog post for the full story on WHY we have goats on our Pigeon Forge rooftop.) Our guests love getting up-close views of our goats and even sending them buckets of feed with our unique “goat cycle” device.
You have to admit it: Goats On The Roof is a catchy name for a tourist attraction. And for the past 10 years, we've answered a lot of questions about that name and how it came to be. Regardless of the origins, we're proud to say that we actually DO have live goats on our roof. What you see is what you get. But if you want to know more about WHY they're up there in the first place, then we'll share that backstory with you in this post.
At Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge, they're proving that any time of year is a great time to hook onto a sturdy steel cable and take off flying through the air like a bird. The popular outdoor attraction is open from March through December, offering numerous opportunities to experience the sensation of zooming through the treetops of the Smoky Mountain foothills.
In the decade that we've been in the Smokies of East Tennessee, all of us at Goats On The Roof have prided ourselves on offering visitors a unique mountain experience. And we've tried to offer entertainment that fits in with our natural surroundings. For example, our resident goats are alpine creatures that are comfortable in high altitudes and on steep slopes.