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By definition, an attraction is a business that is interesting enough on some level to compel people to visit it. In the Smokies, we measure attractions by the dozen, everything from Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies to the many music theaters of Pigeon Forge and destinations like the Titanic Museum Attraction.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
An alpine coaster, also known as mountain coaster, is a fairly new amusement ride that you will definitely love as the thrill it gives you is really incredible. The most important thing you need to know about this particular Pigeon Forge attraction is that it is perfectly safe. In fact, it is much safer than its predecessor, an alpine slide, especially considering the most advanced technology used to reduce the risk of accidents.
The variety of attractions available in Pigeon Forge is so great, there can be no doubt every member of your family will find something to enjoy. Check out our list of the coolest options you should try when visiting this incredible resort: