Things To Do In Pigeon Forge This Month

Posted by Phil Rodgers in Pigeon Forge

February has arrived, and for many, it's just another month to slog through until we get closer to the arrival of spring. It's the off season in the Great Smoky Mountains, so there's not much point in heading that way until it warms up, right?

Wrong, funnel cake breath!

If anything, we can make a case for why this month could be one of the best times to visit the Smokies. Yes, visitation is historically at its annual ebb this time of year, but you can turn that to your advantage. For example, you can enjoy the lowest lodging rates you'll see all year, and traffic is so light, you can cruise from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg on the Parkway with nary a problem. Shortcuts, shmortcuts.

But while those elements are certainly attractive, there still have to be tangible reasons to come to the Smokies. We devoted our past two blog posts to talking about all the ways you can enjoy Great Smoky Mountains National Park in winter, and now it's time to focus more on our neck of the woods here at Goats on the Roof. In Pigeon Forge alone, there's enough going on to keep a person's vacation calendar booked solid for a week.

Let's start with the obvious (to us, anyway). Goats on the Roof is open all year long, and we offer multiple ways for a person or a couple or a family to have a blast in one convenient stop. It all starts with our goats, which spend their days on our grassy rooftop, interacting with our guests and chowing down on the goat feed that our visitors transport to the roof via our unique Goat Cycle. (The goats' outdoor availability is season- and weather-dependent.)

But that's just the start. We also offer one of the area's coolest alpine coasters, the Goat Coaster, as well as a gem-mining attraction and our brand-new dinosaur-themed mini-golf course. Our climate-controlled shop, which showcases handmade foods, gifts and souvenirs, is also here to take care of your merch needs.

Elsewhere in Pigeon Forge, all our other notable attractions are still going strong, and when you visit in February, you're likely to enjoy short waits for your experience. (The only exception to this is Valentine's Day, which is busy everywhere, but don't rule out coming to the Smokies to find a little romance with that special someone.) Among the attractions to keep in mind are the Titanic Museum Attraction, WonderWorks, Beyond the Lens!, the Hollywood Wax Museum, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, MagiQuest, Parrot Mountain and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, the last one being one of many fun things to do at The Island development.

And don't forget about a lot of the traditional daytime activities that Pigeon Forge is known for, including mini golf, go-carts, arcades and the like. You can enjoy these types of family fun at places like Fantasy Golf, Fast Tracks, Fun Stop and Blake Jones Racing Center.

At night, there are lots of things to do as well, including music theaters. Several venues do go dark for winter, but you can still get your music and comedy game on at places like The Comedy Barn, Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction and Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show. Besides the theaters, also look for establishments that host live music by local and regional artists as well as trivia nights, axe throwing and much more.

Naturally, most all the restaurants are open too. From fast food to fine dining, American cuisine to international favorites, there's something for everyone. You can start your day with pancakes at any number of breakfast-oriented restaurants then move on to local favorites like the Local Goat, J.T. Hannah's Kitchen, The Old Mill Restaurant, Puckett's Restaurant and Paula Deen's Family Kitchen.


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