Popular Attractions in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, TN
Dollywood, Dinner Theater, Shopping, the Great Outdoors & More!
Pigeon Forge is known as the family travel capital of the southeast for good reason: Our city boasts extraordinary activities appropriate for all ages. Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country are two of the region’s most popular theme parks, the NASCAR Speedpark and ZORB offer adrenaline-pumping fun, and WonderWorks and the Titanic Museum make education an adventure. And don’t forget about the Rainforest Adventures Zoo and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, bringing the wonders of the natural world within an easy drive of RiverStone Resort.
Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country (2.0 miles)
Dollywood is the one of the region’s top theme parks, including an assortment of exciting rides and attractions, ranging from adrenaline-pumping thrill rides like Barnstormer to family-friendly features like Granny’s Garden and Lil’ Pilots Playground. Dollywood’s Splash Country is a wet n’ wild water adventure park focused on family fun and featuring attractions like Big Bear Plunge and The Cascades. Only 5 minutes from RiverStone Resort & Spa.
WonderWorks (3.7 miles)
Pigeon Forge’s most adventurous and ambitious museum is perfect for kids and young-at-heart adults alike. The upside-down building is home to magic shows, educational programs, a ropes challenge course, laser tag and many more fun diversions tailor-made for groups and families.
Titanic Museum (3.8 miles)
This historic attraction brings the Titanic back to life through recreating the ship, its passengers, and their stories in vivid detail. Filled with priceless artifacts, the giant Titanic Museum offers tours, special events and a first-hand look at what life on the ship was like.
NASCAR Speedpark (4.6 miles)
The thrilling NASCAR theme park puts you and your family in the driver’s seat with pulse-pounding rides like the Pro-Tow, Kiddie Speedway and Speeddome Arcade. You can also challenge friends and family to a race on one of the park’s creative go-kart tracks.
Rainforest Adventures Zoo (5.0 miles)
This zoo puts some of the world’s most amazing creatures on display just minutes from RiverStone. From kangaroos to Macaws to Poison Dart Frogs, Rainforest Adventures features many exotic members of the animal kingdom.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (5.8 miles)
Tennessee may be landlocked, but this gigantic aquarium gives visitors ample opportunity to view the sea’s most breathtaking creatures. Some of the center’s top exhibits include the Shark Lagoon, Rainforest and Stingray Bay.
Scenic Helicopter Tours (10.9 miles)
See the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Smoky Mountains from the best vantage point of all – the sky. This service offers tours taking off from a location along Highway 66 just north of RiverStone Resort.
Island Ropes Course (2.2 miles)
The Island in Pigeon Forge is constantly expanding! They started with just a couple of restaurants and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, but now it’s filling up with so much to do you could spend an entire day there. The Ropes Course just opened at The Island. The ropes course is an outdoor adventure that is perfect for kids and adults of all ages. The smaller course is set up for kids ages 2-7, up to 48” tall. The larger course is designed for all ages, but if you’re 42”-48” tall, you’ll need a chaperone. The adult course is $15 per person and the children’s course is $5 per child.
Paula Deen’s Restaurant in Pigeon Forge
Of course, one of the new attractions in Pigeon Forge 2015 is Paula Deen’s Restaurant. People are coming from all around to experience Paula's delectable recipes. Stop in for great eats at Paula Deen's Family Kitchen.
Emery’s 5 & 10 (2.2 miles)
Looking for a perfect gift or souvenir, but just not sure what to buy? Now open at The Island, Emery’s 5 & 10 has a selection you can’t beat. With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for, from household gadgets and gifts to Pigeon Forge souvenirs.
Street Performances at The Island (2.2 miles)
The Island in Pigeon Forge features street performers who are always incredibly entertaining. Visit The Island to check them out.
Farmhouse Kitchen Expansion at The Old Mill Square Pigeon Forge (0.6 miles)
One of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge is the Old Mill and the Old Mill Square. This year, they expanded their Farmhouse Kitchen with a demonstration area, added a take out cooler, and much more. Find out all the details about the changes happening at the Old Mill Square Pigeon Forge.
Outdoor Gravity Park Ride (3.3 miles)
The new Outdoor Gravity Park is now open in Pigeon Forge! The ride is simple: You jump into an 11 foot sphere, then you take a roll down the 1,000 foot hill. The water inside makes it a fun experience as you slip and slide down the hill. Find out more about available pricing and packages.
Darren Romeo Magic Show (3.7 miles)
Magic Beyond Belief has added a new matinee act, Darren Romeo! This show is different than any other magic show you’ve ever seen. Darren is not only a magician–he sings, too! You’ll enjoy his vocal performances as he shocks the audience with illusions, impersonations, and comedy. View their show calendar.
Be sure to inquire about the discounted rates for many attractions available through the RiverStone Resort front desk! Call (866) 908-0990 for more information.