13 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains

We all love the majestic Smoky Mountains! Once you’ve reached Tennessee’s treasure, what is your group to do? Here is our list of 13 attractions to check out in the Smoky Mountains.

Lumberjack Feud offers a group experience unlike any other dinner show in the Smokies! Our large arena is perfect for groups of any size and our show is full of audience participation, ensuring groups of all ages will have a blast! Our competition features real ESPN Lumberjacks, Lumberjills, and World Champion Timber Dogs. You’ll see 18 thrilling, axe swinging, chainsaw roaring events full of action and excitement!

Rafting is great for groups! Family-owned and operated Smoky Mountain Outdoors offers whitewater rafting and scenic river trips on the Pigeon River – 45 minutes from Smoky Mountain lodging destinations. Choose 6.5 miles of Class III – IV whitewater for ages 8 and up, or 5 miles of milder Class I – II scenic river float for ages 3 and up. Our river professionals are personable, entertaining, and safety-certified. You’ll start your trip by meeting your personal guide who will outfit you with your life jacket, helmet, and paddle.

A trip to The Island in Pigeon Forge offers hours of fun eating, playing, and shopping. The Island is a safe, confined area for the students to explore at their own pace, which makes life much easier for the group leaders and chaperones. Your students will have a blast riding the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, eating Mellow Mushroom pizza, winning prizes at Arcade City, navigating the Mirror Maze and much more!

Welcome to the scenic and exciting four-seasons world of Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park, high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Ride the 120 passenger Aerial Tramway to Alpine Slide, Indoor Ice Skating, Black Bear Habitat & Nocturnal House, Water Rides, Chairlift, Shops, Restaurant, Lounge, Winter Skiing, Snowboarding and Snow Tubing!

Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show – Food, Feudin’ and Fun equals a great time! Become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the Bluegrass music, singing and “extreme clogging”, might feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and sidesplitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody! And the country cookin’ — whooee it’s good!

Magic Beyond Belief with Darren Romeo delivers spectacular illusions, exotic animals, dazzling costumes, comedy impressions, audience participation, and show-stopping songs in a one-of-a-kind experience for any age!

Smoky Mountain Opry- Get ready to be blown away by the fantastic performances at the region’s ultimate musical variety production. A huge cast of top talent includes singers, dancers, aerialists and the largest live band in town performing country, pop, Broadway and much more. Add amazing special effects, eye-popping sets, large exotic animals, dazzling costumes plus side-splitting comedy and you have the BIG SHOW right here in Pigeon Forge!

See why this high-energy production receives more awards that any other show in the Smokies! Every year Country Tonite offers a new and spectacular show that is two hours of phenomenal entertainment from a cast of talented performers. You will find your favorite country classics from country music’s most legendary artists, along with country hits of today.

You will enjoy a four-course feast as 32 magnificent horses and top-notch trick riders thrill you like never before with all-new sets, music and special effects. Dixie Stampede celebrates the American Spirit with inspiring, world-class performances bringing history to life on a 35,000 square foot stage. The journey west unfolds before your very eyes with a wagon train of high-spirited settlers.

WonderWorks Indoor Amusement park offers over 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind which combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.

For over 20 years The Comedy Barn Theater has been delivering belly laughs to people of all ages. Comedians, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, amazing animals, audience participation and a great county music band keep the fun moving at maximum speed. Find out for yourself why “clean comedy rules”!

We’ve built a ship-shaped permanent, interactive Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. Everyone knows the name Titanic. Everyone knows that Titanic hit an iceberg. Everyone knows that Titanic was lost, but there is so much more to her story. Discover the stories of the passengers and crew who sailed Titanic, as our crew and interactive galleries bring them to life. We are more than just a museum; we are a Permanent, Interactive Attraction for all ages.

Experience the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, voted America’s #1 Aquarium by TripAdvisor and Top Destination to See Penguins by USA Today Travel! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet!