This post about things to do in Pigeon Forge is sponsored by TripAdvisor. The opinions and experiences are my own.
Last month my daughter and I were planning a trip to East Tennessee and we were looking for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge. Both of us looked through all the TripAdvisor reviews (people don’t mince words there) until we settled on a few attractions and then I booked them right through the site.
Am I the last one to discover you can book attractions, tours, and experiences on TripAdvisor? I loved it because everything was paid for before I even left home, so all I had to do was show up with my vouchers and have fun.
Things to Do in Pigeon Forge, TN
After a day of attempting to entertain ourselves while driving to Tennessee, we were ready for someone else to provide the laughs (and a few drinks). Womp-womp, they didn’t serve alcohol, but after getting over that minor disappointment, we sat back and enjoyed the show.
The show varies somewhat each night, but it features a mix of magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians, cloggers, live music, an animal act and audience participation. I’m not comfortable with animal entertainment, so I wish the trained dogs weren’t in the show (even though they were adorable), but the rest of the show was great! My favorite part was Danny’s ping pong ball skit. His banter with audience members was absolutely hilarious, and everyone was cracking up!
I’m pretty sure wax museums were designed for people like my daughter who love to mimic and clown. She was completely in her element here, and I don’t think we stopped laughing the entire time. We still laugh when we think about it!
Visitors aren’t allowed to touch the wax figures, but believe me, there are countless ways to create photo opps without touching them. Many of the figures have props nearby to help inspire photo ideas. It’s an absolutely ridiculous way to spend an hour, but we had the best time!
It’s all hands on discovery at WonderWorks and there’s a lot of science hidden in all the fun. It’s an amusement park for the mind! There are six different Wonder Zones, a glow in the dark ropes course, 4D motion theater and optional laser tag and nightly magic show. You won’t be bored!
Allow 2-3 hours to enjoy everything, and during fall and summer, it’s likely to be busy so there may be some waiting for some of the exhibits. Also, be sure to wear closed-toe shoes – a requirement for several of the experiences. We didn’t know that beforehand and were wearing sandals, so we lost out doing on a few things.
We had SO MUCH FUN at all of these attractions, and since we only spent two days in the area, we want to go back and spend more time exploring some of the other things to do in Pigeon Forge. I’ll definitely book my activities through TripAdvisor again too. It was so easy and convenient to plan our itinerary and book our attractions at the same time. I can’t recommend it enough! Happy travels!