When the temperatures rise in Pigeon Forge, the fun gets hotter too! Don’t miss these top seven summer activities.
1. TAKE A MOONSHINE AND WINE TOUR
Visit distilleries and wineries without having to worry about driving. You’ll ride in a comfortable coach, get behind-the-scenes tales and bootlegging history, taste plenty of local moonshines and wines, and get special deals on purchases. Tennessee Mountain Tours is your host for this 4.5-hour VIP tour.
2. GO SNOW TUBING
Yes, we said “snow”! Even on the hottest days, there’s fresh snow on the indoor tubing lanes at Pigeon Forge Snow. It’s always 60 to 70 degrees--you’ll feel cool compared to the summer swampiness outdoors! When you’re done tubing, head to the snow play area. Snap photos to show your friends--they’ll be amazed you spent a summer day making snow angels.
3. ZIG, ZAG AND “ZORB” DOWNHILL
Try “zorbing”-- jump inside an 11-foot-wide clear ball and take a wild ride down a thousand-foot track! Outdoor Gravity Park is the only zorbing park in the country. Up to three people ride inside your giant bubble but don’t worry, there’s no tumbling around. In summer, cool water makes zorbing into a crazy water slide. Ride a zig-zag course, make a speed run or let the ball chase you!
4. TRY INDOOR SKYDIVING
Float and spin in midair without having to jump out of an airplane. At Flyaway Indoor Skydiving, they’ll teach you all you need to know to start skydiving right away, safely inside a gigantic, vertical wind tunnel. You can take solo or group “flights,” or book a party.
5. CLIMB HIGH ON A ROPES COURSE
Want an indoor ropes course? WonderWorks’ glow-in-the-dark course challenges you with 50 obstacles stacked four stories high. For an outdoor ropes experience, hit The Island’s Sky Trail Explorer, with 30 thrilling elements, two zip lines, and a simulated free fall. The Island offers a ropes course for little tykes, too.
6. TAKE IN A DELIGHTFUL SHOW
Shows line Pigeon Forge’s famous Parkway, so it’s easy to find one to delight the whole family. Dolly Parton’s Stampede features beautiful horses and their expert riders, with a western theme. The Comedy Barn promises side-splitting, clean comedy for all ages. At Country Tonite, hear classic songs and today’s country hits.
7. RELAX IN A CABIN
The No. 1 way to spend summer in Pigeon Forge? Hanging out in your private vacation cabin! Sip on your moonshine, laugh about the snowman you built or marvel at your daring on the ropes course. Book your Pigeon Forge cabin today.