There is nowhere else in the world quite like Pigeon Forge, TN! Located minutes away from the Smoky Mountains, our charming city is overflowing with family-friendly attractions. In addition to classic activities like go-karts and museums, guests will also find a number of unique attractions that you certainly don’t see every day. To help you make the most of your vacation, Eagles Ridge Resort has put together a guide to five of the coolest things to do in Pigeon Forge.
1. Skydiving Without a Parachute at Flyaway
When you go skydiving in Pigeon Forge, you won’t need a parachute or a ripcord. In fact, you won’t even need a plane! Instead of tumbling through the air from 10,000 feet above the ground, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving allows guests to experience the thrill of free falling right on the Parkway. Flyaway uses a special vertical wind tunnel that mimics the sensation of traditional skydiving. No prior experience is necessary, and since all of the fun is indoors, you can even go skydiving on a rainy day.
2. Drinking Milkshakes on the Green at Crave Golf Club
Playing putt-putt at Crave Golf Club is another one of the coolest things to do in Pigeon Forge. What sets this course apart from the rest is its amazing candy store and milkshake bar. Before they hit the links, visitors can load up on their choice of over 150 types of sweets. Every hole on the mini golf course comes with a little table where you can rest your shake or candy while you putt. Did we mention that the entire course is decorated to look like Candy Land? Guests can play through 38 holes (both indoor and outdoor) filled with gingerbread houses, chewing gum trees, giant gummy bears, and other creative displays.
3. Saving the Day at The Escape Game
Visiting The Escape Game is like being the hero in a big budget Hollywood movie! This hugely popular attraction offers a number of themed challenges where groups have 60 minutes to find clues, solve mysteries, and save the day. Some of the adventures offered at The Escape Game in Pigeon Forge include foiling an art heist, repairing a spaceship stranded on Mars, breaking out of a jail cell, and stopping an international ring of dangerous criminals.
4. Rolling Around in a Hamster Ball at Outdoor Gravity Park
If rolling around in a hamster ball always looked fun to you, you’ll love Outdoor Gravity Park! This unique attraction is Pigeon Forge’s only destination for “zorbing”, a new sport where participants whizz down hillsides inside of large, transparent spheres. Trust us; it may sound a bit unusual, but it’s a ton of fun! Guests can choose between “dry zorbing” or “wet zorbing,” in which your ball is filled with 10+ gallons of water.
5. Playing with the Birds at Parrot Mountain
Parrot Mountain is home to hundreds of beautiful tropical birds who can’t wait to meet you! Located in a sprawling garden-like atmosphere, Parrot Mountain features friendly lories, macaws, toucans, cockatoos, and many other feathered residents. Visitors will have the chance to feed, talk with, and take photos of these magnificent creatures. A highlight for many guests is playing with the baby birds in the attraction’s nursery. If you’re in the market for a new pet, you can even take one home!
When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be minutes away from all of the coolest things to do in Pigeon Forge. Our cabin community is only a mile from the fun on the Parkway. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the perfect property for your escape. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge!