10 Summer To Dos in Pigeon Forge


Summertime in Pigeon Forge means so much more than breaking a sweat! It means finding great places to chill out and have a great time. It means making unforgettable memories with your friends and family. It means places to go and things to see, and we’ve got 10 of those exciting adventures listed below for you. If you don’t plan for anything else this summer, be sure to check out these must-dos in Pigeon Forge. You’ll be glad you did!

  1. Visit Dollywood’s Splash Country. What better place to catch a break from the hot summer sun than at Dollywood’s Splash Country? This adventure water park has a little bit of something for everyone – splash pads for the younger guests, and high-octane water slides for those looking for a thrill.
  2. Hike to Rainbow Falls. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more hiking trails than you can ever hope to check out in a single week, including 16 trails to different waterfalls. One of these hikes that’s perfect for summer is Rainbow Falls, where you’ll get to view an 80-foot waterfall; its mist creates a beautiful rainbow (hence the name!) on sunny afternoons.
  3. Experience the Great American Summer at Dollywood. Dollywood is a great attraction for tourists all year long, but in the summer, they’ve got the Great American Summer event going on until August 2. Besides all the awesome rides and shows already at Dollywood, this event guarantees an entire season full of unique shows, music, and fun!
  4. Meet Captain E. J. Smith at the Titanic Museum Attraction. Okay, so this isn’t the real Captain E. J. Smith, but author Lowell Lytle is putting on a pretty impressive portrayal of the captain from now until August 8 at the Titanic Museum Attraction. And he’s pretty impressive himself, being the oldest man to ever dive the two-and-a-half miles to the wreckage of the RMS Titanic!
  5. Watch FREE movies at the Forge Cinemas. Yes, you read that right! The Forge Cinemas offers FREE movies every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this summer at 10 a.m. Movies already shown during their summer movie series include Horton Hears a Who and The Croods!
  6. Eat ice cream at The Old Mill Creamery. We probably don’t have to remind you that a summer day is not complete without a big scoop of ice cream! And a trip to Pigeon Forge isn’t complete without a visit to The Old Mill. So put two and two together, and get your ice cream at The Old Mill Creamery!
  7. Ride the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. Get a one-of-a-kind view of the Smoky Mountains on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. This coaster is the longest downhill track in the U.S., and it’s the perfect way for guests of all ages to cool down on a hot summer day!
  8. Take the family to a live show. Pigeon Forge has plenty of options for live entertainment all summer long. Some of our favorite options include the Murder Mystery Theater, the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge, Dixie Stampede, and the Lumberjack Feud.
  9. Play at the Big Top Arcade. Feel like a kid again this summer at the Big Top Arcade in Pigeon Forge! This indoor circus-themed arcade features state-of-the-art games, including Ice Ball, the Big Bass Wheel, and more!
  10. Try the New 7D Dark Ride Adventure. One of the new, must-see attractions in Pigeon Forge is The Island, where you can enjoy rides, games, shops, good food, and the new 7D Dark Ride Adventure! At this fun attraction, you can experience the thrill of a roller coaster and the excitement of an interactive shooting gallery. Bring the family for some friendly competition and big fun!