Rainy Day Fun
Rainy days in the Great Smoky Mountains don’t mean missing out on all the fun during your Pigeon Forge vacation. While it may be a struggle to find creative ways to play at home, Pigeon Forge does all the work for you! Pigeon Forge has no shortage of ways to entertain both kids and adults without getting soaked outside. One scan of the Parkway that runs through the downtowns of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg reveals dozens of indoor attractions that will keep you out of the rain.
From museums and a world-class aquarium to interactive exhibits and indoor mini golf, the year-round attractions in the Smokies may just make rainy days your favorite days on your next getaway. Of course, even if you get caught in a bit of a shower in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can still have fun! Take a scenic drive, avoid difficult trails, or just pop into a little cafe until a quick summer shower passes!
You can always hang out in your cozy cabin rental to play games, watch TV, or even swim in your own pool, but when you want to get out, the list of rainy day activities downtown is seemingly endless. So if you’re getting a bit of cabin fever on rainy spring days in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, pack up the whole family and head downtown. You won’t run out of things to do, and the rain my quickly clear up to reveal another sunny Smoky Mountain day!
Tour the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Walk the Grand Staircase, touch a real iceberg, see firsthand what 28-degree water feels like, and tour the staterooms throughout the R.M.S. Titanic with the ticket of an actual passenger or crew member to experience a bit of history for yourself.
Mix education with entertainment at WonderWorks.
Science, art, space, history, weather, light and sound…learn a little about it all with hands-on exhibits – inside the yellow upside-down building on the Parkway. They even have a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, a 4D ride, and laser tag!
Putt Around – with indoor miniature golf!
Stop by Crave in Gatlinburg for some fun indoor miniature golf course. After playing around the larger-than-life candy installations, stop by the candy bar for bags to fill up and take back to the cabin!
Laugh until you cry at The Comedy Barn.
This family-friendly show brings together magicians, jugglers, comedians, animals, and more for a fun night for all ages.
Ready for a day at the arcade? Have a blast at MagiQuest, which starts entertaining as soon as you see the castle from the outside!
See dazzling costumes and beautiful horses at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Watch talented riders on dazzling horses perform stunts, listen to country music, and enjoy a 4-course Southern feast at Dolly Parton’s dinner show in the Smokies!
Sip and shop at Mountain Valley Winery.
Enjoy a taste of the Smokies at this local winery, whether you’re on a romantic getaway, a trip with friends, or a getaway reconnecting with family. Sip at the winery and choose the perfect bottle to take back for a rainy evening in the cabin!
Try to break out of prison at The Escape Game at The Island.
Escape rooms are a favorite for a reason! This team-centric attraction brings families, friends, and coworkers together to figure out puzzles, search for clues, and solve mysteries – before time runs out!
Pose with celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum.
A unique and fun way to spend a rainy day, the Hollywood Wax Museum is the place to pose with celebrity wax figures, get scared in the horror-themed room, test your pop knowledge, and more.
Challenge your friends to a game of laser tag at LazerPort Fun Center.
Kids and kids at heart love a game of laser tag – a great way to get out of the rain!
Get your adrenaline pumping at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving.
Want to try skydiving but not quite up for jumping out of an actual plane? Try indoor skydiving year-round!
See how you stack up against the best at Ripley’s Guinness World of Records Museum.
The famous book comes to life at this Gatlinburg attraction. Along with many exhibits showcasing the skills of the best in their field, this museum also has hands-on activities!
Go ice skating – indoors – and do some shopping at Ober Gatlinburg.
Ober Gatlinburg is not just a ski and snowboard resort. It also has indoor ice skating year-round! Skate, shop, dine, and more at this classic Gatlinburg, Tennessee, attraction.
Run from zombies at Outbreak: Dread the Undead.
Are you a Halloween fanatic? You don’t want to miss this creepy, zombie-themed haunt next to the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Explore underseas at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Named among the top aquariums in the world, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a world all its own. Meet new underwater creatures, have fun at Touch-A-Ray Bay, watch penguins play, and so much more!
Play arcade games (and grab an Ogle dog) at Fannie Farkle’s in downtown Gatlinburg.
The famous footlong Ogle dog is a must – and the perfect pairing to a fun afternoon of arcade games. If you’re caught in a downpour while strolling the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, pop into Fannie Farkle’s for some fun!
Watch the shows at Dollywood.
If you’re at Dollywood and caught in the rain, it’s the perfect time to stop in for a show. Dollywood puts on Broadway-style musicals, with live performances each day!
Explore the 25,000-square-foot Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
With more than a dozen exhibits about crime, forensic science, and infamous criminals, history buffs can get lost for a while here.
TopJump Extreme Arena
It’s high-flying fun at TopJump, an indoor trampoline park with a ninja course, dodgeball, and tons of fun ways to play on a rainy day in the mountains.
Sip moonshine at a local distillery.
Take your pick of local distilleries serving up the taste of the mountains. Places like Ole Smoky Moonshine offer flavors like apple pie, peach, and the classic White Lightnin’.
Tap your toes to the beat at Country Tonite.
Bringing the variety show to the stage, Country Tonite features country music (of course!), fun performances, dazzling lights, beautiful costumes, and more.
Get spooked at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure in downtown Gatlinburg.
A year-round haunted house, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure features Hollywood-grade costumes and makeup for a truly frightening experience.
Make a memorable souvenir with a snapshot at an old-time photo studio.
Old-time photo shops dot the Parkway, offering a chance to step back in time – and take a fun and unique sepia-toned photo back home for the memories.
Take the kids to create a new friend at Build-A-Bear at The Island.
A great way to remember your time in the Smokies is with a souvenir – and this one is just the place for kiddos. Stop in on a rainy day and build the perfect buddy to take home!
Check out the weird but true exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium.
Love all things strange, unbelievable, and over-the-top? Check out this unique exhibit along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg…if you dare.
Pigeon Forge Snow
Snow indoors? That’s right! At Pigeon Forge Snow you can go snow tubing down the snowy lanes and have fun in the snow play area – year-round.
Rainy Day Fun at the Cabin
Want to stay in when the rain starts falling? Check out our cozy cabins that will keep you dry and comfortable. Located in beautiful Pigeon Forge – up in the trees, overlooking the mountains, and just minutes from downtown – our cabins offer more than just a place to rest your head at night. Each cabin is uniquely decorated and complete with different amenities, but here are just a few of the great amenities you can choose to make your rainy day fun in the cabin:
- Wood-burning, gas, or electric fireplace
- Grill on the deck
- Hot tub on a covered deck
- Indoor jetted tub
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Private indoor pools
- Private movie room with couches or theater-style seating
- Pool, foosball, shuffleboard, and air hockey tables
- Arcade games and darts
- Card tables
- Big screen TVs
- DVD and Blu-ray players
- Fireplaces by jetted tubs
- Indoor community pools
- Wii or Xbox with games
- A jukebox
- A fully equipped kitchen for in-cabin meals