5 Big Attractions on the Pigeon Forge Parkway


Not to be missed on a drive down the busy Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge, these big attractions get a lot of attention. Not only are they big in size, they’re big on family fun. From rides and kid-friendly games to celebrities and history, these big attractions have it all. On your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, stop in to one or all of these fun, family-friendly attractions – some of the most popular in town!

Fun Stop Family Action Park & Big Top Arcade
3275 Parkway

Thrill rides, family rides, kid-friendly rides, the Big Top Arcade, and indoor and outdoor go kart tracks make up the Fun Stop Family Action Park in Pigeon Forge. The huge attraction has something for all ages, as well as indoor and outdoor activities. You can stop in seven days a week year-round for some fun no matter the weather.

$9 – single seat go kart
$20 – ride all three tracks
$20 – Elevated, Slick Track, and 40-mph indoor track (per person)

$12 – double seat go kart
$26 – Elevated, Slick Track, and 40-mph indoor track
$7 – Junior Go Karts (ages 4-9)

$3 – family rides and kiddie rides (per ticket); $15 for 6; adults ride free
$20 – Sky Scraper
$20 – Sling Shot
$12 – Zip Line; $20 for two people

They also offer combo packages, wristbands for multiple rides, and game cards for the arcade. As you drive down the Parkway, the flashing lights, spinning rides, circus-themed exterior, and large go kart track will draw you in!

The Island Pigeon Forge
131 The Island Drive

One of Pigeon Forge’s newest and biggest attractions, The Island features The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel – a 200-foot-tall lighted Ferris wheel – celebrity-owned restaurants, rides, games, live music, and shops. Stop in for a bite at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, or Dick’s Last Resort before getting dessert at The Fudgery, Island Yogurt, or Create-A -Cone. Then pick up some gifts and souvenirs from Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel Gift Shop, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Miner’s Gems, The Island Trading Post, and more. Before heading out for the night, take a ride on the wheel, wind through the Island Mirror Maze, play some games at Arcade City, or watch The Island fountain show – a water show choreographed to 14 pieces of music and complete with dramatic lights.

Titanic Museum Attraction
2134 Parkway

Experience what it would have been like for the passengers of the RMS Titanic on that fateful night with a hands-on tour of this huge Pigeon Forge attraction. You can’t miss the huge ship as you drive down the Parkway, and its size alone will make you want to stop! During the self-guided tour as a “passenger,” touch an iceberg, feel icy cold water, see authentic artifacts from the ship, and feel the majesty of The Grand Staircase – an exact replica of the original design.

Ticket prices
$27 – adults
$11.14 – children (ages 5-12)
$62.47 – family pass (two adults, two children)
FREE – children (age 4 and under)

Hollywood Wax Museum
106 Showplace Blvd
Now located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the Hollywood Wax Museum is one of the most recognizable and unique attractions in the area. The “Mount Rushmore” of celebrities on the front of the building is matched only by the giant King Kong on the roof. Inside, wax figures of celebrities from many generations grace the halls. Kids will love the pop stars and games, and adults will appreciate the Hollywood stars from days past.

Ticket prices
$20 – adults (ages 12 and up)
$10 – children (ages 4-11)

Also next to the Wax Museum are the Castle of Chaos and Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors. You can buy an all-access pass for the three attractions for just $25 for adults and $15 for children.

100 Music Road
The upside down building on the Parkway has been catching the imaginations of children and the curiosity of adults for years. When you step inside, you’ll find 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment.” There are more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the different Wonder Zones dedicated to light and sound, space discovery, physical challenges, natural disasters, imagination, and brain games. New in 2015 is the Forensic Science Exhibit, which allows guests to experience fingerprint identification, 3D facial imaging and reconstruction, and 3D facial recognition. You’ll leave here amazed and full of new facts!

Ticket prices
$24.99 + tax – adults general admission
$16.99 + tax – children general admission
$40.99 + tax – adults ultimate combo (WONDER magic show, WonderWorks exhibits, one game of laser tag, and unlimited access to ropes course)
$32.99 + tax – children ultimate combo

More ticket combos are available, so check online to see which combination best fits your needs.

*Ticket prices subject to change