25 Fun Things to do at Night in Pigeon Forge

Entrance to Ole Smoky lit up with the wheel at the island and a sunset visible in background.

Do you want to keep exploring the Smokies even when the day is over? Some tourist towns wind down with the day, but things are different in the Pigeon Forge area. If you are looking for fun things to do at night in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area, keep reading to see our top recommendations!


Drinks, Food, and Fun! 

Ole Smoky Distillery

Entrance to Ole Smoky lit up with the wheel at the island and a sunset visible in background.

Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Ole Smoky Distillery offers distillery tours and moonshine tastings to visitors daily. As Tennessee’s first legal moonshine distillery, they have set the bar high. They also set a perfect atmosphere for tastings with live bluegrass music. See what all the hype is about and check them out for yourself.


Junction 35 Spirits

With quality spirits made in-house every day, Junction 35 Spirits is the place to go for custom cocktails and spectacular food. Once you try them, there will be no question as to why this is a local favorite in Pigeon Forge! When you present your receipt from your meal you will also receive a free moonshine tasting!


Country Roads Axe Co. featuring West by God CoalFired Pizza

It’s a sports bar, it’s a restaurant, it’s an axe venue…it’s awesome! Whether you want to drink, eat, throw, or all three, Country Roads Axe Co. feat. West By God has some of the best pizza in town. You can see your order being crafted behind the glass at the back and rest assured that your meal will be made of the finest ingredients. For those who want to throw, they have more than axes: knives and ninja stars are available as well.



Arcade City

Nestled in The Island in Pigeon Forge, Arcade City is a great place to stop and play some games while you explore everything The Island has to offer. Fill up your play card and play games alone or with friends to win some awesome prizes. Whether you like classic arcade games or digital ones, they have something for everybody.


Big Top Arcade

Entrance to big top arcade in Pigeon Forge

Visit the Big Top Arcade if you want to win some big prizes and have big fun. With games to fit all playing styles and keep your competitive streak going, this is a great arcade for the whole family to enjoy. You will never run out of awesome games to play!


Rockin’ Raceway

Kart racing AND an arcade?! How can you possibly say no? Visit Rockin’ Raceway if you want to challenge your friends and family to multiple friendly competitions. With over 150 modern arcade games and some classic-style games, this is the ultimate arcade for people who want it all! Win awesome prizes, make memories, and celebrate your victory with the wind in your hair as you race around the track.


Escape Rooms 

Escapology Pigeon Forge

Time is of the essence at Escapology Pigeon Forge. Get your blood pumping and test how well you do under pressure as you solve puzzles and crack codes. Bring your detective hat and your magnifying glass so you are fully prepared to look high and low for clues. This challenge is not for the faint of heart.


Smoky Mountain Escape Games

A 1-hour escape room that has been rated #1 on TripAdvisor, Smoky Mountain Escape Games is a family owned and operated business that seeks to create fun for families in the Smokies. If you want to race the clock to set your team free, make sure to visit this thrilling escape room.


Mini Golf

Crave Golf Club

Picture of the rooftop minigolf course at Crave Golf

Whether you want to golf indoors or outside, Crave Golf Club has got you covered! Have fun on two 19-hole golf courses: the 18.5k square foot indoor course, or the rooftop outdoor course! Take a break between courses at mini-bowling, then celebrate with a sugar rush in their giant candy shop. This place is sweet!


Professor Hackers Lost Treasure Golf

Enjoy beautiful landscaping as you play on two 18-hole mini golf courses. Professor Hackers is a great place for all ages. And this isn’t your typical mini golf course; you ride a mining train through caves to the top of the courses and then you can play your way back down!


Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Known as Gatlinburg’s most entertaining mini golf, Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf is a great place to play the night away. Enjoy two 18-hole courses full of interactive displays and animated animals. They also have new Spinner Course challenges to bring a little extra something to the classic game of mini-golf. Adventure awaits!


Toy Box Mini Golf

A man on the back of a giant toy dinosaur with his son climbing on the tail.

This place has it all: an 18-hole golf course, a toy shop, a laser maze, and most notably, GIANT TOYS! If you have always dreamed of riding a toy dinosaur, walking under a slinky, crashing in toy racecars, or holding up a falling rubix cube, Toy Box Mini Golf is the place to go. This might seem like a place for kids, but all ages can enjoy the fun of being overshadowed by giant toys. Check it out for yourself!

Sky Pirates of Mermaid Bay: An Epic Golf Adventure

At Sky Pirates you can experience the depths of the ocean to the heights above Mermaid Bay during your game of mini golf. Throughout your adventure at SkyPirates, you’ll find interactive photo-ops, get to explore the candy cave treasures, and challenge your family and friends to an epic game of mini golf!


Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium

Theorists and skeptics alike are welcome to check out the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium in Gatlinburg. Here you will see unique exhibits showing art, people, and animals from around the world. With interactive sections throughout the museum, this is a great place to be entertained by things beyond your wildest imagination! Do you dare to have your reality challenged by what you see?



If your family likes hands-on fun, you have to visit Wonderworks in Pigeon Forge! This is an amazing place for science-minded people to learn in an interactive way and have fun with forces of nature. Experience hurricane winds, witness the power of gravity, and more! This museum has over 100 exhibits for guests to enjoy.


Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Explore the dark underbelly of American crime history at Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. From infamous mobsters to notorious serial killers, delve into captivating exhibits that unravel the mysteries of the nation’s most notorious criminals.


Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center

Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge

Who says you have to go to Hollywood to meet all of your favorite celebrities? They are all right here in Pigeon Forge at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center. Pose with Charlie’s Angels, fight with Captain Jack Sparrow, sing with Eric Church, and more! You can also enjoy a 5D adventure inside!


Multi-Activity HotSpots 

Space Race Adventures 

Space Race Adventures is a brand new indoor attraction that features a mini golf course, VR simulators with different experiences to choose from and interactive games spread across a 600 square foot room. They even have a themed laser tag arena with challenges amidst the course and go-karts to race your friends and family on the lower level. Come ready for a challenge and have some fun at the all new attraction.

LazerPort Fun Center

Home to the tallest go-kart track in the city of Pigeon Forge, LazerPort Fun Center is a great place for people who want to have the maximum amount of fun with the minimal amount of commuting. In addition to go-karts, they also have an arcade, a lazertag arena, and an indoor 18-hole blacklight mini golf course. For guests with a strong competitive streak, this is paradise!



The MagiQuest building on the parkway

Four attractions in one building makes for endless fun that everyone can enjoy! The castle on the parkway is home to MagiQuest, a place where magic comes to life. Here you can play mini golf, tackle a mirror maze, search for treasure, and more. This is a great place to bring the kids when they aren’t ready to end the day’s adventures.


TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena

With an arcade, a trampoline floor, an obstacle course, trampoline basketball and dodgeball, a climbing section, and a candy store, TopJump has everything you need to be entertained. You can climb multiple walls with various handles: choose from PVC, ice picks, and more! When it’s snack time, head upstairs to the viewing deck to see the whole building below and chill out while you eat some food. If you have energy you need to burn, TopJump is the place to do it.


Skyland Ranch

Miniature animals, a chairlift, a mountain coaster, a food truck park, live music, a candy store, and more…what else could you want? Skyland Ranch is the place to go if you want to enjoy multiple activities with a little western flair. Buy a nice cowboy hat in their trading shop or go for a lovely stroll on their legacy walkway honoring the history of these mountains. You can play cornhole, sit around the fire, and enjoy quality time with your family as you take in spectacular views.


The Island in Pigeon Forge

Aerial shot of The Island in Pigeon Forge with the sun setting in the background.

Where else can you walk around, eat, play games, see live music, ride a giant ferris wheel, and go shopping all in one stop? The Island in Pigeon Forge is the ultimate hub for all sorts of family fun and activities. Enjoy the arcade, various rides, multiple restaurants, and more. This is a great place for people of all ages to hang out and have fun.


Self-Paced Walk-Throughs

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Visit Gatlinburg’s #1 haunted house and get your adrenaline running high at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Danger and frights of various kinds lurk around every corner to leave you screaming…for more, of course. With live actors, special effects, and more, this attraction is great for groups that want to put their bravery to the test. This experience is to die for!


Astra Lumina at Anakeesta

Astra Lumina at Anakeesta

This enchanting night walk is the perfect way to spend a night out. Anakeesta‘s Astra Lumina experience is an amazing journey of light, sound, and other special effects through the forest that tell the story of falling stars. This experience is open after the park closes, and it is breathtaking as it lights up the night. Bring your friends and enjoy the beautiful storytelling at the first night walk experience in the United States and the 15th in the world!


Gatlinburg SkyPark

Are you brave enough to tackle the nation’s largest swinging pedestrian bridge after dark? Take a trip to Gatlinburg SkyPark to see the way Gatlinburg lights up at night and take in the beautiful views. Once you get to the top, enjoy some food, drinks, and live music that the people who don’t conquer the chairlift will never get to experience. If you want relaxation and fun all in one, Skylift Park is the place to go.


For more ideas of things to do in the Pigeon Forge area, check out the “Things to do” tab on our website to find an activity that will be fitting for everyone in your group!

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