6 Unique Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

6 Unique Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

It’s vacation time! Sure, you can go anywhere and eat, shop and relax. But what about a place that offers something unique? Something that no where else can provide? Pigeon Forge has several places that offer unique experiences, that nowhere else can provide. Here are 6 unique things to do in Pigeon Forge.

Whitewater Rafting

things to do in pigeon forgeWhen it comes to a one of a kind adventure, whitewater rafting in the Smokies should be at the top of the list. There are several different companies that offer whitewater rafting adventures in the Smoky Mountains, but one thing they all have in common is the Pigeon River. The Pigeon River is perhaps the MOST popular whitewater rafting river in North America. With class III and IV rapids, you’ll have a rush of adrenaline like you never imagined!

Whitewater rafting can truly be one of the most memorable things you’ll ever do. Also, it’s a great way to meet knew people and make a friendship that will last forever.

A list of great whitewater rafting companies in the Great Smoky Mountains.


things to do in pigeon forgeLike whitewater rafting, there are several different companies that offer ziplining in the Smokies. Only this time, they don’t share the same courses or the same views. Each company offers a completely different and unique view. You could spend an entire weekend going from place to place, trying out the different zipline courses. Some offer mountain biking, ropes courses and other outdoor adventures.

Great zipline companies…

CLIMB Works Smoky Mountains
Legacy Mountain Ziplines

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

True, this isn’t in Pigeon Forge, but Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster offers an exciting thrill that you won’t find anywhere else. Just a short drive from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster offers a very unique experience. Imagine a personal roller coaster, on the side of a mountain…that you have control over?! You can get up close and personal with the wildlife and mountainous terrain. Talk about a great opportunity to use that GoPro camera you got for Christmas!

Air Tours

Photo Jul 24, 2 19 35 PMIf you want a birds eye view of Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains, there are 2 great ways to do it. You can take a helicopter tour of the area with Scenic Helicopter Tours or, you can head up with Sky High Air Tours in a world war II biplane, which is an open cockpit ride through the area. Both the helicopter and biplane offer incredible experiences. If you want pictures unlike anything you’ve taken before, you need to plan a trip to take scenic tour of Pigeon Forge. If you want the premier opportunity for a photo op, this is it. You don’t have to worry about buildings, or traffic lights getting in the way of your perfect shot.

Indoor Skydiving

You can enjoy the thrill of skydiving…indoors. You’ll have the experience of a fall free fall in a 21 foot vertical wind tunnel with over 120 mph winds! Flyaway Indoor Skydiving creates a skydiving simulation including the flight suit, earplugs, gloves, helmet and goggles. You’ll have a brief training session and equipment prep. There are a few weight and height requirements by almost anyone of any age can experience the feeling of skydiving.

Outdoor Gravity Park

Home to the OGO, an 11 foot transparent sphere, is the perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family. There are several options to choose from, including the H2OGO, which fits 3 riders and 10 gallons of water. There’s also the harnessed OGO, which allows 2 riders, strapped in before rolling down the 1,000 foot hill. They also have the popular Fishpipe barrel, which is the world’s first rotating barrel ride and carries 3 people, 20 gallons of water and spins up to 45 revolutions per minute.

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