One of the best parts of taking annual vacations to Pigeon Forge, TN is that there is always something new to see during your visit! A number of exciting attractions have recently opened in our favorite Smoky Mountain city, so we thought we would share the good news with our guests. Read on to learn about three brand new Pigeon Forge attractions that you don’t want to miss on your next vacation.
1. Pigeon Forge Snow
Pigeon Forge Snow is the first year-round snow tubing attraction in the United States! Located right off of the Parkway on Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge Snow is a 35,000 square foot indoor facility with 12 high-speed tubing lanes. The secret to the attraction’s success is its state-of-the-art snow machines, which turn ordinary water into real snow, without any added chemicals or synthetic material.
Although Pigeon Forge Snow looks like a winter wonderland, the attraction’s climate is surprisingly balmy. The building’s temperature is kept around 65 – 70 degrees throughout the year, so there is no need to bundle up in your winter jackets and boots.
In addition to tubing, Pigeon Forge Snow also features an awesome SnowPlay Area where guests can build snowmen, make snow angels, or have a snowball fight. While there is no height or age requirement to enjoy the SnowPlay Area, guests must be at least 38 inches tall and 3 years old to go snow tubing.
2. Crave Golf Club
Crave Golf Club is another one of the most-buzzed-about new Pigeon Forge attractions. This awesome putt-putt destination boasts two fantastic mini golf adventures: a 19-hole indoor course and a 19-hole rooftop course. Both courses would be right at home in Candy Land, as they are overflowing with sweet decorations and obstacles, such as gingerbread houses, giant gummy bears, chewing gum trees, and a juice box fountain.
Aside from its unique dessert theme, what sets Crave Golf Club apart from other mini golf courses is its spinners, which are located at each hole. Before taking their turn, each player spins a wheel with fun challenges and directions printed on it, such as, “Turn around 5 times before putting” or, “Take one free putt this hole.”
Of course, this Candy Land-inspired mini golf course wouldn’t be complete without its very own candy shop and milkshake bar! The spinners at each hole double as tables, so you can enjoy your treats while you golf.
3. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
This spring, the classic Lumberjack Feud Show is coming back to Pigeon Forge with even more thrilling fun! While the original Lumberjack Feud closed its doors a few years ago after being acquired by Dolly Parton, a brand new show produced by celebrity chef Paula Deen promises to recapture the magic of this beloved attraction.
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will be located in a 350 seat climate-controlled outdoor venue at Walden’s Landing. World-class lumberjack athletes will compete against each other in a number of awesome logging events, including ax throwing, sawing, chopping, log rolling, and speed climbing. Audience members will even have the chance to participate in their own lumberjack-style competition.
In addition to the main show, the new Lumberjack Feud will also feature an 80-foot jump tower, an exhilarating zipline coaster, and a multi-level lumberjack adventure park for children. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is expected to open late in the spring of 2018.
Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge
When you stay at Valley Forge Inn, you will be minutes away from all of these new Pigeon Forge attractions. With indoor and outdoor pools, private balconies, complimentary breakfast, and high-speed wireless internet, we have everything you need for an unforgettable getaway. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!