You have just booked a fabulous vacation home with The Cabin Rental Store, and you are planning to see Dollywood, the Hatfield and McCoys show, and all of the other famous attractions in town. However, you don’t want your Smoky Mountains vacation to be exactly the same as everyone else’s. You want to see a few of the lesser-known attractions in town. Pigeon Forge has a few little-known treasures that will live in your memory forever; here are five of our favorite Pigeon Forge off-the-beaten-path attractions!
Outdoor Gravity Park
203 Sugar Hollow Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Hours: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to roll down a hill in an enormous plastic ball? Invented in New Zealand, Zorbing involves rolling down a hill in an 11-foot inflatable ball. This park features several tracks and allows you to roll with up to three people. There are several different tracks featured at this thing to do in Pigeon Forge, and the cost of a single roll is $24. If it is thrills that you seek, you will be able to roll down a 1000-foot hill!
340 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours: 9:00 am to 10:00 am daily
Let’s face it: When you think of the Great Smoky Mountains, you think of hillbillies. The people of the Appalachian are an important part of Americana. You will meet some of the nicest people ever in these hills, and they even have a sense of humor about themselves. This unique miniature golfing business features two different Appalachian-themed miniature golf courses. Playing a game here is challenging because the course is located on the side of a mountain. A tram takes you up the side of the hill. You will walk through several hillbilly yards as you travel along the course. You will find challenging holes that are located in tree trunks and headstones that are written in chalk.
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum
461 Brookside Village Way, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Saturday
Sunday 10:00 to 2:00 pm
Admission: $3.00 for adults
Children under 12: free
If you think salt and pepper shakers are either the little paper things that you get from the store, or the crystal dispensers that your grandma used when she broke out the good china, you are sadly mistaken. When you visit this inviting little place in nearby Gatlinburg, you will see that salt and pepper shakers can be an art form. You will find shakers in every shape and size that you can imagine at this Pigeon Forge off-the-beaten-path attraction. There are vegetable shakers and those in the form of your favorite celebrities. You can get a shaker shaped like your favorite animal, a famous building, or a character from a cartoon. In all the museum has 20,000 salt shakers. The store has a gift shop that you won’t want to miss. You can get a salt shaker that represents whatever it is that is most important to you.
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
65 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday through Thursday
Friday through Sunday 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Admission: Adults age 12 to 64 $28.95
Seniors age 65+ $23.95
Juniors age 4 to 11 $18.95
Children age 3 and under free
This scenic sky lift started running in 1953 and has been going strong ever since. There is now an entire sky park built around those lifts. You will find a sky ridge that stretches over a valley for 680 feet. There is a glass bottom at the very highest point of the bridge. There is also a deck where you will get a fantastic view of the Smokies and the center of town.
Ghost and Haunt Tour of Gatlinburg
404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Hours: 9:00 pm daily
Admission: Adults: $25 plus tax
Children 12 and under $15 plus tax
No vacation would be complete without a ghost tour. and this company gives you a truly unusual experience. Instead of hearing stories of the ghosts of the rich and famous, you will hear tales of the misery and strife endured by the early settlers in the area. You will learn the history of the area and hear stories of ghost encounters along the way. You can take an investigative tour where you will be issued special equipment to look for ghosts. Be sure to buy one of the tour’s spooky-looking t-shirts. It is one of the most unusual souvenirs of the Smokies you will find.
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There are many things to do in Pigeon Forge and you would never be able to see them all in one trip. Visiting these off-the-beaten-path attractions will give you some great photo opportunities and a story to tell all your friends. You need a great place to stay while you are here. The Cabin Rental Store has many beautiful homes, so contact us today to find yours!