5 New, Unique & Unusual Attractions
In Pigeon Forge


Wondering what is new and fun in Pigeon Forge? Are you searching for unique, unusual or off the beaten path ideas for your vacation or trip?  Maybe it's a quick weekend getaway.  Well here is a great list with pictures and descriptions to get you started!

For more just like this, check out this video on my YouTube Channel.

New Unique & Unusual in Gatlinburg

1.) Parkway Playhouse
2141 Parkway, Pigeon Forge TN   865-365-1204

See breathtaking magic and try the escape rooms. See TikTok star, Freckled Zelda, a real unicorn, hear live music and be entertained by stars from America's Got Talent.


Try out "Houdini the Huskey's Magical Escape Room" and Freckled Zelda's "Freckled Forest Escape Room".   You can even propose to your love by making a ring appear onstage!  Or make someone disappear - oh my!  Any way you slice it, these shows sound like great fun! 

Check Availability of:

Parkway Playhouse Show Tickets

2.) Dollywood Flower & Food Festival
(May 8-June 14)
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN   800-365-5996


This year, Dollywood has yet another new idea, and it's called the Flower and Food Festival, included with your admission when you visit May 8-June 14.  According to their website, they promise an "abundance of fresh flowers throughout the park, creating a stunning, spring wonderland."

Also, spring-fresh inspired drinks will be offered, along with an "Umbrella Sky" on Showstreet. It's all about plants, animals, nature and the celebration and awakening of Spring in the Smokies.

3.) Buzzed Bull Creamery
3239 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN   865-286-5775

Buzzed or not buzzed? That is the question, when you order your ultra-smooth, liquid nitrogen infused ice cream here.  You can order it with or without the alcohol, and just watching how it's made (flash frozen) is half the fun. 

They have 32 flavors, plenty of mix-ins, and 30 liquor options for the adventurous souls over 21.

Try a "Death by Chocolate", "Dreamsicle", or some "Tiger Stripes", just to name a few.  Each one has a suggested liquor flavor to go with it if you so choose.  Also includes a full service, espresso coffee bar.

4.) Blue Mist-The Great Smokies Mountain Resort
Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN   865-TBA

A huge, luxury, majestic mountaintop resort is in the works on the outskirts of Pigeon Forge.

Plans include:

  • a 300-room hotel with mountain views

  • town homes and vacation homes

  • 1st ever mountaintop crystal lagoon in the world

  • a Nordic spa and wellness center

  • 7 restaurants by John Taffer (of tv's "Bar Rescue" fame)

  • whiskey distillery

  • huge banquet and meeting spaces

  • boardwalk, 5-acre lake, beach, infinity pools and cabanas

  • adventure park with trails, tree canopy walks, and ziplines

  • shopping and entertainment

  • seasonal ice skating

  • 2,000 seat natural amphitheater

  • sky carriage gondola access to the top

5.) Ridemakerz
130 Island Drive #5104, Pigeon Forge, TN   865-409-2722

Customize your very own dream, car piece by piece in this place located at The Island. What kid

(or adult) hasn't had dreams of the perfect vehicle?  Choose body style, tires, rims, spoilers, decals and more.


The owners want to inspire kids with creativity and self expression, so they allow the kids to do it themselves, or get some help when they need it.  They can choose to collaborate or work independently. What a great idea!

Ripleys skylift combo pass.jpg