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Things You Wouldn’t Expect to See in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

Upside down house at nightWhile you are planning your Smoky Mountain vacation, make sure you have enough time to visit all of these things you wouldn’t expect to see in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge!

An Upside Down House

Are you looking for fun activities and things to do in Pigeon Forge? Look no further! WonderWorks is an interactive, upside down house attraction in Pigeon Forge. From the Parkway, the Pigeon Forge attraction looks like a house that has been flipped upside down. You will find that everything inside the building is also upside down. Within the walls of the attraction in Pigeon Forge, you will explore over 100 interactive exhibits for children and adults! Filled with fun, WonderWorks has rock climbing walls, an earthquake simulation station, a bed of nails, a bubble lab, an illusion gallery, and so much more!

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman may not really be spending time in Pigeon Forge, but you can still have your picture made with him! The Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge is one of the most interesting things to do in Pigeon Forge!  The two-story building is filled with wax figures of movie stars and musicians. As you stroll through the Hollywood Wax Museum, you can take pictures with some of your favorite celebrities!


Although you aren’t going to come across sharks in the local rivers or swimming holes in the Smoky Mountains, you are sure to find them in Gatlinburg at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! In the aquarium, you can ride a path that glides you through a tunnel to see 12-foot sharks swim around you. You will even be close enough to the sharks to look at their teeth! This is one attraction everyone must see in Gatlinburg!

An Iceberg

Even in the summertime, Pigeon Forge has a year-round iceberg! The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is one of only two locations! When you arrive, you will receive a boarding pass that gives information of a real person aboard the Titanic. Throughout the interactive journey, you will learn about your character as you walk through galleries containing more than 400 artifacts. There are many educational interactive displays as well, including trivia knowledge for children and adults! At the Titanic attraction, you can walk up the handcrafted Grand Staircase. There is also an area to touch the frigid chill of a real iceberg!

Christmas Trees Year Round

The Christmas Place is a popular attraction in Pigeon Forge throughout the year. The Incredible Christmas Place is the largest Christmas store in the South. The Christmas Place has everything from lights and ornaments to gifts, home decor, jewelry, and personalized items. Throughout the shopping area, guests will find decorated Christmas trees, Santa figurines, nativity scenes, and hundreds of ornaments! Everyone can find something at The Christmas Place, even in the middle of summer!

Are you looking for more interesting things to do in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg? Take a look at our ‘What to Do’ page for more attractions to see in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!