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The Ole Smoky Barn at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

Top 5 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge for Adults

Pigeon Forge, TN is well known as one of America’s very best family vacation hubs. However, our Smoky Mountain city is also a wonderful destination for adults! Whether you’re in town with a group of friends or you’re enjoying a couple’s escape, Pigeon Forge is jam-packed with fun attractions and activities that you’re sure to love. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to five awesome things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults.

1. Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge

ole smoky moonshineSince it opened in 2013, The Island in Pigeon Forge has been one of the hottest spots for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the Smoky Mountains. Souvenir hunters can explore The Island’s collection of spectacular boutiques, which includes Bodacious Bags, the Ole Smoky Moonshine Barn, Natural Comfort Footwear, The Beef Jerky Outlet, and The Island Trading Post. If you work up an appetite during your shopping spree, we recommend stopping for a bite at one of The Island’s popular restaurants, such as Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen or Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. For a delicious meal served with a side of sarcasm, head to Dick’s Last Resort! Another one of the top things to do for adults at The Island is visit Ole Smoky Moonshine! The Barn offers $5 tastings of the distillery’s famous moonshine. That $5 can be used on any products at Ole Smoky.

Of course, no trip to The Island is complete without a ride on its iconic 200 foot tall Ferris wheel! Perfect for romantic retreats, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel offers breathtaking vistas of the city of Pigeon Forge and the national park.

2. Experience a Dinner Show

Dinner shows are one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults. What could be better than enjoying a delicious meal while watching an entertaining show? Head to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show for a four-course pirate feast while you watch an epic pirate battle unfold in the indoor hideaway lagoon. If you’re in the mood for an evening filled with nothing but laughter, head to Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud! Watch the longest-running family feud in the Smokies as the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain style with singing, dancing, jaw-dropping stunts, and plenty of comedy. Dinner shows are a popular activity for families too, but adults enjoy them just as much as the kids!

3. Take the Rocky Top Wine Trail

apple barn wineryThe Rocky Top Wine Trail is a collection of five wineries in the Pigeon Forge area that offer free tastings and tours. Vacationers can stop by Mountain Valley Vineyards, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Cider House, or Mill Bridge Winery any time during their operating hours to enjoy complimentary samples and fascinating information about the winemaking process. Be sure to get your Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport stamped at each location because participants receive free gifts as they complete the trail. It’s easy to see why wine tasting is one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults!

4. Visit Junction 35 Spirits

If you haven’t been to Junction 35 Spirits in Pigeon Forge yet, you’ll want to stop by the next time you’re in town! This is a popular spot for adults, whether you’re with friends or want to enjoy a fun evening out with your significant other. This distillery offers a one-of-a-kind experience with a variety of spirits, including bourbon, rye whiskey, moonshine, vodka, gin, tequila, and more. Not only can you taste their premium liquor, but they also have a restaurant that serves up signature dishes, from BBQ plates to pasta. We recommend doing a tasting before grabbing a bite to eat and getting a handcrafted cocktail that features one of your favorite spirits!

5. Relax at the Smoky Mountain BreweryThree pints of beer on a table.

A night out at the Smoky Mountain Brewery never disappoints! Located in the Walden’s Landing shopping area, the Smoky Mountain Brewery is famous for its craft beer and mouthwatering food. This awesome restaurant hosts regular live music and offers numerous televisions tuned to the big game. While everything at the brewery is delicious, some of our favorite menu items include the pizza, burgers, and chicken wings.

Looking for even more fun things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults? Check out our complete listing of attractions in Pigeon Forge!