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The Top Pigeon Forge Attractions For Adults

Do you want to experience something different the next time you’re in town with your partner or group of friends or family? We want to share some of the best Pigeon Forge attractions for adults, whether you’re planning a relaxing weekend getaway or an adventure-filled vacation!

The Dolly Parton Experience

showstreet theater at dollywoodIn addition to popular places like The Island and Pigeon Forge dinner shows, Dollywood is probably the most well-known family attraction in the Smokies. But the brand-new Dolly Parton Experience is something that adults won’t want to miss! Learn about her life, career, and signature style in a unique way, and you can enjoy it with your general admission ticket to the rest of the theme park.


There are several places to go axe-throwing in Pigeon Forge, including Country Roads Axe Co. and Axe House Tavern. Both places serve food and drinks and have lots of throwing lanes. In fact, Country Roads Axe Co. features West by God coal-fired pizzas and a large 24-tap self-serve beer station! You can make reservations for large groups and just hang out and enjoy the fun– a great rainy afternoon activity!


WildSide is Pigeon Forge’s newest adventure park opening in the summer of 2024 and will have over 15 miles of ATV and mountain biking trails on 900 acres of beautiful mountain terrain. Whether you’re new to “off-roading” or are a seasoned pro, this attraction promises an unforgettable experience in the Smokiees fueled by adrenaline!

Scenic Adventure Tours

couple ziplining in the Smoky MountainsAre you looking for more outdoor adventures? Some of the best Pigeon Forge attractions for adults are thrilling activities that showcase the natural beauty of the Smokies! Here are 3 scenic tours we know you’ll love:

  • Smoky Mountain Ziplines: You won’t believe the incredible views that can be found less than 2 miles from the Parkway! This canopy tour features 4,200 feet of cable across 7 lines. They’re top-rated on TripAdvisor for a reason!
  • Pink Jeep Tours: This company offers several tours around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including Elkmont, Roaring Fork, Newfound Gap, and the Foothills Parkway. Each tour departs from Pigeon Forge and is about 3 hours long. 
  • Scenic Helicopter Tours: Trust the experts at this 3rd generation family-run business to provide incredible Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg tours with the ultimate birds-eye view of the Smoky Mountains. It’s the perfect date night or special romantic activity for you and your significant other!

Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries 

Of course, one of the best activities in Pigeon Forge for adults is to sip back and relax at a local winery, brewery, or distillery! Discover new wines and learn more about the winemaking process on the Rocky Top Wine Trail, or sample moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery or The Old Forge Distillery. Local breweries such as The Casual Pint and Smoky Mountain Brewery are great places to go to unwind and perhaps try a craft beer you’ve never had before!

These are just a few of the top Pigeon Forge attractions for adults! We didn’t even begin to mention all of the museums, mini golf courses, go-kart tracks, live entertainment, and shopping complexes that the area has to offer. Explore more fun things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults to include additional activities to your vacation itinerary!