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If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind attraction during your Smoky Mountain vacation, then we’ve got just the right place for you. Visit Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge! This unique attraction is full of fun, and, yes, there are actual goats on the roof! Read on to learn everything you need to know about Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge.
What is it?
Goats on the Roof is unlike any other attraction you’ve seen in the Smoky Mountains. True to its name, there are live goats roaming around on the rooftop of the building! With the special “goat-cycle,” visitors can purchase cans of goat chow to feed the goats. To get a closer view of the goat feeding, you can go to the second level of the gift shop and watch the goats chow down through the windows. It’s completely free just to stand and watch!
What else can you do there?
In addition to feeding the goats, there are a variety of other activities you can enjoy at Goats on the Roof. Take a look at all the fun this Pigeon Forge attraction has to offer:
Gem mining: At the gem mine, you can search for rare gems like rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. You’ll start off with a bucket of gem-rich soil, then sift through it with the attraction’s old-style water sluice. The water will wash away the soil, revealing the gems that are left behind.
Gift shop: For a unique souvenir, head to the gift shop! The two-level shop has everything you could ever dream of and more, from T-shirts to novelty items. Shop for candies, children’s toys, locally made moonshine jelly, houseware, and more. And be sure to get an exclusive Goats on the Roof shirt while you’re there!
The Coaster at Goats on the Roof: The Coaster at Goats on the Roof is a unique mountain coaster where you control your own speed. You can go as fast as 30 miles an hour, or take it slow to enjoy the views. The coaster offers a 4,375-foot ride to the bottom for 7 minutes of fun!
Sweet shop: If you’ve got a sweet tooth, visit The Sweet Shop! This attraction isn’t just home to goat food, but treats for the visitors too. The Sweet Shop has a selection of homemade fudge, cookies, and ice cream. You can eat the snack while relaxing in a rocking chair, or bag up some goodies to take with you!
Where is it?
Goats on the Roof is located on Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. It’s less than 10 minutes away from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, so you won’t have any trouble visiting it while you’re in town.
Why Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge?
We bet you’re wondering, “Why Goats on the Roof?” The idea of having live goats on a roof dates all the way back 40 years to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Wisconsin. The Johnson family allowed goats to graze on the sodded roof of their eatery to attract crowds. The creators of Goats on the Roof wanted to bring that same concept to the Great Smoky Mountains!
More Things to Do in Pigeon Forge
Start making your plans to visit Goats on the Roof in Pigeon Forge today! Before you go, learn about more great things to do in Pigeon Forge.