5 things that you would NOT expect to see in Pigeon Forge, TN.
The Lumberjack Feud. This is a show that exhibits entertainment at its best and, let’s be honest, the most unique. These insanely skilled ESPN athletes compete in the famous tree-chopping attraction. The Great Smoky Mountains was the inspiration for the competition grounds design, which includes a cascading river, a sawmill pond and two rival logging camps. During the Holiday season, the feuding lumberjacks put on a special Christmas show.
One thing that you would never expect to experience in Pigeon Forge are the exciting shows put on by the Chinese acrobats known as the Cirque de Chine. This is a two-hour, very Vegas-like, show that is accompanied by music at the Smoky Mountain Palace Theater. A century old tradition, this art form has been passed on from generation to generation for all to watch in amazement and appreciation.
An Earthquake and an Astronaut
The upside down Wonderworks building is an attraction that is perfect for kids of all ages. There are over 100 interactive exhibits, including an inversion tunnel that recreates the the disastrous 1989 San Francisco earthquake. You can also have an attempt at the challenging rock wall. Other fun exhibits include an arcade, a space zone, and a bubble lab. This is the perfect attraction to allow your kids to interact with history and science.
Hollywood Wax Museum
If you want to rub elbows with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and hang out with A-list celebrities, Pigeon Forge and the great Smoky Mountains, normally, would not come to mind. All you have to do is take a trip to the Hollywood Wax Museum and you are right there in the same room with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. You can meet Tom Hanks, Owen Wilson, and many more!
A luxury ocean liner
The largest Titanic museum in the country, this is a must see for tourists and locals alike. Once you enter the exhibit, it feels like you are taken back to 1912. There are actually maids, officers and crew members greeting you as you walk in, dressed as if time capsuled in the 1900s. As you walk throughout the museum, you will see actual artifacts from those who were aboard the ship. This is an amazing display of the Titanic and its history.