Sizzling Summer Attractions in Pigeon Forge

Don’t forget, when you’re visiting White Oak Lodge and Resort, Pigeon Forge is just 15 minutes away.

Summer in the Great Smokies wouldn’t be complete without these Pigeon Forge attractions. Here are a few places to keep in mind and a few tips to make your visit more enjoyable.

Outdoor Gravity Park                
The OGO and the Fishpipe are a must-do for the adventurous spirit. Open for summer is the H2OGO, a plastic sphere 11 feet in diameter, with a smaller sphere inside. One, two or three passengers make a Superman-like dive into the inner sphere, get doused with water (that’s the slippery part) and then roll down a steep 1,000-foot-long hill. The Fishpipe is a rotating barrel waterslide (the only one in the world) where you can slip, slide and surf. Tip: Wear your suit and bring extra dry towels and clothes.

Dollywood’s Splash Country
Part of the Dollywood Theme Park, Splash Country is set on 30 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains. This park has everything for the adventurous or not-so-adventurous with pools, raft rides, slides, and plenty of places to lounge around in the sun. Tip: There is no such thing as too much sunscreen!

The Island
Shop, eat and play at The Island, an entertainment complex with retail shops, rides, games, live music, amazing food (including the latest addition, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen) and everything else you need for family fun. Tip: wear comfortable clothes and shoes so you can enjoy a long day exploring The Island.

The Track
Go-Karts, mini golf, smash & splash bumper boats, kids rides, bungee jumping and skydiving: The Track family fun center has everything that’s perfect for enjoying hot summer days. Tip: Skip the lines and buy your ticket online ahead of time.

Family Shows
Take a break from the heat and a load off your feet at a signature Pigeon Forge show. Classic favorites include the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show, Lumberjack Feud, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.

Fun Time Trolley
Last but not least, get to all the good times in the Fun Time Trolley. This economical way to get around many of the Pigeon Forge attractions will save you time and money. Tip: You can hop on and off the Trolley all day long with the purchase of a $2.50 pass. Look for a Trolley Shelter or Trolley Bear sign when you’re ready for a pickup and they’ll be along shortly.

Book your stay at White Oak Lodge and Resort and soak up the summer fun!

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Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.