The Top 8 Best Activities in Pigeon Forge for Older Adults

Published Mar 26, 2023

Pigeon Forge is the ideal destination for seniors, combining entertainment, history, and the great outdoors all in one beautiful mountain town. These top spots for older adults show off how much there is to do!

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The park always has something new to try, with 800 miles of trails, plus scenic drives and abundant wildlife. Amble along the Quiet Walkways or take a waterfall hike. Drive along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and soak up the views from your car. Visit Elkmont ghost town or see early settlements in Cades Cove. It’s all free!

2. Dollywood

Hear bluegrass, country, gospel, and pop all day long. Ride the Dollywood Express steam train past stunning mountain views. Watch Appalachian artisans at work. Don’t miss the Chasing Rainbows museum–it’s like spending the day with Dolly herself. Dollywood offers discounted admission for visitors aged 62 and up.

3. Dolly Parton's Stampede

Delight in an evening of entertainment and dining at Dolly Parton's Stampede. This beloved dinner show combines thrilling equestrian feats, dazzling special effects, and a mouthwatering four-course feast for an unforgettable experience. Watch as talented riders showcase their skills in a variety of equestrian disciplines, from barrel racing to trick riding, and marvel at the spectacle of synchronized performances set to music and lights. With its lively atmosphere and Southern hospitality, Dolly Parton's Stampede offers a one-of-a-kind experience that's sure to leave a lasting impression.

4. The Comedy Barn

Hold onto your ribs–they’re about to get tickled! Clean comedy for all ages is the specialty at The Comedy Barn. Laugh with comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and adorable critters. There’s toe-tapping music and lively dancing, too.

5. Titanic Museum Attraction

History buffs will delight in this detailed replica of the famous ship. Take on the identity of a real passenger and explore life on board. Ascend the elegant Grand Staircase, visit the ship’s replica parlors and cabins, and see 400 authentic Titanic artifacts.

6. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

What’s more fascinating than an infamous crime? How cops solve it! Investigate the history of crime and learn how forensics, like ballistics and DNA evidence, really work. Find out what it feels like to be jailed and take a lie detector test. Be sure you get the admission discount for everyone 61 and older.

7. The Island

The Island puts shops and restaurants all in one spot. Get gifts for the grandkids plus clothes and home decor for yourself. Enjoy the show fountain’s sparkling jets. Settle down to Southern home cooking at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen or tropical flavors at Margaritaville.

8. Your Luxurious Pigeon Forge Cabin

Choose a vacation rental cabin with incredible amenities. Spoil yourself. You’ve earned it! Take a look at our Pigeon Forge cabins and plan your getaway.

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