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The Ultimate Bucket List for Your Pigeon Forge Vacation

Are you ready for the best Pigeon Forge vacation ever? We can help make sure that happens! We’ve created the ultimate bucket list of places to visit, from the top live shows to world-class theme parks. When you’re ready to have the best time in this popular destination, take a look at these things to do on your Pigeon Forge vacation:

Laugh the Night Away at The Comedy Barn

Laughter makes everything better, so you don’t want to miss the opportunity to laugh the night away at The Comedy Barn! When you visit our show, it’s a thousand laughs — guaranteed. Our clean comedy show will have everyone in the family laughing with our variety of entertainment. Witness ventriloquists, jugglers, adorable animals, singers, and dancers show off their skills, all while making you laugh.

Enjoy Feudin’, Feastin’, Family Fun at Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

Ma McCoy and Pa Hatfield

You haven’t seen chaos until you’ve stepped into the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud! Become a part of the longest running feud in history as you watch the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences. There’ll be mighty feats of strength, jaw-dropping stunts, singing and dancing competitions, and more. While you watch, feast on an all-you-can-eat Southern homestyle dinner with all your country favorites!

Experience the Horse Walk at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

We bet you’ve heard of Dolly Parton’s Stampede, but did you know that the dinner attraction has a unique pre-show experience you don’t want to miss? The Horse Walk gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with the four-legged stars of the show — the 32 magnificent horses! You can meet the horses in their stalls before watching them show off their talents in the arena.

Enjoy Dinner & a Show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

family eating the feast at Dolly Parton's Stampede

While you can meet the horses outside Dolly Parton’s Stampede for free, your experience wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the high-spirited dinner show! Dolly Parton’s Stampede features 32 horses and a cast of talented trick riders, musical productions, and spectacular special effects. Highlights of the show include the Roman Ride of Fire trick, comedy from Skeeter, the breathtaking aerial performance, and the patriotic grand finale. While you watch, you’ll be able to enjoy a four-course dinner that will satisfy your country cravings.

Join the Crew at Pirates Voyage

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to become part of the crew at Pirates Voyage! Visitors of all ages have the chance to be transformed into a beautiful mermaid or a swashbuckling pirate before the dinner show begins. Your kids will feel like they’re a part of the show! Pirate makeovers include facial makeup, a bandana or a pirate hat, an earring and an eye patch, and a sword and a flag. Mermaid makeovers include facial makeup, a tiara, earrings, and a wand and a flag. You’ll look like you belong on stage with our pirate and mermaid performers! Our Join the Crew experience is available for all ages for an additional fee. Get the whole family involved on your Pigeon Forge vacation!

Experience the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Fire act at Pirates Voyage

While you’re at Pirates Voyage, you can’t miss the main attraction — the action-packed show! Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show features an epic pirate battle as the Crimson and Sapphire crews fight for the coveted treasure. They battle on land, on deck, in the air, and in the water! You’ll witness acrobatics, high-diving, fire tricks, and more. You’ll even get to see Salty the Sea Lion show off his tricks! As the action begins, you’ll be served a four-course feast of Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, and more.

Ride the Longest Roller Coaster at Dollywood

Our bucket list wouldn’t be complete unless it included a visit to Dollywood! We don’t just want you to visit this world-class theme park, though — you have to try the longest roller coaster there! Big Bear Mountain opened in 2023 and takes guests on an unforgettable family-friendly journey to search for Big Bear. You’ll circle Wildwood Grove for nearly two minutes on 3,990 ft. of track and enjoy a ride featuring onboard audio, including music and announcements. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience!

Try the World-Famous Cinnamon Bread at Dollywood

Grist Mill at Dollywood

We also can’t let you leave the park without trying some world-famous cinnamon bread! Dollywood’s cinnamon bread is arguably the most loved treat in the park. You can find fresh cinnamon bread at The Grist Mill. The bread is made fresh daily, right before your eyes!

Explore the Smoky Mountains

One last thing you have to cross off your bucket list before your Pigeon Forge vacation ends is exploring the Smoky Mountains. With more than 850 miles of hiking trails, scenic drives, wildlife viewing opportunities, and historic sites, there is so much for you to see and do in the country’s most visited national park. We recommend taking a drive through Cades Cove and getting out to explore all the historic structures, or hiking to a popular spot like Alum Cave or Laurel Falls! The sights you’ll see in the Smokies are incomparable.

This is the ultimate bucket list for your Pigeon Forge vacation! When you’re ready to cross off number 1 on this list, get your tickets to The Comedy Barn!