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6 New Things to Do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

There’s always something new happening in the Smoky Mountains! In the next year or so, you’ll find several new things to do in the area, from interesting attractions to incredible restaurants! You won’t want to miss out on any of these exciting things to do! Check out these 6 new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

1. Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown

If you’re looking for a place that has entertainment and great food all in one, then you’ll be excited to visit Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown! This family friendly entertainment center has a 10,000-square-foot arcade with the latest games, a huge bowling alley, a tiki bar, and a restaurant all under one roof. Your entire family will find something fun to do, and you’ll all enjoy the crazy delicious food Guy is known for! Downtown Flavortown is located at The Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge and opened March 2022.

2. Azul Cantina

fajitas with onions and peppersAzul Cantina is a new Mexican restaurant coming to Pigeon Forge you won’t want to miss! Combining Tex Mex with traditional Mexican cuisine, the food at Azul will be everything you want and more. Of course, you’ll find all the classic dishes you love, and the bar will have signature cocktails to pair with your meal. Plus, this is the only restaurant in Pigeon Forge that will have a rooftop bar where you can eat delicious food and enjoy the views! This incredible place to eat will also be located at The Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge.

3. Escapology

An exciting new thing to do in Pigeon Forge that’s also coming to The Mountain Mile is Escapology. This live escape game will get your adrenaline going as you are “locked” in a room with friends and family. You must solve clues and riddles to escape within a certain amount of time. Choose from a variety of themes, some of which could include murder on a train, finding an antidote to a disease, or making your way through a haunted house. You’ll have a blast playing the games at Escapology when they open!

4. New Experiences at Dollywood

butterfly plant sculpture dollywood flower and food festivalAlthough Dollywood isn’t a new thing to do in Pigeon Forge, they do have some new things coming to their festivals! Their spring Flower and Food Festival will include even more Mosiaculture sculptures and a brand new menu that highlights delicious foods of the Smokies. During the Summer Celebration, you’ll spot even more drones and fireworks during the nightly show, and The Gazillion Bubbles Show is coming back for people of all ages to enjoy! When you visit for the Harvest Festival, you will find all kinds of new decorations in Hoot Owl Hollow, which will be full of owl-themed pumpkin displays on the ground and suspended from the trees.

5. Skyland Ranch

Another new attraction you won’t want to miss is Skyland Ranch. This entertainment venue will overlook a 100-acre farm and be themed around a ranch. To get to the top of the hill, you’ll take a chairlift. Once you’re at the top, you’ll be able to experience retail shops, a suspended bridge, horseback riding, small animals, and so much more. This new attraction will be located in Sevierville, right off the Parkway.

6. Gatlinburg SkyTrail

skybridge at gatlinburg skylift parkOne new attraction that is already open is the Gatlinburg SkyTrail at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. This is a brand new walking trail that follows along the hillside between the two ends of the SkyBridge. As you make your way along the trail, you’ll have a brand new view of the Smokies. Plus, in the middle of the trail, you’ll be able to climb Tulip Tower, a 70-foot-tall tower that is accessible by two rope bridges and features 4 elevated viewing platforms. Don’t miss out on this new attraction in Gatlinburg!

All of these new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are just some of the fun things you can experience. There are plenty of other fun places to visit when you stay with us. Check out some of the best Smoky Mountain attractions you don’t want to miss on your next trip!