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Nothing quite matches the feeling of doing something daring. Living life on the edge is more than just a motto for some people, it’s a way of life that involves finding the biggest thrills they can. For the true adrenaline junkie, the attractions at Pigeon Forge are something that definitely needs to go on your bucket list. A vacation at this mountainous location will give you an opportunity to challenge your mundane routine and get in touch with your adventurous side.

Check out the below-mentioned ideas that will help you break out of your comfort zone and truly embrace the adventurer in you.

  1. Travel Thousands of Feet with The Smoky Mountain Zip lines

The Smoky Mountains are one of the most sought-after attractions in the area. Located close to the rather cozy pigeon forge cabins, these zip lines allow you to travel over thousands of feet through the cables. The zip lines have become quite popular in recent years. It brings forth some of the most breathtaking views of the area in the most electrifying manner possible. Aside from the gear they use being more comfortable than a lot of other zip lines in the area, the tour also lasts longer, so you can truly take in the sights as you traverse over 4,200 feet of the zip line.

  1. Dollywood Theme Park and Its Free-Fall Rides

Dollywood Theme Park is a perfect attraction, whether you’re traveling with your friends, family, or a partner. While there are a variety of rides available at this theme park, for true thrill-seekers, Drop Line is the best option. Riding the 20-story tall free-fall ride, Drop Line will make your heart drop from the sheer exhilaration of the plunge to the ground. Lightning Rod will offer you the opposite experience as the ride shoots up in the air at 45mph.

  1. Speed up with the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Often, thrill-seekers dig the speed and not the distance. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is just the thing for them. The ride lasts only for 8 minutes, but the rider will lose track of time as they weave and bobble through the trees at a whopping 30mph. Moreover, it isn’t limited to solo adventurers alone. You ride with a friend and double the fun.

  1. Out-of-this-world experience at the Gravity Park

Gravity Park is an unmatchable destination you won't find anywhere else. The rule is to stay in human bubble balls to avoid any injuries and then navigate through the three different tracks they offer. You can opt for the zig-zag route, the obstacle course, or even the straight 1000-foot-long track to the bottom of the hill. What makes it so great is that it is suitable for adults and kids alike. The park also offers watersport activities like dry zorbing, which can be enjoyed in the fall, winter, and early spring.

  1. Go-Kart Racing at Extreme Levels

For those of you who enjoy being in control of the ride, the Xtreme Racing tracks are the perfect attraction in Pigeon Forge. These high-speed racing karts ensure safety while letting you experience breaking speeds on a variety of tracks. Racing through the wind and narrow pathways is only part of the fun. You can also choose the combo to run to go on the track in reverse or go for the elevated track and race 1500 feet above the ground!

  1. Get Your Adrenaline Pumping with The Island Ropes Course

There is no better way to get that heart racing than trying one of the various courses offered on The Island in Pigeon Forge. The amusement park is affordable and is a great place to visit with the family. 

However, if you are looking for the ultimate challenge, then you simply need to try out the 3-story Sky Trail Explorer course. There are 30 different elements to this above-ground course. You'll have the chance to ride two zip lines and experience a simulated free fall. It's an experience you won't soon forget.

  1. Enjoy The Tallest Slides at Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country has a ride that is perfect for adventurers who like to get their feet wet. Fire Tower Falls includes a 280-feet ride that will get the adrenaline pumping faster than you’ll be moving. If you’re more into white water rafting, then the Swift water Run ride will get you excited. The ride spins your raft in a whirlpool, followed by a rapid descent down a chute that will have you holding on for dear life.

  1. Taking Your Raft On a Real River in The Smokies

Some of you might not want to experience a stimulating ride but instead, want to see the real thing. Well, whether you’re a seasoned pro at rafting or a beginner, you can find some extreme fun in the 5.5-mile-long river in the Smoky Mountains. This river includes stiller waters for those who want to swim and class III and class IV rapids for the people looking to test their mettle on the river. As a bonus, you can sometimes find combo packages that combine river activities, zip lines, and rock climbing in one fell swoop!

  1. Practice Parkour at The Top jump Trampoline Park

Pigeon Forge is the sort of vacation destination that has something for everyone. If mountains and rivers aren’t your versions of a good time, perhaps you’d be more interested in the trampoline park. This amusement park offers a wide-open space for adults to reach for the sky and release some stress. Meanwhile, kids can have fun in the kid’s area that is filled with smaller trampolines, a ball pit, and a foam pit. Not only is it the ideal place to practice your backflips, but also the young ones can feel the thrill here.

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, after exploring Pigeon Forge's attractions, you found something you'd like to try. If that isn’t enough, there are hiking and biking trails in the mountains and guided ATV rides and kayaking opportunities. Simply put, there is no shortage of ways to walk on the wild side when it comes to Pigeon Forge. The only real question is; which attractions interest you the most? Clearly, this area has something for everyone.


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