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

Who doesn’t love new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains? We want to share some of the cool shops, attractions, and eateries you’ll want to check out the next time you’re in town. Here are 7 new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains:

1. Junction 35 Spirits

junction 35 spiritsIf you love moonshine tasting, then you have to visit Junction 35 Spirits. This distillery has their signature moonshine with hints of vanilla and cinnamon in it. It is used as the base to their other flavors, which include Peach, Sweet Tea, and Margarita. They have all kinds of merch, including t-shirts, jackets, shot glasses, and much more. Junction 35 also makes their own gin, rum, and whiskey. If you walk next door, there’s a kitchen and bar where you can try all kinds of cocktails made with their signature spirits.

2. Wears Valley Social

Do you love food trucks? Then you have to check out the Wears Valley Social the next time you’re in town! This little spot in Pigeon Forge is a place where food trucks come and park and serve food to patrons. There are several different kinds of food trucks every day. Just check the weekly schedule they post to see what kind of delicious food you can try!

3. Pigeon Forge Axe House

throwing axes in pigeon forgeFor people who enjoy exciting things to do in Pigeon Forge, you should visit the Pigeon Forge Axe House. You’ll go with a group of family or friends, and everyone gets their own protective glasses and lessons on how to safely throw axes at the targets. Kids can participate, and you can even get food and drinks while you play.

4. Gatlinburg SkyTrail

The Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is adding more to their entertainment complex. The Gatlinburg SkyTrail is a scenic walkway around the property so you can enjoy mountain views even longer. You’ll love walking around the SkyBridge and having a new perspective of being outside.

5. Expansion at Anakeesta

anakeesta in gatlinburgAnakeesta has added quite a few new things to do. There’s a splash pad with a waterfall and several water features your small children will love splashing around in to cool off in the summer. Love seeing the mountains? Head up to the top of the Anavista Tower where you will get a 360-degree view of the Smokies, and on a clear day, you can see all the way to Kentucky. You’ll love walking to the top! Your kids will have a blast playing on the Treeventure Course. You’ll also want to check out the food at Cliff Top!

6. Cruze Farm

Ice cream lovers will want to stop by Cruze Farm while you’re in town. This new ice cream shop in Sevierville is a locally owned and operated expansion of their other stores. The ice cream is made with milk from a local dairy farm. Their flavors constantly change, and you can try samples to see if you’ll like one. Get your flavor on a cone or in a cup, then topped with your favorite candy. People of all ages love Cruze Farm!

7. Ogle Brothers General Store

person making potteryIf shopping on vacation is your favorite thing to do in Pigeon Forge, then you need to stop by the Ogle Brothers General Store. You’ll find clothing, accessories, home decor, candles, toys, and so much more you can buy. At the back of the store, there is a pottery studio where you can watch potters make gifts you can purchase, as well as a candy counter where you’ll want to grab some sweet treats. In the kitchen section, you can try jams, seasonings, and tea before you purchase them.

These new things to do in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains are just some of the fun activities you’ll want to try when you’re in town. Want to know what else you should do when you stay in one of our cabins? Look at our Luxury Pass you’ll receive when you book one of our cabins to see what kind of discounts you’ll get to Pigeon Forge attractions!