Fun Rainy Day Activities in Pigeon Forge

You’re finally on your long awaited vacation that you and the family have had planned for months. You decide to sit down and write your itinerary for the next day and you check to see what the weather has in store for you. We all know that mother nature likes to have some mood swings and you find out that it’s going to rain, snow, or just be plain icy outside. You had a hike planned for that day and now you have to figure out something else to do. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. So now you’re thinking “what’s there to do on a rainy day?” Lucky for us, there are actually quite a few different things you can do to make sure that you still have an incredible time while you’re in the Smokies! One of the best things about Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas are there are so many things to do that are all indoors, so don’t let mother nature put a damper on your day! When you stay here with us at Whispering Pines, we make sure to have your back. Our beautiful property offers an indoor pool and hot tub as well as an arcade room to help entertain the family while you figure out your new rainy day schedule! Another big perk of staying with us is that we offer FREE TICKETS to a bunch of different shows and attractions and some of them just so happen to be indoors! Need some ideas on where to go? We’ve got you covered, join us on this guide to Fun Rainy Day Activities in Pigeon Forge.


My absolute favorite place to go when the weather isn’t being my friend for the day is the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies located at traffic light #6 in Gatlinburg! I could spend all day here and still not want to leave once it’s closing time. There’s such a wide variety of species of fish and other sea life to see and they’re all in one exciting place. You can find me hanging out in the Shark Lagoon where you’re sometimes lucky to also see their gigantic sea turtles! Sharks will be coming from left and right and will be right above your head when you’re in this clear tunnel, so make sure to have your camera ready to catch all the action. Once you finally exit the shark tunnel, there will be a little spot for you to grab some lunch which is a nice feature. It’s then time to visit my second favorite spot in the aquarium which is the penguin playhouse! This exhibit is bound to be a family favorite when you all crawl through tunnels to experience their habitat firsthand. Make sure to say hi to Frank the penguin for me, he’s always in the far corner every single time I stop by! With fun interactive booths like the jellyfish and stingray petting corners, this will be the place you’ll want to visit every single time you’re in town! And don’t forget that this is one attraction that you get a free ticket to while you’re staying with us and we even sell discounted tickets for the rest of your party to take advantage of!


Wondering what is next on our Fun Rainy Day Activities in Pigeon Forge list? Wonderworks of course, or as I like to call it, the upside down house! This indoor amusement park is one of the most exciting places I’ve ever been to. With over 100 different wonderzones to explore that are hands on and fun for all ages, this place lets the imagination run wild you’re there. Feeling like a daredevil? Try laying down on their bed of nails! Want an adrenaline rush? Their Xtreme 360 bikes are calling your name, see if you can make the loop! Ready to see if you’re going to be the next pitcher in major league baseball? Their pitching station is one of many virtual sports zones to check out. There’s also a thrilling ropes course that the whole family can do. Ready for a fun family battle? Lazer tag will help end this fun family adventure before it’s time to pick the next place to head off to! Don’t forget to ask about our discounted tickets to this location before you head over!


Are you ready for your very own voyage on the Titanic? Stop by our front desk to pick up your boarding pass at a discounted price and get ready to experience an attraction unlike any other! As soon as you walk in, it’ll feel like you’re stepping into the past when you tour what it looked and felt like being on that incredible ship. With hundreds of artifacts to see and read about and replicas of the hallways, parlors, and even the Grand Staircase, this will be one place that the family will never forget! You get to celebrate all the crews, passengers, and the ship itself while you’re here. I don’t want to give too much away, but I will tell you that the iceberg room was my absolute favorite part. Not only is this particular attraction extremely educational, but it still provides a whole lot of fun and you’re able to keep those that boarded this ship so long ago alive in your memory. It’s a special place that I will always recommend visiting if you’re in town, especially if it’s a rainy day! Don’t forget to also check out the new Alcatraz East museum. Get ready to check out what it felt like being behind those prison gates there. Maybe you’ll even get to figure out if any inmates really did escape! This crime museum will teach you about more than just Alcatraz itself and it’ll be an exciting family adventure from beginning to end!


So, now it’s dinner time and you’re thinking about where you should go because you don’t feel like having some pizza delivered to the condo. We’ve got just the place! It’s time to visit one of our many exciting dinner shows! It’s always nice to have some choices, so which one should you go to? Are you a big fan of animals? The Dixie Stampede is the place to go to see their amazing horses and the incredible cast. This show will be fun for the entire family, all you have to do is pick if you want to cheer for the North or the South! And the food? Oh goodness, the food is delicious and will have you wanting more when you leave. You’ll be looking up that soup recipe as soon as you get back to your condo! There’s also the Smoky Mountain Adventures show where you’ll get to learn all about Dolly Parton’s life growing up here in Pigeon Forge and you’ll get to witness a love story about her parents. The food is just as incredible and it’s a newer show to check out while you’re in town! There’s also the Hatfield & McCoy dinner show that had me cracking up from beginning to end while watching these two kooky families battle it out. If you’re a fan of fried chicken and laughing your head off, this is just the show for you! Best part about this one? You get a free ticket for it while you’re staying with us!

So as you can see, we can battle mother nature’s mood swings here no matter what she tries to throw at us! There will always be some Fun Rainy Day Activities in Pigeon Forge to take advantage of. Don’t let the weather stop you from visiting our beautiful Smokies, there will still be plenty of fun indoor family adventures to go on! And the best thing about the mountains? They can bounce off quite a few of those storms that try to sneak their way in here. So what are you waiting for? Book your family vacation now and come and join our family here at Whispering Pines, we would love to have you!

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