Whether you’re getting into town a little late or you’re a night owl and love staying up, there is still tons of fun waiting for you in Pigeon Forge after dark! From mountain coasters to restaurants with live music, the options are endless. To help you to plan for an eventful evening, here are 5 fun things to do in Pigeon Forge at night.
The Island in Pigeon Forge is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are a number of things to do there after dark, like riding the lit up Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This Ferris wheel will take you up 200 feet in the air in a glass gondola where you can see the sparkling city of Pigeon Forge below you. Closing time for the wheel and the shops at The Island depend on the time of year, but most of them will usually be open until at least 8 p.m.
The Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. There’s a live music stage, as well as several dining areas featuring memorabilia from Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, and Madonna. There’s even a dog friendly patio, so you can have a delicious meal with your furry friend right by your side.
Another one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge at night is to go see a $5.00 movie at The Forge Cinemas! The times that you’re able to visit this theater really depend on which movie you’re going to see and what the showtimes for that movie are. Most shows usually have times after 9 p.m. and some are occasionally offered after 10 p.m.
The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is thrilling to ride during the daytime, but you can also come back for a whole new experience after dark! This attraction is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. It is the longest downhill ride in the United States, with over 1-mile of track, and takes about 7 to 8 minutes to complete.
You can pose with all your favorite celebrities using fun props and costumes at the Hollywood Wax Museum! The artists that create these wax figures go through a detailed process to make for lifelike qualities that will blow your mind! You’ll have a great time taking selfies with these celebrity lookalikes and learning more about the lives of the celebrities themselves with fun facts near each wax figure.
Be sure to check out all of the other Smoky Mountain attractions so that you’ll always have something fun to do in mind.