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4 Thrilling Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Are you someone who loves an adrenaline rush? If so, you can get your fix when you go on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Read on to learn more! Here is a list of 4 thrilling things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

1. Ride the Mountain Coasters and Go Ziplining at Anakeesta

ziplining at anakeestaAnakeesta is a mountaintop adventure park located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Visitors get to it by riding a scenic chairlift. While you will definitely get a thrill from being up so high, there are other great activities. For example, take a ride on the Rail Runner mountain coaster. It is a downhill track that is 1,600 feet long. Go through all the twists and turns at a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. You can also go on Anakeesta’s Dueling Zipline Adventure. You will love being more than 50 feet in the air high above the trees. Along with these activities, Anakeesta has a wide variety of restaurants and shops as well.

2. Walk on the SkyBridge at the SkyPark

Similar to Anakeesta, the SkyPark is also located above downtown Gatlinburg.  Visitors ride the SkyLift to the top of Crockett Mountain which is 1,800 feet above sea level. Once there, they can stand on the park’s SkyBridge. It stretches 700 feet across a deep valley in a single span, making it the longest pedestrian cable bridge in North America. You will get an adrenaline rush when you walk to the bridge’s halfway point, stand on the 30 feet of glass, and look down at the ground below. After you do so, relax and enjoy the scenery in the seating on the SkyDeck.

3. Ride Roller Coasters at Dollywood

wild eagle roller coaster at dollywoodAs for the thrilling activities in Pigeon Forge, you can ride roller coasters at Dollywood theme park. One of them is Thunderhead in Timber Canyon. The track features a 100-foot drop, and the ride reaches a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour. Another great roller coaster in the park is the Wild Eagle. It is a “wing” coaster that is perched 21 stories above Dollywood. The ride reaches speeds of 61 miles per hour and has a track that features 4 inversions and a 135-foot drop. Along with the roller coasters, other things to do here include watching entertaining shows, eating great food, and shopping for souvenirs.

4. Zorbing at the Outdoor Gravity Park

Pigeon’s Forge’s Outdoor Gravity Park is a unique attraction that specializes in zorbing. Originating in New Zealand, it is a thrilling activity where visitors roll around on a track inside of an 11-foot inflatable ball filled with water. One of the courses is called Fast Tracks. Roll as fast as you can down a 10,000-foot hill. There is also The Funnel course that combines twists and turns with high speeds. It’s safe to say that there is no wrong choice!

We hope you enjoyed learning about these thrilling things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you want to find out more about attractions in the area, check out our other list of entertaining indoor things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!