Sprawling across 160+ acres of verdant grounds, Circle G Ranch curates a herd of more than 700+ exotic animals, allowing visitors to cruise down a 3-mile path to get close to the curious creatures. Zebras, emus, deer, and alpaca trot up to vehicles for handfuls of delicious feed, and guided safari-truck and camelback tours impart nuggets of information on the park's wildlife. After treks, visitor head to the petting zoo to visit a rotating gang of cuddly animals, such as baby lambs, goats, and parrots, along with an African crested porcupine and a family of sulcata tortoises.
Bronzing Bar Tanning Studio keeps its clientele looking sun kissed with an array of tanning services. The studio boasts both UV tanning beds as well as airbrush tanning, which employs a DHA-based formula to leave skin looking evenly bronzed for up to seven days.
When the corn grows so high that you can barely see the top of the classic red barn at Pigeon Forge Corn Maze, it’s a sure sign that autumn has finally arrived. The farm helps families celebrate the changing seasons with a trio of fall attractions, starting with the two all-ages corn mazes, where kids and adults can bask in the crisp autumn air as they collect clues and play games to determine the best route through the wending green pathways. Outside the leafy walls, miniature ponies and donkeys, pygmy goats, and giant rabbits clamor for a scratch behind the ears in the petting zoo, and farmers take guests on bumpy, tractor-pulled hayrides that tour the borders of both corn mazes. Classic farmstand snacks such as funnel cakes, kettle corn, and apple cider help fuel the fun and reward those who resist the urge to eat their way out of the corny labyrinth.
Adventure Ziplines of Pigeon Forge offers thrill seekers the unique opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains, all while flying over 400 acres of forested canopies at 50 miles per hour. Zipliners cascade down six lines, each stretching up to 3,400 feet in length, while secured in a double-line system that ensures their safe arrival at ground level after two hours and 4.5 miles of fast-paced fun. Certified by the Association for Challenge Course Technology, staff members guide groups along every limb of the scenic course, which affords zippers views of Mount LeConte and 1,600 species of flowering plants from a vantage point normally reserved for birds or hang-gliding cows. Zipines can be traversed under the early-morning sun or the glow of moonlight seven days a week.
Golfers descend to valley floors and climb up mountain slopes as they traverse Smoky Mountain Country Club’s 18-hole, 6,097-yard course. Cleaved through dense curtains of trees, the course’s bermuda-grass fairways and bentgrass greens undulate over more than 400 feet of elevation changes, giving an advantage to golfers who can adjust their yardages when aiming at targets positioned uphill, downhill, or behind a large yeti.
Throughout the round, various shots from high elevation let golfers enjoy some extra distance off of the tee while offering sweeping views of the Smoky Mountain scenery. To prepare for their round on the par 70 course, golfers can warm up their swings at the club’s practice area and post-putt celebration dances on the putting green.
The Comedy Barn Theater's family-friendly acts alternate between the sidesplitting and the awe inspiring, all unified by a fun-loving Southern sensibility. Magicians, fire-eaters, jugglers, and ventriloquists make jaws drop; clean family comedians draw guffaws; and live country and gospel music keeps the energy high with mandolin-fueled romps. Designed to appeal to even the tiniest tots, the show also ropes in a menagerie of barnyard animals—foremost among them the Comedy Barn Canines, who delight all ages with their impressions of famous presidential pets.