Families that play together are more likely to stay together, especially when their playground is a magnetic field. Get stuck together with science with the help of today's Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $25.75 value) to WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.
WonderWorks is an indoor mental amusement park with more than 100 interactive exhibits and a plethora of lively activities to keep youthful explorers and grown-up discoverers engaged for hours. Visitors enter the upside-down building right-side up, then meander through the inversion tunnel to recalibrate their sense of gravity and become one with WonderWorks' reversed world. Take a jaunt inside the Far Out Illusion Gallery to play tricks on your peepers, or hop into the Space Zone to learn about the outer reaches and how to dry-clean an astronaut. Make your own you-sized bubble in the Bubble Lab, scale virtual mountainsides in the Challenge Zone, or snag a café seat in the Disaster Zone to experience the shakes of a simulated 5.3 earthquake, proven powerful enough to turn glasses of milk into martinis fit for James Bond.
Children under the age of 3 get into WonderWorks for free; admission for children ages 4 to 12 is $14.50.
- We spent the day playing in the main facility, rock wall climbing, walking on the rope maze, blowing bubbles, dancing with our shadows, flying a jet fighter simulation, throwing a fast ball, the list seems endless. – Jodi98, TripAdvisor
- We decided to check it out and we were pleasantly surprised at all the interesting and stimulating things to look at.. [sic] If you like different, unique and thinking puzzles, you will enjoy this place. – Stacey C., Yelp
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge
From the outside, Professor Wonder’s WonderWorks Pigeon Forge laboratory appears to have flipped completely on its head. When visitors enter the upside-down edifice, they must first pass through the psychedelic spinning lights of the Inversion Tunnel, which turns the building right-side-up so that families can embark on a day of entertaining educational activities.
More than 100 interactive exhibits spark excitement around natural phenomena. The facility houses a replica of an astronaut's space suit that visitors can climb inside, a gallery of mind-bending illusions, and a café where human beings transform food into energy through the process of digestion. There's even a display that allows guests to experience the aftershocks of the San Francisco earthquake of 1989, as well as one where they can lie down on a bed of 3,500 sharp nails without receiving so much as a scratch. Additional activities include the Indoor Ropes Challenge Course, which exercises bodies and minds as challengers navigate four stories of swinging beams and suspension bridges, and the The Wonders of Magic, a variety show starring illusionist and Merlin Award winner Terry Evanswood.