WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN – review and recommendations

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We’re lucky to live within driving distance of Pigeon Forge, TN. In the Sevierville and Gatlinburg area, there are so many family-friendly activities to enjoy. We got word that May was Teacher Appreciation Month at WonderWorks, so we headed down there one Saturday. My kids call this “The Upside Down House.”

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Since my husband and I both had a school ID, they gave us free adult passes and a discount for the kids. (This was not a blogger thing…any school employee could get the deal!)  We added on the laser tag package.  It ended up being only around $22 for all 4 of us.  Pretty sweet deal for 3-4 hours of entertainment.  You can find lots of coupons and discounts for Pigeon Forge dining and attractions, including WonderWorks, by just taking a few minutes to look online.  Even if you wait until you’re in the area, just look for coupon books around town. They’re everywhere!

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WonderWorks is similar to a children’s science museum, with some extra entertainment features.  There are many science experiments, facts, and trivia posted around.  It’s a little overwhelming to the senses, but the kids absolutely LOVE IT!   Upon entering, look for the lightning exhibit (pictured above), tornado simulator, and earthquake cafe.

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In my opinion, WonderWorks activities are geared toward older kids and teens.  There’s not a lot for the littlest ones in the family.  My kids really like the 3-level ropes course —  you MUST be wearing closed-toed, heeled shoes for this attraction.  Plan accordingly! The line for the ropes course can get really long (think 90 minute wait) so get in it right away if you want to do it.

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After checking out the rest of the bottom level, head upstairs for the art museum. There’s a cool M. C. Escher staircase to lead you up to the artwork.  Plan to spend some time here — the art is unusual and sometimes interactive.

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The upper level also contains a laser tag course, an arcade, and a snack bar.  The arcade is rather dated and expensive, but my kids didn’t care.  We spent a few minutes wasting quarters!  We chose not to eat at the snack bar; the menu didn’t look appealing at all.  After heading out, we went next door to Hard Rock Cafe which is an easy walk into the next parking lot.

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If the HRC isn’t your thing, or you have more time, I highly recommend doing a dinner show while you’re in Pigeon Forge!  The Hatfield and McCoy show is nearby, and Dixie Stampede is just a short ride down the road.  This would be a great activity for the family if you’re looking for something to do on the 4th of July.

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Comments

  1. Cathy French says:

    I would take my boyfriend on a Pigeon Forge trip

  2. Dotty J Boucher says:

    I would love to visit, I just don’t have the money now to travel to visit, but who knows maybe in the future.’
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  3. Judy Cox says:

    Wonder Works looks like a great place for the whole family.

  4. My family would love to visit there! My parents have been to Pigeon Forge and they loved it.

  5. Kathy Davis says:

    I would like to take the Pigeon Forge trip with my sister. Oh, what fun we two old ladies could have! 🙂

  6. My family would love it! I’d take my mom and my grandma 🙂

  7. Christie says:

    I have three boys and my mom who I would take, I believe we have one of these places in SC, I remember passing it but not knowing what it was.

  8. Laurajj says:

    Oh I would love to take my family there. Looks so interesting…we would have so much fun there!

  9. Annamarie V says:

    I am always buying from Amazon I love prime, I need a new swimsuit so I would put it toward that.

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I think my nieces would enjoy a trip to Pigeon Forge.

  11. Looks so cool! We aren’t anywhere near it, so it would take a bit to try to visit, but still, if we ever find ourselves there, looks like something to great to check out – the upside down outside itself makes it inviting looking!

  12. Julie Waldron says:

    I would take my husband & daughter to Pigeon Forge. 🙂

  13. Would love to go but it’s on the other side of the country!

  14. Christina Sparks says:

    I would like to take my spouse to Pigeon Forge.

  15. Debra Guillen says:

    I would like to take my husband and son to Pigeon Forge

  16. Carole Spring says:

    I would take my husband to Pigeon Forge.

  17. Becky Richardson says:

    We have taken the grandkids and they loved it!

  18. Sarah Phillips says:

    My husband and I would love to visit WonderWorks! I would love to take my nephews with us too! I think we’d have a blast. 🙂

  19. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to take my daughter to WonderWorks

  20. Katie R says:

    The only true family vacation I ever went on was in Pigeon Forge, actually. I was in 8th grade and my brother was in 5th grade. We are 22 and 25 now :D. We did visit WonderWorks and I remember it being an AWESOME place. My favorite part was the bicycle that you could ride upside down in circles :).

  21. I have been to the WonderWorks in Orlando, but I didn’t realize that there were other ones. I think once is enough, so I would not go again. I would take my husband to Pigeon Forge. We have talked about going, especially since he is a Hard Rock pin collector.

  22. There is something just like this in the Wisconsin Dells. I probably wouldn’t go in as it would probably give me a headache.

  23. Cheryl B says:

    My family would love to visit Wonderworks.

  24. Susan Smith says:

    I would like to take my family to WonderWorks. It looks like a lot of fun.

  25. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Looks like a fun trip! My whole family would love this especially our sons!

  26. It’s a long way there from Colorado.
    Thanks for the contest.

  27. Christy Caldwell says:

    I saw Wonderworks showcased on a PBS show and have wanted to go ever since. It looks awesome.

  28. Cheryl Everitt says:

    If I could go to Wonderworks I would take my three granddaughters.

  29. I would take my son on a trip to Pigeon Forge

  30. Deborah W. says:

    I would love to take my granddaughter there. We’d have so much fun!

  31. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would take my son and two daughters. I have never been there but it looks like a fun place.

  32. rochelle haynes says:

    Love to visit wonder works looks like fun

  33. rochelle haynes says:

    I commented her on a non giveaway post

  34. sheila ressel says:

    Wonderworks looks like a fun place for our family to visit.

  35. Natalie says:

    I would love to take my niece to see Pigeon forge!

  36. I’m sure my entire family would love to visit Wonderworks. It looks like its has unique things to see and do that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.

  37. I would love to visit! I would probably take my hubby. We need to do more outings together!

  38. I would love to take my bestie and her kiddos. We do vacations together!

  39. yes my niece and nephew would love to visit wonder works! my nephew would have a blast on the ropes course.

  40. Teresa Moore says:

    We actually have a Wonder Works here where I live, but I have not gone there. My daughter has and loves it! We are planning a trip to Pigeon Forge for next year.

  41. laurie murley says:

    I would love to go here it sounds great

  42. Jerry Marquardt says:

    My family including my nephew would like to visit Wonder Works and visiting Pigeon Forge.

  43. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would love to visit WonderWorks. Our whole family would enjoy it.

  44. I’ve been to Hard Rock Cafe its awesome

  45. I like interactive museums.

  46. Debra Holloway says:

    This is an awesome place. I would love to visit it. It looks like so much fun.

  47. Sherri Lewis says:

    I love the upside down house! Definitely want to go….

  48. Looks like a wondrous place to visit.

  49. Betsy Barnes says:

    I have not visited Pigeon Forge since I was in high school. I would love to go back and see all these new attractions. 🙂

  50. i used to go to the park and we ha one of them and the were fun i love t o check out thigs like that

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