4 Pigeon Forge Attractions Within Walking Distance of Our Hotel

November 24, 2020
Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge

One of the things guests love most about staying at our hotel is our amazing location in the heart of Pigeon Forge! You can simply walk from our hotel to some of the best attractions in town and avoid the hassles of traffic and parking! Here are 4 Pigeon Forge attractions within walking distance of our hotel:

1. The Island in Pigeon Forge

Ole Smoky Island WheelWe are one of the closest hotels to The Island in Pigeon Forge, a huge shopping, dining, and entertainment complex that is one of the most popular destinations in the Smokies! The centerpiece to The Island in Pigeon Forge is the Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-tall ferris wheel that features all glass gondolas for viewing the gorgeous mountain scenery. There are tons of other fun rides too, including the Island Bumper Cars, Flying Horse Carousel, and the Spinning Parrots Coaster. As if that doesn’t sound good enough, you will also find dozens of speciality shops and plenty of unique places to eat!

2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Another one of the Pigeon Forge attractions within walking distance of our hotel is the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, a fascinating museum that offers a glimpse into American crime history. While exploring the 25,000-square-foot museum, you will discover 5 galleries that dive deep into different aspects of crime such as law enforcement, crime prevention, and the justice system. The Alcatraz East Crime Museum features more than 100 interactive exhibits, as well as actual crime artifacts including a VW Bug owned by Ted Bundy and the White Ford Bronco that carried a frantic O.J. Simpson during the famous televised police chase!

3. LazerPort Fun Center

lazerport fun centerWe are just across the street from the LazerPort Fun Center, a family entertainment center featuring laser tag, go karts, miniature golf, and an arcade! There are actually two laser tag arenas for your enjoyment, and each one is more than 7,000 square feet and the largest in the Great Smoky Mountains area! After a heart pounding game of laser tag, hop into the driver’s seat of a go-kart to experience one of the tallest tracks in Pigeon Forge or play a challenging round of indoor blacklight mini golf. The 10,000-square-foot arcade rounds out the action with a wide selection of exciting games where you can redeem tickets for prizes. Want to know about other places where you can play laser tag? Check out these other laser tag places in Pigeon Forge!

4. Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine is yet another one of the fantastic Pigeon Forge attractions you will find within walking distance of our hotel! This attraction offers the unique opportunity to mine for gems and to have your finds made into jewelry. Your adventure starts by selecting a bucket, then you sift through the flume area to find your treasures. At that point, you can have your previous stones assayed and turned into the jewelry item of your choice. The Pigeon Forge Gem Mine also features a free rock and fossil museum that will interest every member of your family!

Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay within walking distance of these incredible Pigeon Forge attractions! We hope to see you soon at the Valley Forge Inn!