WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN

100 Music RoadPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

With more than 35,000 square feet of exciting and educational entertainment, WonderWorks is a kid-friendly indoor amusement park that’s ranked one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge. The popular attraction offers more than 100 interactive exhibits and activities that inspire imagination, logic, and creativity, and include a glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course, a laser tag arena, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Fun for all ages.
  • Cameras allowed.
  • Open 365 days a year.
  • Allow 2-4 hours.
  • Closed toed shoes required for ropes course.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Re-entry allowed on same day visit.
  • Over 100 indoor interactive exhibits.
  • Wonder Café serves pizza & snacks.
  • Features a glow-in-the-dark ropes course and laser tag arena.

Description

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WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind featuring over 100 interactive exhibits. It is 35,000 square feet of family fun.

The entire family will enjoy this fun, educational and totally upside down attraction in Pigeon Forge. Located at the north end of the Parkway, WonderWorks is filled with hands-on activities and experiences that will delight and entertain all ages. And the upside down reference... well, you’ll just have to see it to believe it!

Experience an extraordinary adventure in our 12-seat 4D XD MOTION THEATER as you transcend time, space, and imagination. This one-of-a-kind experience combines 3D film with special effects and full motion seating, ranging from subtle sensations to intense vibrations. The XD Theater 4D experience will virtually transport you from your seat into the big-screen action and adventure!

Experience the real work of a forensic scientist in fingerprint identification, 3D Facial reconstruction, and facial recognition in our interactive FORENSIC SCIENCE EXHIBIT.

WonderWorks takes family fun to new heights with the Largest Indoor ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE. Standing over 40 feet tall, visitors will climb 3 stories of ropes as they encounter over 45 different obstacles and activities; including a tire traverse, suspension bridges, and swinging beams. Closed shoes required for this experience. The ropes course is included in the price of admission.

Test your physical strength in the CHALLENGE ZONE. Climb to the top of our gigantic rock climbing wall or check your psychological endurance as 3,500 Sharp nails rise beneath while you are lying on our bed of nails.

The SPACE ZONE is a great place to explore the depths of Outer Space. Explore life-size replicas of an Astronaut Space Suit and Mercury Capsule. Better yet, take a seat in the Shuttle Landers and use your hand-eye coordination to maneuver the controls and land the Discovery Space Ship on the airstrip.

The SOUND and LIGHT ZONE - Jam on MTV drums and rock in your favorite music era, and don’t forget to strike a pose at Recollections then turn around and see what your very own shadow looks like after you walk away.

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience a natural disaster? Now you can in WonderWorks Natural DISASTER ZONE. The 1989 San Francisco earthquake, one of history’s most renowned earthquakes, which stopped baseball’s World Series and collapsed a freeway, is recreated in the laboratory. Get ready to feel what a 5.3 earthquake really feels like.

The CONTROL CENTER promises endless entertainment. Kids from 1 - 101 will love our Bubble Room, where you can literally put yourself in a bubble that you created. Or stop by the Wonder Coaster to ride the roller coaster you have always wanted to ride.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

88 Reviews
Terrie Reno
Springfield, MO
2 Reviews
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"We could have spent the entire day here."
March, 2019 NEW
We went to Pigeon Forge for spring break. I took my 6 and 8 year old girls. WonderWorks was so much fun. We could have stayed all day. I love that once you get inside, everything is included in admission (except the laser tag). They had a ton of things to do, so many interactive exhibits. My girls loved the Rock Wall and Rope Course. They were too little for a few things, but there was plenty to do for ALL ages.

The only negative thing was the wait for laser tag. It appeared only one person was working both the laser tag and the concession stand (or maybe the arcade) because someone would start a game, the game would end and no one would show up for another 15 - 20 minutes to start the next game. We waited about 40 minutes to play (2 rounds of people ahead of us, games are 7 minutes long). No one gave clear instructions on how to put on the vest, how to play, etc. We were just counted off and told to grab a vest. We will definitely return to WonderWorks, but will not spend the extra money for Laser Tag.
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Tip: Wear tennis shoes and athletic clothing so you can enjoy all the exhibits.

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Brittany Moyers
Fayetteville, TN
3 Reviews
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"Great...for the right family"
March, 2019 NEW
I'm torn on a rating because for the right family, this place is a must visit. But for us, it was a bust, and I feel like we would have saved our money and gone elsewhere if WonderWorks was more upfront about what the inside is like.

Despite the claims to the contrary from WonderWorks itself, this is a poor choice for kids under 1st grade, or even gradeschoolers who are smaller than average. There were a plethora of cool things that our 5-year-old couldn't do because he couldn't reach the pedals and our short 2nd-grade niece wouldn't have been big enough, either.

This also seems like a popular spot for field trips (there were three buses full of middle schoolers when we got there) which means lots of undersupervised 5th-6th graders. My son wanted to try everything, but was too little for almost all of it and got crowded out by bigger kids where he could actually participate.

As for the attractions themselves, they're VERY sensory heavy. My son has epilepsy and is mildly autistic. He doesn't have any tactile sensory issues, but I was concerned about the lights and sounds after another mom we met in Pigeon Forge warned us that the website downplayed the intensity.

While that's true, this is really a "YMMV" situation. The inversion tunnel at the beginning has a bypass door, and the only area with strobe lighting is clearly marked with an epilepsy warning. With those two precautions and our trusty noise-canceling earmuffs, we were fine.

All of those caveats aside, this place is REALLY COOL. 12-year-old me would have loved it! For families with normally developing kids 3rd-grade and up, this is a must visit. For everyone else, I suggest looking for video reviews on Youtube so you can see the inside for yourself before you buy tickets.
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Tip: Sensory heavy, very little for kids under about 4'9" to do. Look up video reviews to see the inside for yourself before you buy.

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marquitta biffle
Hoover, AL
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas"
January, 2019
We always visit when coming to pigeon forge. We surprise they added some new dry things. Love it. Keep adding new adventures and we will definitely be back each year.
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Tip: Its a lot for the whole family and you can spend hours here

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Coral Daniels
Churchville, VA
2 Reviews
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"What a fun time!"
October, 2018
When they say indoor amusement park they mean it. They have so much to do and see that one really could plan a whole day there. It was so busy but so worth it. They had rides, rope course, rock wall, and many more. Another visit will surely be in the works.
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Tip: If you are claustrophobic don’t go. Also there are areas that could affect those with seizures and vertigo so be aware.

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Teaonda Mitchell
Shelbyville, KY
3 Reviews
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"Family vaca"
October, 2018
So many fun things to do. We had a blast trying everything there..
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Tip: Its great for older kids

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Lisa Kilpatrick
parrish, AL
5 Reviews
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"Wonderworks was wonderful"
October, 2018
Had a great time and a wonderful experience. Friendly and helpful staff, and a ton of fun and knowledge building hands on exhibits. Great for the whole family.
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Gary Jackson
Clarksville, TN
2 Reviews
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"Great place for a family with kids."
October, 2018
Something for everyone it was educational and entertaining. They have video coasters for adults even so no one is left out. We had a blast and stayed the whole day.
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Tip: Best to buy tickets in advance makes for easier entry

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Tabitha Branch
Clinton, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We had a blast!"
October, 2018
My son just turned 15. This is where he asked to go for his birthday. My kids are ages 11 to 18 and all of us had a wonderful time. Something for everyones interest.
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Tip: Something for everyone's interest

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bntross6
Maryville, Tennessee
"A day full of fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
I took my 2 children on a day trip to WonderWorks. There are so many things to do and experience! From iceberg water, to earthquakes, to flying planes - it was completely adventure packed! My preteen daughter kept going back to the bubbles and the piano player. My teen son enjoyed the flying and trying the bed of nails. They both tried the rock climbing wall. Oh yeah, wear close-toed shoes! And go early!
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Beardgod
"Awesome place just wish for a better ticket line experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
We prebought tickets and there are two lines and the line who haven’t bought was moving quickly and we waited 5 to 10 minutes to get in and there was nobody in front of us. Besides this we had a blast and would love to go back and would suggest this if you have kids
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Kceve
"Awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2019 NEW
At 28, this past weekend marked my first trip to wonderworks. My seven year old and I spent a few days of spring break here and this was something we were both excited to do. I felt like a kid exploring everything inside, but there was plenty to keep adults entertained as well. It beat all expectations for both of us, and will be a regular staple in our trips to Gatlinburg from now on!
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Segebaba
Fayetteville, Georgia
"Simply Wonderful!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 18, 2019 NEW
We love this place, there is so much to do and so much to enjoy. There is always something for everyone, no matter your age. We will be back!
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Michelle B
"If I could give this place 6 stars, I would"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2019 NEW
We decided to give wonderworks a try while in pigeon forge this week with our kids ages 5,9,11,16, and 20. While the admission price us steep, there is SO much included, and you can come and go throughout the day. We saved wonderworks for our last day, and wished we we would have gone sooner so that we could have spent several more hours here. On the advice of others, we got here when the doors opened and went straight to the glow in the dark ropes course to try it out before the line got long. The course was so impressive. My five year old was able to do parts of the course with help from his dad, and my older kids enjoyed the more difficult challenges. We headed to the rock wall afterwards be and then several other amazing rides before seeing the rest of the museum. We all loved the 4d theater and roller coaster simulator, abd did those several times. There was so much to see and do, we simply could not do it all before we gad to leave. While only one round of laser tag was included with admission, we were impressed that you could do everything else-rock wall, ropes course, rides, 4D theatre- as many times as you wanted. My kids can't wait to go back!
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Frequently Asked Questions about WonderWorks - Tennessee

What are WonderWorks operating hours?
WonderWorks is open Monday-Sunday 365 days a year starting at 10:00 am.

What will I find inside WonderWorks?

It’s an indoor interactive amusement park for the mind. Fun for All Ages! Experience over 100 interactive exhibits for all ages. Special features include the World’s largest indoor ropes challenge course, laser tag and Pigeon Forge magic show, The Wonders of Magic, starring master magician Terry Evanswood.
How long does it take to tour the attraction?
Allow at least 3- 4 hours but spend as much time as you like.
Can I bring food into WonderWorks?
No, outside food and drinks are not permitted inside WonderWorks.

Can I take pictures?
You can take pictures inside. Great photo spots in WonderWorks include The Spacesuit, Mercury Capsule, Hurricane Simulator, Rock Wall and more!
Where can I park?
Plenty of parking is provided at no charge in the WonderWorks Pigeon Forge parking lot in front of the building.

What is the best way to dress for a day at the attraction? Is there any clothing that isn't permissible?
WonderWorks is a casual, family-oriented attraction. We suggest you dress comfortably. Closed shoes are required for our ropes course. No skirts or dresses permitted on the ropes course. Please dress family friendly.
Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?
WonderWorks is equipped with elevators for wheelchairs and strollers. Please view our ADA policy under company news on our website
Can I exit the attraction and return later in the day?
Yes, tickets allow unlimited fun all day, come and go as you please.
Are there any height, weight or other requirements for any of the rides?
Yes:
Wonder Coaster – Must be at least 48" (4') to participate. Max weight is 250 lbs.
Ropes Course – Must be at least 42" (3' 6") with an adult or 48" (4') to participate alone. Maximum height is 80" (6' 8"). Closed shoes required. Maximum weight limit is 300 pounds.
Earthquake — Must be at least 36" (3' 0")
Astronaut Training — Max height is 6' 2", minimum height is 54". Max weight is 225 lbs. Long hair must be tied up in order to participate. 
Rock Climbing – Closed shoes required. Minimum 40 pounds and maximum 250 lbs.
360 Bikes – Closed shoes required and 58" (4' 10") tall to participate. Max weight is 250 lbs. 
XD Theater — Must be at least 40" (3' 4")
Does WonderWorks serve food?
Yes, at the WonderDog Café. Take a break and pull up a chair to enjoy the fresh hand tossed pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, Pepsi products and more.

If I purchase the WonderWorks and Wonders of Magic combo ticket do both admissions have to be used on the same day?
No, they can be used on different days.