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 55,000 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 new 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 Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

60 Reviews
Maurice Jordan
Roanokr, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Full of Fun"
April, 2018 NEW
This place has many activities for kids and adults. I thought we would be in there for a short period of time but we ended up spending alot of time in there as every corber you turned there was something different
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Tip: Its better ti order tickets online, if not you will be waiting a ling time

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Melissa Beall
Grand Haven, MI
9 Reviews
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"Neat Place - A little overpriced"
April, 2018 NEW
We went on a rainy day, so it was pretty crowded. Slightly overpriced, and some of the lines were a little too long for what time we had, but our son (10) enjoyed the different stations we were able to visit. I would not recommend bringing children under 5 - there wasn't much to do for little ones.
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Tip: Expect to wait in line for activities

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Stephanie Martin
Huntingburg, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"overcrowded overly priced"
April, 2018 NEW
we were here literally for maybe 2 hours tops; our children were getting trampled over by others including adults, we were able to enjoy the rock climbing wall and that was it
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Teri Smolak
Dennison, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fun for all"
April, 2018 NEW
My family was there over Easter so it was crazy busy but we had fun doing most of the activities.
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Tip: Plan on spending lots of time there because of how busy it is all the time.

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chad darden
barnhart, MO
1 Review
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"Fun for all ages!"
March, 2018
We had such a fun time doing different activities and the people are so nice!!!
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Dawnita Hernandez
Somerset , KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Not my thing"
March, 2018
The first part of this was amazing enjoyed it but later it became a headache waiting on lines for over a hr or longer for a 2/3 minute ride or a chance to take a picture.
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Reserve Gatlinburg Customer
Limestone, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved it! Great for my Family!"
March, 2018
My husband, I and my son (4 years old) very much enjoyed WonderWorks! We all rocked climbed (only have to be 40 lbs to participant), very much enjoyed the motion theater, and all the other awesome activities. We could easily spend all day there. I can't wait until my son is a little taller to do the rope climbing (I think you have to be 42 inches tall). It is such a fun place!
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Jeremy Camp
Cottondale , AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"All day experience"
February, 2018
Great place for the family or those who like a adventure. Spend all day or come, go then come back bc they give you wristbands to come and go as you wish. Just don’t make other plans when planning to go here.
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Tip: Wear good shoes and try to be as hands free as possible to experience all exhibits and games

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ashleyhsmith
Birmingham, Alabama
"Barely better than Poor; maybe more fun with teenagers than with young kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Since it rained on one of our days in Pigeon Forge, outdoor activities were out of the question. For years, I had seen the various Wonderworks locations around the country, but had never been inside one until now. And I definitely won't be back any time soon. It quickly became clear that, once being overrun with teens throughout the day, the target market is definitely not young kids -- despite having some attractions to appeal to them. There is nothing inherently wrong with the experience -- everything is pretty well put together and presented. The facility is fairly clean and pricing seems reasonable (2 adults and 2 kids were $105 for all-access passes, which included laser tag and the ropes course). Parents intersperse with their kids, as well as other solo adults, to compete for space in line for almost every activity. Some of these have a façade of educational value, but none would be truly confused with a science center. Combining the noise of the games and rides with the loud music pouring through the place can quickly exhaust anyone trying to have a conversation or keep their children focused. You could clearly tell most other parents had given up on that idea by the time they walked in the door. Most of the staff seemed polite and competent -- it was just the poor flow, sporadic crowds (with little crowd control), and constant noise that did me in. My son and I gave up on the ropes course after the line failed to move for 20 minutes. On the other hand, laser tag was almost empty and my family almost had the place to ourselves. I might come back one day in 8-10 years when my kids are old and patient enough to enjoy everything, but as it stands, there are only 3-4 things that really appeal to young kids (and every other young kid in the place, based on the clusters of children!).
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JeremyWStevens
"This place is awesome!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
There are so many attractions in this upside-down museum that I don't even know where to begin. Hurricane room, bed of nails, bubble room...oh my. It's definitely fun for the whole family. There is something for everyone and it can be educational as well.
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Anonymous
"Always fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 15, 2018 NEW
Great family place. A good way to spend an afternoon. It was crowded this weekend as it was spring break and raining outside but still fun.
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ShelleyYoung18
"Kids enjoyed"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
The kids really enjoyed everything. The adults loved the bed of nails, virtual age, and Lazer tag. We all had a great time together. Little pricy.
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Hendo1cote
Chattanooga
"Don’t miss it "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 14, 2018 NEW
So much interactive hands on fun!! Adults and kids alike will have a blast here. We always come back every time we are in Pigeon Forge
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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.