WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN

100 Music RoadPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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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.


from WonderWorks - Tennessee
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

53 Reviews
Jeremy Camp
Cottondale , AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"All day experience"
February, 2018 NEW
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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Michael Upton
Cross Lanes, WV
1 Review
Verified Traveler
February, 2018 NEW
Cool place, worth the money, go early gets crowded!
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Tip: Go early it gets really crowded

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Russell Lambert
Booneville, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August, 2016
I took my autistic son and my daughter to the wonderworks!! They had a blast!!!!! My daughter loved the rides and rope course and maroon the brain games and the Lite brite and mirror plus the walk on piano!! It had something for everyone and made it easy on this dad!!
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Tip: Arrive early to deal with crowds plus to enjoy all it has to offer

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Sara E.
Newburgh, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Add This Attraction to Your List!!"
July, 2016
Wow, Wonderworks! We took our 6 and 8 year old sons to Gatlinburg for a summer vacation and Wonderworks was the favorite destination by far. We were entertained all morning, and left for lunch, returning until closing time. It was a great family experience to enjoy together, especially the challenges of the rope course which created the family bonding experience of conquering together. The employees were very helpful and engaging, and many of the experiences were very educational. There were lines for some areas, but nothing that took long at all on a weekend. Just a very positive experience, and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Wonderworks!
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Tip: Wear tennis shoes, and definitely bring a camera/phone. While the exhibits weren't directed toward younger children or handicapped persons, I think that is the case at any amusement venue.

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Bryant L.
Somerset, PA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"more for older children"
July, 2016
Is geared more towards older teens and adults. Not a place for special needs children. Had a very rude experience from one lady who was attending. Very crowded. If wasn't so busy I would think be educational. Could barely get through some places and people push and shove to get into line.
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1 Review
Verified Traveler
"wonder works is a wonder"
July, 2016
Very entertaining for children of all ages our grandchildren wanted to do it all and enjoyed every minute of it
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April W.
Ramseur, NC
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Had A Blast Learning!!"
July, 2016
We loved Wonderworks! I have a 9 and 5 year old and they enjoyed every single observation in the place. The only thing we didnt get to do was the rope course due to the long line, but we will get it next time because we will be going back. Had A Blast!!!!
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Julie P.
Winchester, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun!"
July, 2016
We had an awesome time here. There is a lot to do for all ages. I like that your tickets are good for the whole day so you can leave and comeback. Both of my children really enjoyed it.
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
"It was good fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
It's a fun thing to do while on a rainy day. Touristy like the entire Pigeon Forge strip but if you like to learn with hands on entertainment, Wonderworks is for you.
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West Melbourne, Florida
"So impressed! A must visit!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
Our visit to Wonderworks, Pigeon Forge was one of the most memorable experiences of our whole trip. We traveled with our grandkids ages 4, 7 and 9. They all had a blast! There are activities to keep every age group entertained, including teens and adults. Very educational while keeping it fun. Plan to spend there at least a good 3-4 hours. Perfect for a rainy day, but, rain or shine, this place is a must!!!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
"Surprisingly good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
We went Presidents weekend so it was packed. Besides a 2 hour wait for the ropes, everything moved fast and there was a bunch to do. Kept our family of 5 busy for half the day. Educational and fun at the same time. Definitely recommend. Not one of those seedy feeling tourist traps that makes you think of Lifetime abduction movies.
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
"Kids choice."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
This was the first activity the kids wanted to do while on vacation. They loved the place. So much to see and do could easily spend hours here.
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Locust Grove, Georgia
"Excellent "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
We took a chance and choose this will on a weekend getaway and was pleasantly surprised! Tons of stuff to do and rides! Awrsome science experiments and rope course. Adults had just as muxh fun as teens and kids. Highly suggest going here, and not any Ripley places.
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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?
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.