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 Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

68 Reviews
chasity snipes
lawrenceburg, KY
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Too crowded"
July, 2018 NEW
Our visit was mediocre. Kids weren’t all that impressed, probably due to waiting in line for 30 minutes for every activity/ exhibit they had. I think it would be a fun place even for the adults if it wasn’t so crowded. A bit overpriced for what they actually got to do. The lines were so long for the obstacle courses that the kids gave up and we left.
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Beverly Bryant
Frankfort, IN
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family fun"
July, 2018 NEW
Took my daughter and granddaughter. Everyone had a blast??
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Tip: Close toe shoes is a must

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Vanessa Rutter
new castle, VA
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"So much fun for all ages!"
July, 2018 NEW
It doesn't matter if you are 2 or 102 there is literally something here for ALL ages. Take a ride on a flight simulator to laying on a bed of nails you name it...they got it! All in a one stop shop you could spend HOURS in this place and not get bored.
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Tip: No sandals or flip flop type shoes if you plan to do the climbing thing in the air.

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Cynthia G.
Howell, MI
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Really interesting for all ages"
July, 2018 NEW
There were so many interesting hands-on exhibits - and some "rides" as well for the older children. Only complaint was that there were so many people you could not really spend more than a minute enjoying once you learned how to work the experiments, as someone else was waiting to try. For this reason we felt rushed through.
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Tip: Try to go when there is less traffic - plan to spend a few hours.

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James Carlton
Oak Ridge, TN
3 Reviews
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"Definitely a kids thing"
June, 2018
wife and I took grandkids who loved it we were a little jittery though
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Tip: lots of noise and lights

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Grafton, WV
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"School trip kind of fun"
June, 2018
I took my 2 kids cuz they wanted to go. They loved it. If you're a homeschool , learning all year round kinda person, you will LOVE it! I was kinda bored as a parent because I'm not into this, but it's for the kids and they LOVED it and I DID see adults having fun.
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Tip: Closed toed shoes a must if you want to participate in EVERYTHING.

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Stephanie Foskey
ADRIAN, GA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Neat place"
May, 2018
Theres a lot to do for younger kids. They have some neat things to do inside. Ropes, rock wall, basketball, antigravity ride, 4d theater. It's worth the money
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Tip: There are weight limits to most of the things inside. They have an arcade and snack shack that will cost extra

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Jaime Perkins
Bryson city , NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time for the whole family"
April, 2018
Your kids won’t get bored here. Some of the exhibits did not work as well as they should have, but it was great overall. Friendly staff and clean environment.
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Dolphin147
Bushkill, Pennsylvania
"SOMETHING TO DO..."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Our little one has been wanting to go here for years. We visit Gatlinburg every summer. So we finally go. Not sire about price for what you get, but something to do. And the 7 year old had fun. So... We got there right as doors opened and got the all access. Got through a couple times before crowds got nuts and building got hot. $3 Military discount was appreciated.
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Amy D
Chambersburg
"A waste."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
The front of this building invites you in but I assure you that is the best part of this attraction. It is very noisy and chaotic. The main attractions take forever to get on and they are surrounded by smaller interactions of which some don't work. It's a glorified hands on museum. The staff are not helpful and the move at the rate of almost stop. It is not the best for small children because of height restrictions.It is more for teenagers if anyone. I wish they would put a seizure warning on their website. My older daughter has a seizure disorder and there are strobe lights as well as many fast blinking lights. If you spend hours here you are moving way too slow. Don't waste your money. This place is not worth it at all.
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Austin E
"This place is so fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
This place is amazing and we unexpectedly spent half the day here. We done all the attractions such as the rock climbing, the rope course, two 4D rides. Laser tag was the funnest. The food is super cheap and you get a good portion. There’s an upstairs arcade as well.
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Lindo07
Atlanta, GA
"Not the best...not the worst"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
We spent about ½ day here during the 4th of July week. I gave it a 4 but if “½’s” were an option, would be a 3 ½. Wonderworks felt like a place that wasn’t sure what it wanted to be. There were some interesting things to do that were interactive and educational but then good museums offer that these days and if that’s your interest, I would recommend a museum. They also had some “rides”, but the lines were long and not well-staffed. So if you’re interested in those kinds of activities, I’d recommend an amusement park. Overall, it felt cramped, dark and crowded. Not a particularly pleasant atmosphere. In the interest of full disclosure, we had two 3 ½ year olds and two 5 ½ year olds, so keeping up with them may have colored our experience. In summary, with so many things to do in this area, if we had to choose again, this place would not have been our first choice.
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Wayne R
Shady Spring, West Virginia, United States
"Awful lines, jam packed, short staffed IMO"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
The ticket line was awful, please buy online. They treat those lines way better than when you just walk in. We tried to get online tickets but my Att service sucked for 4g, so we had to wait we arrived around 1030ish, they had 1 ticket sale register for a packed lobby compared to 2 for online(most people in line started buying online cause the wait was awful) the line for the space walk was crazy, they had just 2 people on the bottom getting people in harnesses and taking them off, at a couple points their was probably less than 5 people on the walk. We waited over a hour for this. Couple of rides my 9 yr old was too short for and hes average height. We left and came back after a late lunch and it was less crowded, the space walk had just as long of a wait as before. They had a ride across from the 4d theater that was staffed by one person most of the time, a second finally came! The laser tag although short (7mins) was a blast, it's what kept the review from being 2 stars! I'd recommend it for kids over 7, although the bigger rides he couldnt do!
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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.