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One Free Adult All Access Admission Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.


WonderWorks, is a science-focused indoor amusement park where education meets entertainment. In over 100 hands-on exhibits you can experience the power of 71mph hurricane-force winds, make huge, life-sized bubbles, feel zero gravity and so much more. Visit WonderWorks for an interactive attraction that will spark your imagination and challenge your mind!

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What you need to know
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Sunday – Thursday: 10 AM – 9 PM
    • Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
  • Allow 3 – 4 hours to see everything.
  • Tickets are for all day so you can come and go as you please (no outside food or drinks allowed).
  • General Admission: Includes laser tag and the ropes course.
  • Please note the ropes course requires closed toe shoes (no skirts or dresses permitted).
  • Adult (13-59): $33.48
  • Senior (60+): $26.50
  • Child (4-12): $26.50
  • 3 and under: Free 

One Free Adult General Admission Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

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Anakeesta theme park is a chance to create your own unique vacation experience. Relax, play, and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with your family, all in the magical treetop setting of Firefly Village. Anakeesta offers shopping, a 16 bridge Tree Top Sky Walk, Treehouse Village Playground, Memorial Forest Walk, Anavista Tower, Vista Gardens Walk, dining at Cliff Top Grill and so much more!

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What you need to know
  • Winter Hours: Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10am to 8pm. Closed Monday-Thursday.
  • Admission is good for all-day access, visit early in the day and return later if you choose.
  • Included in all-day General Admission passes:
    • Unlimited Chondola or Ridge Rambler rides to the summit
    • North America’s longest Treetop Skywalk
    • Treehouse Village Adventure, BearVenture and TreeVenture
    • Vista Gardens
    • AnaVista Tower
    • Memorial Forest Interpretive Walk
    • Shopping and dining opportunities
    • Gorgeous scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg
    • Fall / Winter General Admission includes the Enchanted Winter Experience
  •  Upon arrival at Anakeesta, navigate to the tickets booth to exchange your Xplorie Voucher for an eticket. Upon entry, present your Xplorie eTicket at the Chondola queue to receive your wristband and travel to the summit of Anakeesta.
  • Strollers are allowed as long as they can be folded up for travel on the Chondola. Some areas inside Anakeesta may not allow strollers. In those areas, they may be left at the entrance at the guest’s own risk.
  • Adult (12-59): $34.99
  • Child (4-11): $22.99
  • Senior (60+): $27.99
  • 3 & under: Free

One Free Adult Admission to Alcatraz East Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Experience the Alcatraz East Crime Museum where you can explore American history from a different perspective. With five unique galleries, you will be immersed in the notorious history of American crime. The galleries cover 2 floors that burrow deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victim’s stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement, and the justice system.

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What you need to know
  • Plan to spend 2-3 hours visiting Museum.
  • Children 7 and under are free.
  • 25,000 square feet, spread over 2 floors and includes over 100 interactives.
  • Five unique galleries that burrow deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victim’s stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system.
  • The Museum has drinks and snacks, but there is no eating facility. There is plenty of places to eat within walking distance.
  • No flash photography, gum, food, drinks are allowed. Smoking and illegal drug use of any kind is prohibited in or around the museum.
  • Covid-19 protocols are in place, these include social distancing, sanitation areas, mask use is encouraged but not required.
  • Please ensure you have a picture ID that will match your Xplorie Reservation.


  • Adult  (13-60): $28.95 
  • Child (8-12): $14.95
  • Senior (61+): $21.95 

One Free Adult One-Day Ticket Every Day of Your Stay.

Available March 11th – January 6th.

Dollywood Theme Park

Spanning 160 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 50 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining, and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world! If you are looking for incredible experiences, authentic fun, and unforgettable memories crafted daily, you have come to the right place. Don’t miss out on the new, Big Bear Mountain. This gigantic coaster is the first of its kind at Dollywood and a family-friendly adventure you will not want to miss!

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What you need to know
  • Front gate lockers and floating ride lockers are available to rent for an additional fee.
  • There are a variety of shows and entertainment throughout the Park which are free with your admission ticket except for our special ticketed events.
    Refer to the Entertainment Schedule and Park Map upon arrival.
  • Numerous restaurants are available onsite as well as shopping options.
  • Guests are required to go through COVID-19 screening (temperature check, screening questions) and metal detector before admittance.
  • Parking for all standard length vehicles is $25.00*
  • Parking for oversize length vehicles such as RVs and trailers is $30.00*
  • Dollywood will be closed Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 and ending Thursday, Sept. 24.
  • *Prices subject to change
  • Rides and attractions will close if the temperature reaches 40 degrees or lower. Please view the guidelines for Dollywood’s Rides & Attractions here.
  • Regular One Day (Age 10 and up): $89 
  • Child One Day (Age 4 – 9): $79
  • Senior One Day (Age 62 and up): $79

One Free Adult Techno-Tainment Combo Ticket Every Day of Your Stay.

Available Year Round.

Beyond The Lens! Techno-Tainment Combo

Experience two unique attractions in one! Beyond the Lens! Techno-tainment features over 150 interactive exhibits including VR rides, a hunt for Big Foot, escape rooms and more while FlyRide is a fully immersive experience where you can soar over mountain tops and skim over lakes in a suspended, free-floating multi-person ride that glides and tilts giving you the most inspiring ride of your life.

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What you need to know
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday – Thursday: 10AM to 7PM, Friday – Saturday: 10AM to 9PM
  • Explore the best of pop culture with interactive games, amazing photo ops and intriguing exhibits for the entire family!
  • Valid for guests 13 years of age or accompanied by an adult.
  • Adult: $36.99
  • Child: $24.99

Available Year Round.

Five Oaks Riding Stables

Five Oaks is located in the beautiful foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The trails will take you through scenic forest coves and hilltops that provide a fantastic view of the mountains. Five Oaks Riding guides are some of the most knowledgeable and skilled riders around.

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What you need to know
  • Guest must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled ride, time slot may be given away if a guest arrives late.
  • The maximum weight limit is 270 pounds per rider, if there is rain the max weight is 225 pounds per rider.
  • Kids ages 6 to 15 must weight at least 40 lbs to ride.
  • Kids ages 3 to 5 may ride double with an Adult.
  • Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm every day.
  • Rides are scheduled every hour, on the hour.
  • Please make sure that you are wearing comfortable clothing. Skirts are not permitted unless you are wearing shorts or pants under it, and you should not wear any type of jewelry that dangles.
  • Anything that’s loose, like scarves, should be removed. If you have long hair, it should be tied back, and you should take everything out of your pockets, including cell phones, so that they do not end up hopelessly lost in the Smokies.
    • No casts or splints
    • No wheelchairs
    • No amputees
    • No pregnant guests
  • Please check-in using the name placed with your reservation.
  • Per Person (ages 6+): $54.99
  • Double Rider (Ages 3-5 with an Adult): $24.99

Available Year Round.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Climb onboard this Great Smoky Mountains Railroad scenic excursion powered by a Diesel Locomotive! This picturesque rail journey takes you from their historic depot in Bryson City through the countryside of Western North Carolina with breathtaking views that are sure to delight. They are one of the top attractions in North Carolina for families. Step on board for your next rail adventure!

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What you need to know
  • Coach Class features open seating in an enclosed car, windows that can be opened for fresh air and taking photos, and are heated and have ceiling fans. In an effort to provide the best viewing experience, passengers will be asked to swap seated sides for the return route.
  • Open Air Gondolas feature open seating in a car with unobstructed views, half-height walls, and a roof above to protect passengers from the elements. In an effort to provide the best viewing experience, passengers will be asked to swap seated sides for the return route.
  • Boxed lunches available for purchase for Coach Class and Open Air Gondolas. Guests will pickup their boxed lunch at the Cafe`.
  • Restrooms onboard.
  • Must board train 60 minutes prior to departure.
  • Parking price is $6.00 per car or motorcycle and $7.00 for an RV.


  • Adult (13+): $59
  • Child (2-12): $35

Open Air Gondola

  • Adult (13+): $66
  • Child (2-12): $40

Box Lunch Menu Options (includes chips, cookies & bottled water)

  • Thinly Smoked Ham on a Brioche Bun: $13
  • Roasted Turkey Breast on a Brioche Bun: $13
  • Autumn Berry Chicken Salad on a Buttery Croissant: $13
  • Vegetarian Kale Crunch Wrap on Oven Fired Flatbread: $13
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich: $8.50

Available Year Round.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel sits at the foot of the most visited US National Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It stands as one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast at 20 stories tall and delivers unparalleled views of the famous Smoky Mountains and the valley of Pigeon Forge.

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What you need to know
  • Open at 10AM, Closing times vary.
  • Height Requirement: No one less than 42” can ride alone.
  • Under 42” must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Gondolas are climate-controlled for hot and cold weather and can seat up to 8 people.
  • Food and drinks not permitted.
  • Ride times vary; but are a minimum of 3 revolutions.
  • Please present your emailed order confirmation for redemption.
  • Adult (12+): $14.99
  • Senior (60+): $12.00
  • Child (3-11): $9.99

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