I shared a couple weeks ago about our visit to the Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg, so now as promised, here are my thoughts on some of the other Ripley's attractions we also visited.
After leaving the aquarium, we walked down a few blocks to the Moving Theater 5D. The price of a ticket includes two shows; we were able to see the Fun House and Winter Wipeout. Think a 3D theater with a couple extras-like seats that move, shake, bump and dip! Yeah, we're talking some serious fun for kids and adults! Pictures aren't allowed during the shows obviously, so be sure to watch the video on the Ripley's website. This was a lot of fun, and I appreciated that they have a row of seats that don't move. Perfect for anyone with a disability or motion sickness, or that parent who just doesn't want to enjoy the full experience! :)
Our next stop was the Mirror Maze. This was M's idea, but we all enjoyed it! The maze only takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, but your ticket allows all-day access if you want to come back for another round or two.
The last stop we made in Gatlinburg was at the Davy Crockett Mini Golf. We have not played miniature golf in years, and this was a wonderful course to "get in the game" again. Although it has spoiled us, because there are NO mini golf courses anywhere near this elaborate and fun near our home!
As you can imagine, the course is themed around Davy Crockett and the "frontier". We tried the harder course (there are 2 courses here, with one being slightly easier than the other) and actually did pretty good for not having played in so long! We even had a couple hole-in-ones on our golf trip!
We didn't make it back down to Gatlinburg during the rest of our stay, but we did head to Sevierville right up the road, which is home to the Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini Golf! We were a little bored and looking for something to do Sunday night, and when we found out the course was open till 11:00 pm, we jumped in the car! This Mini Golf actually has three courses, and again we took the hardest. A couple more hole-in-ones here as well, and an hour or more of just plain family fun! After finishing up at the course, we headed inside the arcade area for some games of two-on-two air hockey.
Honestly our time at the various Ripley's attractions are some of our favorite memories from vacation in Pigeon Forge. The aquarium, late-night golf run, mirror maze, and the moving theater...we enjoyed every minute of them all! If you're ever in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, be sure to check out the Ripley's attractions. The whole family will enjoy it!!