Are you planning a vacation in Pigeon Forge in 2021? If so, perhaps you’re wondering what’s new for the Smoky Mountain vacation destination. Luckily, there are several new attractions in Pigeon Forge that will add to your Smoky Mountain experience.

Anakeesta Expansion

The newest addition at Gatlinburg’s Anakeesta is a 360-degree tower. At the summit of Vista Gardens, a wood and steel observation tower has been built. It extends 655-feet above downtown Gatlinburg, providing spectacular views of the city and the Smoky Mountains. In fact, on a clear day, visitors can see as far as Kentucky.

Anakeesta is also opening a new eatery—Smokehouse BBQ & Brewhouse. Moreover, there will be a new outdoor play area for families to enjoy this summer featuring wading streams, a cascading waterfall, and a treehouse with an adventure course.



The Mountain Mile

The Mountain Mile, the location of Mountain Monster, opened its first phase in May 2019. With over 1 mile of road frontage and 174+ acres in total, this is a project of national significance. The Mountain Mile complex will be home to a bowling alley, sports bar, arcade, various shops, and restaurants, including a high-quality gastropub. Plus, its location at Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Blvd puts it in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Likewise, the recently opened Cal Ripken Experience baseball park, LeConte Convention Center, and The Island surround the development, which will only add to the traffic the center will receive.  Don’t worry, your room at Willow Brook Lodge is less than 5 minutes away!


Ole Red Gatlinburg

Helmed by Blake Shelton, Ole Red Gatlinburg is a $9 million, multi-level 16,000 square foot entertainment complex featuring a two-story bar and restaurant.  Ole Red also includes a performance space and dance floor.




Dave and Buster’s

Everyone loves to visit Dave and Buster’s, an entertainment complex that combines interactive games, incredible sports-viewing, delicious food and tasty drinks in an exciting atmosphere. This new location is in Sevierville, behind the Olive Garden.


Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park

Gatlinburg’s Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park expanded to include a location in Pigeon Forge. The new location is next to the popular eatery, The Local Goat. The $11 million project focuses on similar attractions as the Gatlinburg location such as a mountain coaster and mountain glider. Highlights include a laser gun coaster and a tubing hill.


These are the latest and greatest new attractions in Pigeon Forge. Which one are you most excited to try in 2021?  Check out all of Willow Brook Lodge’s Rooms where you can relax after enjoying these new attractions.