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WonderWorks Pigeon Forge

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge

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WonderWorks is an interactive attraction combining education and affordable, quality entertainment that is fun for all ages!

My family and I went to visit the grand boys this past weekend in Tennessee and was looking for something to do that all of them would enjoy. Saturday we visited the Tennessee Spring Game and Sunday we decided to spend the day in Pigeon Forge. We had five children & granchildren to entertain with an age range of 9 mths – 11 years old.  We had taken my girls to WonderWorks many years ago but they were much smaller and didn’t remember much. On the other hand, my grandsons had never been…so that made this visit all the more special and exciting! Be prepared for some cuteness overload in these pics.

WonderWorks is not your typical museum.  Being a teacher, I would give the museum two thumbs up for incorporating Math, History, Science & Reading. There was also some physical activity requirements. If you home school you can definitely knock out all subjects for the day here ! Yay!

In this review, I will not be able to cover everything we did!  I will start with the outside of the museum first and lead you to the second floor. Yes you heard me correctly ! Two floors of some awesome FUN! 

From the street, you will see this really cool upside down house that definitely catches the attention of the passerby.

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge

Then once you get inside, you look up to see the continued “upside down” theme. Pretty cool huh?

Upside Down Lobby of Wonderworks

We began our way into the museum by first walking through a spinning tunnel . You feel like you are wobbling but you really are not.  You may feel a  short bit dizzy when you get through.

Inverted Tunnel Wonder Works

Then we proceeded to the Disaster Zone area where you get to experience a quick version of what it might feel like in a Hurricane or Earth Quake. Look around and you can also read some weather facts that I thought was pretty interesting.

Hurricane WonderWorks

The kids enjoyed the Rock Climbing wall which is on the 1st floor. This is included in a general admission ticket price. It looked like my son in law enjoyed it too.

WonderWorks Rock Climbing

Check out son and PeePaw riding on the Xtreme360.

Grandma Nona didn’t participate in the rock climbing or the rides (I did not wear proper shoes) but was still having a good time myself. Here is a photo taken where I am demonstrating how you can actually lie down on a bed of nails.  Warning: I felt some poking especially in my feet but don’t worry, it didn’t hurt. Don’t try this at home.

Bed Of Nails Wonder Works

The older girls especially loved the Space Discovery section.

Space Discovery Wonderworks

I realized also I was pretty out of shape. With a few tries, I had a difficult time pulling my daughter up on the rope pulley.

WonderWorks Museum

The little one’s especially enjoyed playing with the ginormous bubbles! Who doesn’t love playing with bubbles?
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge Museum

I think my favorite part of the museum was the Wonder Brite board.  It reminded me of the Lite Brite I owned when I was a little girl, but this one of course was way better!

Wonder Brite WonderWorks

Make sure to add “LaserTag” to your tickets (located on the second floor). The kids, PeePaw and son all suited up for this fun interactive game.

Laser Tag WonderWorks

On your way out, don’t forget to check out the Magic museum .  Our six year old grandson was fascinated with all the cool magic stuff.

Magic Musuem WonderWorks

From A Mom’s Perspective:

There is so much to see and do with over 100 exhibits and activities. You can literally spend almost a day here.  We did not get to all of them. I have good news though! Your tickets will get you back in on the same day if you would like to leave and return. This is especially a good idea on busier days. Also I was a tad bit disappointed in myself for wearing sandals. I was unable to participate fully in some of the rides and activities because of it, so remember to wear closed toe shoes.  My youngest grandson is still in a stroller and I was pleased to see elevators to accommodate. Finally, if you have a daring, courageous two year old, they may be disappointed when they cannot participate in some of the rides & activities because of the height requirements. There were even some activities my nine year old could not participate in. That’s okay though…they still had a blast!  You definitely get your money’s worth here. Kids will stay entertained for hours and hours. I highly recommend visiting if you haven’t already.

Some of the kids top favorites were:

– The Bubble Lab
– Disaster Zone
– The Space Zone
– The Wonder Brite 
– The 4D Theater 

Some of the adult top favorites were:

Xtreme 360
The Bubble Lab
Disaster Zone
The Space Zone
Laser Tag
Wonder Coasters
Bed of Nails

Front Entrance of Wonder Works

There are several locations to serve you : Myrtle Beach, Pigeon Forge, Panama City, Syracuse, West Nyack & Orlando.

For more information visit Wonderworks:

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My friend over at Eat Make Travel just visited WonderWorks in Orlando and had an awesome time too. You can read about her visit HERE.

So, do you want to have your mind blown at WonderWorks? Eat Make Travel and I have just the tickets! We’re running a giveaway for a family 4-pack to EITHER WonderWorks Orlando OR WonderWorks-Pigeon Forge!

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This giveaway ends on April 28, 2016.

What is your favorite part about WonderWorks?

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  • Emily Metzger says:

    That looks really fun. I’ve seen the WonderWorks building a couple of times, but didn’t know anything about it. Now I want to go. We’ll be in Orlando the 2nd week of May, and I’d love to win those tickets! And we’re a family of 4! Perfect.

  • Katie says:

    I should take our daughter. She would love this place.

  • Laura says:

    Looks great! I had never heard of this place before!

  • Rebecca Dodd says:

    I’ve been to Wonder works as an adult in the past. Would love to take my little one too!

  • Leigh Anne Borders says:

    This looks like such a fun place to visit. We have always wanted to go here.

  • samantha salvo says:

    I’d love to visit here someday!

  • Cindy says:

    We’ll be in Orlando in May. This looks so fun. My kids would love this. Thank you!

  • Emilytwinmom says:

    We have never been, your post makes us want to go 🙂

  • This place looks truly amazing! I love all the options for kids AND parents to interact together.

  • Chris DeHart says:

    I love the upside down look of their building.

  • Rachel DeHart says:

    Wonder Works looks like a fun pace.

  • RB Rundbaken says:

    As many times as we have been to Orlando and Pigwon Forge, we have never experienced WonderWorks. This is an awesome giveaway that we would love to be blessed with. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Summer I. says:

    It looks like you guys had a really fun time. I didn’t even know there were two Wonder Works. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  • Samantha bezio says:

    We love wonder works!

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