Do you have a need for speed? Love things that go fast and get your adrenaline pumping? We have three places you have to check out on your next visit to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

Start out your adventure with a visit to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum and check out some super fast cars! You’ll find the original Eleanor from “Gone in 60 Seconds” along with the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Paul Walker in “The Fast and The Furious.” The Aston Martin DB9 and Nissan GT-R from “Furious 7” are also included in the collection. There is even a NASCAR stock car that was driven by Tom Cruise in “Days of Thunder” for your viewing pleasure. They are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., and kids under six years old get in for free! You can check out some of the cars from the photo gallery on the brochure page.

Jayell Ranch

After you’ve visited the Star Cars Museum, you’re probably looking to pick up some speed. Jayell Ranch has zipline tours, taking you through 3–6 ziplines (depending on your course selection) as you appreciate the stunning views of Mount LeConte and the peaks of North Carolina. If you want to take control of the “wheel,” there are also ATV rides on-site, offering a nine-mile adventure through the Smoky Mountain foothills. If some in your party want a slower pace, check out the horseback trail rides. Jayell Ranch accommodates guests with families of younger kids. Kids ages five and up can ride on their own horse, and under five can ride with an adult. Any age can participate in ziplines, and ATV passengers can be any age too! To add to the awesomeness, Jayell Ranch is 100% handicap accessible. Use the coupon for $5 off any ride or $49 for a combo of riding and ziplining.

Big Creek Expeditions

Get on the Upper Pigeon River and take to the water while you have a rip-roaring adventure navigating the whitewater rapids. Big Creek has been operating on the river since 2004, even though the story is older than that. Owner/Operator Jon Felderman started his journey training to be a guide on the Pigeon River in 1996 while working as an architect, but the mountains kept calling him home! Other guides are just as passionate. Take Guide Erica, for instance. She claims that whitewater runs through her veins and is a guide on the Rio Grande River in the off-season! Take a trip down the river, and you’ll see why it’s hard to stay away. Use the coupon for $10 off rafting per person or $5 off your merchandise purchase of $50 or more.


If you’re looking for more ways to fuel your adrenaline, check out our Thrill Rides category. There are attractions like go-karts, theme and amusement parks, and year-round tubing inside! Save any brochures to your own suitcase by creating an account, logging in, click the “brochure button” from a rack to view a single brochure page. From there, just click “Add to Suitcase” to save it.

Content on this page is subject to change. Please contact the locations mentioned to see if promotions, hours, pricing, etc. are still valid.

About April Sadowski

April Sadowski is a wife, mother of a toddler, and a travel junkie. She's a content author for the Smoky Mountain region and is always looking for the latest tip for making a vacation a memorable one.

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