A Visit to WonderWorks Pigeon Forge Location
As a homeschool mom, I like to visit places that are not only fun for the whole family but also provide an educational aspect. I strongly believe that learning does not only happen in the classroom and WonderWorks Pigeon Forge was the perfect place for education and entertainment or “edu-tainment.” WonderWorks is an indoor amusement park for the mind taking up over 35,000 square feet. It is located on the main parkway in Pigeon Forge and is not hard to miss because the building is upside down. The story goes that this once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda Triangle but an experiment went awry and lifted the laboratory all the way to Music Drive in Pigeon Forge, where it landed upside down.
WonderWorks Pigeon Forge has more than 100 hands on exhibits that make up six fun filled wonder zones. Before you can start your visit you need to pass through the inversion tunnel to align yourself for your journey. Get started on your journey with National Disasters Zone. Here you can get hands on with a Tesla Coil, discover what it would be like to experience an earthquake at the Earthquake Cafe, and locate your house on the Google Earth virtual globe. If you feeling intelligent you can test your knowledge at the trivia wall.
Put your body to the test in the Physical Challenge Zone. Discover how lying down on a Bed of Nails is possible, challenge your family at Mindball to see who can be the most calm and relaxed, test your sports ability with Virtual Sports. If you are feeling adventurous, buckle up and see if you can pedal fast enough to power the 360 degree Bike. Kids of all ages will love seeing how many bubbles they can make at the Bubble Zone. Even my husband enjoyed challenging my daughter to see who could make the largest bubble.
Explore the Light & Sound Zone to discover how fast light moves, watch your shadow multiply quickly into colors and patterns, and create music on the giant piano. When you have satisfied your curiosity of light and sound head on over to the Space Discovery Zone. Here you can explore a life sized replica of an EVA suit that astronauts wear when working outside their aircraft, climb into a replica of the Project Mercury Capsule, and hop on board the Wonder Coaster for a virtual simulation of real roller coaster ride.
There is still more to explore at the Imagination Lab where you can create designs with a giant Lite-Brite, explore the science behind gears as you create your own set of gears, and entertain the little ones at the Fun Express. Your brain will get a work out when you visit the Far Out Art Gallery. Here illusions and hidden objects will make you take a second or third look to discover the hidden pictures.
For even more fun while visiting WonderWorks Pigeon Forge, they have a indoor ropes challenge, laser tag arena, and an arcade. These are an additional cost on top of the admission to WonderWorks but they offer great pricing on combination tickets. Visit them online to purchase your tickets and find out more information to plan your visit to WonderWorks Pigeon Forge.