A vacation in Gatlinburg, TN. It is a time to relax, have fun, and to be entertained. For those vacationers that want big city entertainment without the big city expense, the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area offers a great variety of live shows.

During your next Smoky Mountain Vacation at Elk Springs Resort cabin rentals, take a break after a long day outside and sit back and enjoy experiencing a show right before your eyes. With such a huge selection of live shows, rest assured there is something sure to entertain every member of your family.

1) Guy Michaels the Comedy Hypnotist

If you are adventurous and you like the unexpected this show is sure to amaze you. Because the show is based solely on audience participation, every show is unique. And don’t worry no one is forced to participate, just those brave audience members that wish to be a part of the show. This family show will have everyone in stitches as audience members volunteer and see what happens.

Directions: Located on the ground level of the Space Needle Family Fun Center, 115 Historic Nature Trail, up the street from traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg

2) Country Tonite

One of the longest running shows in Pigeon Forge, this show is sure to please the country fans in your family. In its 16th season, Country Tonite has created a brand new show for its 2012 season. This show featuring fantastic singers, dancers and musicians has incorporated all new lighting, routines, choreography, costumes, and music acts this season. Combining country classics with the latest country hits, Country Tonite also has youth performers sure to get your young ones siked to sing.

Directions: Located at 923 Showcase Blvd. From Gatlinburg head north on the Parkway (US-441 N) 9 miles. Turn right on Showcase Blvd.

3) The Wonders of Magic Magic Show at Wonderworks

The magic and illusions of Terry Evanswood are sure to awe all spectators. This popular magic variety show, in its14th season, features: comedy, magic, illusions, songs, impersonations, and Houdini moves that will are sure to wow all visitors. Guests can also take a tour through the history of magic in the Hall of Magic. This museum displays costumes, props, and memorabilia from famous magicians through out history.

Directions: located at 100 Music Rd., Pigeon Forge From Gatlinburg head north on the Parkway (US-441N0 turn left on Music Rd.

4) The Dixie Stampede

Have fun and feast on fabulous food while watching this spectacular show. Guest will be wowed by stunt riders, horse races, and even a ring of fire. Guests are also treated to pre-show activities including a tour of the stables where they can view the amazing breeds of Quarter horse and Palomino breeds. Visitors are also treated to the Carriage Room Opening Act with mountain bluegrass and comedy.

Directions: Located on 3849 Parkway (US 441), on your right before Dollywood Lane if you are coming from Gatlinburg.

4) The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show

For the mystery nuts in your family this dinner show is sure to keep them guessing. This mystery dinner and show is quickly growing in popularity. Held in an intimate theatre, this show features a comic and interactive mystery entettainment for guests as they dine on a fantastic four course meal.

Directions: Located at 2682 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge TN,, Coming from Gatlinburg, take Parkway/US-441 north into Pigeon Forge. Make a right turn onto Wears Valley Road. Turn right onto Teaster Lane..

5) Smoky Mountain Opry

One of the latest shows to open in the Pigeon Forge, this completely renovated theatre (formerly the Miracle Theatre) features 10,000 LED lights, two step-out stages, digital surround sound, flying rigs, and a state of the art laser light system. This musical show features music from the 1940s through today. From country to rock n roll, gospel and more, all type of music are performed by talented singers and musicians and kids are free!

Directions: From Gatlinburg head north on the Parkway (US-441 N) for about 10 miles, make a U-turn on lazy lane, the theatre will be on your right.

6) The Comedy Barn
This comedy variety show offers good, clean family fun with a variety of acts to keep you chuckling. The show features magicians, fire eaters, ventriloquists, jugglers, and family comedians. The show also presents live country and gospel music. Also, dog lovers will be thrilled with the Comedy Barn Canines.

Directions: Located at 2775 Parkway (US 441N) Head north on the parkway out of Gatlinburg and The Comedy Barn Theatre will be 8 miles on the right.