WonderWorks
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Experience the trembling of a 6.0 Earthquake, make human-size bubbles in our bubble lab, fly a fighter jet, lie on a bed of nails, ride our roller coaster simulation, experience rock climbing and test your skills on the New 50ft tall indoor ropes challenge course. During your visit, stay for "The Wonders Of Magic" starring master magician Terry Evanswood and experience our newly renovated lasertag arena!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Terri T
    Liberty Township, Ohio17 contributions
    Interesting but disappointed!
    Too our grandsons there and they enjoyed what things were working. Lots of neat stuff to see and do but too many things that didn’t work. Might have been better if we had a map of where things were located. Bit overpriced since it’s right at spring break time and things not working properly. Overall it was fun for both boys.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2023
  • TheRealComputerGuy
    Charlotte, North Carolina140 contributions
    Don't go on the same day school kids are there!
    Went to Wonderworks on the rainy Friday in April. Not sure it was the wisest of choices. A few of the exhibits are in a bad state of repair (eg. TV trivia game, bubbles, earthquake cafe). The rest were swamped with what seemed like 4,000 rude and unsupervised kids with a stunning lack of manners. I lost count of the number of times myself and members of my family were bumped into without an apology, cut in front of, and one instance of a young kid that literally started playing the game I was halfway through by grabbing the joystick while I was playing and announcing to me that he was going to play. (Where the parents of this rude crumb cruncher was, I had no idea). There were several long lines to see any of the attractions and to top it off, there was a lack of good air conditioning. This experience was not as fun as it could have been and left us drained and tired. If the chaperones of these kids are not able to control them, then they shouldn't be allowed in, in such large groups like they were when we visited. More than likely we'll pass on this experience next time around - or at least check with the desk before shelling out money if a bunch of unruly rugrats will be overrunning the establishment...
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written April 28, 2023
  • SeldomTravels
    New Jersey6 contributions
    A must visit for all ages
    I have went with my two elementary aged kids twice now. It really is a fun experience. There are a wide variety of exhibits that will pretty much entertain anyone, with educational content woven throughout. You can learn about how pulleys help you pull more weight, play with a gigantic Lite Brite, and make humongous bubbles. I can't imagine many people would not enjoy Wonderworks. If you're in the area, it's a must visit, in my opinion.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Amy T
    Richmond, Virginia26 contributions
    Great attraction, great price- crowd is the make or break!
    This place has a lot to offer, and many ages will enjoy it. The make or break it will be the crowds. The price is great as you can stay all day or come and go, but…. If it is packed, you would need the whole day because there are many things that you have to wait in a line for. Bottom line: the attraction is worth the price , there is lots to do for all ages, and go early. Just know in rain and peak vacay times, everyone else has the same idea you do!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • Amy W
    Loganville, Georgia142 contributions
    Fun for all ages
    My kids have always been interested in this "upside down building" so we finally tried it on vacation. It was nice that everything was included for one price. The tickets are also good for all day if you wanted to leave and come back later. The highlight for me was the motion chairs movie ride. Most of the exhibits in there are just hands-on and since it was really crowded it was sort of hard to get around and do everything.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 3, 2023
  • EJLTBL
    Surgoinsville, Tennessee183 contributions
    Too crowded!!
    Way overpriced, we went in because it was raining hard & apparently everyone else did too. Very long lines, waited 45 min or longer for astronauts trying ride. Line was way to long to walk on the high up activity. The kids enjoyed it pretty good but younger one didn’t enjoy waiting while older ones waited in long line. Not sure I would want to do this again because of price.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Adrianna M
    Elizabethton, Tennessee37 contributions
    Good time for adults and older kids.
    My husband and I went to WonderWorks years ago with our young kids. Unfortunately, they didn’t enjoy it then. I think they were too young, and for my daughter, it was too loud. However, she and I went again this year on a school field trip. WE HAD A BLAST! She liked it sooo much more than the first time. I loved the rides, and she loved the games. The Whole school group had a lot of fun.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 20, 2023
  • CJH218
    Niantic, Illinois78 contributions
    Fun for families!
    Lots of fun exhibits for multiple ages! We spent right at 3 hours there, but it was Saturday, and much of that time was spent in lines. A bit pricey, especially when an adult too big to participate in most things has to pay full adult price (If you're over 250, you're pretty much out of everything, and over 225 will even knock you out of some things).
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • YiliKR
    New York City, New York183 contributions
    Well worth the value and a lot of fun!!
    Great place to visit with or without kids! So many very interesting activities and rides. We went mid week peak season and while it was busy, there wasn’t ever a very long wait (if at all) to try an activity as people keep moving around quickly. All activities were interesting and the kids had a lot of fun, particularly the high ropes course, 3D rides, the various games and the laser tag. What is great is the ticket is all day so you can leave for lunch or dinner or take a break, and come back again later for round two on your favorites! Fantastic value and well worth the visit!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • hopeanimals
    Lexington, Kentucky148 contributions
    Two Hour Wait
    We went with a party of 9. Ages 2 through 60+. I don’t think it was worth the money, the lines were long. We stood in the Space Walk line for 2 hours, with no warning it would take that long. We were emotionally exhausted by the time we finished that we didn’t enjoy going through the rest of the exhibit. There was a coupon book for $2.00 off a ticket for up to X amount of people, I would find that before going to save some money. I don’t think I would go back again but if you can afford a ticket I think it may be worth one visit. I just wouldn’t go out of my way.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
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Buddy B
Eminence, KY18 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great day at WonderWorks! I can definitely see that you would not want to be here on a very crowded day. I'd suggest going in the early morning. We went right when it opened and had a terrific time. It's not cheap, but it is one of, if not the best, values in Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg. You get a ropes course, laser tag, 4D theatre, Arcade style games, and more! Also, the only reason I'm writing this review is that JD and Scott were two of the best workers I've ever experienced at any tourist attraction ever! They are the best of the best! They made our day extra special!
Written February 3, 2020
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Hello, thank you for the review and those kind words! We pride ourselves on having some of the best staff around and your review is a testament to that. We hope you will come back and see us again soon!
Written February 4, 2020
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Erik E
5 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We spent a rainy day at Wonderworks with our four kids aging from 3 to 11 years old. All of them had a great time and found things with which they could engage. I was surprised how long we were there. You can definitely pay more money elsewhere to be entertained for a shorter amount of time.

Malcolm at the front desk was great. After a pretty long wait in the ticket line he was able to get our kids enthusiasm right back up by talking with them about what they would see inside.

The only drawback might have been that it was pretty crowded. I guess that’s going to be the case on any rainy day though.

Personally I enjoyed the laser tag at the end. It reminded me of my teenage years.
Written May 30, 2022
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Sherleej
Canton, GA150 contributions
May 2020
Parts were still closed due to Covid. They were great at the first for social distancing. The lady that was telling us information as they let us in door made us stay apart from the other groups and told us to pay attention to marks on floor.
Girl at register was wiping down counter & key pad on cc terminal after every person.
Once we got inside social distancing was not enforced. We were waiting on the earthquake ride-had to ask people behind us to back up.
Guy wiped down the ride if you consider that he sprayed stuff on a rag that he had used numerous times before & quickly wiped down the table & seats.
At the hurricane exhibit, they left it up to you to use alcohol wipes to wipe down the glasses.
Have a 13 year old & some parts she liked & others, not so much.
Written June 23, 2020
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Thanks for leaving a review! With these new procedures, we are always looking to improve to keep everyone safe. We’re happy to hear our admissions team is doing their best, and we will review the other areas that need improvement. The safety of our guests has always been our #1 priority, and continues to be during this unprecedented time.
Written July 13, 2020
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Teresa L
Perkinston, MS396 contributions
Jul 2020
We arrived about 10:50 when it wasn't very busy yet, and the inside line wasn't long. Unfortunately there was only one person working the ticket desk so we stood in line around 15 minutes. Many of the smaller activities are the same as what you'd see in a good children's museum. The big activities usually had a line including the space rope course. My granddaughter and I stood in that line around 30 minutes. I noticed that the 2 "ride" activities only had one side of the ride running which meant only 2 people at a time instead of 4. The lazar tag activity was closed. My 6 and 9 year old grandchildren were done and finished in 90 minutes. Not sure if it was worth the price.
Written July 30, 2020
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Hello, thanks for the review! Unfortunately, right now, we have to have certain exhibits shut down or altered to accommodate the social distancing guidelines. We do appreciate your feedback and patience during these unprecedented times. We hope you all will come back and see us again sometime!
Written July 31, 2020
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momcheers
Hayden, CO185 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We had kids of all ages with us 3yr-16ys plus several adults…. EVERYONE had fun! With our to tickets we could come and go as we pleased so that was a huge plus! Spend part of the morning and come back in the evening!
Everything was clean and being wiped down on a regular basis by masked employees. Very few guests had masks on, but everyone was respecting boundaries! Every manned seated ride was wiped clean after every guest.
Our ONLY complaint as the grandparents of this bunch was that we would have appreciated benches to sit and watch the kids play— it’s a LOT of standing! The only seating we found was upstairs at the little dining area.
We went on a Saturday morning and while guests increased incrementally as the morning progressed, it was never what we considered “crowded”…. We don’t know if they were controlling numbers at the door or not because we were there soon after opening and walked right in!
It was worth the tickets for us… some teenagers might get bored, but our group had fun! As adults, we also learned lots by reading the signs about how the different games worked and seeing the different displays.
Written June 5, 2021
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MySofa97
283 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
We went with our children and my elderly in-laws. As others have stated dispute the best efforts of the staff once inside social distancing is difficult with children. The staff is constantly cleaning so that was nice to see. My 12 year old really enjoyed the activities and my seven year old who was the most excited about going...was afraid of everything when we went through the first time. My in-laws left about 2/3rds through because there were not places to sit and how crowded it was. We grabbed some lunch for the kids and my daughter told us she wasn’t afraid anymore and wanted to go back through. The crowds had died down and the second time through was a much better experience and what pushed my rating to five stars for my family.
Written July 2, 2020
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Thanks for leaving a 5-star review! We're happy to hear your family enjoyed your visit with us. We do apologize for the lack of places to sit in our exhibit hall. During this unprecedented time, we our doing our best to follow CDC guidelines and limit places of common contact such as benches and water fountains. We hope to see you and the family again soon!
Written July 13, 2020
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Ready4thanexttrip
Lynchburg, VA57 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This was a lot of fun with our 13 & 14 year old. We needed more time but we had plans to see the Magician there who we also highly recommend. We’ve seen him twice. After the Magic show we had dinner and another Christmas show so we weren’t able to go back and look at their hall of art. We enjoyed the ropes courses and all the other interactive activities. I held the record in my family for longest time with my hand in the cold water.
Written January 13, 2020
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Hello, thank you so much for the WONDER-ful review!! We're so happy to hear your family enjoyed your visit to WonderWorks and the Wonders of Magic! The Hall of Magic is free and open to the public so we welcome you to come check in out the next time you're in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you again soon!
Written January 14, 2020
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TAK0269
Clarksville, TN639 contributions
Oct 2022
It was about $125 military discount for two kids 6 and 7 and two adults. About a dozen machines were broken. I was surprised at how many things you had to pay for. For example there was a Marvel exhibit. For $10 you get a picture. Then there were ducks you could also try your hand at for $1 a try. They let way to many people in for the small area. There was one spot you can push your hand into and make imprints, but you have to go around the other side to see. The 6 year old went to run around and an older kid hit the reset button and cleared it all away. There was an area where you can draw and color and you were supposed to put it into a wall that was a screen and it had cars, balloons, trucks etc. there were five tablets on the wall and only two were working. You could also color, but the kids were taking the seats for the table to stand on to play in the sand box. Also, the machine that you are supposed to place your coloring sheet under to get it to project in the scene was also broke. They had a dinosaur cut out where you could place your face in but they had it right in front of the craft area so you got all these people behind the cut out. Would be better if they had it against a wall so you could have a neat picture. The lite beige area did not have enough pegs to design any of the patterns on the exhibit. There was a neat machine that put your finger on and it prints out a card like you had been arrested. The 6 year old ate to many sweets which was sooooo true! But the 7 year old said to much texting, we may be the only family that the 7 year old doesn’t have a cell phone. It was hard to get her to understand why her sisters card for so accurate and hers was wrong. The wind tunnel were you have to ware plastic glasses to protect your eyes were not sanitized between people. They only had five glasses. Overall very expensive for a few hours or disappointment,
Written October 11, 2022
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Jenna D
2 contributions
Jul 2022
this is mostly kid friendly, If you are looking for a germy, sticky, screaming kids type Saturday night, go here. The downstairs is waiting in line for hours to do anything, the upstairs is more quiet but still pretty boring, more so an art show.
it's chaotic, they really need to schedule things better.
we spent 160 dollars on 4 tickets and were in and out in 15 minutes, super un-impressed and wished we wouldn't have wasted our money :( live and learn.
Written July 25, 2022
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Kathleen R
Chicago, IL28 contributions
Apr 2022
This is very much for kids and families. We were four adults visiting and were extremely bored and didn't find it worth the money we spent. However, it seemed that the kids there were having a great time. It is very imaginative and has many exhibits, but it doesn't have enough activities to compensate for the high price ($33 for adults).
Written April 13, 2022
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