When it comes to unique attractions in the Smoky Mountains, you won’t find anything more wacky and fun than Goats on the Roof! This popular attraction on Wears Valley Road features a variety of activities to appeal to members of all ages, as well as one of the best souvenir shops in the Smokies! Here are 4 fun activities at Goats on the Roof your family will love:
1. Goat Feeding
One of the most popular family activities at Goats on the Roof is goat feeding! After all, there really are goats roaming around the rooftop eager for a can of goat chow! Purchase your can of chow inside the gift shop and hop aboard the special “goat-cycle” to transport your can of goat feed up to the roof. Be sure to have your camera ready as you watch these hungry rooftop residents gobble down their favorite snack! If you want a closer view, just go to the 2nd level of the gift shop where you can gaze out the windows at the goats.
2. Gem Mining
You can do some prospecting like the old-timers did in the American West while gem mining at Goats on the Roof! Start with a bucket of gem-rich soil and then sift through it with an authentic sluice box. After the moving current of water washes the soil away in your screened tray, the treasures left behind will be revealed! You never know what rare gems you might find, so keep an eye out for emeralds, rubies, and sapphires!
3. Goat Coaster
The most thrilling activity at Goats on the Roof is the Goat Coaster, a roller-coaster style experience where you control the speed of your ride down the mountain! The coaster carts are designed to comfortably carry one or two people, so you can ride single or with another person. After enjoying a leisurely ride up the mountain, get ready for 7 minutes of smooth riding on the 1 mile track! As you twist and turn your way back down, you can cruise along at speeds reaching 30 miles per hour! You’ll want to do it again and again!
4. Souvenir Shopping
The gift shop at Goats on the Roof is one of the best places in the Smoky Mountains to purchase souvenirs! You will see a bit of everything on the shelves, such as clothing and woodcraft items to delicious edible goodies! As you explore the 2-level gift shop, you will also find a distinctive selection of hillbilly themed novelty items and other awesome Smoky Mountain gifts. If you can’t find it here, chances are you won’t find it anywhere!
Where to Stay
Enjoy the perfect family vacation at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, which is just minutes from Goats on the Roof and other popular Pigeon Forge attractions! We have cabins that can comfortably accommodate families of all sizes, including large cabins for people who are planning a family reunion! While staying with us, you will love the scenic mountain views, fully equipped kitchen, soothing hot tub, and other fantastic amenities!
Now since you know why your family needs to visit Goats on the Roof, check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals to stay close to the action! We look forward to seeing you soon!