Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fun Day at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge! @WonderWorksTN

When we travel, we always like to find the fun attractions each place has to offer. So while visiting Pigeon Forge, TN for the National Quartet Convention, we also got to check out some of the wild and wacky places this wonderful town has for its visitors. And one of these happens to be, WonderWorks!

The only free time we had during the days was pretty much a couple hours in the afternoon or early morning. So we picked a day that had an open slot and headed out to WonderWorks. If you have driven from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge, you will most likely have seen the upside down building that houses WonderWorks. That is just the beginning of the fun experience as you head up the creaking ramp.

There are several different rooms that you will go through, but first is the inversion tunnel. And man does that hit you! It doesn't look long or scary but when you get about halfway through, you just might want to close your eyes. It really does make you feel totally out of sorts. Then you will enter the nature room. This has information on earthquakes, hurricanes, natural disasters, etc. Including a bucket with water that is the temperature of the water when the Titanic went down. You can challenge your friends to see who can put their hand in there longest. Two exhibits in this section were down or not running at the time.

The space room was quite fun as well as the sports section. I kept trying to talk them into doing the 360 bikes but that was a no-go. I think the next part was probably a favorite, the Light and Sound section. M loved playing with the reflections and the strike a pose part! She spent quite a while playing in those two rooms.

The other section we enjoyed was the art part. I even rhyme:) This is full of optical illusions and really shows how the eye can see things. They also put in a small forensics section here with fingerprint and facial reconstruction, etc. We had a hard time getting the one program to work but hopefully others have a better time with it. Oh, and one last fun part, the bathroom! Yep, we are talking a bathroom here. But, this bathroom has glass walls that you can see through. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone but the glass frosts over when the person goes in and locks the door! It was amazing and they really liked playing with it:)

This was a super fun experience and people of all ages will love it. My only concern was the exhibits that were not working. It was not a major amount overall but probably 5-6 of them were out of order. And they were some of the main ones. We would have loved to do the earthquake cafe and the virtual army experience but those were both down. Overall though a really good time was had by all!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free ticket in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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