The 5 Best Magic Shows Gatlinburg Locals Love [2024 Picks by Locals]

Jan 25, 2024

The 5 Best Magic Shows Gatlinburg Locals Love
By Westgate Resorts

The 5 Best Magic Shows Gatlinburg Locals Love

Abracadabra! If you’re looking for fun family activities in Gatlinburg, TN, you’ve come to the right place. The city happens to be a hot spot for live entertainment. Prepare yourself for masterful illusions, spellbinding special effects and magic tricks that boggle your imagination.

These locations are all conveniently found within a short drive from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. Once you’ve gone on hikes and taken in the incredible views, treat yourself and the family to one of these magnificent magic shows!

The 5 Best Magic Shows in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg may be the “Gateway to the Smoky Mountains,” but it offers far beyond amazing natural views, hiking trails and breathtaking landscapes.

Have fun immersing yourself in the illusions at some of these magic shows in Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge!

1 | The Magic of Terry Evanswood | Step right up and settle in a seat in Pigeon Forge’s very own Grand Majestic Theater, and prepare to be amazed by the acts of award-winning magician Terry Evanswood!

The master illusionist astonishes his audiences at both the theater and his very own Magic Mansion. From fire-eating to amazing disappearing acts, you might just leave here believing in magic.

WHERE: 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | WHO: (865) 774-7777



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2 | Steven’s Best Unbelievable Magic | If you’re looking for a great magic show for the whole family, Steven’s Best Unbelievable Magic has been rated the “Best Family Magic Show” by The International Magicians Society!

Steven astounds and delights with plenty of laughter, exciting illusions, and classic magic tricks. If you’re lucky, you could be selected to participate in one of his many interactive illusions! You can catch a show at Steven Best’s Smoky Mountain Theater in Pigeon Forge.

WHERE: The Shops, 157 East Wears Valley Road #12, of, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | WHO: (865) 856-1117


3 | Masters of Magic at Gatlin's Escape Room Games in The Village | A trip to the famous Gatlinburg Village Shoppes can be even more memorable when you make it out of an exciting escape room!

The Masters of Magic room invites you into the mysterious world of Reflecto the Resplendent, who wants to prove yourself worthy of entering the wondrous Realm of Illusions.

Throughout the game, you will participate in real magic tricks and illusion acts — the question is, are you truly a magician or just another performer?

WHERE: 634 Parkway # 8, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: (865) 412-8574


4 | Impossibilities-Magic, Mindreading and Mayhem! | Master mentalist Erik Dobell and magical comedian Chris Collins host one of the best magic shows in Gatlinburg, TN.

The duo has performed from Las Vegas to South Korea and even appeared on “America’s Got Talent.”

Once you enter the Iris Theater at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, prepare to be amazed. The mind-bending magic tricks and hilarious antics are bound to leave you laughing and asking, “How did they do that?”

WHERE: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 | WHO: (888) 482-3330


5 | Illusionation: The Magic of Jason Hudy | Along Pigeon Forge Parkway, you’ll find the Mountain of Entertainment Theater, home to the famous Jason Hudy magic show!

Locals love his creative take to illusion magic, sprinkled with comedy and made even more wondrous by state-of-the-art visual effects.

You’ll be astounded and bewitched by Jason’s talent. With a little luck, you could be asked to participate in the show!

Whether you make it into an act or are another member of the audience on the edge of their seat, this Pigeon Forge magic show is one you won’t want to miss.

WHERE: 2135 Parkway #101, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 | WHO: (865) 245-4386


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Experience the Magic of Gatlinburg

With so many things to do in Gatlinburg, you’re certain to find whatever you’re looking for. So, grab the family and get ready for some Tennessee fun!

Whether you’re bowling in Gatlinburg, TN, or hitting the trails in search of the best hikes in Gatlinburg, get out and explore this gem of a city.

For more travel, food and show guides, visit our Westgate Resorts Travel Blog.


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* Westgate Resorts is in no way affiliated with the attractions featured in this article. Items or places listed are current as of the publishing date of this article. Please call or visit the respective website for the most up-to-date offerings and details.

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