Kids Corner

Pigeon Forge is a great place for kids to learn and have fun. Follow this suggested itinerary and let your imagination take you away in the Smokies…Kids Corner

Let the Fun Begin

Hey there kids, this page is just for you! Have you ever seen an upside-down house? And wouldn’t it be neat to see what it would have been like to be a real passenger on the Titanic ship in 1912? Guess what! You can do all this and more in Pigeon Forge. Let me tell you about all the fun things that you don’t want to miss on your visit.

Fun and Educational Activities

Visit Ripley’s Aquarium  – Watch 12 foot sharks swim above you and see playful penguins and sea creatures through underwater tunnels. That’s something you can’t do at home.

Climb Aboard the Titanic! – Become a real passenger from a hundred years ago and walk up the beautiful grand staircase and stand in the icy night air while touching a wall of ice that is similar to the iceberg that sliced through the ship. At the end, find out if the passenger you became survived.

See the enormous upside-down house we call WonderWorks – When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey and fun!

Zip across Pigeon Forge at one of the many zipline tours available…I know what you are thinking… but I did it so check out my story

Park Activities

Spend some time in the Great Smokies National Park – you may even see a bear while you are here because did you know that an estimated 1,500 bears live right here in our park? You can even earn a junior ranger badge on your visit, how cool would that be to take back home?

Three Best Smoky Mountain Hikes for Kids 

  1. Laurel Falls –  it’s short (about 1 mile each way), it’s not very steep, it’s one of the few trails that is paved, and there’s a beautiful waterfall at the end of it!
  2. Grotto Falls – Get ready to walk behind a waterfall and see a very large population of salamanders. Grotto Falls trail is a bit longer than Laurel Falls and isn’t paved but gives kids unlimited space to move around and be as loud as they like.
  3. The Gatlinburg Trail –  one of few walking trails where visitors can walk dogs and bicycle. The trail travels 1.9 miles one-way from the Sugarlands Visitor Center to the outskirts of Gatlinburg. The trail is flat and offers beautiful views of the river and old homesteads.

More Smoky Mountain Hikes

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