One of the best things about Pigeon Forge is that it's a destination for fun for all ages, and perfect for kids. When you're planning a family vacation to the Smokies, you'll find countless things to do that your whole group will enjoy. We've put together an awesome list of our favorite things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge.
A full day of fun is just a short walk or trolley ride away. Kids love exploring all the areas in the aquarium including Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Systems Controls, Coral Reef, Shark Lagoon, Discovery Center, the Gallery of the Seas, Stingray Bay, Touch a Ray Bay and our Penguin Playhouse.
Crave Golf Club
One of Pigeon Forge’s newest attractions, Crave Golf Club has taken mini golf to the next level, and set the standard for excitement and fun for all ages. Grab the kids and take your best shot on 36 custom candy-themed courses that will push your imagination to the limits. This attraction is one the whole family can enjoy together.
Zip Through The Smokies
Looking for a Pigeon Forge zipline adventure? Few Pigeon Forge area vacation adventures compare to the thrill of a ziplining tour. The adrenaline rush of flying above the treetops on a wire while secured in a harness is pure exhilaration. The joy of ziplining provides a fun-filled, action-packed excursion for not only the kids, but the entire family.
Impossibilities Of Magic
Magical Comedian Chris Collins and Master Mentalist Erik Dobell present a night of stunning magic, reality shattering mindreading and hilarious mayhem. An evening of family fun where impossibilities are brought to life right in front of your eyes.
Kid Friendly Dining
When it comes to planning your Pigeon Forge vacation with kids, you might find that food can be one of the most fun – and possibly most exasperating – aspects of traveling with little ones. Be sure to pick a Pigeon Forge restaurant that suits the needs of every member of your family.
Rent A Cabin With A Swimming Pool
Looking for Pigeon Forge cabin rentals with a pool? Many of our Smoky Mountain and Pigeon Forge cabin rentals have swimming pools. If you’re looking to take a dip on your next visit to to Pigeon Forge, check out this list of cabin rentals with either an indoor or outdoor swimming pool available for use.
Enjoy over 100 of the hottest games in this 25,000 square foot amusement center. Located below the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Arcadia was established in 2009 after the construction of our brand new, multicolored facade. You can follow the glistening, lighted pillars right into the front entrance. Kids and adults alike have a blast with the ultimate gaming experience at Arcadia.
Ride The Trolley
Since 1986, the Pigeon Forge trolley has provided a safe, affordable, and convenient form of transportation for all visitors and residents alike. With a fleet of more than 30 trolley buses, the trolley stops all throughout Pigeon Forge as well as a portion of Sevierville. Through the summer, the trolley operates from 8:00 AM – midnight, and in November and December from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge is dedicated to bringing guests the ultimate Pigeon Forge go kart experience with the choice of three thrilling courses! Totalling 3,500 linear feet, our ‘Xtreme’ track is filled with winding turns, narrow straightaways and thrilling adventure as guests race inside one of our professional-grade Sodi GT-5 go karts. These karts are sure to create a memorable ride for all who visit.
Take A Hike
What could be better than going out with your kids on a sunny day and exploring the beauty of nature? Going on hikes in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to bond as a family, be active and learn about the outdoor world. Pack some snacks and water and head out for an adventure on one of these kid hikes in the Smoky Mountains.
Stay At A Hotel With A Water Park
Cool off and splash around without even having to leave the comfort of your lodging experience in Pigeon Forge. Many hotels in Pigeon Forge include a water park for guests to enjoy throughout their stay. Sit back and relax while your little ones enjoy themselves.
Governor's Crossing Theater
Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14 Cinema is the premier luxury theater in Sevier county. Amenities include Dolby 7.1 audio, luxury seating featuring leather recliners, and large format presentations in the 40,000 watt SXS auditoriums. Bring your friends and family for a movie night to see the best blockbusters out today.
Horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains is an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. There are about 550 miles of the park’s trails that are open to horses. If you own horses, take advantage of the park’s horse camps. There are five different horseback riding camps available from which to choose. The camps provide ready access to backcountry horse trails.
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The most beautiful landscapes in America can be see on this excursion. Marvel at small towns, rushing rivers, ancient mountains, and peaceful scenery. Bryson City is located on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The historic charm of this train delights all who board. Discover the transformation of mountain folks during a time when their railroads transported them from pristine wilderness to the big city.
The Comedy Barn
Any time you go to the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge you can be guaranteed one thing: you will laugh till your sides hurt! The Comedy Barn is proud that it has repeatedly been voted “Funniest Show in Town” by its fans 20 seasons in a row. Check out pricing for different shows on our site.
Hollywood Wax Museum
Stunning wax likenesses of celebrities + a 5D experience. Open 365 days a year. Four exciting attractions under one roof in the heart of all the action of Pigeon Forge. Open 365 days a year, this is a fun place to get your much-needed dose of celebrity. Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge gives you the chance to view amazing wax figures of celebrities and icons of popular culture.
Visit A Waterfall
Abundant rainfall and mountain terrain are the perfect ingredients for creating waterfalls. Even the smallest of creeks and rivers produce small cascades. Click below for the top 4 waterfalls in the Smokies. These four, although rated moderate in difficulty, are lower mileage trails. Be sure to stop in one of the park’s visitors centers to pick up a park map before heading out on the trails.
Become A Junior Ranger
If you're between the ages of 5-12, you can become a Junior Ranger at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Pick up a Junior Ranger booklet for $2.50 at any park visitor center or at the Cades Cove or Elkmont campground. Complete the activities in the booklet, then stop by a visitor center to talk to a ranger and receive your Junior Ranger badge!
Bike The Cades Cove Loop
The 11-mile one way road is a popular biking area for families. It provides bicyclists with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and touring 19th century home sites. During summer and fall, bicycles may be rented at the Cades Cove Campground Store (located near Cades Cove Campground).
TopJump Trampoline Park
The most exciting trampoline park in Pigeon Forge, TopJump Trampoline Park strives to provide a safe & enjoyable environment for all ages. Their state of the art trampoline park includes all kinds of fun activities including a kids play area, dodgeball, gladiator pit, climbing area, arcade, and more.
What makes rafting the Pigeon River with Nantahala Outdoor Center a step above the rest? NOC’s highly trained raft guides are industry leaders who focus on training and providing a safe, family-friendly experience. On top of that, NOC’s guides ensure you and your family will have a great time splashing down some of the most refreshing rapids in the Pigeon Forge area!
The Great Smoky Mountains is home to one of the last wild trout habitats in the eastern United States. With over 2,115 miles of streams in its boundaries, the park offers a variety of angling experiences from remote, headwater trout streams to large, coolwater smallmouth bass streams. For a map of all park water as well as other information, stop by a visitor center and pick up your free copy.
Treetop Ropes Course
The Adventure Park at Five Oaks offers fun for the entire family! Our experienced guides will take you a fun and thrilling trek through and above 70 acres of beautiful fall foliage. No experience is needed. Book today for an adventure your family will never forget! This ropes course includes Tarzan bridges, cargo nets, floating planks as well as ziplines and more along the way.