Things To Do With Teenagers in Pigeon Forge & The Smokies

Pigeon Forge offers plenty of things to do with teenagers, kids, young adults, and ages across the board. We've covered the best picks for different age groups for kids, but if you're traveling with teens, these options are sure to get everyone excited. Here are our top picks for the best things to do with teenagers in Pigeon Forge.

Activate Games

This live-action interactive experience in Gatlinburg is host to a variety of different truly unique games. Activate fuses tech and physical activity to create new activities with familiar concepts like shooting targets, remembering sequences, completing patterns, and of course the floor is lava. It's a great attraction for team building and the family will love it.

Activate Games

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

The waterpark off exit 407 is hard to miss! Soaky Mountain Waterpark is an absolute must-do during the summertime. Cool off with all the classics like the lazy river, wave pool, and state-of-the-art waterslides. When you're ready for even more adventure, upgrade to an adrenaline-fueled ride like Avalaunch and newest of all, The Edge.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark

Country Roads Axe Co.

One of our favorite things to do with teenagers in the Smokies is the exciting art of axe throwing. If you've never tried it before (or just can't get enough of it) be sure to check out Country Roads Axe Co on Wears Valley Road. You can reserve your space ahead of time by booking online; we suggest planning for dinner there as well. West By God CoalFired Pizza is chef's kiss.

Country Roads
Knife forged from a railroad spike

Iron Mountain Metal Craft

Ever want to try your hand at blacksmithing? This unique Pigeon Forge attraction offers you the opportunity to learn from metal-smithing experts. Learn how to make a knife out of a railroad spike or a horse or pony shoe at Iron Mountain Metal Craft, located right beside the Old Mill - just across from the location of the city's original forge.

Iron Mountain Metal Craft

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

Bound to be your favorite thing you do on vacation, Smoky Mountain Llama Treks is a fabulous option for things to do with teenagers, older kids, and young adults alike. It's located in Cosby, just a quick drive from Pigeon Forge, with gorgeous mountain scenery and away from the rambunctious Pigeon Forge parkway. You know you wanna go hiking with a llama!

Llama Treks

Downtown Flavortown

One of the coolest new spots to hang out is located on Teaster Lane at the Mountain Mile: Guy Fieri's Downtown Flavortown. You can spend hours here enjoying an awesome meal, expansive arcade, tiki bar, and even duckpin bowling. The atmosphere is unique and inviting, making it a great place to share some fun and laughter with whatever activity you choose.

Downtown Flavortown

Play An Escape Room

Newly popular and all over Pigeon Forge, escape rooms are physical adventure games where players solve puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Check out Smoky Mountain Escape Games, Gatlin's Escape Games, Breakout Games and The Escape Game. Also be sure to read our blog on our experience!

Escape Rooms

7D Dark Ride Adventure

This state of the art shooting game is not for the faint of heart. The interactive gaming experience has 7 dimensions including wind, sound & movement, that make the game feel beyond real. From zombies to a robot-creating mad scientists, 7D Dark Ride Adventure is an experience you will never forget. Find them on The Island in Pigeon Forge and the Gatlinburg parkway.

7D Dark Ride

Xtreme Racing Center

Ready to rev up your engines? Xtreme Racing Center of Pigeon Forge has got you covered! Get behind the wheel of the fastest go-karts in town and experience non-stop speed. Blast through three electrifying race tracks, packed with hairpin turns, adrenaline-pumping challenges, and epic adventures that'll leave you and your teen wanting more!

Xtreme Racing Center

Smoky Mountain River Rat

Take a relaxing tube ride in the Smokies’ Pigeon River. Smoky Mountain River Rat offers two different routes for guests who choose to cruise down the river. There are options available for first-timers and the more adventurous tuber. Come create an experience that the whole family, including your teenager, will enjoy!

River Rat

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Experience the thrill of the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, where excitement meets stunning Smoky Mountain views! The coaster spans over 20 acres of breathtaking scenery, offering twists, turns, and even 360-degree spins. Zooming at speeds up to 30 mph, it holds the title of the longest coaster in Tennessee, and your teen will certainly want to see why!

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Scenic Helicopter Tours

Take your teenager on a tour to remember. Scenic Helicopter Tours has over 50 years of experience flying over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can trust their pilots will provide a safe experience and an exceptional view of the land around you. This unique way of viewing the Great Smoky Mountains is one you don’t want your kids to miss!

Scenic Helicopter Tours

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

At the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, your teen can explore the darker parts of American History from a different perspective in five unique galleries that burrow deep into criminal profiles, the penal system, victim’s stories, crime prevention, forensic science, law enforcement and our justice system. With over 100 interactives ranging from a jail cell escape to a modern police shooting range, the museum is certain to entertain.

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Beyond The Lens

Your teen is going to love this new experience of Techno-Tainment at a place where technology and entertainment collide. Fly over 22 national landmarks, hunt for Bigfoot, dive into an alien ball pit, and so much more at Beyond the Lens. With over 150 interactive exhibits and Flyride, a state of the art immersive adventure, Beyond the Lens is an unforgettable time for you and your family!

Beyond The Lens

Pigeon Forge Rafting

Want to get your teenager’s heart pumping and adrenaline flowing? Then let them come experience the adventure of whitewater rafting down the swift rapids of the Pigeon River. Your teen will try not to smile while they’re enjoying the unparalleled beauty of the Smokies around them!

Pigeon Forge Rafting

Pigeon Forge Zipline Tours

Imagine flying through the Smokies with the wind in your face! A zipline tour will allow you and your teenager to do just that. Experience the bliss of gliding through nature with this fun-filled excursion for the entire family.

Pigeon Forge Zipline Tours

For more ideas on things to do for your vacation, check out activities by age group and top picks for activities. Don't forget to pick out some top-notch restaurants and group activities, and be sure to check out what coupons we have available.

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