Fun Family Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

With one or possibly two zillion things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, here are a few of the attractions and activities that you may want to try out during your visit here.

Image courtesy of Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud

For the active kids, let them jump out their energy in a fun session at Top Jump Trampoline Park. The bonus here is our Free Ticket presented to cabin guests, all part of over $700 worth of Gatlinburg Coupons and Pigeon Forge coupons to some of the top attractions in the area. A new arrival is Sevier Air, a trampoline park a few miles to the north of Pigeon Forge in the fun town of Sevierville, with 38,000 sq. ft. of trampolines and ninja warrior obstacles.

How about some indoor snow tubing, year-round and regardless of the weather, at America’s first indoor snow park, Pigeon Forge Snow. If we’re bringing the outdoors indoors, how about Sky Diving? It’s possible at Flyaway, an indoor vertical wind tunnel training and fun facility. There’s a free observation deck where you can watch others at play to decide if you want to try it yourself.

A little more gentle fun awaits at the numerous min-golf courses in the area, including the sweetest one of all at Crave, which is a candy-themed establishment featuring two courses, an escape room and a candy and ice cream parlor. One free ticket to this place is coming your way when you book a cabin with us, as part of our Trip Cash gift book.

For an arts and crafts adventure, twice a year is the Hands-On Gatlinburg event, put on by the acclaimed Arts & Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, with over a hundred studios and shops presenting countless handmade and unique artisan wares.

For an adventure that you can watch instead of wear yourself out playing in, try the exciting Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge. This outdoor stadium is also climate controlled year round and offers food to eat during the show or you can bring your end! Get a Free Ticket to this place too, courtesy of our Trip Cash cabin guest coupons.

More adventure awaits, of the Pirate kind, thanks to Dolly Parton and her latest show in Pigeon Forge, the Pirates Voyage dinner show. Enjoy a four course meal while you spectate at this swashbuckling extravaganza. And if this gets you in the mood for more entertainment, check out our guide to the other dinner shows in Pigeon Forge.

More shows – Comedy? Magic? You can have both at several shows, and for the annual celebrations of these fun entertainment forms, catch the Improv Comedy Fest in Gatlinburg each spring, and the Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge around the same time – usually in March, a great time to shake off winter and limber up for summer.

Don’t let the kids have it all their way, however. Show them how cool mom and dad were back in the day at Memories Theatre, a show featuring famous names and tunes from the past, which keeps updating as the past keeps happening, all the way from Elvis to Michael Jackson.

The museums in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are not your everyday museums either, with places like the Hollywood Wax Museum, which isn’t just for stiffs, and includes a 3D immersive shootout game and a mirror maze that will leave you gasping.

Speaking of famous, how about the most iconic automobiles in America, from the Batmobile to the Flintstones? It’s all at the Hollywood Cars Museum, where you can see the actual cars and learn how Hollywood brought the action all to life. On a related note Cooter’s Place is a Dukes of Hazzard showplace with all the memories of the famous TV show, including that fast car itself, the General Lee.

One place to walk in wonder and learn some religious history at the same time is Christ in the Smokies Museum in Gatlinburg, an acclaimed inspirational attraction. And if worship is on your mind, here’s our guide to Churches in the area.

And be sure to check out our guides to Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains, our Smoky Mountains Activities for outdoors adventures, and especially our Things to Do in Gatlinburg With Kids.

Also, for accommodations during your visit here, you won’t do better than to stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabins, a Pigeon Forge cabin rental or our Wears Valley cabins to the west. We have over 400 cabins to choose from!

About Tony Perez

Tony Perez

I'm a people person, and I enjoy the atmosphere that working with Cabins Of The Smoky Mountains entails, interacting with different types of people and trying to relate to each one uniquely. From Michigan originally, I've been coming to the Smoky Mountains since I was a child, with family in Wears Valley. Summer fun for me is exploring the Cades Cove area, swimming in the creeks, and hiking Mount LeConte and many other trails. I love the Smoky Mountains.