Kids & Family

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge

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Located just a little over a mile west of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the gravity propelled Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster offers visitors a combination of big thrills, mountain views, family fun, and even a touch of romance for nighttime riders. It was the first mountain coaster in the Smokies in 2013, and is still… Read more »

Top Jump Trampoline Park in Pigeon Forge

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Feel the rush of briefly flying through the air – and landing with a soft bounce. Top Jump Trampoline Park in Pigeon Forge takes that experience to its limits with numerous ways to jump and play to your heart’s content, and a variety of other attractions and features that make for a fun family excursion….Read more »

Crave Golf Club in Pigeon Forge: Mini Golf and Candy

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Crave Golf Club in Pigeon Forge is a candy-themed adventure center perfect for families with children, if sweets are on the agenda. Crave features both indoor and outdoor miniature-golf courses – and the outdoor one is on the rooftop! There are also mini-bowling, two escape-room challenges, an ice-cream parlor, and a sweet shop full of… Read more »

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster in Pigeon Forge

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Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is one of the newest attractions in Pigeon Forge, and it’s already creating legions of fans thanks to its immersive ride experience and exciting drops, twists, and turns. Learn why this coaster makes a great excursion for every member of your group, and get ready to embark on a thrilling ride… Read more »

Rowdy Bear Downhill Adventures in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

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For a special experience that is a blast for both kids and adults, consider a trip to the Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park. Its two award-winning rides combine the thrill of an amusement park with the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Rowdy Bear has the newest mountain coaster in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, area. Kids… Read more »

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Rides at Dollywood


Dollywood is far and away the top attraction in Pigeon Forge, and it’s definitely one of the top amusement parks in the nation, if not the best. With that fame, however, comes long lines for many rides, so we’ve developed this slick guide to help you figure out which ones you absolutely have to hit… Read more »

Dollywood’s Splash Country: a Great Pigeon Forge Water Park

Dollywood's Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country is your summer destination to beat the heat and enjoy some cool, wet fun in the Smoky Mountains. Even in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the heat and humidity during the height of summer can have you searching for ways to cool off during your vacation. Thankfully, Dollywood’s Splash Country… Read more »

Anakeesta Mountaintop Fun – Magic in the Mountains

Anakeesta Mountaintop Fun

Anakeesta is a mountaintop theme village serving up fun, activities, dining and shopping – and amazing views –  up on the mountain just a chairlift ride away from downtown Gatlinburg on Parkway. The whimsical mountaintop village area offers stunning views of the Smoky Mountains in all directions – unique views to some visitors since this… Read more »

SkyLift Park – Relaxation High Above Gatlinburg

SkyLift Park

Gazing up at the rolling hills of the Smokies is an immersive experience, but what if you could see the mountains from an entirely new vantage point? Thanks to Gatlinburg SkyLift Park you can do just that, and get beautiful, sweeping views of the surrounding mountains from high above while enjoying some stellar entertainment and… Read more »

Ober Gatlinburg – Fun On the Mountain Year Round

Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg sits above Gatlinburg on Mt Harrison, and for 50 years has offered skiing and snow sports in winter and plenty of other fun activities that are good all year round. Access to the area is as simple as taking the nation’s largest Aerial Tramway, right from Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg (there’s also a… Read more »

Ropes Courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Ropes Courses

There are several Ropes Courses in the Smoky Mountains area around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Many of them are part of larger networks of ziplines, sky bridges and play areas in the tree tops, with net tubes, swings and actual tree houses. Some of these are in the trees, some are on framework structures, and… Read more »

Coaster Rides in the Smoky Mountains

Coaster Rides in the Smoky Mountains

There’s more than one way to enjoy the mountain, and riding down it on a coaster is one of the most fun! If you crave a little adventure and excitement when you visit the Gatlinburg area, here’s a quick guide to the mountain coaster rides in the Smoky Mountains region that will satisfy your craving for fun…..Read more »

Indoor Snow Tubing Year Round at Pigeon Forge Snow

Pigeon Forge Snow

Rain or shine, we now have an attraction in Pigeon Forge that offers Snow Tubing indoors and all year round! Pigeon Forge Snow is America’s first indoor snow park, the first facility of its kind in the country, with real snow made from ordinary water, just as nature makes it. While the air temperature inside… Read more »

Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Rink: Cool Year Round

Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Rink

Ober Gatlinburg is more than a ski resort, it has year-round fun activities. One of these is ice-skating in the resort’s huge indoor ice arena – especially fun in the middle of the summer heat. The skating is affordable, and the atmosphere is vibrant. And if you don’t skate, try the Ice Bumper Cars…Read more »

Gatlinburg’s RainForest Adventure Zoo – A Great Kids Activity

RainForest Adventure Zoo

This hidden gem is one of the finest small zoos in the country, an educational and entertaining visit with exotic, engaging and vividly multi-colored creatures from the tropics. Close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the zoo is excellent for families with children, a fascinating place keeping you spellbound for hours….Read more »

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks – Let’s Go Trekking!

Smoky Mountain Llama Treks

Everyone loves llamas, especially if they’re tame and friendly, and even more so if the whole family can take them on a trail in the Smoky Mountains – and you guessed it, now you can! Llamas are sometimes used to carry supplies on trails in the Smokies, and many hikers hope to get a glimpse… Read more »

Parrot Mountain and Gardens: Birds and Beauty

Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Parrot Mountain and Gardens is nestled above Pigeon Forge close to Dollywood and Splash Country, in four acres of landscaped gardens. It’s a bird sanctuary that’s home to hundreds of exotic birds, plants and flowers from around the world. But at Parrot Mountain, you can actually hold these birds and play with them. Think about… Read more »

The Pigeon Forge Community Center Is a Family-Friendly Hidden Gem

The Pigeon Forge Community Center is a hidden gem in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area, a relaxing place to chill out where you and the family can experience simple good family-friendly fun. In a town filled with prominent attractions, this well kept secret often falls under the radar of visitors. To learn more… Read more »

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo

The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo in Sevierville is a 143-acre farm and petting zoo just a few miles north of Pigeon Forge, and perfect for families with kids. The petting zoo allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most interesting animals while the riding farm… Read more »

Mini Golf Courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Mini Golf Courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Mini Golf is a perfect family activity that mixes young and old energy in the same great fun, and the miniature golf courses in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area of the Smoky Mountains are some of the wildest and cutest you’ll see. Here’s a guide to some of the local mini golf venues you may want… Read more »

The Track in Pigeon Forge: Karts, Boats, Rides and Games

The Track in Pigeon Forge

The Track is a great favorite in Pigeon Forge, home to several different go-kart levels for all the family, plus numerous other rides, mini-golf, bumper cars & Bumper Boats (!) and arcade games, in a great setting. Racing go-karts is a time-honored tradition for the whole family in the Smoky Mountains, and The Track in… Read more »

Gatlin’s Fun Centers in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

There are many exciting activities at Gatlin’s Fun Center, an excellent place for families and children. Gatlin’s has two locations in Gatlinburg, and one in Pigeon Forge with a second opening soon. Here are some of the things you can find at Gatlin’s. Escape Rooms There are five escape rooms at Gatlin’s Fun Center from… Read more »

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving in Pigeon Forge

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Pigeon Forge is home to America’s first skydiving simulator, and still going strong since 1983, Flyaway Indoor Skydiving. This vertical wind tunnel was developed to train in body control during skydiving – without getting thrown out of a plane first! Now anyone can experience  body flight – and it’s a fun experience. Body flight at… Read more »

Dollywood Theme Park – Pigeon Forge’s Most Famous Attraction

Dollywood Theme Park

Get the Second Day Free at Dollywood as our cabin guest! See our Packages page for this and more great savings. Or call us toll free at 866 34 SMOKY. Dollywood is one of the greatest attractions in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area, a 125-acre theme park with around 30 rides, including some of… Read more »

Sevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park

Sevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park

Sevier Air Trampoline and Ninja Warrior Park is a new indoor adventure park in Sevierville that is home to 38,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, ninja warrior obstacles, and more – so get ready to soar and test your skills in this spot that offers thrills for the whole family. Bounce, jump, climb, hang, and soar… Read more »

Blacklight Mini Golf in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Blacklight Mini Golf

Tee up and take your golfing techniques to another level of play at one of the fun-filled blacklight miniature golf courses in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Play among a variety of scenic and challenging themes from a pirate village to skeletons and spacemen. A visit to miniature golf courses in the Smoky Mountains leads to… Read more »

Forbidden Caverns: an Underground World Below the Smokies

Forbidden Caverns

The Smoky Mountains region is loved for its views of the gorgeous rolling peaks that layer across the landscape, but sometimes you need to look a little deeper to discover some equally unique natural creations. This area is also home to several ancient caverns that you can explore, including Forbidden Caverns in Sevierville, TN. See… Read more »

Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg: Mini Golf on the Slope

Hillbilly Golf

What better way to tee off with the kids than doing it while making your way down a mountain slope? At Hillbilly Golf in Gatlinburg, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing and enjoying every minute.To access the two courses, you’ll take a funicular tram up the 300-foot incline to the top. The ride up gives… Read more »

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster – It’s a (Quiet) Blast!

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster

Take a silent, fun coaster ride down the mountain, by day or by night! Take a silent cruise through the Smoky Mountains on the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster. It’s a fun and inexpensive way for you and your family to experience the sights and sounds of the mountains…Read more »

Churches in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Churches in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

It can be hard to find the right church when you’re traveling, so here’s our guide to help you. The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area offers many places to worship during your visit to the Smoky Mountains. Church Listings You can find a variety of churches through the website.Here are some shortcuts to selected… Read more »

Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens (Formerly Christus Gardens)

Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens

Formerly Christus Gardens, America’s #1 Religious Attraction features a dramatic and inspirational portrayal of the Life of Christ, with over 100 life-size figures in realistic dioramas, an heirloom Bible collection, life-size painting depicting the Parables of Jesus, a 900 square foot mural telling many stories…Read more »