family fun

Beyond the Lens! in Pigeon Forge

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Beyond the Lens! in Pigeon Forge is a unique attraction that appeals to adults and kids alike. It’s a huge indoor environment with over 150 interactive exhibits, including a LOT of virtual reality. It’s total immersion from the beginning, from buckling in for the sensory FlyRide trip across America that feels like you ARE the… 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 »

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 »

Wild Bear Falls Water Park in Gatlinburg

Wild Bear Falls Water Park in Gatlinburg is an indoor water park that stays open year-round through all the seasons, a great place to splash even in the worst of weather. It features a retractable roof for maximum advantage of sunshine, and heated water that doesn’t care about cold temperatures outside. And during the summer,… 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 »

Mirror Mazes in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of things to do, places to go, and definitely things to “see” like the creative mirror mazes where things aren’t always what they seem. Find out more about these attractions with a little “reflection” on what each maze has to offer. Each attraction is open daily. Amazing Mirror Maze… 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 »

The Gatlinburg SkyBridge: Already a Legend

While the Gatlinburg SkyLift has long been one of the town’s oldest and most popular attractions, the Gatlinburg SkyBridge is one of its newer offshoots. Featuring as an intrinsic part of the newly developed SkyPark (which was rebuilt following the wildfires of 2016), it was a hit from the beginning, when it opened in May… 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 »

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 »

Escape Rooms in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have many escape rooms of different sorts, making the area a prime location. Escape? It adds a whole new meaning to your vacation “getaway”, but generally it’s a live action game, usually with group cooperation to solve clues, accomplish tasks or overcome hurdles, and unlock the door to freedom – and… 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 »

7D Dark Ride Adventure in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

The 7D Dark Ride Adventure indoor attraction involves chasing down ominous zombies, battling it out with killer robots, and protecting yourself against threatening werewolves, all in a high-tech, completely immersive environment with full-motion seats, virtual effects and special glasses. The attraction has locations in Gatlinburg on Parkway and  Pigeon Forge at The Island. The Experience… Read more »

Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater in Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Moving Theater in Gatlinburg is an immersive movie experience, using technology to make you feel like you’re IN the movie. This is a buckle-up movie that surrounds you with 360 degrees of action. This is called the “fifth dimension” because the experience goes beyond just watching a film. You ride out earthquakes, zoom through… 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 »

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 »

SkyFly: Soar America – the Amazing, Immersive Experience in Pigeon Forge

SkyFly: Soar America – the Amazing, Immersive Experience in Pigeon Forge

SkyFly: Soar America offers a flying theater style of travelog, an immersive, big-screen experience on a moving chair rack that creates the feel of flying while also cruising through some of America’s most fabulous landscapes. The sensory effects also include wind, mist and even scents, to simulate the reality of flight, and absorb all the… Read more »

Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg: No Skills Required

Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg ski area, on Mt. Harrison above Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains, offers a fun Snow Tubing experience that’s fun for all the family, with no skills required except being able to sit on a tube – and maybe laugh – on the way down. With snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg you don’t even… Read more »

The Island in Pigeon Forge: Shopping & Entertainment

The Island Fountain

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a family-friendly shopping and entertainment center with numerous attractions, games, eateries and shops. The Island boasts more than 60 retailers and specialty shops. You’ll also find restaurants and food stands, kids games and some special attractions, as well as stages and venues for live music and seasonal celebrations. The… Read more »

Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland is a Drive-Through Light Show

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland is a Drive-Through Light Show

We know there are literally many millions of winter lights in the Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge area, but how about a set of synchronized Christmas lights you can drive through? That’s right, it’s perfect family fun when everyone of all ages can pile in the car and motor over to Sevierville to enjoy the legendary… Read more »

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Gatlinburg

Image courtesy of Smoky Mountain Balloon Adventures

High atop the Great Smoky Mountains, you may even be able to see your Gatlinburg rental cabin or your Pigeon Forge rental cabin from the air, depending on which way the wind blows – Smoky Mountain Balloon Adventures offers the exhilarating chance to climb high in a hot air balloon, breathe in the peace surrounding the… Read more »