Spring is a magical time to visit Pigeon Forge with kids. From horseback rides in the national park to roller coaster rides at Dollywood, there’s something here for every family and every interest!
1. THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Hike with the kids to see waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers. Explore ruins of old settlements. Or try taking the kids on a guided horseback ride, thanks to one of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s four horseback riding stables.
With more than 50 thrill rides, world-class entertainment day and night, delicious food, and a friendly, down-home atmosphere, Dollywood is Pigeon Forge’s crown jewel. Don’t forget Dollywood’s sister park, Splash Country water park.
3. BEYOND THE LENS
Beyond the Lens is “techno-tainment” with virtual reality games, the Jurassic Age virtual reality 4-D ride, an interactive Search for Bigfoot experience, a crimes and conspiracies exhibit, an “alien egg pit” (will they hatch?), and much more. It’s hands-on and photo-friendly.
WonderWorks is a world of challenges. Lie on a bed of nails or create a bubble as big as you are. Experience earthquakes and hurricanes. Test a spacesuit and take a wild ride in a spinning simulator. WonderWorks features laser tag and a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, too.
5. PAULA DEEN’S LUMBERJACK FEUD
Root for your favorite lumberjack or jill as these ax-wielders compete at sports including ax throwing, speed climbing, and log rolling. Gasp as they balance on narrow boards to reach a treetop and chop! This show for all ages goes on rain, snow, or shine. Lumberjacks even call on kids from the audience to help out.
6. TOPJUMP TRAMPOLINE AND EXTREME ARENA
The kids will bounce out their wiggles at TopJump. Grown-ups love it here too! Jump through a maze on the ninja course. Leap off a stunt tower, play trampoline dodgeball, or leap from a trampoline launch pad to slam dunk a basketball. Younger kids enjoy special kids’ trampolines and a foam pit.
Join the kids on the MagiQuest treasure hunt, where they’ll go on adventures with fairies, dragons, goblins, and princesses. When they’ve found the treasure, try Pirate Golf, the Odyssey Mirror Maze Adventure, and the Adventure Arcade with games galore, all at the same location.