Looking for a family vacation destination? A place with active, outdoor adventures for kids, plus activities to stretch their imaginations? Head for Pigeon Forge! With so much to do, it’s tough to choose, but here are a few reasons why this mountain town is ideal for children.
Talk about all-ages fun at Dollywood Theme Park! Fifty rides include everything from sky-scraping roller coasters to adorable kiddie rides. Music fills the air, delicious food is around every corner, and everyone from grandparents to toddlers feels right at home.
2. Family Cabins with Lots to Do
Pigeon Forge vacation cabins come stuffed with amenities that keep everyone busy while giving you privacy to relax. Choose a cabin with access to a community pool (or its own in-cabin pool!). Many cabins feature game rooms with pool, air hockey, or arcade games. Pick a cabin with an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows.
3. Kid-Friendly Shows
Treat the family to a show without worrying whether it’s appropriate for kids. Giggle at clean jokes at The Comedy Barn. Delight in dozens of graceful horses with expert riders at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Enjoy country comedy, performing animals, and stunts at Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud.
4. Mountain Adventures
Kids will love spotting wildlife, so go for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Watch for colorful salamanders, skittish deer, graceful hawks, and, if you’re lucky, black bears. Bring a picnic and eat by a sparkling stream.
5. Beyond the Lens
Beyond the Lens is packed with virtual reality adventures, pop culture exhibits, and wild photo ops. Grab a selfie on the Moon or with a dinosaur! Try FlyRide, a virtual flying experience where your seats dip and turn as wind and rain blow around you. Tweens and teens especially will go wild for the interactive fun.
6. Pigeon Forge Snow
Zip downhill on snowy tracks, no winter coat required. Inside Pigeon Forge Snow the temperature is at least 60 degrees and the pure water snow is always ready! Kids will never forget building snowmen in summer in the huge snow play area.
7. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park
Give the kids an experience they won’t find back home–unless you’re a family of lumberjacks. Real lumberjacks compete at chopping, climbing, and log-rolling. At the Adventure Park, test your skill: Can you stay afloat on a spinning log or speed-climb a tree?
Reserve a Pigeon Forge cabin today and tell the kids to get ready for endless fun!