Planning a Pigeon Forge vacation is easy with so many awesome attractions to see and do. We spent a week enjoying everything Pigeon Forge has to offer and are sharing our list of 23 fun things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids.
Thank you to My Pigeon Forge for hosting us on our Pigeon Forge Vacation. As always all opinions are honest and my own.
There are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids. We stayed a week and didn’t have a chance to experience all the Pigeon Forge attractions. It is a great family friendly vacation destination and we loved discovering all the fun things to do in Pigeon Forge.
Things to do in Pigeon Forge with Kids
- The Island Fountain Show
- 7D Dark Ride Adventure
- Hatfield’s and McCoy’s Dinner Feud
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede
- Pirate Voyage Dinner Show
- The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
- Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
- Outdoor Gravity Park
- Alcatraz East Crime Museum
- Clingman’s Dome (Drive up the Great Smokies)
- Mirror Maze
- Pirate Mini-Golf
- Lazer Maze
- Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe
- Alpine Mountain Coaster
- The Track – Go-Kart and Arcade
- Pigeon Forge Snow
- Titanic Museum
- The Old Mill
- Crave Mini-Golf
Visit the Island for the Water Show
The Island in Pigeon Forge is a entertainment area that has dining, shops, and attractions for all ages. Your family can enjoy a ride on the Great Smoky Wheel or shop at some of the unique stores. My kids loved the Toy Chest Company.
During our Pigeon Forge vacation we visited the Island twice. The first time was late at night to see the Island fountain show. I was so happy we did this.
The fountains have rocking chairs lined up all around and we all relaxed and were mesmerized by the show. It was one of my favorite moments of the trip. To sit and enjoy the show with my family was an awesome memory I will always cherish.
We also visited the Island during the day to ride the 7D Dark Ride Adventure. It is a stationary dark ride where the seats move and you shoot at the screen. We did the family friendly show and it was themed around robots. Super fun and really well done!
Make Reservations at a Dinner Show
We had reservations at two dinner shows during our Pigeon Forge Vacation. The first was Hatfield and McCoy’s Dinner Feud and the second was Dolly Parton’s Stampede. The newest show is the Pirates Voyage. We have seen this is other cities and we all really like it.
Dinner shows are a fun way to enjoy the evening. They are usually silly and fast paced, but it’s fun to be part of the show and really go all in and be silly too! The food was good at both attractions as well.
During Hatfield and McCoy’s Dinner Feud all the kids in the audience were invited up on stage to dance and it was so fun to see the kids enjoying the stage. My daughter also had an opportunity to participate in part of the show during Dolly Parton’s Stampede. The dinner shows are a fun family night out.
Take a Drive Up the Mountains
Pigeon Forge is located among some of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen. During your stay I highly recommend you take a drive and enjoy the gorgeous views.
We took an hour long drive up the mountain to Clingman’s Dome and I was so happy we did. Although not located in Pigeon Forge, it is worth the visit. Pigeon Forge is a perfect family friendly location to offer the best of family attractions and outdoor activities.
Enjoy Interactive Fun at MagiQuest
My kids fell in love with MagiQuest a few years ago and have been begging to return. We were so excited to learn that there is a MagiQuest in Pigeon Forge and we would finally have our chance to visit again.
MagiQuest is an interactive wand experience that leads you on magical journeys. It is really fun to do as a family, but can be tricky. I love that we have to work together to solve the riddles and find everything.
I was really surprised to see that there were other activities to do inside the MagiQuest building. We played indoor pirate themed mini-golf, attempted a laser maze, and also did our first mirror maze. I haven’t been in a mirror maze in years and it was a little disorienting, but the kids really loved the experience and thankfully my husband was really good at it!
Where to Eat in Pigeon Forge for Families
I don’t know about your family, but for us it is all about the food! We love to find family friendly restaurants that offer things unique to the area we are visiting. During our Pigeon Forge visit we ate at so many awesome places!
At Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe you can try some of the best pancakes surrounded by singing chickens. This was so entertaining for the kids and they loved seeing the names of the chickens. Some of our favorites were Michael JordHEN, J.K. FOWLing, Cluck Kent, HEN Solo, and so many more.
A few more of our favorite restaurants were The Old Mill and Big Daddy’s Pizza. The family friendly atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. It was so nice to find family friendly restaurants that made everyone happy.
Family Friendly Competition at Mini-Golf in Pigeon Forge
Mini-Golf themed to candy and sweets sounds like a dream but Crave, the indoor and outdoor mini-golf, is for real. This is a kids dream with the large confectioneries and a fun course. We love to play min-golf and don’t typically keep score, unless you get a hole in one, then we celebrate.
Crave’s course was family friendly and we each had a chance to celebrate our wins! One thing to know is part of the course is outdoors and with limited shade. Plan to visit early in the day or late in the evening.
Time to Be a Kid Again and Play!
On your Pigeon Forge vacation it is time to set aside your adult responsibilities and be a kid again. I was happy to take a break from the everyday life and enjoy playing with my kids. Pigeon Forge has so many places to do this.
We took a ride on the Alpine Mountain Coaster. I loved twisting through the mountain! It is so much fun! My daughter saw a baby deer on her way down the mountain.
The Track is an entertainment complex with go-karts, arcade, and small rides for the kids. It is a great place to race and I really liked that they had go-karts for all ages. My youngest could participate and we could all play together. They also loved the bumper boats and arcade.
One of the newest Pigeon Forge attractions is Pigeon Forge Snow– an indoor snow tubing attraction. We live in New York so we go sledding every winter, but I loved how original and fun this attraction was. Sledding in 60 degrees is a lot easier than sledding when it is freezing.
You purchase tickets for an hour and sled as much as you want. They even have a lift that takes you to the top. They also have a snow play area. I can best compare it to a sand box, but with snow! Visiting Pigeon Forge Snow is a great way to take a break from the heat!
WonderWorks is an interactive hands-on children’s museum that offers family fun activities around science and nature. It can get bust so arrive early to start your day. Our favorite part was the Bubbles area. Adults and kids can play and have fun together.
With so many amazing fun things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids you will never run out of options for family time. We enjoyed our first family visit to Pigeon Forge and we’re so happy to experience all the fun Pigeon Forge has to offer. Learn more and plan your vacation at My Pigeon Forge.
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