What to Do in Pigeon Forge with

Young Kids


There are so many things to do in Pigeon Forge, TN, you may not be able to see it all, but we are sharing our favorite Pigeon Forge kids activities to help you plan your Pigeon Forge vacation. Pigeon Forge is a tourist town. It has dinner shows, mini-golf, and other family fun activities. What we loved about our visit was that it has the family fun we love but also was in close proximity to The Great Smoky Mountains. We got to balance our vacation with outdoor activities and family attractions.

Things to Do in Pigeon Forge with Kids


Best 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) – MagiQuest – Mirror Maze – Pirate Mini-Golf

Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge with Kids

– Lazer Maze – Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe – Alpine Mountain Coaster – The Track – Go-Kart and Arcade – Pigeon Forge Snow – Dollywood – Titanic Museum – The Old Mill – Crave Mini-Golf – WonderWorks – Top Jump Trampoline Park – Toy Box 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.

Visit the Island for the Water Show

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

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

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!

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.

Family Activities in Pigeon Forge

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. 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. One place we didn’t get to visit but I wish we did was Dollywood. Dollywood is a theme park located in Pigeon Forge and it is great place for families to visit. Dollywood has on-site accommodations, a waterpark, and the theme park.