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5 of the Best Pigeon Forge Attractions for Kids

It’s no secret that Pigeon Forge is a top vacation destination for families! The area is home to days’ worth of family fun and adventure. Not only is our hotel the best place to stay for families with kids, but we also put you close to the best places to visit! To help you plan your family vacation, we’ve made a list of 5 of the best Pigeon Forge attractions for kids:

1. The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge.The Island in Pigeon Forge is your one stop for affordable family fun. This attraction is home to rides, shops, restaurants and more. Children will love the kid-friendly rides, like Lil’ Ribbits and the Carousel! They can also go gem mining or test their balance on Sky Tykes, a mini ropes course perfect for toddlers. After their fun on the rides, take them to Build-A-Bear for the perfect souvenir before getting ice cream at The Island Creamery. There’s also a toy store you can spoil them at! The Island is perfect for a full day of fun with your kids.

2. Dollywood

One of the most well known Pigeon Forge attractions for kids is Dollywood. This world-class theme park is home to so much fun and adventure. Not only is there plenty of rides for kids to enjoy, there are so many other great experiences for kids, too. Let them run around in the Firehouse Fun Yard or play games in the County Fair! One section of the park you don’t want to miss is Wildwood Grove. Wildwood Grove is geared towards families, so you’re sure to love it. Enjoy kid-friendly rides like Black Bear Trail and Treetop Tower, or let them splash around in Wildwood Creek! A visit to Dollywood definitely should be on your family’s vacation itinerary.

3. Pigeon Forge Snow

The outside of the Pigeon Forge Snow building.Do your kids love playing in the snow? Then they’ll love Pigeon Forge Snow! This attraction is home to winter fun all year long! Enjoy year-round snow tubing at the first indoor snow park in the country. Race down the snow tubing lanes, or build snowmen and snow forts in the Snow Play area. Snow tubing is fun for everyone, but if you’d rather sit back and let the kids have all the fun, it’s completely free just to watch! The best part about Pigeon Forge Snow is that you can enjoy the winter fun without the winter temperatures. It always stays between 60 to 70 degrees inside, so you can leave the winter coat at home!

4. Beyond the Lens

If you haven’t taken the kids to Beyond the Lens yet to explore, this should be on your family’s bucket list! This is considered one of the best Pigeon Forge attractions for kids because it features more than 150 interactive exhibits! Hunt for Bigfoot, dive into the Alien Ball Pit, or enjoy virtual reality games. Plus, there’s plenty of photo ops so your family can create so many great memories together!

5. Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park

High Woodsman Challenge at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Adventure ParkAre your kids ready to put their lumberjack skills to the test? Visit Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park! This family fun park allows visitors to compete in a variety of lumberjack-themed events, including a lumberjack-themed ropes course, a log roll, boom run, speed climb, and free fall jumps. Plus, Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park is home to The Flying Ox, a zipline coaster that’s the first of its kind! While you’re there, be sure to check out the Lumberjack Feud Show, which features 1.5 hours of competitive lumberjack events and is fun for the whole family.

More Pigeon Forge Attractions

These are just some of the many Pigeon Forge attractions for kids that you can enjoy while you’re in town. Are you looking for more fun things to do in town? Take a look at all the best Pigeon Forge attractions near our hotel.