Visiting Pigeon Forge This Spring? Kid-Friendly Attractions Are Everywhere!Whether your kids are the outdoorsy types or prefer to stay indoors, there are a wide variety of kid friendly attractions in the Smokies. Get some fresh air on a nature walk or on horseback or dial up the adrenaline on a ropes course. Pigeon Forge attractions also include a number of interactive exhibits that will have the kids enjoying science without even realizing it. A trip to Gatlinburg offers further options, including one America’s best aquariums and all sorts of fun and silly attractions, so book one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge and start planning!
Pigeon Forge Attractions Range from Science to Adventures
There are numerous mini golf courses, arcades, go-kart racing, and other kid-friendly Pigeon Forge attractions, but a few stand out. Try out WonderWorks, located in its impossible-to-miss upside-down mansion. Its interactive exhibits will be fun for parents as well, plus your children will learn about math and science in unforgettable ways.
For a location that has something for all ages, head to The Island, which has a variety of shops, dining, and entertainment. There are activities just for the little ones, like the Flying Horse Carousel and the Island Express, a miniature train that shuttles you around the area. Or, take it up a notch and take on the Island Ropes Course, an amazing adventure set with 30 different elements. Ride the two ziplines or brave the simulated free fall.
For many of these activities, one parent even goes free! Book online before you go and secure a pass for unlimited rides or even the ultimate all-access pass for as many rides, rope course visits, and quick jumps as you or your child can handle. You will also want to consider a trip on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, which offers amazing views of the Smokies.
Kid Friendly Attractions in the Smokies Get Your Family Outdoors
Nearby Gatlinburg has a large number of the kid friendly attractions in the Smokies. The seven different Ripley’s attractions are sure to appeal, from the incredible Aquarium of the Smokies to its classic Believe It or Not! The Guiness Book of World Records, Space Needle, and Mirror Maze are always popular with younger ones as well.
Take advantage of your beautiful natural surroundings and plan to do something outdoorsy with the children. Take them on one of the many child-friendly trails in the Smokies or go horseback riding. There are also a number of climbing and ziplining courses around the Smokies, sure to be a hit with more active kids. Another option is biking around Cades Cove, which is a lot more doable than many parents think. Once you are on the road, you will see lots of kids on bikes.
Make sure to book one of our cabins in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge to serve as your base camp for your family holiday. Many of them have their own game room, while a hot tub or fireplace can offer a little romance for the parents.