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Guide to Pigeon Forge for Families

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Pigeon Forge might as well be the 'family fun' capital of the world, because its attractions and activities seem to be designed with all ages in mind. Bond together while soaring through the air at a theme park, trying your hand at miniature golf, or sharing a delicious 'family-style' meal.

Good for
  • Family
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Dollywood

Theme Parks, Water Parks

Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park

Water Parks

Titanic Museum Attraction

Speciality Museums

WonderWorks

Game & Entertainment Centres

Fun Time Trolley

Tramways, Bus Tours

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

Dinner Theatres

Crave Golf Club

Bowling Alleys, Game & Entertainment Centres, Mini Golf

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

Cades Cove

Scenic Drives, Valleys

Hollywood Wax Museum

Speciality Museums

Angela A's City Tips

  • Check to see if your group may be large enough for special pricing at attractions, and always check for combination tickets to save money.
  • Be sure to make advance reservations for shows, especially during the busy season.
  • If not using a car, the easiest way to get around Pigeon Forge is the trolley, which is inexpensive and fun to ride.
  • Dollywood
    Theme Parks, Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Dollywood is a unique family theme park that offers exciting shows, thrilling rides, plenty of shopping, and delicious dining options. Visitors of all ages may enjoy the attractions at Dollywood, as the site truly does offer something to entertain each guest!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check height and health restrictions on thrill rides before you join the line.
    • Aunt Granny's Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat extravaganza, that's sure to have even the fussiest of eaters covered.
    • Check for multi-park tickets that also include Splash Country.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 61 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    • Fun Day with Family 19/10/2018
    • Great 19/10/2018
    • Dollywood
    Address:
    2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4102
    Phone:
    +1 865-428-9488
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park
    Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park offers over 20 slides, rides, and thrills. The park also offers children's play areas, as well as lockers, dining options, and shops, making it easy to spend a half-day at least here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be sure to check height restrictions before waiting in line.
    • The Campsite Grill offers tasty food, including burgers, chicken, fries, and a children's menu.
    • Children love the Bear Mountain Fire Tower!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 61 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Super overcrowded, expensive, uncaring staff and dirty! 10/10/2018
    • Cleanest park 02/10/2018
    • Dollywood's Splash Country Water Adventure Park
    Address:
    2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4102
    Phone:
    +1 800-365-5996
    Other:
  • Titanic Museum Attraction
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    The Titanic Museum offers families the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in the Titanic, walking its hallways, exploring its cabins, and seeing over 400 original artifacts. With plenty of interactive exhibits, kids of all ages will have a much better understanding of the ship and its ill-fated voyage by the time you leave here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to touch the iceberg!
    • Check your boarding passes to discover the fate of the passenger assigned to you before you leave!
    • Visit the website to see the many combination tickets that are available, including offers with WonderWorks and Dollywood.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 61 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful history 19/10/2018
    • Very educational 19/10/2018
    • Titanic Museum Attraction
    Address:
    2134 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-2995
    Phone:
    +1 800-381-7670
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • WonderWorks
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    WonderWorks mixes entertainment with science to create 55,000 square feet of adventure! With interactive exhibits, experiments, and plenty of thrills, this is the perfect place for family exploration!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Be aware that the last entry is permitted 90 minutes before closing.
    • Check out the height restrictions on some attractions.
    • There is plenty of free parking available here.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 44 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun for the family 19/10/2018
    • Fun! 15/10/2018
    • WonderWorks
    Address:
    100 Music Rd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4972
    Phone:
    +1 865-868-1800
    Price range:
    US$26 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Fun Time Trolley
    Tramways, Bus Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    The Fun Town Trolley is an entertaining attraction in itself, and the best way to get around Pigeon Forge. Have fun hoping off and on as often as you like with an all-day wristband.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The trolley stops at over 100 locations.
    • The driver may not give change, so carry plenty with you for the fare.
    • Children three and under ride for free.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Transportation in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • good way to get around 16/10/2018
    • The best way to get around a busy area. 13/10/2018
    • Fun Time Trolley
    Address:
    186 Old Mill Ave
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
    Phone:
    +1 865-453-6444
    Other:
  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Dinner Theatres
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    Angela A Says:

    The Dixie Stampede guarantees your family a riotous, good time, as you watch over 30 horses compete in various events and stunts, led by their expert riders. This is a wonderful option for a family night out, and the dinner and show combo is great value for money.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • A four course meal is included in the ticket, with good vegetarian options.
    • The pre-show entertainment begins in the Dixie Belle Saloon 50 minutes prior to the show time; be sure to arrive in time for this!
    • Children under three are free if they sit on a parent's lap and share their meal.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 24 Concerts & Shows in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Stampede 18/10/2018
    • Dixi Stampede 18/10/2018
    • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
    Address:
    3849 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3815
    Phone:
    +1 877-782-6733
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Crave Golf Club
    Bowling Alleys, Game & Entertainment Centres, Mini Golf
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    Angela A Says:

    Adventure Golf offers a fun, memorable way to enjoy miniature golf. With many of its original statues still standing, older family members in particular are sure to delight in the vintage feel of this course.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out their day-time discounts.
    • There are two courses to choose from, based on your family's skill.
    • Always be mindful of groups playing behind you, and keep to a decent pace.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 44 Fun & Games in Pigeon Forge
    • Cute and Fun 11/10/2018
    • Didnt care for it. 10/10/2018
    • Crave Golf Club
    Address:
    2925 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3313
    Phone:
    +1 865-366-3403
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$15
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 21:00
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    10:00 - 00:00
    Sat
    09:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    Flyaway Indoor Skydiving offers all the thrills of soaring, without the fear of having to jump first from an airplane! Starting with a 20-minute instructional class, every family member will soon be completely trained and ready to fly.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • There is an observation deck for those who wish to watch.
    • Check the website for height and weight restrictions.
    • No sandals or open-toed shoes are allowed.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 16 Outdoor Activities in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • SO MUCH FUN! 11/10/2018
    • Amazing! 08/10/2018
    • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
    Address:
    3106 Parkway
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3310
    Phone:
    +1 877-293-0639
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    11:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Cades Cove
    Scenic Drives, Valleys
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    Angela A Says:

    Cades Cove is the most visited area of the Great Smoky Mountains, and its majestic landscape just beckons to be explored. Depending on your family's favorite activities, there's a variety of things to enjoy here, from hiking to cycling to wildlife watching.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check out the historic buildings while in the area.
    • Don't miss the waterfall at Abrams Creek!
    • Follow the 11 mile Loop Road throughout the area.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 80 things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Bike tour on the scenic loop was worth it 17/10/2018
    • Everytime 17/10/2018
    • Cades Cove
    Address:
    107 Park Headquarters Rd
    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738-4102
    Phone:
    +1 865-436-1200
    Other:
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Speciality Museums
    See more photos
    Angela A Says:

    The Hollywood Wax Museum is an interactive experience, where everyone will love posing for photographs with their favorite celebrities. Just be sure to keep the children involved so that they stay entertained!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to visit the gift shop, full of quirky memorabilia and souvenirs.
    • Check out the combination tickets available on their website.
    • Be sure to read the statues' plaques for more celebrity information.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 61 things to do in Pigeon Forge
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great fun!! 18/10/2018
    • SO MUCH FUN!! 16/10/2018
    • Hollywood Wax Museum
    Address:
    106 Showplace Blvd
    Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4977
    Phone:
    +1 865-428-5228
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    09:00 - 22:00
    Fri - Sat
    09:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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