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Family Vacation Ideas

Planning a family vacation and looking for things to do for kids in Pigeon Forge, TN? Whether you have little ones, teenagers, or a combination of the two, this itinerary is perfect for every family. Use these family vacation ideas for a three day Pigeon Forge trip!

Day 1

Afternoon

Check in at your accommodation and give everyone some time to stretch after your arrival. Don't worry about rushing off to Dollywood, if you arrive at the park after 3 p.m. your passes will be good for the next day too! Plus, children 3 and under get in free.

Evening

After a late afternoon at Dollywood, take the family to dinner at the Old Mill Restaurant in Old Mill Square. The Southern 3 course meal is sure to fill up everyone and you might even want to split a couple of the meals between everyone. Once you're all done with dinner walk around the Square and pop into some of the shops for your Smoky Mountain souvenirs.

Day 2

Morning

Better get moving! You've got a lot of ground to cover today. Once you've got the whole family ready to go, head to Mama's Farmhouse for a family style breakfast that's sure to start your day off right! Now that everyone's wide awake go on back to Dollywood to enjoy the rides and shows you didn't get to yesterday.

Afternoon

For this afternoon's lunch dine at Big Daddy's Pizzeria & Arcade. Now, if no one needs a nap head straight over to MagiQuest! This dragon guarded castle has something the little ones and even teenagers will love. Your whole family can take on the MagiQuest adventure together or split up to enjoy other activities. Some might prefer the mirror maze, pirate themed black light mini-golf, or the Vault's laser challenge!

Evening

Step back into the 50's with dinner at Mel's Classic Diner. Don't forget to order a milkshake! Hopefully the family isn't too tuckered out and is up for some great laughs. The next destination is the Comedy Barn, an award winning comedy variety show. By the way, you get one free Children's ticket (11 and under) when you purchase an Adult ticket.

Day 3

Morning

If you didn't pack up last night before bed, now's the time to do so. Make sure no one has left anything behind before you check out of your accommodation. After, go on over to Flapjack's Pancake Cabin for a quick breakfast. Then head up to explore the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and snap some pictures of the beautiful scenery!

Afternoon

With the end of an awe-inspiring morning in the Smokies, it's going to be hard to say goodbye. So take a detour before you leave Pigeon Forge and pop by the Chocolate Monkey for a sweet treat.

Now that we've given you some family vacation ideas and things to do for kids in Pigeon Forge, TN...what are you waiting for?