Family’s Guide to a Summer in Pigeon Forge

Vacations are the best part of summer!! Pigeon Forge is known for being family friendly and is a family favorite vacation spot in our household. Here is a list of ideas to help make your next family trip more relaxing.

Attractions that are family friendly for all ages:

Dollywood– From shows, to thrill rides, to crafts and food galore, there is a little bit of everything in this theme park. The whole family will find something to make for an enjoyable day of fun!!

Dollywood’s Splash Country – There are pools, slides, a wave pool, and even a lazy river. Everyone is sure to find a spot to cool off in the water and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountain scenery.

Titanic Museum – They have an audio tour for both adults and kids. You can walk the Grand Staircase, touch an iceberg, and even steer the ship, all while learning about the iconic piece of history.

Wonderworks – It is an “Indoor Amusement Park for the Mind!!” Check out their newest exhibit- Forensic Science, catch the Wonders of Magic show, or go for a soaring ride on the Wonders of Flight.  This attraction offers up hours of fun.

The Island – There are so many options for the whole family– take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel in an enclosed, air conditioned gondola, grab a snack from one of the many yummy food vendors like ice cream, pretzels, or fries, do a little shopping, or have a little fun in Arcade City.  This place is great stop during the day or at night.

The Track –  The little ones can have some fun of their own in Kid’s Country while the older kids do their thing riding go-karts or bumper boats, bungee jumping, or testing their luck skydiving on the SkyFlyer.

Summer Fun Must Do’s:

Cade’s Cove – The beauty of the area truly shines this time of year. The 11-mile loop showcases so much history from pioneer log cabins to churches and barns. You never know what wildlife you may see or what fun awaits on the trails or the hike up to Abrams Falls. This nature treasure is a definite must do!!

Patriot Festival – It is held on July 4th at Patriot Park.  Joe Diffie is the headliner this year. There will be plenty of food, activities and of course, fireworks beginning around 9:30 pm. It is a great spot to spend the holiday surrounded by your family.

Traveling with kids:

FunTime Trolley – This inexpensive transportation makes getting to and from attractions so much less stressful.  Save your gas…just sit back and enjoy the ride!!

Pre-purchase tickets online to avoid the lines.

Check for combo deals and discounted tickets for kids with paying adults.

Family vacations don’t have to be stressful. Pigeon Forge, the Center of Fun in the Smokies, is waiting to show you a good time!!