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Best Pigeon Forge Spring Break Activities for Kids

Wondering what to do for Spring Break? Why, a trip to Pigeon Forge, of course!

Pigeon Forge Spring Break

As spring weather approaches, along with it comes the return of green leaves on the trees and the blooming of beautiful spring wildflowers. Pigeon Forge is truly magnificent during the spring months, making it an ideal choice for your spring break destination.

From exploring the Great Smoky Mountains to racing go-karts to some of the best memories made at Dollywood, check out this list of some of the best spring break activities for kids in Pigeon Forge.


Go for a spring hike and see the wildflowers

Go for a spring hike

Spring is the perfect time for a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. The transition of seasons from winter to spring is one of the most beautiful times of year. Great Smoky Mountain National Park comes alive as the trees begin to dawn brilliant shades of green, wildflowers begin to blossom in an array of magnificent colors and wildlife begins to emerge after months of hibernation.

The national park is home to over 800 miles of hiking trails for every age and skill level, with a handful leading to some of the most amazing waterfalls you will find anywhere. Check out some of the most popular spring hiking trails, as well as trails that are perfect for the kids.


Take a scenic drive through the Smokies

Picnic in Cades Cove

Cades Cove is known not only for its magnificent vistas, but also for having the largest variety of historic buildings in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A scenic drive on the 11-mile one-way Cades Cove Loop Road is one of the best ways to take in the beauty and splendor of Cades Cove.

From restored churches to old grist mills to pioneer log cabins, you’ll find plenty of places to get out and enjoy the amazing mountain landscapes while learning about the area’s vast history. Pack a picnic lunch — it won’t be hard to find the perfect spot to enjoy it.


Pile on the pancakes

Pile on the pancakes

Pigeon Forge is known not only for its stunning mountain views and endless family attractions, it’s also one of the best places around to fill up on piles of fluffy pancakes. From pineapple upside down pancakes at Smoky’s Pancake Cabin to sticky bun pancakes at Flapjack’s Pancake cabin, you’re sure to find your family’s favorite new breakfast spot!


Go on an off-road adventure

Go on an off-road adventure

Another great way to get out and see the beauty of the Smokies is with Pink Jeep Tours. Relax on a breathtaking guided tour of the Smoky Mountains in an iconic, open-air Pink Jeep. These guided trips last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours and offer the chance to see some of the most magnificent views the Smoky Mountains have to offer. It’s the perfect way to get great photos to share with family and friends, so make sure to bring your camera!


Zorb down a 1000-foot hill

Zorb down a 1000-foot hill

Outdoor Gravity Park is the only place in the U.S. where you can dive into a giant inflatable ball and roll down a 1000-foot hill! Ten gallons of water is added into the OGO, along with you and two other riders, before you begin slipping and sliding down the hill for a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find elsewhere.


Race to the finish line

Race to the finish line

Get the kids away from their “screens” and spend an afternoon or evening at one of the go-kart tracks in Pigeon Forge. From go-kart tracks to bumper cars to a section filled with rides and activities for children, a variety of locations across the city offer plenty of fun ways to get out and enjoy time with the family, rain or shine. This realistic racing experience is offered on both indoor and outdoor tracks. Explore the best places to ride go-karts in Pigeon Forge.


Ride an alpine coaster

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Pigeon Forge is known for its extensive selection of family fun attractions, and alpine coasters top the list! Enjoy incredible views as you twist and turn through tunnels and the mountain trees. If you’ve never been on an alpine coaster, this is definitely an experience you won’t soon forget!


Top dinner off with some entertainment

Top dinner off with some entertainment

Scope out the schedules and book some quality family time at one of the shows in Pigeon Forge. Younger kids will be delighted as they watch the famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, partake in an epic battle at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. From sword fighting to cannons blazing to pirates swinging from ship to ship, you’re sure to be amazed, all while enjoying a four-course feast fit for a pirate!

Entertain the whole family with wild and funny stunts performed by two feuding lumberjack families at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Supper Show. This affordable and family-friendly dinner show features a combination of delicious supper and lively entertainment that you won’t want to miss!


Play a round of mini golf

Play a round of mini golf

Plan a fun afternoon with the family at one of the themed mini golf courses in Pigeon Forge. From toy-themed courses filled with all your favorite childhood toys scaled to epic proportions to candy-themed courses filled with delicious candies and sweet treats, kids of all ages will enjoy putting their way through these uniquely designed and themed courses.


Spend a day at Dollywood

Spend a day at Dollywood

No spring break trip to Pigeon Forge would be complete without a day at Dollywood. And the park reopens just in time for spring in mid-March. Lovingly known as the only theme park with traditional Southern charm, Dollywood offers rides, entertainment, handmade crafts and food that is sure to please visitors of all ages.

Enjoy thrill-rides like Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster, which are perfect for teenagers, to Dollywood’s Country Fair, an area designed especially for smaller children. And starting on April 19th, Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival kicks off to delight guests with thousands of brilliant flowers and larger-than-life sculptures.


Get stranded on an island

Get stranded on an island

The Island in Pigeon Forge is ready to offer your family plenty of fun times too. With so many entertainment, food, and shopping options, you are sure to find something for everyone. The Island Fountains are a great spot for just hanging out to watch the stunning presentation of water as it shoots 60 feet in the air to the sounds of music.

Keep the kids busy with a visit to The Island Ropes Course, a three-story adventure with thirty different elements, two zip lines and one simulated free fall. Enjoy a great meal at the Margaritaville Restaurant and spend some time browsing the many unique retail shops and local boutiques you’ll find throughout The Island.



Scenic beauty. Thrilling views. Unforgettable attractions. Mesmerizing shows. Pigeon Forge is the perfect destination for an awesome family spring break vacation. The fun awaits you!

Check out even more fun and exciting things to do during Spring Break!



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