Top Family-Friendly Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Top Attractions in Pigeon Forge

One of the best towns for family-friendly attractions has to be Pigeon Forge, TN. No matter what day of the week it is or what time of the year, there is literally always something going on or fun activities to attend!

Our family of four recently spent an extended weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN and our minds are still reeling from everything that we did. From the moment that we arrived to the moment that we left, there was literally never a dull moment. We went on this trip looking for excitement and adventure and we found that and so much more! We’re still talking about the family memories that we made and don’t see that stopping anytime soon. 

One of the best towns for family-friendly attractions has to be Pigeon Forge, TN. No matter what day of the week it is or what time of the year, there is literally always something going on or fun activities to attend! #mypigeonforge #ad

If you’re looking for a true town that takes it family-friendly attractions seriously, Pigeon Forge, TN is the place to be. No matter where we were, there was always something fun and exciting to do! 

This list could probably go on forever, but I’ve narrowed it down to some of the coolest and most family-friendly activities that should be bumped up on your priority list of things to see and do! 

1. Great Smoky Mountain Ferris Wheel

Even though you have a view of it from the Margaritaville Hotel at night, you still need to head over and go for a ride as well. The skyline of Pigeon Forge is truly breathtaking and it’s one of those things that you have to see to believe. 

2. Track Family Fun Park

Hold onto your hats (literally, because the options at the Track Family Fun Park are certain to keep your family entertained for hours. From go-karts to a skyscraper (and a ton of arcade games!) you and your family are about to see the competitiveness come out! 

3. Wonderworks

Calling all science lovers and those who are naturally curious! The inside of Wonderworks is just as wacky and wild as the name suggests. There are so many things to discover, experiments to see and obstacles to climb that it’s easy to spend several hours just roaming and exploring.

If you have children, plan on allotting at least 2 hours at a minimum to seeing and exploring Wonderworks. 

4. Titanic Museum

Exploring a piece of history together as a family is a great way to talk and bond. The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN offers a glimpse at what life was like during the sinking of the great Titanic. The museum is beautifully done and offers rare glimpses at artifacts and information about passengers that were actually aboard the Titanic. 

5. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Have a future detective or crime solver on your hands? They might find great interest in going to the Alcatraz East Crime Museum.
Packed full of facts and information about some of the most notorious criminals in the world, it’s safe to say that a visit here can be a very eye-opening experience. The museum is tastefully done and offers a glimpse into everything that goes into capturing criminals.

6. Dollywood 

Everyone knows and loves Dolly Parton, right? If you find yourself in Pigeon Forge, TN then a trip to Dollywood has to be on your radar. From fast roller-coasters to calmer rides, there is literally something in the theme park for everyone to enjoy.
We literally spent the entire day there and could have gone back again for more! 
And when the weather gets warmer, you can enjoy the Dollywood’s Splash Country park as well! Two theme parks for the price of one? It’s such an amazing family-friendly deal! 

Shows to See in Pigeon Forge, TN

While there are a ton of cool attractions and activities, don’t forget about the amazing shows!

7. Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show 

If you’re looking for the best dinner theater in the Great Smoky Mountains, this is it. Arrive early and hungry and be prepared to laugh until your sides hurt. The show is seriously funny and the food served is delicious. Did I mention that it’s family style comfort food? So that means one thing…and one thing only. Fried Chicken! 

You don’t want to miss out on this amazing meal and show!


8. Country Tonite Show

This variety show is family-friendly and full of dancing, music, and laughter. Our family loved being at this how and we found ourselves clapping to the beat almost the entire show! Arrive early as this is quite the popular show. Even better if you can buy your tickets in advance.

9. Shopping in Pigeon Forge

Get ready to shop until you drop! You can literally walk out your Margaritaville Hotel room and be in shops and stores within minutes. We *might* have explored the shopping a lot, but it was for research purposes after all.

There’s nothing wrong with picking up a new pair of boots to wear at the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall.

Shopping at Old Mill is also a great way to be among the locals and supporting those tourist dollars! 

Additional attractions in Pigeon Forge you don’t want to miss

These are just a few of the family-fun attractions that Pigeon Forge, TN has to offer. While these were the ones that we were able to enjoy, there are still a few others that are on our radar for our next trip! Places like:
  • Coaster at Goats on the Roof
  • Comedy Barn Theater
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
  • Magic Beyond Belief
  • MagiQuest
  • Outdoor Gravity Park
  • Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show
  • Rafting in the Smokies
  • Smoky Mountain Opry
  • Tomb: Egyptian Adventure
  • Wonders of Magic

Pigeon Forge Accommodations

  • Margaritaville Island Hotel

There are plenty of options when it comes to accommodations in Pigeon Forge, but without a doubt, staying at the Margaritaville Island Hotel needs to happen. It’s brand new and located in a situation that is certain to please. We literally walked out our front door and had so much to do! 

Plus, when those hunger pains kicked in from traveling all day, we were able to literally have an amazing dinner right there at the hotel at the Margaritaville Restaurant. 

See how many fun things there are to do!!! We literally can’t wait to go back and explore more of what Pigeon Forge has to offer.

Pigeon Forge Welcome Sign

You’ll find a ton of family-friendly activities on your visit to Pigeon Forge, TN!




About Winona Rogers

Winona Rogers is the author of Life Family & Fun a national blog focusing on parenting, easy recipes, Home & DIY, Lifestyle, Family Fun and Travel. Her site was nominated as the Top 10 Parenting Blogs in Atlanta, Top Disney Blog, Family Travel Expert and has been featured in media on 11Alive Atlanta & Company. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in Atlanta, Georgia.

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