The 5 Best Arcades in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Visiting an arcade is the ultimate rainy day activity! If the weather forecast has put your outdoor plans in the Smokies on hold, enjoying some fun and games at a local arcade is the perfect way to keep your kids entertained. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Acorn Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the five best arcades in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
1. Rockin’ Raceway
A trip to Rockin’ Raceway never disappoints! Housed inside of a giant jukebox, this awesome arcade is home to over 150 games. Whether you’re a fan of claw machines, skee ball, pinball, air hockey, or other classic arcade games, you will have a blast enjoying everything Rockin’ Raceway has to offer. As you may have guessed by its name, the Raceway is also home to a fantastic go kart track. Your kids will love zooming around the attraction’s slick track late into the evening.
2. Arcade City
Arcade City is another one of the best arcades in Pigeon Forge. Situated at The Island shopping and entertainment complex, this fun arcade is the perfect place to drop off your kids while you visit the nearby stores and boutiques. In place of tokens and tickets, Arcade City uses a convenient card system that lets you pay for games and keep track of your points. Once you’ve had your fill of the games, be sure to visit Arcade City’s excellent redemption center to redeem your virtual tickets for some superb prize!
Located at the base of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Arcadia is a can’t-miss stop for families visiting The Strip. Guests at Arcadia will enjoy the perfect mix of retro and modern games, including Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Wizard of Oz, Avengers Pinball, and many more. When you visit Arcadia, be sure to check out the other fun attractions at the Space Needle, such as the 407-foot tall observation tower, the Slice Pizza Bakery, The Captured Escape Game, and The Iris Theater.
4. Big Top Arcade
Big Top Arcade is a circus-themed arcade located right on the Parkway. This attraction is famous for its claw games, which are stocked with high-end prizes like fidget spinners, Beats headphones, Xboxes, and Nintendo Minis. Other popular games at Big Top Arcade include NFL 2 Minute Drill, Down the Clown, Typhoon Racer, and Hoop Shot.
5. Fannie Farkle’s
Fannie Farkle’s is a beloved destination in downtown Gatlinburg. This wonderful arcade boasts a country fair atmosphere combined with a spectacular selection of modern arcade games. Fannie Farkle’s is great for kids who like to amass tickets over the course of many vacations to save up for a big prize, because their digital points never expire. If you get hungry during your visit to Fannie Farkle’s, you absolutely must try one of their legendary foot long corn dogs!
When you stay with Acorn Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of the best arcades in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Some of our cabins even come with full-size arcade machines, so you can enjoy some gaming right at your home away from home. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!
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