6 Things to Do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with Kids

Our cabins in the Smoky Mountains are incredibly popular with families looking to take a mountain getaway! With so many family-friendly activities nearby, it’s no wonder that families from all over come stay in our cabins for their summer vacations. Here are just some of the top things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with kids!

1. Explore Area Museums

There are lots of great local museums that are sure to provide hours of learning and entertainment! Celebrity enthusiasts are sure to love the Hollywood Wax Museum, where you can take photos alongside your favorite stars, recreated in stunning lifelike detail. Another popular museum destination is WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, which combines hands-on entertainment with interesting topics to learn about! No matter which of these spots you pick, the whole family is sure to have a blast!

2. Discover the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park signOne of the best parts about visiting the Smoky Mountains is exploring the gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains National Park! With over 850 miles of trails, there are countless adventures waiting in the park. Take a scenic drive and enjoy the gorgeous overlooks, or hike to a waterfall and spot local wildlife! Whatever you choose to do, you and your kids will have a great time discovering the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

3. Visit The Island in Pigeon Forge

An awesome destination for the whole family, The Island in Pigeon Forge has a perfect blend of shopping, restaurants, and rides to ensure a fun-filled day for all! Browse the interesting shops and enjoy sweet treats at spots like The Island Creamery, or take in the views of the Smoky Mountains by riding the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, standing at 200 feet tall! When you visit The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have no shortage of family fun!

4. Go Mini-Golfing

crave golf clubEnjoy a fun and friendly competition at one of the area’s exciting mini-golf courses! Head over to Crave Golf Club and compete on their rooftop course, or if you’re looking for a break from the sun, try their indoor course! Or embark on a mining-themed expedition when you play a round at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf — maybe you’ll even find some gold along the way! These family-friendly mini-golf courses are just another of the great things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with kids.

5. Walk the Gatlinburg Strip

Take the kids downtown and immerse yourself in the vibrant and bustling atmosphere of the Gatlinburg Strip! You’ll love breathing in the fresh mountain air as you wander past shops and restaurants in this charming environment. And if you’re looking for an easy way to get from place to place, or if the kids are just tired of walking, don’t forget to ride the free Gatlinburg trolley! The trolley runs between lots of popular destinations in town, making it a great way to get around while relaxing. So grab the family and head down to the Gatlinburg Strip for an afternoon of fun!

6. Visit Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley's Aquarium of the SmokiesKids love visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, and there’s no wonder why with all the great activities they offer! Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks or pet a stingray at this family-friendly attraction that is sure to excite everyone. With over 10,000 sea creatures on display, there’s no shortage of incredible sights at Ripley’s Aquarium!

With these great things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with kids, you can rest assured that you’ll have no shortage of adventures when you come stay in one of our cabins! View our selection of cabins in the Smoky Mountains today and start planning your next family getaway!