Pigeon Forge is a mountain town full of exciting places and fun activities for kids and families. The Amusement parks, theme parks, museums, with countless other kid-friendly activities will keep your kids busy the entire time.

While in Pigeon Forge, your kids will never experience a dull moment. Apart from exciting attractions for adults, there are also many fun activities for kids. They can participate in art competitions, science fairs, and many other activities to have fun and learn.

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Pigeon Forge is a small mountain town located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is also an accessible destination for most Americans since two-thirds of the US population can easily drive up to the city in a day.

Although Pigeon Forge is a famous tourist destination, it also houses over 6,000 residents. It is three hours east of Nashville, about 4.5 hours from North Atlanta and South Cincinnati, and 7.5 hours away from Washington DC.

Therefore, wherever you reside in the US, you can easily drive up to Pigeon Forge with your family.

Let us look at some more exciting adventures you can experience with your kids in Pigeon Forge.

  1. The Smoky Mountain River Rat 

One of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains is tubing at the Smoky Mountain River Rat on the outpost of the Mountains, just a short drive away from pigeon forge. Here, your kids can go summer tubing in Townsend with big yellow tubes left of Wears Valley Road.

Bring your swimwear for White Water Rafting in the water park. Then, float down to the two routes in the river and experience the best summer tubing amid the Smokies. Both tubes come with all-day passes, adventure packages, and seasonal memberships. It means you can spend as much time as you want in the water.

The place also includes swimming holes and a private rock jump for the families. Go to the Main Outpost float with stunning mountain views. It is a family-friendly, kid-friendly, and pet-friendly spot. Any child older than three years can safely experience the rock jump and play in the water.

Adventure Post or Outpost B’s Route features mountainous scenery and swimming holes for kids six years of age or above. However, you cannot bring your pets along this route. It has a handful of steeper slopes and water slides. You will also find private cabins on the way.

  1. Adventures at MagiQuest

If you have adolescents and teenagers, then they would love a magical land full of wonders and jaw-dropping illusions. Here, kids can use magic wands and go on magical quests.

Meet the fairies and slay the dragons with your magic wands. Complete levels to advance to the next stage and kingdoms.

The most exciting part is that you can save your progress and pick up where you left off in other MagiQuest locations, just like in video games.

It is a simulated role-play game for children and adults—the minimum age requirement for kids to participate is six years old.

  1. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show is an excellent experience for the entire family. There are also separate adventures for kids to participate in.

In addition, it features water logging, rope courses, a zip-line roller coaster, and The Flying Ox. So do not miss any fun activities for a wholesome Adventure Park experience.

  1. The Mountain Coasters

If your kids love to ride coasters, they will love the three coasters in Pigeon Forge.

The Coaster at Goats on the Roof runs 30 miles per hour within your control, carrying one or two passengers. With the most exotic mountain views you’ll ever see, you will experience the smoothest hair-raising adrenaline rush in under seven minutes.

The Alpine Mountain Coaster runs nearly a mile at 30 miles per hour and entertains riders of all ages. Your ride takes you to the top of the mountains with twists of 4,875 feet while running to the bottom. 

The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster allows you to zoom through the Great Smoky Mountains in under nine minutes at a speed of 30 miles per hour.

  1. Smoky Mountains Pink Jeep Tours

No child would not get excited at the idea of a scenic jeep ride. You can book four different adventure tours in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a jeep ride.

Take the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail or the Newfound Gap. Keep your eyes peeled to witness wildlife along the trails, historic settlements, waterfalls, and freshwater streams.

You will start to experience a drop in temperature as you keep riding up the mountains. The Newfound Gap is about 5,000 feet up Pigeon Forge with steep inclines. However, the views are not ones to miss.

You can continue on foot and hike your way forward as you reach the outskirts of the National Park.

  1. Beyond the Lens

It is another exciting spot for young kids and videogame enthusiasts. It is an entertainment center with activities for kids and adults, with over ten different galleries and interactive exhibits.

Beyond the Lens features escape rooms, virtual reality rides, picturesque photo booths for Instagrammable content, and a pop culture walkthrough that dates back to the 1960s.

The place also includes arcade games like Pac-Man, VR, and Beat Saber that play the songs of your choice.

An alien egg/ball pit and hunting for Big Foot adventure will surely capture every kid’s attention.

The exhibit’s entrance is like a giant kaleidoscope with a red carpet that makes you feel like a star!


As popular as Pigeon Forge is as a vacation destination, it is equally a fun-filled place for kids of all ages. You can take them to the Smoky Mountains River Rat, MagiQuest in Parkway, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show, and the Adventure Park rides.

Ride the Mountain Coasters and take the Pink Jeep tour with them. Then, take them to one of the largest entertainment centers in the city at Beyond the Lens!