Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the most kid-friendly vacation destinations in the United States! Our Smoky Mountain city is overflowing with awesome attractions and activities that your entire family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Eagles Ridge Resort has put together a guide to five of the best things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge.
Dollywood is far and away the most popular destination in Pigeon Forge! This incredible theme park is a paradise for kids of all ages. Young visitors will find rides for every height, wonderful shows, and plenty of sweet treats to sample (including some truly irresistible cinnamon bread). Little kids will love The Little Engine Playhouse, a theater that hosts musical adaptations of classic children’s books. If you’re looking for some thrills that your whole family will enjoy, check out these three kid-friendly rides at Dollywood.
Visiting WonderWorks is another one of the best things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge. Your children are sure to notice this unique attraction when you’re driving down the Parkway, as the entire building is upside down! Once you enter this indoor amusement park (and get right-side up using their “inversion tunnel”) you can explore over 100 hands on exhibits that are both educational and fun. Highlights of WonderWorks include a bed of nails that you can lie on, a bubble lab, a giant piano, an earthquake simulator, and an astronaut training challenge.
3. TopJump Trampoline Park
Your kids will have a blast at TopJump! This awesome trampoline park is the perfect place for your little ones to jump around and burn off their excess energy. In addition to a large open jump area, TopJump also features a foam pit, ball pit, gladiator pit, ninja course, dodgeball, and basketball. For even more fun, guests can experience TopJump’s fantastic arcade or their Clip ‘n Climb adventure.
4. Parrot Mountain and Gardens
If your kids are animal lovers, Parrot Mountain and Gardens is a can’t-miss attraction! Located on four acres in the foothills of the Smokies, this one-of-a-kind destination is filled with gorgeous scenery and hundreds of beautiful tropical birds that you can interact with. Children will have the chance to play with baby birds in the nursery, feed some friendly lorikeets, and get their photo taken with a plethora of parrots on their shoulders. For even more animal-focused things to do in Pigeon Forge, check out these things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge with animals!
MagiQuest is home to four amazing attractions housed in a giant medieval castle on the Parkway. The signature MagiQuest adventure is a Harry Potter-esque role-playing game where guests use magic wands to cast spells, fight dragons, and complete missions. Much like a video game, you can save your progress in the MagiQuest adventure, so you can come back any time to pick up where you left off. Other attractions at the MagiQuest castle include the world’s largest mirror maze, a laser heist challenge, and blacklight mini golf.
When you stay at Eagles Ridge Resort, you will be near all of these superb things to do with kids in Pigeon Forge. Since you’re in the Smoky Mountains, you should also check out some kid friendly hiking trails! Our cabin community is about a mile away from all of the attractions, shops, and restaurants on the Parkway. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are guaranteed to have the perfect property for your getaway. To start planning your next vacation, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge!