entrance sign at Dollywood
October 1, 2018

With its many attractions and beautiful scenery, there are endless things to do in Pigeon Forge on a family getaway. From theme parks to restaurants, there’s something for everyone. So, now that you’re here, the only challenge is trying to decide what to do first. Well look no further! We have put together a list of fan favorites that you and your family are sure to enjoy.

1. Dollywood

As one of the world’s premiere theme parks, Dollywood is the perfect place to make exciting new memories with your family! The park is home to over 40 rides and attractions that are sure to thrill all ages. For a ride that brings out your inner brave heart, try the FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster that shoots riders forward and backward. Looking for fun suited for the little ones? Visit Dollywood’s Country Fair, an area specifically designed with rides that the youngest will love. The Harvest Festival is also in full swing during the fall with its newest and largest addition, the Great Pumpkin LumiNights. This addition features artistic sculptures, new pumpkin-themed food options and interactive opportunities for guests to experience and enjoy.

2. The Island in Pigeon Forge

island show fountain

For affordable family fun, stop by The Island in Pigeon Forge, conveniently located less than a mile from our resort. This beautiful and walkable shopping center is home to more than 60 retail and specialty shops, rides and games, a variety of popular restaurants, live music and more. One must-try attraction is The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Each gondola seats up to 8 guests, so you and your family can enjoy the beautiful sights of Pigeon Forge from 200 feet in the air.

3. Parrot Mountain and Gardens

This one-of-a-kind oasis is the perfect place to make some feathered friends! At the Parrot Mountain and Gardens, there are thousands of different plants and hundreds of tropical birds. This is one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge if you are looking for a great photo-op. In the Bird Garden, you can admire the birds up close and even feed them from your hand! You can also pet the baby birds and see them being fed in the nursery. If you fall in love with one of the babies, you can even purchase them and the staff will instruct you on how to care for them at home.

4. Pigeon Forge Snow

Pigeon Forge Snow

For a frosty adventure that’s open year-round, visit Pigeon Forge Snow! This new facility is the first of its kind in the nation and offers 100 percent real snow complete with 15 lanes of tubing! Play areas are available where guests can build snowmen, forts and have snowball fights. There’s also no need to bundle up because this winter wonderland always remains a comfortable 60 to 70 degrees. No reservations are needed, so you can bring the whole family anytime for all kinds of wintry excitement!

We want you to check off all the things on your vacation bucket list without having to drive crazy distances to do so. At Eagles Ridge, you and your family can stay close to all the fun! Check out these 2 bedroom cabins in Pigeon Forge your family will love! Even though you are minutes away from the excitement, you can still relax and enjoy a serene setting from your cabin. Book with us today and rest assured that every minute of your vacation will be well spent!