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The Top 4 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge with Kids Who Love Animals

Are you planning a family vacation to Pigeon Forge? The Smoky Mountains have many family-friendly attractions that will keep your family entertained during your whole trip! Many children love animals and would love to have an opportunity to see some cute creatures during the trip. There are plenty of places to experience animals in Pigeon Forge. Here are the top 4 things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids who love animals:

1. Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe

outside building at Frizzle FarmhouseLooking for a family friendly restaurant that has a fun theme? Visit Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Cafe in Pigeon Forge. This cafe is one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids! Inside you will not only find tasty food, but over 100 singing animatronic chickens. They are open for breakfast and lunch and serve southern style food including signature pancakes and biscuit dishes. Chow down while being entertained by unique chickens scattered around the restaurant!

2. Parrot Mountain and Gardens

Do your kids love birds and exploring the outdoors? If so, take your kids up to Parrot Mountain & Gardens. This attraction is another one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids. Your kids will have a chance to interact with rare birds at this parrot preserve. In addition, explore the beautifully landscaped four acres! Make memories as you experience all the fantastic interactions with birds in nature. 

3. Skyland Ranch


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Want to visit a ranch in the sky? If so, visit Skyland Ranch in the Smoky Mountains! This unique Smoky Mountain attraction is one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids who love animals! Once you take the chairlift up to the top, head on over to see all the miniature animals. They have miniature horses, miniature donkeys, miniature cows, goats, and sheep. Your kids will even get a chance to pet and play with the cute animals at the ranch! This attraction also has a mountain coaster to ride, a restaurant, and shopping opportunities! Spend a few hours or a whole day at Skyland Ranch.

4. Rainforest Adventures Discover Zoo

When looking for things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids, Rainforest Adventures Discover Zoo makes our list! If you are wanting to see lots of animals in one establishment, this is the place to go! The zoo has over 130 species of animals to experience. At the zoo, you will see animals like monkeys, lemurs, birds, and reptiles. Most of the animals are located inside so this is the perfect place to visit during colder weather or on rainy days. Visit and be amazed at the beautifully unique creatures that kids will love! 

You just learned the top 4 things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids who love animals. When you stay with Eagles Ride, you will be very close to all these attractions! We have fantastic cabins filled with fun amenities for the whole family to enjoy when you are not exploring Pigeon Forge. Take a look at all our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals and start planning your vacation to the Smoky Mountains today! 

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