Pigeon Forge is not only home to beautiful scenery, unique shopping opportunities and tempting Southern restaurants, but some of the most exciting amusement parks in the country! Whether you love the wind whipping through your hair on a roller coaster, racing on an action-packed go kart track or free falling from the sky, you can find it all near our cabins at Eagles Ridge! Here are the top 4 amusement parks in Pigeon Forge that your family needs to visit:
No trip to Pigeon Forge is complete without a visit to Dollywood, one of the world’s most famous theme parks! If you are a thrill-seeker, you are sure to be impressed by the park’s incredible lineup of roller coasters including the Lightning Rod, Tennessee Tornado, Thunderhead and the Wild Eagle! The park also features Drop Line, a free-fall drop ride attraction that lifts guests more than 20 stories into the sky before plummeting back down to earth! Families will find plenty of milder attractions for younger children too, such as the Dollywood Express Train, Village Carousel, Amazing Flying Elephants and the Whistle Punk Chaser kiddie coaster.
2. Lumberjack Adventure Park
Another one of the top amusement parks in Pigeon Forge that your family needs to visit is Lumberjack Adventure Park, a unique park where you can bring out your inner lumberjack! One of the highlights of the park is the Flying Ox, a first-of-its-kind attraction that combines a zipline with a roller coaster! You also have the opportunity to experience the Timber Towers, which offers a pair of breathtaking 80 foot free-fall jumps! Kids love checking out the High Woodsman Challenge, a fun lumberjack themed ropes course that is challenging for all ages. Don’t miss the Loggersports, where you can participate in your own lumberjack log roll, boom run and speed climb!
3. The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is a huge entertainment complex that features shopping, dining and plenty of amusement rides for the entire family! TripAdvisor even named it as one of the top amusement parks in the country! The centerpiece of The Island is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200 foot tall Ferris wheel that has glass gondolas so you can enjoy fabulous views of the Smokies! You will also find plenty of traditional amusement park attractions, including the Island Bumper Cars, Flying Horse Carousel and the Spinning Parrots Coaster. While you can purchase tickets to each ride on a pay-as-you-go basis, the best value is the Unlimited Rides Pass that allows you to ride as much as you want for 48 hours!
4. The Track Pigeon Forge
When your family is looking for some thrilling go kart action, head on over to The Track Pigeon Forge! This is your chance to race your family and friends on a variety of go kart tracks, including the Wild Woody elevated track where you race up 3.5 stories and back down the other side! There are even special tracks just for young children, such as the Rookie Track and Kiddie Karts. The Track Pigeon Forge also features a fun selection of amusement rides too, so be sure to take a spin on the Bumper Cars, Blaster Boats, Carousel and Ferris Wheel!
Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to stay just minutes away from all of these exciting amusement parks in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you and your family soon at Eagles Ridge!