100+ Family Fun Things to Do in the Smokies

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100+ Things to Do in the SmokiesFamilies come from far and wide to vacation in the Smokies. For East Tennesseans, it’s easy to spend the afternoon, the day or even longer exploring the practically endless number of activities in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. There’s something for just about everyone! Knoxville Moms has compiled a list of over 100 things to do for families. Some of these may be obvious (hello Dollywood!), but we guarantee you’ll find some hidden gems. We hope we can help you spend some special family time in the Smokies!

100+ Family Fun Things to Do in the Smokies

100+ Family Fun Things to Do in the Smokies


Pigeon Forge

DollywoodDollywood Theme Park
2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1-800-DOLLYWOOD

Spanning 160 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood offers more than 50 rides and attractions. Dollywood has received more awards than any other theme park in the world for its live entertainment. In 2020, Dollywood was ranked the #8 theme park in the world and the #6 theme park in the U.S. based on traveler reviews by TripAdvisor users. In addition to mouth-watering, Southern-style food offered throughout the park, Dollywood hosts several of the South’s largest festivals with special performing groups and concerts. The park operates mid-March to January. More information is available at Dollywood.com.


 

Dollywood’s Splash CountryDollywood's Splash Country
2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1-800-365-5996

Named America’s Must-See Waterpark, Dollywood’s Splash Country features a variety of water slides and attractions—from mild to wild. Dollywood’s Splash Country features an 8,000-sq.-ft. lagoon-style leisure pool; the state’s tallest twin speed slides; a multi-level interactive play structure; a 25,000-sq.-ft. wave pool; multi-mat racer slides; as well as a relaxing lazy river. Available for rental, Riverside and Waterside Retreats offer privacy and luxury. The waterpark operates mid-May to Labor Day; visit Dollywood.com for operating hours.

 


Dollywood ShowsDolly Parton’s Stampede
3849 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-4400

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
119 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-7469

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
2713 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 505-2469

 

For great entertainment combined with a delicious meal, there are three great choices in Pigeon Forge: Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, and the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. If your family is looking for an exciting lineup that includes amazing equestrian acts, friendly competition, foot-stomping music, comedic fun and a four-course feast, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect choice. There are unique experiences to be made around every corner, led by the show’s 32 magnificent horses. If you want a uniquely-exciting and daring adventure on the high seas during your mountain visit, join the fun and fearless crew of characters that is Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. Combine a four-course pirate feast with the thrill of sword fights, beautiful mermaids gracefully performing high above the water, and enjoy a couple of castaways that include a “Salty” sea lion. The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud combines side-splitting comedy, musical acts with sensational singing, dancing and mountain clogging, and it all starts with an all-you-can-eat feast. From start to finish, the feud is action-packed with “battles” of musical talents and dozens of crazy diving stunts in the 24-foot deep swimming pool that is part of the show set. More information at www.dinnershowtickets.com.

 



Comedy Barn TheaterThe Comedy Barn

2775 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-5222

The Comedy Barn Theater offers families an evening of fun and laughter combining the talents and antics of magicians, comedians, ventriloquists, and jugglers. Lovable animals take the stage for more family fun, while live country and gospel music as well as Smoky Mountain clogging also take center stage for a variety show with memorable performances that everyone in attendance will enjoy.

Filled with “clean comedy” for every member of the family, this wholesome show literally is non-stop with a variety of comedic talent and musical entertainment for an evening of family fun and unending laughter. This award-winning family comedy variety show has been Pigeon Forge’s Funniest Show for more than 25 years. Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 428-5222 or visiting comedybarn.com.



Pink Jeep Tours Smoky Mountains

2611 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(844) 710-7465

Experience the beauty of the Smokies in an all-new way with PINK Jeep Tours in Pigeon Forge. Ride in a custom Jeep on one of several 2-3-hour excursions through some of the most breathtaking scenery in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park – it’s an amazing adventure no matter what the season! On the Newfound Gap tour, the main attraction is its stunning views, offering up-close stops near streams and lookouts for great photographs. Or enjoy an informative drive through historic Gatlinburg and a photo stop at a scenic overlook, while learning how Great Smoky Mountains National Park came to be and why it is the most-visited national park. Another tour features the breathtaking beauty along the Foothills Parkway, touted by many as “the prettiest drive in America.” Enjoy the scenic drive from Wears Valley to Townsend, one of three “gateways” to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and view the park’s highest points. Each tour concludes with a thrilling 4×4 off-road adventure to finish off a breathtaking experience. Relax and experience the great outdoors and leave the driving to PINK Jeep Tours on your next Smokies getaway. More information is available at the Pink Jeep tour website.


Adventure Raceway
2945 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-2971

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
2757 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-3278

Arcade City at The Island
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0149

Beyond the Lens
2115 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-1609

Biblical Times Dinner Theater
2391 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-3327

Big Top Arcade
3275 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 365-4243

Blake Jones Racing Center
2891 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 774-5998

Bluff Mountain Adventures
2186 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-7711

Board & Brush
513 Wears Valley Road, Suite #2
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 415-5659

Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
2135 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(423) 309-1667

Castle of Chaos
110 Showplace Boulevard, Unit A
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-5228

The Checkered Flag Slot Car Racing
175 East Wears Valley Road, Suite 22
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 441-1173

Coaster & Shop at Goats on the Roof
1341 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-7139

Cooter’s Museum
177 East Wears Valley Road, Suite #23
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 429-7099

Country Tonite Theatre
129 Showplace Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-2003

Crave Golf Club
2925 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-3403

Escape Game Pigeon Forge
131 Island Drive, Suite 9139
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 868-3400

Fantasy Golf
3263 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-7079

Fast Tracks
2879 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-1988

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
3106 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-7777

Forge Cinemas
2530 Parkway, Suite 7
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 774-6715

Funstop Family Action Park
3275 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-4639

Gold Rush Stables
2204 Gold Rush Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 365-5894

Grand Majestic Theater
2330 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 774-7777

Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery
2682 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-1050

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
130 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0119

Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors
110 Showplace Boulevard, Unit B
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-5228

Hazzard Hoedown
2330 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 774-7777

Heritage Carriage Rides
2528 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 365-5130

Historic Old Mill
175 Old Mill Avenue
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-0771

Hollywood Wax Museum
106 Showplace Boulevard, Unit A
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 428-5228

Iron Mountain Metal Craft
172 Old Mill Avenue
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 365-4344

The Island in Pigeon Forge
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0119

The Island Miner’s Gems
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0119

The Island Adventure Mirror Maze
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 365-0407

The Island Ropes Course
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0119

The Island Show Fountain
131 The Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-0119

Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride
2806 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-7599

Kid’s Country
2575 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-4777

Lazerport Fun Center
2782 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(888) 843-5159

The Magic of Terry Evanswood
2330 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 774-7777

Magiquest
2491 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 686-5586

Main Event Theater Inc.
2828 Parkway, Suite 15
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 366-5953

Micro Wrestling
185 East Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(513) 519-3287

Mountain Mile & Tower Shops
2655 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963

Outbreak – Dread the Undead
110 Showplace Boulevard, Unit C
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-5228

Outdoor Gravity Park
203 Sugar Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 366-2687

Parrot Mountain & Garden of Eden
1471 McCarter Hollow Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
(865) 774-1749

Patriot Park
186 Old Mill Avenue
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park
2530 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-3330

Pigeon Forge Bowling Center
170 Community Center Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373

Pigeon Forge Community Center
170 Community Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373

Pigeon Forge Snow
2533 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-1334

Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf
3010 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-0307

Rafting in the Smokies
513 Wears Valley Road, Suite 1
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(800) 776-7238

Riverwalk Trail
2936 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373

Rockin’ Raceway
2389 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 428-3392

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
2940 Veterans Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 453-0033

Rocky Top Tours
2850 Parkway, Suite 41
Pigeon Forge, TN 37963
(865) 429-8687

Rowdy Bear Ridge
2155 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 205-9941

7D Dark Ride Adventure
131 Island Drive Suite 9140
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-9006

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
867 Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 365-5000

Smoky Mountain Escape Games
179 E Wears Valley Road, Suite 24
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-1409

Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals
1725 Waldens Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-7063

Smoky Mountain Outdoors Whitewater Rafting
2471 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 430-3838

Speedzone Fun Park
3315 South River Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(888) 593-0326

Tennessee Mountain Tours
153 East Wears Valley Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 455-6981

The Tomb Escape Game
2350 Parkway, Suite 1
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-6450

The Track & Super Track
2757 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-4777

Theatre of the Stars
2141 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 286-5448

Outside of Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum Attraction
2134 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(800) 381-7670

TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
3735 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 366-3400

Wear Farm City Park
2530 City Park Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373

Wonderworks
100 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 868-1800

Xtreme Racing Center
3144 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 537-1545 


 

Gatlinburg from Sky Bridge

Gatlinburg

Amazing Mirror Maze & Circus Golf
919 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 999-0220

View from the top of AnaVista in Anakeesta

Anakeesta
576 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 325-2400

Gatlin’s Smoky Mountain Fun
716 Parkway #219
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Inside Reagan Terrace Mall
(865) 436-2326

OberGatlinburg
1001 Parkway Suite 2
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5423
Toll Free: (800) 251-9202

Earthquake The Ride
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-9765

Fannie Farkle’s Amusement
656 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4057

Gatlinburg Arcadia
115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlingburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5650

Gatlinburg Farmers Market
1222 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 640-7190

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
306 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #2
(865) 430-5577

Gatlinburg Pinball Museum & Arcade
205 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-9947

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
Gatlinburg Bypass
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
765 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4307

Gatlinburg Space Needle
115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4629

Gatlinburg Trail
Sugarlands Visitor Center
1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-1200

Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg
404 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 661-1980

Herbert Holt Park
811 E Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4990

Hillbilly Golf
340 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7470

Hollywood Star Cars
914 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-2200

Impossibilities Magic Show
115 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: (888) 482-3330

Mills Park
Mills Park Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7080

Mynatt Park
622 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-4990

Mysterious Mansion
424 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-7007

Rowdy Bear Mountain Coaster
386 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 205-9941

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-8808
Toll Free: (888) 240-1358

Ripley’s Believe It or Not
800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5096

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
188 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-8851

Ripley’s Super Fun Zone
542 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5096

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
800 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5096

Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze
623 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-1834

Ripley’s Moving Theater
904 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-9763

Salt & Pepper Shaker Museum
461 Brookside Village Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-5515

Treasure Quest Miniature Golf
653 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-3972

Wild Bear Falls Waterpark
915 Westgate Resorts Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-4800


100+ Fun Things to Do in the SmokiesSevierville

Douglas Headwater Public Swimming Beach
1680 Boat Launch Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 361-1379

Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum
320 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 908-0882

Forbidden Caverns
455 Blowing Cave Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-5972

Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park
3757 Thomas Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 446-5149

Kyker Farms Corn Maze
938 Alder Branch Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 679-4848

Mountain Cove Marina Boat Rentals
1590 Dyke Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-3506

NASCAR Speedpark
1545 Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 908-5500

Rainforest Adventures
109 NASCAR Drive
Sevierville, TN 37962
(865) 428-4091

Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf
1639 Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 428-1699

Sevier Air Trampoline Park
266 Collier Drive
Sevierville, TN 37962
(865) 603-5713

Sevierville Community Center & Civic Center
200 Gary Wade Boulevard
Sevierville, TN 37962
(865) 453-5441

Sevierville City Park
Park Road
Sevierville, TN
(865) 453-5441

Sevier County Heritage Museum
167 East Bruce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 919-5383

Sky High Air Tours
134 Air Museum Way
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 742-2359

Smoky Mountain Deer Farm Exotic Petting Zoo & Deer Farm Riding Stables
478 Happy Hollow Lane
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 428-3337

Smoky Mountain Knife Works
2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 453-5871

Soaky Mountain Waterpark
175 Gists Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 868-2170

Tanger Outlets Sevierville
1645 Parkway, Suite 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 453-1053

Tennessee Museum of Aviation
135 Air Museum Way
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 908-0171

Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area Trails
1679 Boat Launch Road
Sevierville, TN 37876
800-882-5263

Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort
1424 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(877) 325-9453

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