This blog post is sponsored by My Pigeon Forge, however all thoughts, and opinions are my own. Regarding the Pigeon Forge attractions & businesses mentioned in this blog, please check their respective websites for and update on their COVID-19 operational updates.
I know so many people who visit the Great Smoky Mountains, and Pigeon Forge for adult friendly getaways. However, there are tons of things for families to experience too.
We visited Pigeon Forge during Winterfest, which means the entire city is filled with the most amazing holiday decorations. There are also tons of light displays down the Parkway, which is the main highway through the city, and so much more to see. Winterfest this season is between November 13, 2020 and February 15, 2021. So, I highly suggest visiting Pigeon Forge during the holiday and winter season.
Now to the fun part…
Things For Families To Do in Pigeon Forge:
Interactive 7D Adventure -This was our very first stop after checking into our hotel room at Black Fox Lodge. This was the boys’ first experience with virtual reality, and they loved it. My boys, Noah and Jo, were six and four at the time, and those zombies were no match for my two.
WonderWorks– This top-secret laboratory was one of the highlights of our trip. The boys, Aaron, and I enjoyed each and every exhibit. From thrilling experiences like the Extreme Weather Zone, to a glow-in-the-dark ropes course ,there is something for each family member to fall in love with here.
Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show– Wow! Yeah, that is my first reaction to the mentioning of the Pirates Dinner & Show. It was amazing, and I really appreciated how they are handling safe precautions in the midst of the pandemic. The show was amazing from start to finish, and the boys were quiet during the entire two hour show. The soup was the best I have ever had. Your entire family will enjoy the thrilling, dinner-side entertainment!
TopJump Tramboline & Extreme Arena– I mean what kid doesn’t need a place to get out all those wiggles? This is the perfect place to stop by right before you head back to the hotel. Enjoy sky-high adventures, a large open climbing arena, basketball dodgeball and more. The whole family will have a blast testing their abilities.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster– This was the both boys’ first time ever being on a coaster. It was a favorite, and they wanted to return over & over again. The Christmas lights were amazing to see at nighttime as you speed down the twists, turns and tunnels along the way.
Rockin’ Raceway– One of the best arcades in Pigeon Forge, and they stay open later than any other arcade. This is a great place to visit during cooler months when you want to enjoy some safe, indoor fun!
The Track Family Fun Park– This place is always a favorite to stop by whenever we visit Pigeon Forge. The boys truly enjoy the kiddie park, and being able to drive the go-karts alone.
MagiQuest– This place was a new experience for all of us. We first decided to do the Mirror Maze, then the Mini Pirate Golf, and finally MagiQuest was upstairs. We really enjoyed the missions, and finding all the clues, however my kids were not as interested after the first mission was complete. This may be beneficial for children older than six and four.
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving– Now, this was an experience we will never forget. The entire experience from training, to getting dressed, to getting into the chamber was great. Each of the boys, including my husband, really enjoyed their experience. Me, not so much. Lol, and it’s a story for another day.
Where we stayed:
Black Fox Lodge– This property was just amazing. The huge Christmas tree in the foyer, once you walk in, was immaculate. The staff was amazing, and the boys really enjoyed our suite, but most of all the jacuzzi tub with jets.
Margaritaville– I mean do I need to say more? I really enjoyed the beauty of feeling like I was on a beach. This property is also located at The Island of Pigeon Forge so we seriously did not have to leave for anything. You can absolutely not visit Pigeon Forge without checking out The Island it is literally your one-stop shop for all-things fun. You can eat, shop, stay, and play. The Interactive 7D Adventure is also inside of the Island.
St. Somewhere Spa- I highly recommend prioritizing a few hours of your trip for some much needed self-care or me-time, and that can look like anything you want it to be. For me, a massage was the perfect way for me to feel relaxed.
I hope you’ve found this blog post helpful, and for more things to do in Pigeon Forge be sure to head over to the My Pigeon Forge website.