Spring Break in The Smokies 2019

It’s officially Spring Break and Pigeon Forge welcomes you! You’ve been planning your trip for months and counting down the days to move south and experience all the fun! The Smokies are packed with award winning attractions, restaurants, and hotels that are perfect for your family and friends. Whether you’re wanting to explore the outdoors or experience all the thrills of the exciting attractions, Pigeon Forge covers all the things on your list. Come see the leaves growing back and flowers blooming in Cades Cove, and see all the new rides and sights at Dollywood’s newest expansion, Wildwood Grove! Here’s a guide for you to have the best Spring Break in the Smokies this year!  


What’s Going on in Town?

Spring Corvette Expo

Come out for the 42nd annual Corvette Convention in Pigeon Forge at The LeConte Center. There is a $12 admission fee for visitors. 

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art.

Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Fun for all – adults, children, tourists and locals. Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event! Over $10,000 in cash & prizes! Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the largest trout tournament in the Smokies!

Spring Rod Run

 Calling all car enthusiasts! The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run will take place April 11th- 13th, 2019. Prizes including, a $10,00.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill will be given out. The event will take place at The LeConte Center.

Check out all upcoming events HERE


Outdoor Adventures


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Mini Golf

Mini golf is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening when the sun starts to set! Luckily there are plenty of options in Pigeon Forge for you to show off your awesome putt putt skills. Check out Crave Golf Club for a hole in one full of fun! Crave offers 2 courses, indoor and outdoor, both complete with 19- holes and some sweet themes along the way. The “Spin Zone” offered at each hole really adds potential to increase the competition!

You can also enjoy Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini- Golf! This attraction has 2 uniquely designed courses with amazing free games with any hole- in- one! Your family will love these courses and you can even get discounted tickets to all other Ripley’s attractions when bundle your tickets. Talk about maximizing the opportunity for more fun!



 This unique outdoor family experience by immersing guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors. Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the Chondola to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you enter our magical Firefly Village. Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Gatlinburg on your way. At the top, you’ll enjoy majestic scenic views of Mt. LeConte, quaint gift shops and casual dining at our Smokehouse BBQ food truck or savory pastries, pies, cookies, hot drinks, and of course ice cream at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky.



Parrot Mountain & Garden of Eden

As you enter the garden you’re awed at the landscaping, then you look up and you’ll see toucans, a silvery-cheek hornbill, magpies in the garden flying freely. It is beautiful to see the birds in flight. When you exit the secret garden you will come to the bird garden. There you will find approximately 70 birds on open perches and here you can feed them seed from your hand, have pictures made with them, or just walk around and look at them.  



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Zip over Family Adventure Island as well as the breathtaking views of the Mountains. For amplified adventure, try racing through the trees with friends and family. You’ll experience a total of 6 ziplines crossing 2 skybridges, for a total run of 2400 feet lasting about an hour. 



Indoor Activities


Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

The only place in Gatlinburg where you’ll find shrunken heads, a 12 foot tall scrap car parts robot sculpture, an authentic vampire killing kit, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactives, and a wicked spinning vortex tunnel! 



Arcade City 

Shoot some hoops, take down a few bad guys, master the claw and cross the finish line first – there are endless ways to get your game on at Arcade City. A family-friendly modern arcade with an easy-to-use play card system, there’s something for everyone! 





Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

Experience the sensation of skydiving indoors! After a brief training session your instructor will help you take flight! At Flyaway, America’s first vertical wind tunnel, you can break the bonds of gravity and body fly. They give you the chance to test your skills of human flight during a single flight session.




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Ripley’s Aquarium of The Smokies

An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet! Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the Tropical Rain-forest, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, and Gallery of the Seas, and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Play in the New 3-Story Discovery Treehouse & Play Center! Enjoy entertaining hourly dive and feeding shows in Coral Reef, Stingray Bay and Penguin Playhouse. 


Don’t Forget The Food!

joe and pop's Sub Shoppe GatlinburgFor a day exploring all the beautiful scenic hikes that the Smokies hold, don’t forget to pack a filling and nutritious lunch! Be sure to grab a few subs to go and drinks to go from J.O.E and Pop’s Sub Shoppe. With so many sandwich options, there is something for everyone to love. Be sure to also check out these family hikes in the Smokies —> Family Hikes

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