Top 6 Activities for Children in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains make for a great family getaway where everyone can enjoy themselves, even the youngest family members. The greater Pigeon Forge area is proud to be a place where people of all ages can have fun. Scroll down to see our list of places to take the youngsters!   

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies 

If there is any crowd that would love the aquarium, it’s the kids. Where else can you pet a stingray, play with penguins, and walk under sharks? Take a ride in the glass bottom boat to get a moving lesson on aquatic life. Take your kids to the touch tank so they can get hands-on experience with creatures they have never seen before. Celebrating a special occasion? You and your family can schedule a time to paint with the penguins! Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a family favorite, and it will not disappoint!  

Magiquest Pigeon Forge  

With four exciting attractions all in one place, you are sure to find something that everyone can enjoy at Magiquest Pigeon Forge. For those with an adventurous spirit, dare to go through the Odyssey Mirror Maze. If anyone is a curious soul, the Magiquest Treasure Hunt will not disappoint. They also have the more traditional routes of family fun with an arcade and pirate-themed mini golf. Need to fill a whole day? Try them all!  

Topjump Trampoline & Extreme Arena 

Whether your child enjoys doing flips on a trampoline or climbing heights, this park will have something they will love. Don’t let the word “extreme” scare you; Topjump prioritizes safety so everyone can leave with great memories. From trampolines to the climbing zone, to the toddler zone, and arcade alley, this park has something for everyone. They also have more challenging ninja courses and a stunt tower if the adults want to get in on the fun. Treat yourself on your way out in the Sugar Rush candy store and get a physical reminder of the sweet memories to take home with you.   

The Track Pigeon Forge  

Does your child have a need for speed? Do they like mini-golf and arcade games? How about kids rides that remind you of a county fair? The Track has it all! There is fun for the whole family, and it is easy to spend hours there with so many options to have fun. During summer, cool off by taking a ride in the blaster boats. Make sure to go in Big Daddy’s arcade to win some great prizes to take home.  

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show  

Sometimes young kids have trouble sitting still during shows, but that’s not a concern here because this show will have them on the edge of their seat. Pirates Voyage is a place where the whole family can watch a fantastic show of pirates battling on deck and in the sea. See mermaids sing and watch a seal dance! And to top it all off, you get to watch this show while eating a pirate’s feast.  

Pigeon Forge Snow  

It’s the perfect combination for all parties: children can play in the snow and their parents don’t have to worry about them wearing a heavy coat! Kept between 60-70 degrees all year long, Pigeon Forge Snow is the perfect place to have some indoor snowy fun. Race against others while snow tubing or make snow angels in the snow room. This one-of-a-kind business provides experiences they will never forget.  

If you are visiting during the cold weather, make sure to check out these 15 Unforgettable Winter Activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!  

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