Pigeon Forge is one of the prettiest places in the country. What makes it different than other pretty places is that it’s also close to many attractions. If you’re traveling with family, be sure to make a stop at these 5 family friendly attractions the next time you visit.
- Dollywood’s Splash Country
The Dollywood theme park is neat for all ages, but if you’re traveling with kids, you want to make sure this is a memorable vacation for them.
Dollywood’s Splash Country is 35 miles of water fun. This includes water slides (basic to extreme), a lazy river, and a wave pool. The water park is designed in a way that makes it easy to navigate, and unlike most waterparks, the lines are not incredibly long. This is likely to be the most fun you have in the Smokies.
- The Island at Pigeon Forge
This is the ideal place to visit after a fun day at the water park. You can eat dinner, listen to free live music while enjoying some ice cream, and then go on the Ferris wheel, 7D Park Adventure, bumper cars, ropes course, and more. You can also kick back by the fountain show, which is a smaller yet more relaxing version of the dancing fountains at Bellagio in Las Vegas. It’s the Smokies version, which is a lot more laid back.
- Clingman’s Dome
Clingman’s Dome is located on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s also the highest peak in Tennessee as well as the park at 6,643 feet. If you park at the Visitor’s Center, it’s only a half-mile hike to the top. It’s a relatively steep walk, but it’s well worth the views.
Here you will find roller coasters and other amusement park rides with a country theme. That’s one reason it’s different than other amusement parks. You will also enjoy the friendly staff and cleanliness of this park.
- Cades Cove
This is an 11-mile loop that you drive. It’s one of the most scenic locations in the country. When you drive through Cades Cove you might find horses, elk, turkey, deer, raccoon, groundhogs, and black bears. If you want to see bears, the best times are late spring and early fall. The best times of day are morning and mid-afternoon.
Now you know where to go when on vacation in Tennessee. If you’re not sure where to stay on your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains, consider Alpine Mountain Chalets for the best value.