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Check Inn & Chill Out With a Pigeon Forge Family Vacation

With a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel—on an island surrounded by the Little Pigeon River, endless entertainment options, and gorgeous, natural scenery, get the entire family into that island state of mind when you plan a vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, outdoor adventure is just a short drive away. Or stay close to your base in Pigeon Forge, where plenty of family-friendly activities, events, and attractions are ready to be explored. 

Need more convincing to plan your family vacation in Pigeon Forge? Check out four amazing things to do for everyone in your group.

Hike & Bike in The Smokies

In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, discover leisurely hiking trails, like the Gatlinburg Trail or Porters Creek Trail, perfect for little ones. Explore a winding forested trail dotted with wildflowers and keep an eye out for historic structures from an old mining community that used to live in the area.  

You can also explore on two wheels. Take the kids out for a day of biking and picnicking at Cades Cove. Bike rentals of all sizes are available at the mouth of The Loop, a scenic, one-way paved route through rolling meadows. The Loop is closed to cars on Wednesday and Saturday mornings to make way for bikers and walkers. Stop at the Cades Cove campground for a picnic lunch.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the seasonal bike rentals at Margaritaville Island Inn! Ask about how you and the whole family can hop on a pair of wheels and explore bustling Pigeon Forge for the day. Make a run to a nearby candy store or bike around The Island. 

Head to an Adventure Park or Theme Park

Here in Pigeon Forge and nearby Gatlinburg, adventure-seeking families have plenty of opportunities to live life on the wild side. From the Rocky Top Mountain Coaster to Legacy Mountain Ziplines and Adventure Park at Five Oaks, you’ll find no shortage of ways to get from A to B with the wind rushing in your hair. 

If you’re looking for a way to cool off and play in some water, take the family to Soaky Mountain Water Park or Dolly Parton’s Splash Country

And then there’s Dolly Parton’s Dollywood, the area’s renowned amusement park. With roller coasters for thrill seekers of all levels, delicious food vendors, shows and performances, and plenty of seasonal activities, Dollywood is the perfect spot to enjoy hours of fun with the entire family. 

Explore Local Attractions

Pigeon Forge is home to several must-see dinner shows and entertainment complexes. Treat the family to an evening of entertainment at Dolly Parton’s Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show—within walking distance to Margaritaville Island Inn!—or the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show. Four-course meals and jaw-dropping stunts will keep your family entertained all night long. 

You can also hang out at The Island in Pigeon Forge, the area’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, watch The Island Fountain Show, or get your game on at Arcade City. 

Family-Friendly Hotel Rooms & Suites

With Margaritaville Island Inn in Pigeon Forge, you can treat your family to island-minded living in the middle of all of the area’s excitement. Enjoy vibrantly colored rooms, incredible amenities, complimentary breakfast, and a convenient location. Head to one of the hotel’s pools, relax around one of our fire pits, or simply enjoy the view from your balcony. Whatever your itinerary, when you stay at Margaritaville Island Inn, you’ll discover an unforgettable family vacation. Explore our Pigeon Forge hotel deals to get started!

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