There are so many family things to do in Pigeon Forge, TN. Waking up to beautiful mountain views and spending our days full of family activities, Pigeon Forge is an amazing family friendly destination. We spent 4 full days enjoying everything the area has to offer and it was a great place for our family vacation.
Our first two days staying in Pigeon Forge were spent enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains and we were ready for more fun on our last two days.
Our plan for the day was to arrive at opening to spend the morning at MagiQuest Pigeon Forge, have lunch at the Old Mill, take a rest at the cabin for the afternoon, and head over to the Dolly Parton’s Stampede for dinner and a show.
We had a reservations for the later show and we wanted to rest up for the evening. As always we packed a lot into our day but it was awesome!
From the minute we drove down the main road in Pigeon Forge my youngest has been asking to go to MagiQuest. We had visited MagiQuest during our vacation to Myrtle Beach, but that location has closed, and the kids were so excited to visit.
We arrived about 10 minutes before opening because we knew it was much easier to play the challenges when there are less people. MagiQuest is an interactive wand game. You solve riddles and challenges to unlock new adventures.
The challenges can be a bit complicated for young kids and it is best to work as a team to solve them. Even a few of the clues were difficult for my husband and I, thankfully there are people around to help you if you get stuck.
At MagiQuest you purchase time of play. We played for 60 minutes and that seemed like a good amount of time for the kids. After MagiQuest we headed downstairs to do the other activities in the building.
The building says MagiQuest on the outside but inside there are 4 different family activities you can play. There is a laser maze, Pirate indoor glow mini-golf, a mirror maze, and upstairs is the MagiQuest area.
We attempted to do the laser maze but it was really tough for the bigger kids…my husband and I! The smaller the better! Then we went over to mini-golf and ended our morning with the Mirror Maze.
I haven’t done a mirror maze since I was little and it was definitely a bit disorienting. They give you gloves to keep the mirrors clean and you find your way through it. Honestly I wasn’t sure if the kids would like it but they ended up really enjoying it.
After that we went to the Old Mill area for lunch and to walk around. The lunch is delicious and the sweet bread they give you at the start of your meal is the BEST!! After lunch we stopped at the Candy Shop for some taffy and sweets to bring back to the cabin.
At this point it was getting really hot out and we went back to the cabin to relax and cool off before our reservations at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a dinner show that has 32 horses and a variety of other animals. As well as trick performers and a lot of audience participation.
The show is very entertaining and we were all so impressed with the talent of the performers. I would have to say the best part is when my daughter got picked to go on stage.
During one of the acts there was a chicken race. Four kids from the audience got to be part of the show. It was really fun and at the end my daughter received a book and a note from Dolly Parton.
The note was so sweet. It said “Congratulations on being so brave and coming on stage.” I thought this was an awesome little detail that really meant a lot to my daughter.
The show ended close to 10:00pm and even though we were all exhausted we headed over to The Island in Pigeon Forge to see The Island Fountain Show. This was on the top of my list and I couldn’t wait to see it.
We arrived and it found a spot on the many available rocking chairs that lined the show. I love being able to relax and enjoy those quiet moments with my family and this was perfect. The lights and music of the show were so nice and it is a family memory I will never forget.
As I am writing this I can’t believe how many activities we did on day 4. It was our last day in Pigeon Forge and we really wanted to see everything.
Our first stop was at The Track. The Track is a family fun center that has an arcade, small rides, go-kart, bumper boats, and mini-golf. We started at the Go-Karts.
They had a few different levels of Go-Kart tracks, which was really nice for accommodating families. All of the kids had an option to enjoy the go-karts. The best was when all five of us could ride the track together.
After Go-Karts we headed over to the bumper boats. The kids loved this. They floated around and could squirt each other with water. It was so much fun! After we headed to the arcade to play a few games and win a few prizes.
Continuing on our adventurous day we went to Pigeon Forge Snow. Pigeon Forge Snow is one of the newer attractions in Pigeon Forge. It was really incredible to do indoor snow tubing.
We have gone sledding many times but this was a different level. The lift takes you up to the top and you get to experience sledding without the freezing cold temps. Definitely one of our favorite places.
After a filling lunch at Huck Finn’s Catfish we headed over to our last stop of the day. Our final adventure brought us to the Interactive 7D Adventure. This is a shooting simulator ride that offers shows that are fun for everyone. We did the Robot show because it was family friendly. It was a lot of fun!!
After the show we walked around The Island a bit more. The Island has a Giant Wheel that gives you amazing views but we have a few height fears and decided to pass on this visit.
Day 4 was amazing but it was time to head back to the cabin to pack and get ready for our drive tomorrow. We spent the evening enjoying our cabin hot tub on the balcony with amazing views, having a family movie night, and dinner at the cabin. I love having moments during vacation where we can slow down from the busy and exciting day and enjoy being together.
There were so many things to do in Pigeon Forge for families and this vacation was a vacation we will never forget.