Pigeon Forge: The Perfect, Drivable Vacation Spot.
Last week my family was lucky enough to take the short drive to beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to check out everything the city had to offer. Nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, it was a quick, easy drive to get to this vacation oasis! Check out our itinerary for the best spots to hit with kids and all my recommendations on what to do, where to stay, where to eat, etc.
First of all, we absolutely loved Black Fox Lodge Pigeon Forge. With views of the Smoky Mountains and Little Pigeon River, it is close to everything and the staff are so friendly and helpful! With a toddler who still takes a nap, it was perfect to have the hotel so centrally located off of the Parkway, near The Island and other amenities so that we could pop back if needed for a nap or to cool off.
Drive to Pigeon Forge
Check into hotel
Crave Golf Club
Pigeon Forge Snow
Dinner at The Old Mill
Crave Golf Club has both inside and outside options and is a great way to beat that afternoon heat. We also loved cooling off at Pigeon Forge Snow. We arrived at The Old Mill around 4:30 to put our names in and spent some time walking around the local shops while we waited for them to call our name! Once we got into the restaurant, the food at The Old Mill was TO DIE FOR! I highly recommend the pot roast. We all left with overfull bellies and happy hearts.
TITANIC Museum Attraction (need appointment)
Track Family Fun Park
Hangout at The Island: Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Ropes Course, Quick Jump, Ole Smoky Moonshine
Dinner at Margaritaville
We loved the TITANIC Museum Attraction. They are taking COVID precautions seriously and are requiring reservations at this time. We spent a little over an hour perusing the museum and loved their special exhibit this year celebrating the Jewish passengers. After a quick lunch and nap, we headed to the Track Family Fun Park. This attraction is perfect for kids of all ages. They not only had plenty of rides that did not have height requirements, but also go karts, mini golf and indoor arcade games. To round out the night, we headed to the Island where we put our names in at Margaritaville and then went on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Ropes Course and Quick Jump. There is plenty to do and see while you wait for your table at Margaritaville to be ready, including watching some great live music at Ole Smoky Moonshine!
Beyond the Lens!
Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park (need reservation)
Dinner at Big Daddy's Pizzeria
On our last full day we started out at Beyond the Lens!, which is a fun family experience! Next, we popped by WonderWorks. This was SUCH a fun family experience and would be perfect for anyone with children ages 2+. After a quick nap back at Black Fox Lodge, we headed to Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park. We set up our reservation here in advance. It was such a neat experience and the Adventure Park is amazing! I highly recommend making this a priority on your trip! We closed out the day with dinner at Big Daddy's Pizzeria. My favorite was the bruschetta, but the pizza was also to die for!
Have you ever been to Pigeon Forge? When will you be planning your trip?