Top 5 Summer Activities in Pigeon Forge

Island Pigeon Forge near Willow Brook Lodge

To help get your vacation planning off to a good start, here’s a list of some of the most popular Pigeon Forge summer activities that are sure to please kids of all ages.

1. Go down a waterslide

Pigeon Forge Hotels with Pools and Slides

Spend your summer days splashing and playing at one of Willow Brook Lodge in Pigeon Forge. Or, try one of the many water parks in the area. From splash pools and slides to floating down a lazy river, these water parks and Willow Brook lodges different pool areas offer plenty of ways to beat the Tennessee heat during your stay. Check out even more fun ways to stay cool this summer in Pigeon Forge.





2. Race Go-Karts and become a champion

A woman driving a go kart at Xtreme Racing Center in Pigeon Forge.


Family fun at its best! From racing your friends around the track to challenging mom and dad to a game of putt-putt to countless arcade games, kids’ rides and more, Pigeon Forge go-kart tracks and mini golf courses offers hours of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages.





3. Hike a mountain trail to see a waterfall

Laurel Falls


Hikes in the cool mountain air are so refreshing and the waterfalls within Great Smoky Mountains National Park are definitely worth the hike. Make sure to bring your camera and grab a snapshot behind the falls!





4. Spend the day on island time

Island Pigeon Forge near Willow Brook Lodge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is packed full of fun and exciting things to do all summer long. Ride to the top of the 200-foot Smoky Mountain Wheel for amazing mountain views. Take a seat and watch the dancing fountains. Shop at one of the more than sixty retail and specialty shops. Let the kids run wild with a countless number of rides and games. The Island is your one-stop destination for affordable family fun, and is just minutes from Willow Brook Lodge.



5. Ride an alpine coaster

Experiencing the excitement of an alpine coaster is a must on your visit to the Smoky Mountains. With three different alpine coasters to choose from in Pigeon Forge, you can choose to ride one or try all three to find your favorite. A perfect way to end a fun day in Pigeon Forge is with a night alpine coaster ride, where the colorful lights guide you through tunnels, curves and hairpin turns.