Pigeon Forge is filled with the kind of flashy family fun that kids love. From miniature golf, go-carts, and bumper boats to waterslides, laser games, and an indoor skydiving flight simulator, the attractions can keep the family busy for days. But the biggest draws are Dollywood and its neighboring water park, Dollywood's Splash Country.
Graceland has Elvis, and Dollywood has Dolly Parton. As a result of its affiliation with this favorite celebrity from Tennessee, Dollywood has grown into one of the nation's most popular theme parks. It is packed with more than 30 rides and attractions, including wooden roller coasters and rides with names such as the Smoky Mountain River Rampage and the Tennessee Tornado. Master craftspeople demonstrate old-time crafts such as glassblowing and blacksmithing around the park each day.
Shows feature the best bluegrass, Southern gospel, country, and mountain music you'll find in the area. Families that visit in the summer will enjoy KidsFest, a summer-long celebration with special activities and entertainment just for children.
Dollywood's Splash Country is a 30-acre water park open in the summer. The fun includes the multilevel Bear Mountain Fire Tower, Big Bear Plunge (a white-water rafting ride), three play areas, a 25,000-square-foot wave pool, and 23 water slides.