Pigeon Forge Tennessee is one of those unique vacation spots where there is something for each member of the family to enjoy. With so many area attractions, shopping, and beautiful scenery, all ages can have fun on a Pigeon Forge Family Vacation. Spring break is an ideal time to go, the air warms up and the kids are out of school. Start planning your trip by booking a great hotel with a pool, so you have a place to unwind at the end of each day. Then choose from the many exciting adventures in the Great Smoky Mountain’s to fill the afternoons.
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg is perfect for families. With 350 species and over 10,000 sea creatures, it’s easy to see why it was voted the #1 U.S. Aquarium. The facility is divided up into wonderful areas like the Tropical Rainforest, Shark Lagoon, Coral Reef, and Ocean Realm. Kids can have fun learning at the hands on Touch a Ray Bay and Discovery Center.
If you want to combine adventure with site seeing, try Adventure Park Zip Lines Five Oaks. Here trained guides will teach you everything you’ll need to know in order to go up to 250 miles per hour on the 2,500 feet of zip lines. Want something a little tamer? Five Oaks Riding Stables just might fit the bill. They have 60 horses ready to take you and your family out on their historical trails. Catch a glimpse of a wild turkey or a white tail deer, or come across an actual moonshine still. The entire horseback tour is set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Smoky Mountains.
You won’t want to miss the great shopping opportunities available around Pigeon Forge. Along with the gift shops and hand crafted items, there are some excellent outlets. The outlet mall in Sevierville TN has men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, footwear, housewares, and furniture from name brands at unbelievable prices. Family members who don’t want to shop can stop by Ripleys Old MacDonald mini golf for some down on the farm fun, located at the entrance to the outlet mall. The 18, 36, and 54 hole courses allow you to play among the animated characters, interactive elements, and water features.