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 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 Mountains to fill the afternoons. Here is your guide to a fun Spring Break Pigeon Forge vacation:
Check Out the Aquarium
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. Be sure to also visit the Penguin Playhouse where you can watch the aquarium’s most fuzzy creatures waddle, swim, play, and eat. Some of the other animals you can see at Ripley’s include sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and much more!
Enjoy the Thrill of the Outdoors
If you want to combine adventure with site seeing during your Pigeon Forge vacation, 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. During your zipline experience, you will soar through the skies and be treated to amazing views of the Smokies. 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-tailed deer, or come across an actual moonshine still. The entire horseback tour is set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, so be sure to soak in the scenery.
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. There are plenty of places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge too, including The Island in Pigeon Forge and The Old Mill Square. Family members who don’t want to shop can stop by Ripley’s Old MacDonald Farm mini golf for some down on the farm fun, located at the entrance to the Tanger Outlet shopping mall. The 18, 36, and 54-hole courses allow you to play among the animated characters, interactive elements, and water features.
Are you ready to start planning your Spring Break Pigeon Forge vacation? Check out our hotel rooms in Sevierville to stay just minutes away from all the exciting attractions and shops. We look forward to seeing you soon!