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Smoky Mountain Family Vacation Guide to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Cities Surrounding the National Park.

This is not just for kids, but they'll appreciate you parents for bringing it to their attention! Plan your visit for the entire family. The National Park offers many children's programs that are a sure bet for all kids.

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allthesmokies.com Feature Fun for Kids sites!

Murder Mystery Theater

Murder Mystery Theater

Moose Creek Crossing

Moose Creek Crossing

These listings are a direct link to the many excellent accommodations and lodging companies in the Great Smoky Mountains. We have organized them alphabetically to help you search!

Mountain Rentals & Realty

Privately owned, Mountain views, hot tubs, whirlpools, pool tables & lots other amenities!
800-430-3915 / 865-430-3030

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Chalet Village

A family oriented, pet friendly resort located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains near all the major attractions and the National Park.

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Deer Ridge Mountain Resort

Bring the family to stay with us for a few days and treat them to an adventure of a lifetime!
(865) 436-2325
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Deer Ridge Mountain Resort

The perfect choice for family reunions, golf groups, class reunions, military reunions, couples retreats, and corporate groups, but, most importantly -
YOUR group.
(865) 436-2325
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Gatlinburg's Best Military Discount

Choose Condos or Cabins with the "Best Views of the Smokies" at a 27% discount at Deer Ridge
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This is not just for kids, but they'll appreciate you parents for bringing it to their attention!

Junior Rangers!
Junior Rangers can earn badges by completing activities related to the park.  Check any of the visitor centers for details on how to participate.

Take a hay ride in Cades Cove!
Early morning is a great time to see wildlife from a hay wagon, but it can be cool so remember a
sweater. For information and reservations call Cades Cove Riding Stables at

Discover at Tremont!
Participate in a three-day program at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, designed specifically for children ages 9-12.

Online Science Lessons directly from the National Park!

Online Games - National Park Fun!

Become a Web Ranger!

To help your kids remember their trip. Buy Postcards of the places you go and on the back they write what they want to remember.  When you get home, hole punch the cards and ring them to be their own personal journal of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Sevier County is filled with every type of amusement that you can imagine for all ages and all
tastes. We boast family fun and there are plenty of activities to chose from.

Black Light Mini-Golf
The newest thing in miniature golf is found in Gatlinburg!  This glow-in-the-dark Black Light indoor Golf course features 9 holes of Out of the darkness dolphins, octopus, sharks, mermaids, and a sunken pirate ship in an "Under Seas" adventure with day-glow putters and fluorescent balls.
542 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 

Smoky Mountain Fun
Gatlinburg's most fun attractions including indoor go-karts, Venturer Motion Ride, bumper cars, laser tag, 3-D movie theater, indoor and outdoor mini-golf, gem mining, and video arcades.  Two great downtown Gatlinburg locations to choose from at Regan Terrace Fort Fun and Camp Thunder.  Fun for all ages.  Group reservations and discounts available.
542 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN

The Gatlinburg Attractions Association
The Gatlinburg Attractions Association supports the highest standards of the tourism industry and all of our members belong to the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce. 33 separate attractions represented on this Official Web Site of the Gatlinburg Attractions Association. Contact individual members for discounted group rates and print our online brochure!

Smoky Mountain Scavenger Hike Adventure
Enjoy adventure travel in the Smokies to the fullest extent by planning a hiking vacation or just an afternoon of family fun!  This great hiking adventure book will lead you on easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with the added twist of a scavenger hunt.  Authors John & Kat LaFevre have compiled directions, history, and little known facts about each trail to help you enjoy the splendor of the Smoky Mountains!

Jurassic Jungle Boat Ride
This indoor 700,000 Cubic foot adventure ride will keep you on the edge of your seat with excitement, fun, and laughs as you ride back in time when dinosaurs ruled the world. This multi-million dollar high-tech adventure attraction will amaze your senses with state-of-the-art sound, animatronics, and great special effects.
2806 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood features a unique variety of music, crafts, attractions, and rides, including over 40 live performances every day, over 20 different crafts and the fun and excitement of 30 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Families and couples alike will enjoy sharing this unique entertainment experience.
1020 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN
37863 865-428-9488 - GROUPS: 865-428-9890

Dolly's Splash Country
A Water Park Fun for the Whole Family. Dolly's new 25-acre waterpark is now open! Enjoy water slides, wave pools, a wild river ride, toddler wading pool and more. What a way to enjoy a Smoky Mountain summer! 
1020 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN
37863 865-428-9488 - GROUPS: 865-428-9890

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Spend an afternoon of entertainment and education at the new Aquarium located in downtown Gatlinburg. You'll see and hear about thousands of species of underwater life and find great souvenirs.  People of all ages will enjoy the self-guided tour. Open everyday of the year at 9 a.m. 
88 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
865 430-8808

Smokey Mountain Sounds
DJ entertainment services for your wedding, special occasion, reunion, or party of anykind. Ron Crovilone of Smokey Mountain Sounds has years of experience in entertainment as Master of Ceremonies and as Disc Jockey and provides the very best of specialized services from consultation to party time. When planning your rehearsal dinner, wedding party, family reunion or any sort of get together, consider the party pleasing fun of music! Call Smokey Mountain Sounds today at


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