Love hearing your little ones laugh, seeing your teens crack a smile, watching your parents play with the kids, or catching your grandparents steal a sweet kiss? Family is special — and spending time with them is so important, which is why a national 31-day holiday was established. Celebrated across the nation annually is Family Fun Month in August! This year create priceless memories with your loved ones in the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s tons to do, more to explore, and lots of fun to be had together! Splash in your cabin’s private pool, wander through a multi-level aquarium, play mini golf on a rooftop, cheer for your favorite pirate crew at dinner, enjoy Southern favs from Paula Deen, hike to waterfalls in the national park, and bring home country chic souvenirs! And that’s just the start to your family getaway in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN.
Good Times at the Cabin
Arrive to your cabin rental in the Smokies, where homey conveniences and fun amenities await — with Cabins for YOU. Ranging from 1-16 bedrooms and budget friendly to luxury, find the perfect cabin for your family vacation or reunion. Whip up a family feast in the fully equipped kitchen, pile everyone in the home theater for movie nights, play Marco Polo in the private indoor pool, host a family game tournament in the rec room, soak in the bubbly hot tub, and sip morning coffee in the rocking chair with majestic mountain views!
Amenities for YOU
• Mountain, river, wooded, or city views
• Outdoor hot tub
• Private indoor pool
• Theatre room
• Pool, foosball, shuffleboard, and air hockey tables
• Arcade games
• Big screen TVs
• King-size beds
• Fully equipped kitchen
• High-speed Wi-Fi
Excitement at Attractions in Town
Head to in-town excitement in the Smoky Mountain famous cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Duel zipline with your sibling and play at a treehouse playground with your little ones at Anakeesta. Give a smile to passing sharks overhead, be captivated as a penguin paints you a masterpiece, and give a mermaid a high-five (special summer event) at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Putt-putt with your parents on a rooftop with sweets galore at Crave Golf Club, featuring all-new thrilling Escape Games, too! Up for a splash-tastic time? Venture to Dollywood’s Splash Country, where a lazy river, wave pool, and more water fun awaits!
• Pigeon Forge Snow
• TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
• The Island
• Titanic Museum Attraction
• Ober Gatlinburg
• Parrot Mountain & Garden of Eden
• Rowdy Bear Mountain Adventure Park
• The Track – Pigeon Forge
Adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lace up your hiking boots, put on your cowboy hat, and grab your best tackle — ‘cause it’s time to explore the Great Smoky Mountains in the most visited national park in the nation! With 800+ miles of hiking trails and a multitude of outdoor activities, the national park is a must-visit on your family fun getaway. Horseback ride together through the lush valleys of Cades Cove, birdwatch with the kiddos in the forests, fly fish with Gramps in picturesque riverscapes, go off-roading with the whole family in a Pink Jeep, or tour the park with Granny in a helicopter!
Outdoor Fun in the National Park
• Hiking to Waterfalls
• Horseback Riding
• Exploring Historic Sites
Mealtime Memories at Dinner Shows
Wanna take your family out for a meal and entertainment? Why not combine the two with a memorable dinner show experience? There is a variety of dinner shows in the area that appeal to every age and almost any audience and taste buds. Dive into a pirate drama that tells the tale of 2 crews who battle for Davey Jones’ sunken treasure. Enter the arena where buffalo roam, music fills the air, and the North competes with the South for the win at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Or opt for comedy gold at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, where two families duke it out mountain style.
Dinner Show Attractions
• Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show
• Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
• The Grand Majestic Dinner Theater
• Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
• Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction
Souvenirs from Local Shops
Just as you can’t leave the Smokies without family memories, you can’t head home without a few souvenirs! Tour ‘round the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an 8-mile loop harboring the largest group of independent artisans in the nation. Meet local crafters hard at work — creating handwoven baskets, detailed wood carvings, landscape oil paintings, intricate jewelry, glass-blown ornaments, traditional moccasins, stunning pottery sets, handmade soaps, and oh-so-much more! Not to mention, there are tons of other unique boutiques in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
• The Village Shops
• The Incredible Christmas Place
• The Old Mill Square
• Ole Country Store
• Smoky Mountain Cat House
Invite your family for tons of fun playing, dining, shopping, and making memories in the Great Smoky Mountains this August — aka Family Fun Month!