Smoky Mountain Kids, attention Moms and Dads…… what is fun to do in the Smokies with kids? Everything! We always like to encourage outdoor activity and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as the #1 activity to consider when visiting the Smoky Mountain Area. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the reason these communities have grown and become a vacation destination so we hope that you might visit the park and learn and teach your children about the beauty of the park and it’s importance to our well being. The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is an excellent place to take the children or the family!. You will find stop off locations for short walks or light picnics, you will find trail heads to water falls such as Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls, along with gorgeous scenery and wildlife. At the beginning of the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is Mynatt Park, which we can highly recommend for free kids fishing and a picnic. At the end of the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail you will find Ely’s Mill, a very unique and memorable top. There are many favorite locations in the Smokies, Metcalf Bottoms and more so take your time and do some exploring!
It is not difficult to find information about Dollywood, Anakeesta and The Island. We know there are mountain coasters and mini-golf, we want to share with you some of the small businesses in the area that are fantastic. Small business Smoky Mountains we could call it! These choices are for kids of ages up to 12.
Izzy Bees Stuffed Friends
Build a bear or a forest animal at Izzy Bees, located in the Mountain Mall in Gatlinburg. This store is locally owned and operated and has really cute options to build your own friend and dress the friends and choose among many options. Prices are the best in the area and this is guaranteed fun for the kiddos and will make an excellent memory and souvenir.
Located on the parkway as you enter Gatlinburg you will find Hillbilly Golf on the left before you see stoplight #3. Hillbilly Golf recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and it is long time staple in Gatlinburg for kids and family fun. It’s the original, give it a try the kids will love it.
Toy Box Mini Golf
Located at 112 Dollywood Lane, Toy Box Mini Golf is one of the newest mini golf amusements in the area and seems to be a real hit with the kids. It is full of nostalgia in its decor and loaded with all kinds of amusements and fun for the family. Find it on Dollywood Lane in Pigeon Forge.
The Smoky Mountain area has many free parks and we know kids love parks. Outside of the main park, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in which you will find hiking and fishing and all kinds of exploring as mentioned above, these parks are community parks that the kids will love and have no admission fee!