Valentine’s Day For Families In The Smokies

Not every Valentine’s Day outing needs to be a romantic duet, Valentine’s can be a perfectly good reason to take the kids to the Smokies for just a fun little family getaway. If you’re looking for a mid-February excuse to come out to the mountains (and who isn’t?), here are some attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg we think would be great for Valentine’s Day for families in the Smokies.

Crave Golf Club

“Rated #1 mini golf in the USA, Crave Golf Club is a hole-in-one experience that has changed the way families come to play in Pigeon Forge. With 38 holes of customizable play featuring indoor, outdoor, and even rooftop courses; it’s a candy-coated wonderland!

Enjoy climate-controlled mini golf in our 18,000 square foot building, or experience the fresh air and scenic views on the rooftop course! Want to add even more fun to your visit at Crave Golf Club? Be sure to check out our mini bowling, escape rooms, and candy store to sweeten up your Pigeon Forge trip!”

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Toy Box Mini Golf

“Are you looking for something NEW to experience in Pigeon Forge?

Families check out the all-new toy-themed mini golf located on Dollywood Lane behind TopJump. Toy Box Mini Golf offers an 18-hole outdoor mini golf course, laser maze, massive toy photo ops, a toy store, and more! Your fun begins as soon as you arrive and enter the giant toy box building, then wind around a toy wonderland while competing against friends in a challenging game of mini golf! You definitely want to add this stop to your vacation plans to give the family something to talk about for years to come!”

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Heritage Carriage Rides & Gold Rush Stables

“For a unique way to tour Pigeon Forge, take your special someone on a carriage ride. Heritage Carriage Rides offer the perfect way to make an evening together as romantic and memorable as possible.

The horse-drawn carriages will slowly make their way around the Heritage Carriage Rides complex, allowing guests to breathe in and savor the fresh Tennessee air while enjoying these peaceful moments together. Carriage rides in Pigeon Forge offer the perfect way to enjoy an unforgettable evening that will be remembered for years to come.”

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The Forge Cinemas

“Conveniently located in the heart of Pigeon Forge on the Parkway, The Forge Cinemas is the place to go for movies while you’re on vacation.

Features include: All digital projection, digital 3-D, digital surround sound, stadium seating, high-back rocking seats.”

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The Tomb

“The TOMB is an interactive expedition deep into an ancient Egyptian tomb for 45 minutes of excitement. Your group will find themselves trapped by the spirit of an ancient Pharaoh and face challenges. To make it out your group must work together to complete the tasks or face the Pharaoh’s wrath!”

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Beyond The Lens

“Beyond the Lens is a highly-interactive and immersive experience for all ages. Pairing old-school nostalgia with cutting-edge technology, you’ll stir up forgotten memories and have a chance to make some new ones. Learn about the events and public figures who shaped our culture, and experience the games and entertainment that will shape our future. With dozens of thrilling photo opportunities scattered throughout, you’ll take those picture-perfect memories home with you.”

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“Enter the MagiQuest kingdom, cast your magic wand, and embark on exciting adventures. Here, you can search for treasure, do battle with fire-breathing dragons, and challenge evil goblins. And discover secret passages and hidden corridors along the way.

After making your way through the kingdom, you can also play 18 holes of SpecialFX Pirate Golf, travel through Odyssey—the world’s largest mirror maze—or race through the Vault laser challenge. MagiQuest is the fun-filled castle the whole family will enjoy.”

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The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

“The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel sits at the center of The Island in Pigeon Forge, a new shopping, dining and entertainment destination at the heart of the city.

Rise 200 feet above the city for the best view of the mountains in one of the VIP wheels that is a climate-controlled, enclosed gondola on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel!

Don’t forget to stick around after dark and catch the wheel as it lights up for a spectacular LED light show!”

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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

“Spectacular underwater tunnel with 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtle and thousands of exotic sea creatures! Playful penguins, dive/feeding shows, touch stingrays, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and more!

* Experience Sleeping With the Sharks
* Behind the Scenes Tours
* Educational Programs
* Splashing With the Stingrays
* Penguin Encounter and Painting programs
* Marvel at 12-foot sharks, a giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins as you enjoy the Most Spectacular, State-of-the-Art Underwater Tunnels
* Touch Horseshoe Crabs, Jellyfish & Stingrays
* Play in the New 3-Story Discovery Treehouse & Play Center
* Experience a ride over Shark Lagoon in the New Glass Bottom Boat
* Family Fun, Interactive, and much, much more”

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Gatlinburg Pinball Museum

“Visit the Gatlinburg Pinball Museum to play the largest collection of pinball machines and retro arcade games in the Smokies!”

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Gatlin’s Laser Tag and More

“Test your skills at Gatlinburg’s largest Laser Tag arena! With more than 3,000 square feet of the arena, featuring interactive sentry pods and home bases, you will find out who the sharpshooters are in your group!

Jump, crawl and twist your way through a web of security beams in a race against the clock in our Laser Maze or compete against your family and friends in Atomic Rush, our high-tech version of Simon Says!

Fun for all ages, bump and bash your family and friends around our zero-turn electric bumper car arena!”

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Treasure Quest Golf

“A championship 18-hole indoor golf course filled with unusual and spectacular scenes. Check out the new black-light section! It’s fun and challenging for all ages.”

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