Going on vacation doesn’t mean you have to constantly spend money to have fun! You’ll find plenty of free things to do while you’re in town with your kids. We’ve got a list of 5 free things to do in Pigeon Forge with your family!
1. Visit the Old Mill
The mill that stands at the Old Mill was built in 1830. Millers still use it today to grind grain into flour with large stones by using hydropower from the river. Your whole family will love standing on the bridge watching the mill turn, and you’ll be able to take really nice pictures! If anyone in your family loves sweets, you have to go to the Candy Kitchen and watch the candy makers pull taffy, mold chocolate, dip apples, and more. At Pigeon River Pottery, you’ll find all kinds of handmade pieces, from mugs to plates to wine tumblers. Potters work in an open workshop so customers can watch them mold the clay into a bowl, dish, or vase. You’ll find plenty of free things to do in Pigeon Forge here!
2. Check Out Patriot Park
After you visit the Old Mill, head next door to Patriot Park for a picnic or to walk around and enjoy being outside. This park is dedicated to all the veterans from Sevier County. Along the 0.5-mile walking trail, you will see flags from all 50 states and all the armed forces. A gazebo and a pavilion are along the track so you can stop and sit for a minute. If you are going on a picnic, you could sit next to the Little Pigeon River and watch the ducks and geese swim. Patriot Park is home to many events, and you might be able to catch one while you’re in town!
3. Play at Wear Farm City Park
If you’re looking for a park that has a playground for the kids and courts for sports, you should go to Wear Farm City Park. It has two playgrounds for the kids to get their energy out and three shelters to protect you from the sun or rain. Get your exercise by going around on one of the walking trails. If you get hungry, there are two concession stands, along with two restroom areas. This park also has a basketball court and a multi-purpose field for plenty of fun things to do.
4. Watch the Fountain Show at the Island
At the Island, you will find plenty of great activities, like Arcade City, the Island Ropes Course, and the Wheel. While you’re sure to have a blast doing these things, something free you can do at the Island is watch the Fountain Show. It has multiple tiers of water sprays that dance and light up to music that plays. Motion-based nozzles move to the music for a unique presentation. The show plays every 30 minutes at the top of the hour, every hour from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. You definitely don’t want to miss this water show, especially at night!
5. Swim in Our Pool
This list wouldn’t be complete without our outdoor pool on it! A perk of staying with us is you and your family get access to our outdoor pool complex with a hot tub. During cool nights, the pool is heated, so you won’t get chilly. The kids will love spending hours outside splashing around, while you get to sit poolside and read a book or do whatever you want to relax. You don’t even have to leave our motel to get to enjoy this free activity!
Planning a trip doesn’t always have to involve money. You’ll find plenty of free things to do in Pigeon Forge without ever spending a cent. For even more activities, check out our fun things to do page to find all kinds of attractions you’ll love!