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5 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge for a Parent’s Day Out

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With the kids back in school, it’s time the parents took a day off for some fun! Spending a fun day with your partner after a summer of taking care of the kids seems like just the thing you need, and what better place to go than the Smokies? Here are 5 things to do in Pigeon Forge for a parent’s day out:

1. Grab Breakfast at The Old Mill

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and luckily for you, The Old Mill is cooking up a delicious Southern breakfast every morning! Make sure you start your day off right and order one of their mouth watering options from the breakfast menu. Try any of their hot-off-the-griddle pancakes or french toast, perfectly cooked omelettes or homemade biscuits. If you’re having a hard time deciding what you want, order the Old Mill Country Breakfast that comes with cooked to order eggs, pancakes, corn grits, biscuits, home fried potatoes and sausage gravy.

2. Try Out a Power Coaster

rowdy ridgeAfter you’ve fueled up for the day, head over to Rowdy Bear Ridge and try one of their many action-packed activities. While you’re there, don’t miss out on riding their Power Coaster! Just because the kids are in school doesn’t mean the parents can’t have fun! After you’ve tried out the Power Coaster, try your hand at axe throwing or race your partner down the 500-foot Tubing Hill! You’ll feel like a kid again when you try everything Rowdy Bear has to offer. Make sure to stop into the giftshop when you’re done and pick up your pictures and an ice cream cone!

3. Go See a Show

Now that you’ve got your thrills in for the day, kick back and relax at one of the amazing shows in Gatlinburg. Whether you’re looking for comedy, music or mystery, there is a show that you will love! Cheer on some lumberjacks and lumberjills at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud or enjoy award-winning music, comedy and dancing at Country Tonite. Whatever show you choose, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Seeing any of these fan-favorite shows is one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge!

4. Order a Steak Dinner

Delicious steaks on the grill.As your day out and about comes to a close, it makes sense to treat yourself to a delicious steak dinner! Fortunately, there are a few restaurants in Pigeon Forge that serve up a mean steak and vegetable dinner! While you’re on the main Parkway that runs through Pigeon Forge, pull over and stop into J.T. Hannah’s Kitchen. Here, you’ll find Hand Cut and Hawaiian Ribeyes that are to die for, as well as Slow Cooked St. Louis Ribs and the Tennessee T-Rex Grilled Ribeye.

5. End the Night with a Drink

Cap off your parent’s day out with a drink fit for mom and dad! Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find the Ole Smoky Moonshine Barn. Sample from Appalachian ‘shine made right in the Smoky Mountains. We recommend trying flavors such as Blackberry, Apple Pie, and White Lightnin’. They also offer moonshine cherries, pickles, pineapple and peaches!

Now that you know all the fun things to do in Pigeon Forge for a parent’s day out, you can start planning your day off! Looking for something a little different? Check out all the other awesome activities in the Smokies and get started today!