While we’re known for being secluded away from the hustle and bustle, you may be surprised to learn that we’re also conveniently located near a variety of entertainment, shopping and dining options. In 30 minutes or less, our guests can be exploring the wonders of cities like Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. But being from out of town, how will you know which attractions your kids will enjoy? Don’t worry. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 most family-friendly things to do in eastern Tennessee during your stay at Treehouse Grove.

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1. Dollywood

Located approximately 9 miles from Treehouse Grove.

Do you and your family enjoy whimsy, charm and high-energy entertainment? There’s no better place around than Dolly Parton’s very own, Dollywood. Explore 160 acres of exciting games, shows and more than 50 rides for at least a full day of family-friendly fun and memories for years to come! 

2. The Island in Pigeon Forge

Located approximately 8.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

For family fun without the added price of admission, stop by The Island in Pigeon Forge. With a wide variety of options for shopping, games, attractions and dining, there’s so much for you and your family to enjoy! And who knows, maybe you could even bring part of the experience home with you!

3. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Located approximately 4 miles from Treehouse Grove.

Even on cold or rainy days, there’s plenty of things to do in eastern Tennessee. Stay inside where it’s warm and dry when you visit Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. From sharks to rays to cute little penguins, there’s a world of fun awaiting you less than 5 miles from your treehouse getaway!

4. NASCAR Speed Park

Located approximately 11 miles from Treehouse Grove.

This isn’t your average mom-and-pop go-kart attraction. If you’ve got kids with a need for, well, high speeds, look no further than the NASCAR Speed Park. Burn rubber with some competitive family fun on their expansive go-karting track. If some kids are too young or are less interested in racing, explore the wide variety of available indoor attractions like VR and arcade games!

5. Top Jump Trampoline Park & Extreme Arena

Located approximately 6.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

For things to do in Tennessee with kids who have a little extra energy, Top Jump Trampoline Park & Extreme Arena is the perfect destination. Top Jump offers 30,000 sq. ft. of indoor trampolines, climbing walls and an extreme ninja course. Work out your wiggles and get your jump on!

6. Arcadia

Located approximately 4.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

For families interested in casual and competitive gaming alike, swing by Gatlinburg’s largest family arcade attraction: Arcadia! Not only can you explore a broad selection of arcade games and activities, but you can even take advantage of the largest prize redemption station in the area. Who doesn’t want fun that comes with earned treasure? 

7. Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf

Located approximately 11 miles from Treehouse Grove.

Keep score or keep it casual with a wacky round of themed mini golf! Enjoy a day of play in the beautiful outdoors of eastern Tennessee at Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf. Throughout 54 holes of farm-life fun, come and discover who your family’s real mini-golf legend is. 

8. Wilderness at the Smokies

Located approximately 15.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

There’s so much to do and so much to see when you and the kids visit eastern Tennessee. No matter the weather, temperature or time of year, you’re always welcome at the Wilderness at the Smokies. Tennessee’s largest indoor waterpark includes tubes, slides, waves pools and so much more! All located within a see-through dome, you can come to take a dip, a swim or a slide, any time of the year!

9. WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge

Located approximately 10.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

If you and your family are fans of all things weird, wonderful and scientific, you may want to spend a day at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge. Located at the intersection of fun and learning, you can experience wild weather simulations, put your skills to the test in the physical challenge zone, learn more about art or explore the unknown in space discovery! 

10. Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Located approximately 6.5 miles from Treehouse Grove.

Unsure of where to go or what to eat? Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction has just what you need. Enjoy horseback riding stunts, musical performances, fantastic special effects and a delicious feast fit for cowboys and rough riders. Dinner has never looked this good!

If you’re a visual learner or just need more help deciding, check out our Things to Do page for more information. 

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