Known as the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tennessee is also home to an array of amusement parks. The southeastern state has hundreds of rides, roller coasters, and other attractions suitable for kids of all ages in the multiple parks scattered throughout the state. The Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a self-driven roller coaster that will show you a unique side of Tennessee, while Dollywood is a far more extensive park comprising a theme park, waterpark, resort, luxury cabins, and even a festival site. Check out our list of fun amusement parks in Tennessee for a place to spend the day, the summer, or even the year, since many of them offer all-year passes. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is a world-class theme park that is open for the majority of the year for people to enjoy. The award-winning destination comprises 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, and Southern-style dining and is home to some of the South’s largest festivals. In addition to the premier theme park and waterpark, people can also indulge in the on-site resort, participate in the extraordinary dinner show experiences, or go camping in the luxury cabins in the Smoky Mountains. There are so many fun things to see and do that it will feel like one day at Dollywood just isn’t enough.

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, Phone: 800-365-5996, (website link)

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Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, Tennessee

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, Tennessee

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A must-have experience if you’re in Tennessee, the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster is a unique and family-friendly thrill ride that you can control yourselves. Propel your car up hills, down mountainsides, and over expansive fields; the coaster is one of the most favored attractions in the state. Photographs, souvenirs, and snacks are all available at the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster.

306 Parkway,

Good to know: Gatlinburg, TN 37738, Phone: 865-430-5577

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NASCAR SpeedPark - Sevierville, Tennessee

NASCAR SpeedPark - Sevierville, Tennessee

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NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains offers full-throttle fun for the entire family. There are 22 attractions, including eight heart-pounding go-kart tracks. Other attractions include 10 exciting thrill rides, two mini-golf courses, and bumper boats. Those who are feeling a little adventurous can try their luck climbing up the three-story indoor rock climbing wall. Visitors of all ages love spending hours at the park’s arcade, which has more than 75 games, both classic and new. In the midst of all that fun, don’t forget to grab some food and drinks at the Pit Stop Grill. Several unlimited wristbands, vacation passes, and annual pass options are available for purchase.

1545 Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, Phone: 865-908-5500, (website link)

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Amusement Parks Near Me: Sir Goony's Family Fun Center

Amusement Parks Near Me: Sir Goony's Family Fun Center

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Open all year round, weather permitting, Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center is a fun place to spend the day. Splash Zone Water Slides are $10 per person, per hour, and $15 for all day access to the water-filled Castle Bounce House & Slide. Gather up everyone in the family for a friendly game of paintball or for a round of miniature golf. Visitors who are in the mood for something more exhilarating can please their need for speed at the 800’ Family Track, go-karting around in the bends and curves of the park. With so much to see and do, a day at the Family Fun Center is a day well spent when in Tennessee.

10925 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, Phone: 865-675-3262

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The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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The Island is Pigeon Forge is an exciting destination that has great appeal for visitors and locals alike. In fact, with so many attractions and rides to enjoy at this amusement park, it’s simply impossible to enjoy all that it has to offer in just one day. The best way to experience The Island in Pigeon Forge is to stay for the weekend with two great hotel options available on the island: the Margaritaville Island Hotel and the Margarita Island Inn. Attractions not to be missed at The Island include the SkyFly: Soar America, a state-of-the-art ride that simulates the feeling of flight. SkyFly is so popular that it was voted the best new attraction in the whole country by USA Today. Other key attractions include the 7D Dark Ridge Adventure, Arcade City, the Tactical Laser Tag Battleground, and the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. With so much to eat, shop, play, and enjoy on The Island, the whole family is bound to have a great time.

131 The Island Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Phone: 865-286-0119, (website link)

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Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park

Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park

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With two parks in Tennessee at Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, there’s no denying that the Rowdy Bear Ridge Adventure Park is a trip that will be one for the books. It is the number one adventure park in its respective cities and is bound to be a thrilling and unique experience for all those who visit. The park is home to four incredible attractions like America's first alpine flyer, the Ski Lift Shootout Coaster, and the longest outdoor snow tubing hill in the state, the Outdoor Snow Tubing Hill. Equally exciting is the Avalanche Snow Coaster, the first ride of its kind which allows riders to control their own speed as they climb through the hills of the park, and the Outdoor Axe Throwing cages.

2155 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863, Phone: 965-365-1883

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