Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on June 17, 2013
If you are a parent of a young child, you're probably already a seasoned veteran when it comes to fielding that age-old kid's question, “What is there to do? I'm bored!” If you happen to be in the Smokies this summer with your children, you'll find answers to that question at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, which is hosting an event called Kid's Fin-Tastic Summer!
From June 21 to July 26, the Gatlinburg, TN, attraction will be offering a summer full of fun each weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free activities include arts and crafts, games and special performances on the aquarium plaza. And every Friday evening at 9 p.m., you can settle in to watch movies under the stars on the plaza.
For example, some of this week's daytime activities include a meet-and-greet session with Calum Worthy, who plays Dez on the Disney Channel series Austin & Alley; a special performance by mentalist Bill Gladwell; and special appearances by SpongeBob Squarepants himself. This Friday's film is Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
Of course, families will enjoy touring the aquarium itself and may also find time to explore the other area Ripley attractions, including the Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, the Moving Theater, the Haunted Adventure and the Guinness World Records Museum.
For adventure of the outdoor sort, don't forget to plan a half-day to spend flying through the air at our zip lines in the Smokies.