Vroom vroom! Ready to race? Hop in a Go Kart! There are lots of options for this fast-paced adventure developed in the 1950s for pre-teens with little pocket money!
Let’s check out some of our favorite Go-Kart racing spots in the area!
The Track Family Fun Park has it all. From go carts, to bumper boats, bungee jumping, blaster boats and an arcade – it’s at The Track. For pint-sized patrons there is Kid’s Country, offering plenty of kids’ rides.
Located in Pigeon Forge, the Go Kart track comes with a pretty spectacular mountain view.
The Wild Woody is where Go-Karts run on The Track’s signature elevated go-kart tracks. Drivers ride up three and a half stories and circle back down with an exciting drop at the bottom. Woohoo!
Ride Requirements: Minimum Age/Height: 4’8” to Drive Single Kart*; 16 Years Old w/ID to Drive Double Kart; 3’0” to Ride as Passenger on Double Kart; Maximum Weight: 300 lbs. for Single Karts; 500 lbs.
The Family Track “is the perfect ride for the whole family. The curvy track is the essence of classic go-karting featuring single and double go-karts riding on a traditional figure-eight track with overpass.”
Ride Requirements: Minimum Age/Height: 4’6” to Drive Single or Double Karts; 16 Years Old w/ID and at least 4’6” to Drive Double Kart; 3’0” to Ride as Passenger on Double Kart; Maximum Weight: 300 lbs for Single Karts; 500 lbs Combined for Double Karts.
Rookie Karts feature go-karts specifically designed for older children, give riders a sense of independence on the track but in a contained environment.
Ride Requirements: At least 4’0 to Drive; Maximum Weight: 250 lbs.
Kiddie Karts give the kids their first experience behind the wheel. The Kiddie Karts are specifically designed for riders between 3’6” and 4’0” tall “providing a fun, safe environment for your young riders.”
Ride Requirements: 3’6’ to 4’0” to Drive; Maximum Weight: 150 lbs.
The Track is located near The Island at 4061 Parkway (Traffic Light #10) in Pigeon Forge, (865) 409-1077.
Xtreme Racing Center of Pigeon Forge
Xtreme Racing Center of Pigeon Forge says it has the fastest Go Karts in Pigeon Forge. Go test them out and see for yourself!
With “world-class high-speed racing karts” and three thrilling tracs, Xtreme Racing Center will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face!
Ride Requirements: Must be at least 11 years old and 56″ tall to ride Xtreme Racing’s single karts. Drivers must be 16 years old to handle the double karts.
The three tracks include the Xtreme Track, totally 3,500 linear feet and filled with winding turns and narrow straightaways to give the drivers a thrilling adventure.
The Reverse Track is a combo run, drivers experience the same track but in reverse after being placed in order from the previous race.
On the Elevated Track, drivers head up 1,500 feet, “zipping past one another through twists and turns on a smooth paved track. Drivers can choose a single or double kart here.
Find Xtreme Racing Center at 3144 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, between lights #5 & #6, (877) 920-6294
NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains is the official family fun park of NASCAR in Sevierville.
Voted the #1 spot for go-karting in the region through Best of Pigeon Forge for the second year in a row, Nascar SpeedPark offers 8 different tracks and races, plus 36 holes of mini golf, bumper cars, an arcade and kiddie rides that comes with an unlimited day pass that lets visitors come and go from the park all day.
The tracks include Smoky Mountain Speedway – the longest track at the park at a quarter mile where drivers take to the D-oval track in a 3/8-scale version of an actual NASCAR Cup Series car.
Requirements: Drivers must be at least 60” tall and at least 16 years old.
The Intimidator, named after racing legend Dale Earnhardt, is a serious challenge with 8 tight curves.
Requirements: Drivers must be at least 54 inches tall.
The Competitor lets drivers put the pedal to the metal on this wide, oval track that features two long straightaways. This track “is perfect for NASCAR-style, side-by-side racing action.”
Requirements: Drivers must be 60 inches tall and 18 years old. Passengers must be 40 inches to 60 inches tall.
Click here for descriptions and requirements on all the NASCAR SpeedPark tracks.
Find the SpeedPark at 1545 Parkway Sevierville, 865-908-5500.
Blake Jones Racing Center
Blake Jones Racing Center in Pigeon Forge has an outdoor slick track plus Indoor electric Go Karts!
The Figure 8 Slick Track was one of the first in the area. Along with the indoor Electric Go-Karts and Spin Zone Bumper Cars, Blake Jones offer excitement rain or shine.
Find Blake Jones at 2891 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, between traffic lights #4-#5, (865) 774-5998.
Next door to Blake Jones Racing Center is Fast Tracks, with three tracks to choose from, including an elevated track that drivers speed around and up and down.
Requirements for the elevated track: drivers must be at least 54 inches tall and at least 9 years old for the single passenger car. For double passenger cars, drivers must be 16 years old and passengers must be at least 36 inches tall.
On the Pro Track, drivers must be 12 or older and at least 56 inches tall to drive a single passenger car. Drivers must be 16 to drive a double passenger car, and passenger must be at least 36 inches tall.
The Junior Track is meant for ages 4-9. Drivers Must be at least 36 inches tall to drive car.
Find Fast Tracks at 2879 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, (865) 428-1988.
Rockin’ Raceway in Pigeon Forge is where drivers can burn some rubber on a fast, slick track.
The motto here is “Rock ‘N Roll All Night; Play the Day Away.” Race the Go Karts and play in the arcade for tickets and prizes!
With all the excitement and fun at these racetracks, you’ll want some food and a place to stay when the day is done.
More fun after racing
Looking for kid-friendly restaurants? Check out or blog on just that topic. Some of our favorite spots include Big Daddy’s Pizzeria. Nearly everyone loves pizza. Big Daddy’s hits the spot with their extensive menu and toppings list. Their 550-degree, wood-fire flame brick oven cooks up their fresh, handcrafted dough. Without a single freezer on any of their premises, you’ll be sure to find a fresh and tasty meal for any member of the family. Big Daddy’s has three locations in Sevier County – Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg.
For a kid-friendly pizza you can order a personal kids’ pie for only $6.99. With sauce, cheese, and one topping, this meal also comes with a drink and a cinnamon sugar donut for dessert. Even the pickiest of kids will love this option!
Huck Finn’s Catfish is another favorite with its southern style home cookin’. This family-owned and kid friendly restaurant in Pigeon Forge opened in 1995 and has been going strong since the beginning. Huck Finn’s is famous for their all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken dinners. Their catfish is pond raised, grain fed, and from Mississippi. The restaurant claims to serve more than 50 tons of boneless fillets every single year.
Want some adult beverages and snacks after you play?
Check out our Gatlinburg Fun for Adults blog.
Check out the The Bar at the Top of the World, part of The Cliff Top Grill & Bar in Anakeesta, which is an adventure itself! Here, visitors take in the beautiful scenery, have a beer or a cocktail – try Karen’s Sweet Tea, and maybe snack such as the southern favorite Fried Green Tomatoes or a ½ pound char-grilled Smoky Mountain burger that comes with your choice of unique toppings. Check out the menu.
Head out for some moonshine, whiskey and wine tastings located throughout the area.
Or how about a dinner of cheese and meet at The Melting Pot in the heart of Gatlinburg?
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After all the adventures and food, head back to a fantastic mountain cabin for more play, movie time, more arcade fun in your own space, cocktails on the log cabin deck and bubbles in the hot tub.
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