Who doesn’t like to ride go-karts. For small children this might be their introduction to driving. For young adults this is the height of competition, racing around the track at breakneck speeds trying to see who can cross the finish line first. For the older ‘kids’ in the group this is a chance to be a kid again. To climb into the go-kart and race your friends, no matter how old they might be or to chase your kids around the track , this is the thrill of racing a go-kart, this is the reason that you will find go-kart racks and other family adventure venues all over the map in the Smoky Mountain area.
You will also find that there are several different types of tracks in the Smokies:
- Slick Track – Slick tires on a track that has been oiled. You will find yourself slipping and sliding around every turn. Not for the timid, the slick track is harder to find then it used to be but a lot of fun.
- Wooden Track – These became big in the Smokies in the early 2000s. Wooden tracks allowed the owners of these tracks to take the go-kart tracks ‘up’ instead of out. Climbing around a tight circle before a steep descent is the norm with these tracks.
- Kiddie Tracks – Designed for those younger kids in mind. You can probably find a track in town that will let all but your youngest children drive around and around and around.
- 3/8 Scale Tracks – The fastest tracks that you will find. These are almost half scale cars that go FAST.
The Track – This is one of the biggest family fun parks and go-kart locations in Pigeon Forge. Along with the go-karts you can play in the bumper boats, bungee jump, ride the Skyflyer or play in the Kid’s Country.
NASCAR Speedpark – This might be the premier place for go-karting in the Smokies. With a 3/8 scale track that gets you as close to NASCAR action as you are apt to find.
Cherokee Fun Park – Located in beautiful downtown Cherokee, NC, this fun park has a little bit of everything. Go-karts, an arcade, rides and more. Walk around downtown Cherokee and then spend a little time in the fun loving atmosphere of the Cherokee Fun Park.