From zip-lining to rock climbing, there are many action-packed activities perfect for any adrenaline junkie visiting Pigeon Forge. But, within the city, there is no bigger thrill than engaging one of the high-speed go-kart tracks scattered throughout Pigeon Forge.
Luckily there are several spectacular go-kart tracks within the region, each offering an experience as hair-raising and exciting as the next. Nevertheless, certain tracks do offer more extraordinary experiences than others.
Whether zipping along at higher speeds or a unique turn spectacular for hard-hitting drifts, these are ten spots for exploring the best go karts in Pigeon Forge.
Best Go Karts in Pigeon Forge
- Xtreme Racing Center
- Nascar Speedway
- Blake Jones Racing Center
- Adventure Raceway
- Rockin Raceway
- SpeedZone Fun Park
- Fast Tracks
- The Track & Super Track
- Lazerport Fun Center
- Ripley’s Super Fun Center
1. Xtreme Racing Center
Boasting karts that run up to 40 mph, Xtreme Racing Center offers the fastest go-karting experience in Pigeon Forge.
The Xtreme Racing Center features three race tracks, including two pro-style courses that run Sodi go-karts sporting Honda GX270cc engines. To qualify for the pro course, riders must be at least 11 years old and 56 inches tall.
To take a ride on the facility’s eponymous “Xtreme” track, drivers must first prove their metal on the pro course. While not everyone is permitted, the “Xtreme” track offers the ultimate racing experience in the city.
Of course, the Xtreme Racing Center also offers a less competitive elevated course perfect for drivers of all levels. The only requirement for this 1,500-foot track is that all drivers must be at least 56 inches tall or be a passenger of a driver that is 16 years or older.
2. Nascar Speedway
A family-friendly alternative for drivers of all levels is the Nascar Speedway. While not the fastest go-karts in town, the Nascar Speedway is guaranteed to provide an afternoon of fun for the whole family.
Along with its state-of-the-art go-kart race track, the Nascar Speedway also features a selection of rides, including a tilt-a-whirl and a roller coaster, and a 5,000-square-foot arcade fully equipped with a brand-new bowling alley and a Hologate VR experience.
While offering so much more than a simple race track, the Nascar Speedway remains one of the best go-karting destinations in Pigeon Forge.
3. Blake Jones Racing Center
Competing with the Xtreme Racing Center as the fastest go-karts in town, the Blake Jones Racing Center features an open-air, figure 8 slick track perfect for catching those hard-hitting turns.
For a less high-octane driving experience, the Blake Jones Racing Center also offers an indoor, eco-friendly electric kart track. At this course, the racing center provides a selection of go-karts with varying speed settings equipped to handle drivers of all levels.
4. Adventure Raceway
Featuring a wooden elevated go-kart track nicknamed “The Hump,” the Adventure Raceway offers thrilling go-karting fun for the whole family.
Following the track, drivers will weave their way up the three-story race track before passing over the track’s top hutch. At this point, the path spirals downward before returning to the starting line, where the course begins again.
“The Hump” has entertained visitors to Pigeon Forge since the track first opened in 1985. However, over the past 35+ years, the Adventure Raceway has evolved to now include other attractions such as bumper boats and an arcade.
So much more than a simple go-kart track, the Adventure Speedway offers a combination of thrilling experiences and interesting attractions perfect for entertaining children of all ages.
5. Rockin Raceway
While definitely not the fastest go-karts in Pigeon Forge, Rockin Raceway bumps up the thrills by blasting rock music throughout its facilities.
With their heart pumping to the beat of the music, drivers will engage either a solo kart or double seater as they take on the weaving course riddled with sharp bends and curving roads.
Between the loud music and the active race course, the Rockin Raceway offers a fun and engaging experience for children and adults alike.
When finished battling it out on the racetrack, be sure to check out the Rockin Raceway Arcade for even more family-friendly fun and games.
6. SpeedZone Fun Park
Featuring four unique race tracks, the SpeedZone Fun Park offers a fun go-karting experience for everybody.
For speed junkies, the park offers their Slick Track. Featuring the park’s fastest go-karts, this track includes a series of bends and turns perfect for hitting that drift and battling it out with your friends as you compete for first.
The Tennessee Twister is the perfect course for racers seeking a slower but more active drive. Forgoing the increased speed of the Slick Track, the wooden track features plenty of twists, turns, and surprises.
For those that love the thrills and speeds of a coaster, the SpeedZone Fun Park’s Coaster Track offers the ultimate experience. Drivers zip along the track at breathtaking speeds as they dip over and under the course’s waving roads.
For those junior drivers visiting the race tracks, the SpeedZone Fun Park offers its Junior Track. Welcoming kids aged 4-7, the Junior Track means there is plenty of fun to be had for visitors of all ages.
7. Fast Tracks
Another fantastic go-karting hotspot in Pigeon Forge is the family-friendly Fast-Tracks. With three race courses to choose from, Fast Tracks offers an experience well suited for drivers of all experience levels.
Featuring three levels, the Fast Track’s Raised Track leads drivers in a spiral pattern upwards before reaching a steep decline. Then, plummeting downward, drivers reach hair-raising speeds before returning to the starting line to do it all again.
For an even faster race, drivers should head to Fast Track’s Pro Track. This oval-shaped course only permits drivers aged 12 and up and features flat rolling terrain well equipped to handle a speedy ride.
For the youngest drivers to the race tracks, Fast Tracks offers its Junior Track. Attended by extra cautious employees, the Junior Track provides plenty of safety as kids ages 4 to 7 race along the oval-shaped course.
8. The Track Family Fun Parks
The Track Family Fun Park offers plenty of fun activities for the family, including Blaster Boats and an arcade. However, the park’s biggest attraction is the Wild Woody and the three other tracks lining their facilities.
The Wild Woody is an elevated wooden go-karting track that leads visitors up three and a half stories before circling back to the starting line, where they will be met with an exciting drop.
The Family Track, Kiddie Karts, and Rookie Track offer varying degrees of adrenaline-pumping racing for drivers of all ages and skill levels.
9. Lazerport Fun Center
A massive park with plenty of attractions for the whole family, the Lazerport Fun Center’s most significant draw is its elevated Lazerport Go-Kart Track.
Standing 50 feet tall, the track is the highest in Pigeon Forge and features inclines and drops along a 40-foot hill. Combined with steep twists, spirals, and plunges, the Lazerport Go-Kart Track is perfect for the most daring adrenaline junkies.
For those opting to skip the go-kart track or for those that want even more fun, the Lazerport Fun Center also features an onsite golf course and laser tag.
10. Ripley’s Super Fun Park
The newest addition to Pigeon Forge’s go-karts, the Ripley’s Super Fun Park offers a variety of entertainment activities, including balloon spinners, Woody, the carousel, and bumper cars.
Ripley’s Super Fun Park offers a slower racing experience, one of the best go-karting tracks in Pigeon Forge for children 12 and under, and is a fantastic destination for bringing the kids or even celebrating a birthday.