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The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge TN Opening Summer 2013

The Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee is a truly beautiful destination, and for attractions, shopping, dining, and lodging, you will want to look in Pigeon Forge TN. The shopping, attractions, dining, shows, and lodging of Pigeon Forge have become a vacation destination for families, couples, and retreats. Pigeon Forge TN is having the largest expansion it has ever seen in one season with a single site opening to offer over 300,000 square feet of entertainment, shopping, dining, show fountains and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, all in The Island at Pigeon Forge.

Creating a new excitement with a focus on family entertainment for all ages The Island at Pigeon Forge TN is a great addition to the area for those that have come to love the vacation destination spot. The size of the development has been made to create the feeling of an entire town with shopping, entertainment and dining options to please the entire family all in one area.

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Great Smoky Mountain WheelThe Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island at Pigeon Forge takes the spotlight being visible far before you reach the development but even greater is the view of the Great Smoky Mountains area that it offers its riders.  The tallest attraction for the area standing 200 feet high and designed with LED lights that creates a spectacular show in the evenings fascinating viewers.  Better than the view of just admiring the attraction and its light show is the picture perfect view while riding in one of the all glass gondolas seeing beyond Pigeon Forge TN looking toward mountain ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Each completely glass gondola seats 6-8 people taking you for an 8-10 minute ride. With a completely smooth and steady ride it will be safe and comfortable for all ages wishing to ride.  Tickets are sold on site and while reservations are not available if you really want to skip the line and have twice the length for your ride then you can purchase a VIP ticket that gives many extras to your experience.

More Things to Do at The Island

While the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel make take the spot light it is not the only part of The Islands at Pigeon Forge that brings an electric energy to the evening fascinating viewers with a light show.  Spectacular show fountains artistically coordinate the water fountains to music and lights to create a fabulous show. At The Island, you will also find a variety of other exciting attractions, delicious restaurants, and thrilling shops for all your Smoky Mountain souvenirs.

island show fountain in pigeon forgeWith the opening of The Island at Pigeon Forge TN Summer 2013 you will be able to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, show fountains, shopping, dining and entertaining options.  Very soon lodging options onsite will be opening Spring 2014 to allow you to stay right in the middle of the entertainment.

While you wait for The Island in Pigeon Forge TN to open, be sure to check out more things to do in the area.


  • Avatar for Tammi Smith

    Is the Island free to the public to enter? Or do you have to pay to get on the island.?

    April 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm
  • Avatar for Ralph Hofer
    Ralph Hofer

    What is the status of Margaritaville coming to the island?

    April 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  • Avatar for Mary Akin
    Mary Akin

    where is The Island located?

    August 7, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    • Avatar for Emily Wolff
      Emily Wolff

      Hey Mary! The Island is located in Pigeon Forge at 131 Island Drive. It is located just off the Parkway (you can see the giant Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island from many locations on the Parkway). You turn at Traffic Light 3A.

      August 8, 2017 at 2:52 am

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