4 Can’t-Miss Attractions at The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of Pigeon Forge’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment districts. With all of the incredible sights and activities, it’s easy enough to stay entertained for hours on end. And amidst all the excitement, there are a few attractions at The Island you definitely won’t want to miss out on.
1. Ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
The most eye-catching landmark at The Island is The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. At over 200 feet tall, this incredible Ferris wheel towers over the rest of the hotels, restaurants and shops at The Island.
As you ride on this Ferris wheel, you’ll get to take in stunning views of The Island, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the greater Pigeon Forge area. And even when you’re not on board, you’ll still get to enjoy the beauty of this landmark, thanks to its one million colorful lights.
2. Watch The Island Fountain Show
Swing by The Island’s lake for a spectacular water show with lights, music, and dancing fountains galore! This one fountain contains a whopping 89 nozzles that can shoot over 60 feet into the air. And when they’re all synchronized, it creates an absolutely captivating performance for visitors of all ages.
The Island Fountain Show takes place every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, so you’ll have plenty of chances to see this incredible water performance.
3. Spend a Day at the Arcade
The Island is home to Arcade City, one of the coolest arcades in the South. Whatever game you have in mind – from skeeball to crane machines to basketball – you can play it here. You can even search for Toto in the crowd-favorite Wizard of Oz game! And don’t forget to swap out your tickets for some epic arcade prizes.
4. Get a Taste for Southern Flavor
Stay fueled up during your day of fun at The Island with a variety of snacking, drinking and dining options. Sip on some homemade lemonade from Bill’s Lemonade or craft beer from a local favorite, Yee-Haw Brewing Company. For the sugar craving, head to the Big Rock Candy Kitchen or The Fudgery. If you’re looking for something a bit more filling, be sure to check out Mellow Mushroom for hand-tossed pizza or the obligatory Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. Happy eating!
Check Inn at Margaritaville Island Inn
If you’re looking for a hotel near The Island in Pigeon Forge, look no further than the Margaritaville Island Inn Pigeon Forge! Our island-inspired rooms and suites are as close to the excitement of The Island as you can get. Plus, when you stay with us, enjoy free hotel breakfast so you can start every day fueled for adventure and family-friendly fun.