When you come to Pigeon Forge, The Island is your one-stop shop for family adventures and fun. And with the wide variety of exciting things to do at The Island, you won’t need to wonder how you are going to keep everyone in your group entertained—no matter their age! Check out our lists below for some mainstay attractions and come-and-go events you’ll find at The Island.
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel—This impressive 200-foot wheel will be the first thing you’ll notice when you pull up to The Island. Called the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, this towering structure sits at the foot of the most visited National Park in the U.S.—the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! You’ll get a view of this park like no other when you sit atop this giant wheel, which opened in 2013. It stands today as one of the tallest attractions in the entire Southeast, and its comfortable all-glass gondolas can seat up to eight guests.
The Island Show Fountain—Day or night, you can watch the stunning water and lights show at The Island. Their state-of-the-art, multi-tiered water fountain show plays approximately every 30 minutes Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The water dance is choreographed to 14 pieces of music, and the show is created by an impressive amount of vertical nozzles—89 to be exact! These create a graceful water display alongside a geyser that shoots water 60 feet into the air!
The Island Ropes Course—Come check out the recently opened Ropes Course in The Island for fun high above The Island! This ropes course has two different options for you to choose from. For those less than 48 inches tall, you have the Sky Tykes course, which has nine different elements and room for parents to walk on the ground beside their child to help them along the way. For adults and older children, there is the Sky Trail Explorer course. This course has 30 different elements, two zip lines, and one simulated free fall. And what’s even better—there’s no time limit for how long you can stay and play in these exciting exhibits!
The Escape Game—A sure crowd pleaser in The Island is the Escape Game. This real life adventure game is designed for small groups of two to eight people. You will work together to test your skills and intellect and try to escape from a locked room. This game involves finding clues, solving puzzles, and lots of cooperation—it’s a great way to really get to know and make some awesome memories with your group in Pigeon Forge!
Arcade City—For a fun time that everyone can enjoy (because you don’t have to worry about any age or height restrictions), come to Arcade City in The Island! Arcade City is loaded with state-of-the-art games for people of all ages. And everything is family friendly as well as eco friendly—they use a reloadable card system instead of tokens or tickets. Come check out the latest games and a whole collection of exciting prizes in Pigeon Forge!
7D Dark Ride Adventure—If you’re looking for something truly unique to do in Pigeon Forge, be sure to try the 7D Dark Ride Adventure at The Island. This ride combines the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster with the excitement of an interactive shooting gallery for a 3D experience you’ll never forget! Bring your friends and family and see who can get the highest score on the 7D Dark Ride Adventure.
Ole Smoky Live Music—Kick back and enjoy a night of live music at the Ole Smoky Barn stage at The Island this summer. This recurring event is completely FREE and takes place from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. with each evening featuring a different artist. Recent guests to the Ole Smoky Barn stage include:
- Firewater Junction
- The Darrell Webb Band
Margaritaville Live Music—Another great music venue to check out at The Island is the Margaritaville stage, where you can find live music every night from 8 to 11 p.m. Recent artists to this stage include:
- Sunburned Willy
- Mike Archer
- Chad McWilliams
- K-Town Mafia
- and more!
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