The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the most entertaining spots throughout the city, the entire 23-acre property full of affordable fun for the whole family! This entertainment destination holds ample shopping and dining opportunities, plus fun things like the multi-million dollar show fountain, on-site ropes course, and piece de resistance, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This 200-foot high wheel features several climate-controlled gondolas perfect for viewing the Smoky Mountains any time of the day, and year for that matter! It will be easy to see why many people call the Island the ‘premier family fun and entertainment destination in the Smoky Mountains’, as well as the ‘best in Eastern Tennessee Entertainment.’
As far as food goes here you will not be lacking in options, one of the most popular eateries being Paula Deen's Family Kitchen. This family-style dining experience allows your group to choose 3 entrees and 4 sides, the meal served from a rotating tabletop in front of you. Enjoy fried chicken, pot roast, pork chops, meatloaf, spare ribs, catfish, or chicken and dumplings, paired with classic southern sides and served with your choice of one individual dessert per person.
After filling your belly fill your shopping bags as you peruse over 60 different unique shops, each selling items ranging from unique apparel and jewelry to regional art and gifts. You can even stay here on the Island, at the onsite Margaritaville Island Hotel.
As mentioned before, entertainment is key, which is why we encourage you to save plenty of time to check out all the various rides and attractions, dinner shows, holiday events, and adventure opportunities. There are 30 different elements, 2 different zip lines, and even a simulated free fall and gem panning activities here, all for under 10 dollars!
(This is an excellent option for performance groups, in particular, the entire entertainment complex full of stages and performing opportunities)!