The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Island in Pigeon Forge
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The Island in Pigeon Forge is a 23-acre entertainment destination offering families affordable fun, both night and day. As one of the newest, most unique shopping, dining and entertainment complexes in Pigeon Forge, The Island offers fun for all ages and occasions, whether you're on a family vacation, a day trip with friends or your honeymoon. The Island is home to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant, the Margaritaville Island Hotel, Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, and many more must-see attractions in Pigeon Forge. Showcased by The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high observation wheel, and a multi-million dollar show fountain programed to perform to light and sound, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a must-stop on your next trip to East Tennessee!
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ramblindan2017
LaSalle, Canada106 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited the Island twice during our stay. Once during the day and again at night to watch the fountain which is the focal point of the Island. It was nice to have free parking as almost everywhere in Gatlinburg your paying twenty dollars to park. lots of shops selling many different items. We liked the bluegrass band that would play in front of The old Smoky Moonshine store and would draw a crowd every time they would play. The one issue we found was the tram system that would pick you up and drop you off in the parking lot at tram stops. They would over load them and at one point the driver drove right passed our stop and we ended up back where we got on and had to walk back to our vehicle anyway. Other than that it is a must visit area and has something for everyone.
Written August 26, 2022
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Thank you so much for coming to visit us at The Island and for your feedback. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 29, 2022
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Ana Q
4 contributions
Jul 2022
We went on weekdays and it was slammed busy each day and time we went (afternoon/evening). Cool stuff to look at a few amusement rides for kids. If you plan on eating there I would suggest going about an hour in advance just to check in because wait times were that long every time we went.
Written July 20, 2022
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Michelle
Inverness, FL50 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Visited in Dec 2022 with our family. It was super busy and packed with people! Better dates would be after the Christmas and new year celebration unless that is why you are going.
There’s some great restaurants there but the wait was at 2 hours for seating if you were early bird for all restaurants there.
Our kids enjoyed the ropes which was about $40 total for them to climb. The stores were nice and at the time we were there, there was live music and seating. There is a hotel at the island but not sure how enjoyable it is with so many people.
Walking around the island was fun.
Parking is busy and typically full.
If you don’t stay at the vital on premises but want to go to the island stay at the homes 2 suites across from it and walk to the island.

My suggestion would be for the island to copy Disney world and make some more side walks for families.
It seemed dangerous with all the cars trying to park and people crossing from one side to another.
Written January 9, 2023
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Hi, Wontstopmovin! We're so grateful that you chose to share your feedback with us. It's our pleasure to serve awesome guests like you! We can't wait to have you back on The Island with us again soon!
Written January 10, 2023
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JiminSOMD
Lusby21 contributions
Jul 2022
There are so many things that you can do at the Island. Many shops have a military discount, which is great. For the kids, there is a $35 ride pass for many of the rides there and the next day is free (2-day pass). For adults there is the moon shine tasting with your $5 fee for tasting actually going towards a future purchase, as you get a $5 off coupon and can use 2 coupons in a single purchase. They also have a military discount and most evenings there is live music just outside. If you like puzzles, there is a store that is just for you. Parking is free and there is a tram to pick you up and drop you off when you are done.
Written July 19, 2022
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sonny4him
Crossville, TN14 contributions
May 2022
We went there when crowds were light and the weather was perfect. Early May 2022. We had fun strolling around in and out all the shops and of course an evening ride on the Ferris wheel, beautiful views, lot's of fun. We personally like to avoid crowds and we did on this trip. Parking is free and they even have a trolley from the parking area to the park itself, but if you don't want to wait for it (we didn't wait) the walk is not far at all and a bit scenic too. Note: as with any amusement area things can add up quickly money wise so be aware. On a good note: there is not only free parking, but no 'admission' fee to gain access onto the Island, that's good! We stopped for some pizza/ wings/ Margaretta's and a calzone at the 'Mellow Mushroom' eatery. Food was good, drinks were good and if you keep the cup your 2nd alcoholic beverage is half price. Another tip, be aware of opening and closing times whatever you do in this area, trust me on this, just check ahead of time. We do highly recommend a day at this place (The Island) and remember there is so much more to do in this area to have fun, be entertained, shop and eat!
Written May 8, 2022
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Andrew C
Briceville, TN10 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Both the Island and the city of Pigeon Forge need to take some of the millions of tourists dollars they bring in and improve their cellular availability networks. For being a tourist destination and not being able to get a signal in 99% of the city or The Island is in my opinion a way for them to slap you in the face. Give us your money while we charge you 3 to 4 times a decent price BUT DON’T expect anything in return.
Written December 11, 2022
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Thank you very much for your feedback. We always prioritize guest satisfaction, and will certainly use this information to improve moving forward. Please come back and see us again soon!
Written December 12, 2022
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SS_Forever
Dallas, TX382 contributions
Oct 2022
The Day we visited in Late Oct was very chilly so not many people. Lots of shops to explore. Keep in mind it is an outdoor area and distance from parking lot is a good walk.

Not sure I would enjoy it if super packed with people but would be a great location for a family to go and something for everyone.
Written November 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting The Island and for your feedback. We hope to have you back again with us very soon!
Written November 9, 2022
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Brandi C
Raleigh, NC67 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Nice, clean area to walk around and enjoy shopping, ice cream and a few rides. The Island is not a vast outdoor area, yet nice for an evening stroll. There are very few restaurants if you're looking for a sit down dinner. Not a wide variety shopping, but still numerous stores that were interesting. Kid rides will cost you $5 or more.
Perhaps the best part of The Island is the fountain at the center with lighting and bluegrass music off to the side. Plenty of seating surrounding the fountain, but on a Saturday evening around 8pm it was full.
If you're looking for more interesting shops and dining, I would recommend downtown Gatlinburg.
Written August 26, 2021
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LovesToTravel31
Rocky River, OH100 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
If you’ve been to Downtown Disney or City Walk at Universal, The Island will feel very familiar. Very crowded and overpriced with the same types of stores and chain restaurants you would find at other similar tourist locations. On the plus side, as an outdoor shopping and dining complex, it’s set up well for walking and parking is free. If you’re looking for a bit of sensory overload and a way to spend the money you saved after a day of hiking in the Smokies, this place will do the trick.
Written April 6, 2021
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busk911
Whitehall, PA78 contributions
May 2022
The Island has such a neat vibe!!!! A nice variety of stores and restaurants. The fountain show was unique to watch. Ole Smoky Moonshine has live bands which you can sit on oversized rockers to listen to them. Definitely go in the evening when the place is lit up - it is beautiful! Parking is Free, Admission is Free - - it's just a cool place to go spend some time at!
Written May 10, 2022
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