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The Island in Pigeon Forge

131 Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-5283
+1 865-286-0119
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A beautiful area

This is a must go to place, you will want to make sure you ride the beautiful Farris wheel where... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The Island

The Island is a Great place to visit. The music is very good and my whole family liked the music... read more

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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!
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ferris wheel” (797 reviews)
“rocking chairs” (425 reviews)
“water show” (340 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
131 Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-5283
+1 865-286-0119
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a must go to place, you will want to make sure you ride the beautiful Farris wheel where you can make beautiful pictures

Thank greeneyedlady4389
Reviewed yesterday

The Island is a Great place to visit. The music is very good and my whole family liked the music. The water show is fantastic with all the different colors and it reacts to the music being played and best of all its FREE. Definitely...More

Thank bushwacker24340
Reviewed yesterday

This is the best thing to happen to the area in years. It is so nice to have a place to go to kill some time in the evenings in Pigeon Forge. This entertainment complex is well done with some rides for the kids, arcade,...More

Thank NegrilBride
Reviewed yesterday

It is a little touristy, but it is still a great place to visit and lots of shops and rides. They also offer moonshine tastings. It offers something different for everyone in the family. Paula Deen's restaurant is also here. In the giant Ferris wheel...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stayed in Pigeon Forge to go to Dollywood. On one of the nights we went to The Island. It has a lot of rides and shops so we thought it would be fun. Be prepared to spend a lot of money. This place is...More

Thank T K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did some shopping while we were there and loved watching the water dance to music. We also liked hanging out at the fire pit and visiting margaritaville.

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very touristy. The water fountain set to music is pretty cool. Moonshine and wine tasting are ok. They now charge charge a fee to taste, but you can get that back with a credit toward a purchase. Worth a visit. If you have kids be...More

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit with something to do for the whole family. We enjoy the arcade and watching the fountain show. You definitely want to make this a stop on your next trip Pigeon Forge.

Thank D1540GNstephaniec
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect place to do it all. Shopping, restaurants, arcade, escape room, fountain, the giant wheel, ropes course, too much too list it all. Very well maintained, clean, well staffed, trolley to the parking. Something for everyone.

Thank 1979Charlee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the Island on our visit to Pigeon Forge. Have been here several times since it opened, and each time there has been something new. Our main reason for going here was to go to the Paula Deen restaurant. There are several restaurants in...More

Thank Dale W
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Sharyn Ann S
What time of day is the least busiest?
June 19, 2017|
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Response from CSHebert | Reviewed this property |
We just went a few days ago (at different times of the day) and I found that the earlier you go the better. There wasn't a wait for the lunch times at a couple restaurants but at dinner there was wait of about an hour... More
Hello! I've never been to Pigeon Forge and I came across The Island when looking for things to do. It looks like a lot of fun! I hope this isn't a dumb question, but is it free to enter The Island? Also, where do you park?
June 15, 2017|
Response from Keshia W |
yes, its free to enter. and follow the signs park in back, remember where y'all parked and go to the trolley stop and it will pick you up and take you to the island! tons of fun to be had!!
Holly W
how long does it take to load and unload the Ferris wheel typically?
June 9, 2017|
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Response from smokymountsinmama | Reviewed this property |
Not long and the view is so beautiful you won't mind the wait.