The premier destination for fun in the Smoky Mountains is The Island in Pigeon Forge, a massive shopping, dining and entertainment complex with activities for guests of all ages! There is plenty of free parking and no admission fee, and the best part is that the complex is just minutes from the Park Grove Inn! Here are the top 4 fun things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge:
1. Enjoy a Delicious Southern Meal
If you want to enjoy a delicious Southern meal and other unique dining options, check out the restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge! One of the highlights is Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, where classic Deen family recipes are served family style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Another popular dining establishment is Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which transports you from the Smoky Mountains to the islands with warm tropical colors and a laid back atmosphere. There are also dozens of other eateries to choose from, including the Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill, Dick’s Last Resort and Poynor’s Pommes Frites.
2. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Enjoy fantastic views of Pigeon Forge and the Smokies from the top of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel sits at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is the centerpiece to The Island in Pigeon Forge. Each of the all-glass gondolas provides a comfortable ride for up to 8 guests, or you can purchase a VIP ticket to have your very own gondola! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is in operation during the day and at night, so be sure to check out the day/night combo ticket so that you can ride twice for two completely different experiences!
3. Watch The Island Show Fountain
Another one of the best things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge is to watch The Island Show Fountain, a stunning presentation of water dance and light that is choreographed to 14 pieces of music! This free show features over 89 vertical nozzles that create movement while 6 motion-based nozzles produce water sprays that swirl to the music. As if that wasn’t enough, there is a geyser nozzle that blasts water 60 feet into the air for added excitement! The Island Show Fountain performs daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with shows starting every 30 minutes at the top of each hour.
4. Browse the Shops
If are you looking for the perfect Smoky Mountain souvenir, browse the shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge! There are over 60 unique and specialty shops to explore, with everything from adult apparel and framed artwork to housewares and tasty treats! Don’t forget to stop into Emery’s 5 & 10, which is the oldest family owned 5 & 10 store in the USA! Other stores include the Big Rock Candy Kitchen, Christmas and More, Doc’s Magic Shop, Patriot Peddler, The Island Tiki General Store and The Island Trading Post.
Check out all of the information about the things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge from the Park Grove Inn and plan your vacation to our Pigeon Forge hotel today! We look forward to seeing you soon!