The Island Has Opened The Wheel and Rides Along with Shops & Restaurants!

As of July 1st: Businesses in the Great Smoky Mountain region are open. Face masks may be required at specific retailers. We recommend contacting the business directly for any questions regarding safety measures and updates.

The Island in Pigeon Forge has opened all rides including the popular Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! The Island has also opened its retail stores and restaurants to guests. We know you’re excited to get back to those beautiful dancing fountains, unique shopping, and the family friendly experience that is made here. The Island is a staple attraction in Pigeon Forge seeing millions of visitors to the area. Home to Margaritaville Island Hotel and restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and store and even an Ole Smoky Distillery and stage! Visitors can expect all the beauty of The Island with new additions coming in 2020!

The health and safety of visitors is very important. The Island in Pigeon Forge will be following the state guidelines as well as all recommendations given by the CDC and the Tennessee Pledge for each business operation.


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The Island Retail Shops and Restaurants Now Open


Retail Stores




General Business Guidelines

Visitors, guests, and locals can rest assured knowing that business guidelines have been set in order to keep everyone safe in the continued fight against COVID-19. Continuous illness screenings, disinfection practices and cleanliness of all workplaces will help to protect not only guests, but also the employees. The CDC still urges those who go out to wear protective face coverings and to check frequently with your local government to see updates on these guidelines.

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