The Island

The Island, which is located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, will be open to the public Friday, June 21st. The Island will feature retail stores, restaurants and a 200 foot observations wheel. The 22 – acre development will open Phase 1 Friday and will feature businesses such Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Timberwood Grill, Mellow Mushroom along with The Island Trading Post and The Great Smoky Mountain Gift Shop. Phase 2 of the development is set to open in 2014 and feature a 2.7 million fountain along with a 132 room four star hotel. The main focal point of the island is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. The wheel gives riders a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains in a gondola that seats 6-8 guests and is climate controlled. The ride itself is 20 minutes and lights up at night with over 1 million in LED lights. Come out and experience the newest adventure in Pigeon Forge.

The Island is located at 130 The Island Drive in Pigeon Forge. Starting June 21, it will open at 10am. For more information visit : or visit Facebook at

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