Explore The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

The Island in Pigeon Forge beckons you to eat, shop and play, all at one 23-acre facility where the whole family can spend hours--or days. What should you expect when you visit The Island? 

Eat Fantastic Foods

The options for fueling up on your favorite foods are huge. Want a sit-down meal? Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen dishes up hot Southern classics with hearty side dishes and decadent, homemade desserts. Margaritaville’s menu offers something for everyone and its atmosphere is pure, relaxed island time. For food with a side of sarcasm and a helping of humor, try Dick’s Last Resort, famed for its sassy service. PIzza lovers should try Mellow Mushroom PIzza’s hand-tossed pies and craft beers.

Specialty shops are ready to indulge every craving. Gourmet popcorn or hot pretzels? Lemonade or daiquiris? Ice cream or cookies? Why choose when you can try them all? 

Shop for Unique Gifts

The Island has more than 40 stores, but a number doesn’t tell the whole story. These shops will surprise you with their eclectic selections.

Here are just a few: The Beef Jerky Experience promises--well, the name says it all! At Kryptonite Character Store, browse pop culture goods based on movies, TV, anime, cartoons and comics. Visit Hand Blown Glass Gift Gallery for delicate souvenirs from dedicated artisans. If you’re seeking a memorable local gift, take home Tennessee moonshine from Ole Smoky Moonshine or locally made wines from Bootleggers Winery. 

Whether you want cigars or candy, toys or sunglasses, puzzles or honey, The Island’s boutiques will fulfill your wishes. 

Enjoy Rides and Games

Entertainment for kids, teens and adults abounds at The Island. Start with Alcatraz East Crime Museum, 25,000 square feet of fascinating, chilling exhibits on crime scene investigation, law enforcement, and the history of crime. 

Play the latest games at The Island’s arcade. Challenge yourself with laser tag or the escape room game. Bumper cars, a mirror maze, a carousel and a kids’ roller coaster add to the fun. The Skytrail Explorer ropes course is three stories of adventure with 30 elements and two ziplines.

The Island’s iconic symbol is the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-high Ferris wheel with glass-enclosed gondolas giving you spectacular views of the mountains. 

Open every day, all year, The Island is a destination where the whole family can have fun. Be sure to find a Pigeon Forge vacation cabin close to The Island!