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Top 4 Fun Things to Do at The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the top destinations in the Smokies, as it contains fun activities for guests of all ages! Whether you want to enjoy a delicious Southern meal, purchase souvenirs or play the latest arcade games, you can do it all at The Island! This massive shopping, dining and entertainment complex is the perfect place to spend the day with your family and friends! Here are the top 4 fun things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge:

1. Experience the Amusement Rides

The Island in Pigeon Forge features an exciting collection of amusement rides, including the Island Bumper Cars, the Flying Horse Carousel and the Twist N’ Shout two-story freefall ride! The newest attraction is the Spinning Parrots Coaster, a unique roller coaster with a figure-eight track design and free spinning vehicles. Be sure not to miss the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-feet-tall ferris wheel with stunning views of the Smokies!

2. Enjoy a Delicious MealPaula Deen's Kitchen

Another one of the fun things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge is to eat! There are over a dozen restaurants at The Island, ranging from full-service restaurants to convenient counter service options. One of the highlights is Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, where you can enjoy classic Deen family recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other popular restaurants include Margaritaville, Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill and Dick’s Last Resort.

3. Shop Until You Drop

There are more than 60 retail and specialty stores at The Island, making it your one-stop shopping destination in Pigeon Forge! You can find everything from adult apparel and jewelry to Smoky Mountain souvenirs for your friends back home. You can even visit Emery’s 5 & 10, which is the oldest family-owned 5 & 10 store in the United States! Some of the other top stores include the Build-a-Bear Workshop, Patriot Peddler and the Island Tiki General Store.

Island fountains4. Experience the Show Fountain

No visit to The Island in Pigeon Forge is complete without watching The Island Show Fountain! This free state-of-the-art show fountain features a dazzling presentation of water dance and light that is perfectly choreographed to 14 pieces of music! The show plays approximately every 30 minutes at the top of each hour from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.. You can catch a daytime performance then come back at night to see the lighted fountain show!

Where to Stay

Stay close to all of the action at The Island in Pigeon Forge with a vacation with us! Our lovely cabins feature stunning mountain views and have all the amenities you need for a wonderful getaway to the Smokies! Our cabins feature full kitchens, hot tubs, game rooms and everything else you need for a vacation to Smoky Mountains!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your vacation near all these fun things to do at the Island in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals!