Pigeon Forge at Night: Where to Find the Fun

Amusement park with ferris wheel and roller coaster at nightThere are plenty of things to do in Pigeon Forge to fill your days full of great attractions and restaurants, but what do visitors do at night? One particular attraction has become a popular destination for locals and visitors since it opened in the summer of 2013. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge stands out as one of the best things to do when the sun goes down on your vacation!

The Pigeon Forge attraction features 42 climate-controlled glass gondolas. Each gondola will seat up to eight people, so the entire family can ride together! When you ride the wheel, you will experience a ride that reaches approximately 20 stories high! When you ride at night, you will be a part of a 24,000 square-foot LED light show. You will also be able to experience a panoramic view all of the sparkling lights the stretch across the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

The Pigeon Forge attraction is located at the Island in Pigeon Forge, between traffic lights #3 and #5 on the Parkway. To ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, adults cost $13, children ages 3-11 cost $9 and children two and under are free. They offer a senior price, for those ages 60 and older, the cost is $11. Group discounts are available as well. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is open from 10 a.m.- 12 a.m. daily, perfect for those late nights in Pigeon Forge!

After spending your evening riding the Pigeon Forge attraction, you can relax and gaze at the stars through the Smoky Mountains when you stay in one of Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals’ Pigeon Forge cabins. You can take a seat on the porch or settle down in the hot tub when you arrive back to the cabin. To start planning your trip, give us a call at (800) 953-5655.