Family Activities:

The Island in Pigeon Forge


The Island in Pigeon Forge

131 Island Dr., Pigeon Forge, TN

The Island in Pigeon Forge is an entertainment complex with restaurants, retail shops, attractions and even a hotel. It is home to The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, which provides amazing views of the Smoky Mountains.


Other attractions include Island Show Fountain, 7D Dark Ride Adventure, Arcade City and Old Time Photos. Little ones can enjoy the park’s tame rides — Lil’ Ribbits, The Flying Horse Carousel and Happy Swing, to name a few.


The complex has a total of 18 restaurants, ranging from quick-service stops like Cinnabon and Auntie Anne’s to fun, full-service restaurants like Dick’s Last Resort and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen.

Retail Shops

The complex touts more than three dozen retail stores, such as Big Rock Candy Kitchen, Build-A-Bear Workshop and The Toychest Company.


The Margaritaville Island Hotel largely caters to adults, with frozen drink makers offered in all guestrooms. The location by restaurants, shops and attractions, however, makes it an ideal spot for families, as do the in-room mini-fridges and outdoor pool.