island in pigeon forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge is not only a massive shopping and dining destination, but a perfect place for families to spend the day! There are tons of fun activities for the whole family, and the best part is that it is all just minutes from the Vacation Lodge! Here are the top 4 family-friendly things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge:

1. Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The IslandIf you have never been to The Island in Pigeon Forge, just look for the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel while driving down the Parkway! This 200 foot tall Ferris wheel is one of the tallest attractions in the southeast and provides incredible views of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! Each of the comfortable glass gondolas can seat up to 8 guests, so bring the whole family along for a ride into the sky! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is open both during the daylight hours and at night, so be sure to ride twice for two completely different experiences!

2. Island Bumper Cars

Another one of the family-friendly things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge is the Island Bumper Cars! This fun attraction takes the classic bumper cars experience to the next level with an innovative design that features circular shaped cars and dual lever steering controls! This allows you to go in any direction that you want, or you can just sit there and spin in circles! The lack of traditional foot pedals makes it easy for most young kids to participate in the fun with their parents. As a bonus, the Island Bumpers Cars feature flashing LED lights that add even more excitement to the experience!

3. The Island Show Fountain

fountain at the island in pigeon forgeOne of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge is The Island Show Fountain, an amazing free fountain show that is perfectly choreographed to 14 pieces of music. The show features over 89 vertical nozzles to create lively movement, while 6 motion-based nozzles create graceful water sprays that swirl around to the music. Finally, a power geyser nozzle shoots water 60 feet into the air! The Island Show Fountain plays daily from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., with shows approximately every 30 minutes at the top of each hour.

4. Island Mirror Maze

See if you have what it takes to find your way through the Island Mirror Maze, which is one of the largest mirror maze attractions in the country! You and your family will get lost in the fun as you navigate over 3,000 feet of countless reflections, twists and turns, and tricky dead ends! As if that doesn’t sound challenging enough, you can also try the Vault Laser Maze Challenge. This side attraction forces you to jump, crawl and bend your way through a network of lasers to break the record and achieve a top spot on the leaderboards!

Check out all of our rooms and suites in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay near these family-friendly things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge! We hope to see you soon at the Vacation Lodge!