When visitors stay with us, they love to take advantage of the great location. While they enjoy the beautiful natural scenery around their cabins, they love that they are also just a short drive away from all the attractions in the city. The Island in Pigeon Forge is one of the fun areas in town! Learn more about it by exploring our list of 4 great attractions at The Island in Pigeon Forge:
1. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel acts as the centerpiece of The Island in Pigeon Forge. It is one of the tallest attractions in the southeast. Riders sit in an all-glass gondola as the wheel climbs all the way to the top, up to 200 feet in the air! It offers a breathtaking view of Pigeon Forge’s crown jewel: The Great Smoky Mountains.
2. The Escape Game
Another great activity at The Island in Pigeon Forge is The Escape Game . You and a team of up to 8 players work together to escape a room by solving puzzles and finding clues! There are 5 unique stories to choose from, and each room is decorated to fit its respective theme. For example, in Gold Rush, you have to find a valuable gold stash in an 1800’s town. In Mission: Mars, you have to fix a broken spacecraft in order to get home to Earth. In each story, everyone must work together to achieve a common goal. This makes it a great team building activity for your travel group.
3. SkyFly: Soar America
At SkyFly: Soar America , you can see some of our country’s most beautiful landmarks without having to go far or paying for a plane ticket. Visitors sit with their feet dangling in front of a 50-foot spherical screen. It is meant to imitate the feeling of flying and offer a bird’s eye view of the natural scenery. Some of the places you’ll “visit” include Mount Rushmore in North Dakota and Yosemite National Park in California. You can even see Tennessee’s very own Great Smoky Mountains and the Bristol Motor Speedway. This film is combined with special effects, such as wind, mist, and scents, to make the experience even more immersive.
4. Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is a unique museum in Pigeon Forge. It is named after the famous military fort and maximum security prison in California. Inside, visitors can go through the interactive exhibits and learn about the history of crime in the United States. There are many different aspects to choose from. For example, you can go into the museum’s full-scale model police station to learn about the consequences of crimes. Get your fingerprint and mugshot taken, sit in a jail cell, and more! Additionally, learn about the different forensic techniques used to solve a crime in another exhibit, such as fingerprinting and facial reconstruction. You can even see them in action as you solve a murder in a lifelike crime scene. While you’re at this exhibit, you can also learn more about autopsies and read up on some of America’s cold cases. Other highlights of the Alcatraz East Crime Museum include an Artifacts Center where you’ll find belongings from some of America’s most infamous criminals like Ted Bundy!
There are a lot of fun attractions at The Island in Pigeon Forge! Learn more about the activities in the area when you explore our list of 4 can’t-miss things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!