Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
February 3, 2022

While driving along the Pigeon Forge Parkway, there is a good chance you’ve spotted the ferris wheel at The Island! This amazing 200 foot tall attraction is an iconic structure in Pigeon Forge and stands as one of the tallest rides in the Southeast! Don’t miss your chance to hop aboard one of the glass gondolas to experience a bird’s eye view of the Smokies! Here are the top 4 reasons to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel in Pigeon Forge:

1. Unique Aerial Perspective of the Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

The Smokies are certainly breathtaking from ground level, but just wait until you see them from the top of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! You’ll want to bring your camera along to capture the unique aerial perspective of the mountains and take a few photos of your family and friends in the gondola! The attraction is open all year long for your enjoyment, so come during the winter to see snow capped mountains or visit in autumn to witness the spectacular fall foliage!

2. Fun for All Ages from Kids to Grandparents

Another one of the top reasons to ride the ferris wheel is because it is fun for all ages, so bring everyone from the kids to the grandparents! There is even a nice discount on tickets for children ages 3 to 11 and seniors ages 60 and over! There are no restrictions for riding this attraction and it is even wheelchair accessible! We’re sure that the ride to the top will become a highlight of your Pigeon Forge vacation and your family will be talking about the experience long after the ride is over!

3. Affordable Pricing

ferris wheel at The Island

The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is an affordable attraction that is easy on your budget! If you want to ride the attraction both during the day and at night (and we suggest that you do!), you can purchase a special combo ticket at a discounted rate. Be sure to browse through the latest coupons at The Island in Pigeon Forge because there is often a discount for the wheel. If you are planning to ride some of the other attractions at The Island, the best value is the Unlimited Rides Pass that includes 48 hours of rides at one low price!

4. Perfect Date Night Idea

If you are on vacation in Pigeon Forge with your sweetheart, the ferris wheel is the perfect date night idea! After all, there is just something romantic about being under the stars and floating above the lights at The Island in Pigeon Forge at night! While you are there, you can make an entire evening out of your visit by having dinner at one of the many fun restaurants and browsing through all of the unique speciality shops!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon!