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the island in pigeon forge at night

If you thought that The Island in Pigeon Forge was an exciting destination in the daytime, just wait until you visit at night! This popular shopping, dining, and entertainment complex has all types of activities to enjoy during the evening hours, making it the perfect place to end a fun-filled day in the Smokies! Here are the top 4 reasons why you should visit The Island in Pigeon Forge at night:

1. See The Island Show Fountain

the island in pigeon forge at nightThe Island Show Fountain is a state-of-the-art fountain show that is choreographed to 14 pieces of music, and the best part is you can watch the show for free! There are over 89 nozzles to help create the performance, including a geyser in the center of the fountain that shoots water 60 feet into the air! While there are performances every 30 minutes throughout the day, the night time shows are even more impressive as colored lights are added to the presentation! You can stand to watch the show or arrive early to grab one of the large rocking chairs around the fountain!

2. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Another top reason why you should visit The Island in Pigeon Forge at night is to take a spin on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This 200-foot-tall ferris wheel is the centerpiece to The Island and stands as one of the tallest attractions in the southeast! The all-glass gondolas offer stunning views of the Smokies during the daytime, but there is nothing like a ride at night when the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is all lit up! You can even ride both times by purchasing one of the special day/night combo tickets!

3. Relaxing Dinner With Family and Friends

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After a busy day of exploring the Smoky Mountains, enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge! You will find a variety of dining options for all tastes, ranging from full service restaurants to counter service options for a delicious snack! Some of the popular restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge include Dick’s Last Resort, Mellow Mushroom, Timberwood Grill, and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. If you prefer a tasty treat, check out Auntie Anne’s, the Fudgery, The Island Creamery, or the Yee Haw Snack Shack!

4. Late Night Shopping Opportunity

If you love to shop until you drop, you will love the evening shopping opportunities at The Island in Pigeon Forge! The evening hours are a wonderful time to explore all of The Island’s specialty shops, and many of the stores are open as late as 11 pm during peak times of year! Whether you are looking for some apparel, jewelry, toys, candy items, or souvenirs, you will find it all and more! Some of the most unique stores at The Island include Emery’s 5 & 10, Kapop! Gourmet Popcorn, Monogram Boutique, Pepper Palace, Puzzled, and the Savannah Bee Company.

Check out all of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals today to plan a relaxing vacation near The Island in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains!