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See the Sights Aboard The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Want to see the Great Smoky Mountains in an all-new way?  At one of the Southeast’s tallest attractions, you can! Located at The Island in Pigeon Forge, The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel provides sweeping views of the city and surrounding mountains.

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Why Ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel?

Since opening in June 2013, the unique ride has been a hit with vacationers.  Take an affordable ride in all-glass gondolas that seat up to eight people.  The climate-controlled atmosphere ensures you’ll be comfortable during hot summer days and cold winter nights.  With over one million LED lights adorning the attraction, it becomes a brilliant sight at night.  In fact, you can take night rides too for yet another unique way to see Pigeon Forge


How Much do Rides Cost?

Adults (12+ yrs): $10.47

Children (3-11 yrs): $6.02

Infants (0-2 yrs): Free

If you want to upgrade your ride, a VIP option is available.  The VIP Experience places you in the front of the line, where a VIP Gondola awaits. With accommodations for up to 4 people, the VIP Gondola offers seating in plush red leather seats and a special glass floor.  Enjoy a ride twice as long and receive a complimentary souvenir when you purchase this ticket option.

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Classic Family Fun

Bring your family to experience Pigeon Forge like never before and get an aerial view of one of our nation’s treasures.  Afterward, stroll through the rest of The Island.  Grab a bite to eat at Timberwood Grill or if you need a snack instead, opt for the European delicacies served at Poyner’s Pomme Frites.
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