Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Years Active: 2013 – Active
Located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, The Island is a captivating entertainment and shopping destination that has enchanted visitors since its opening on June 21, 2013. With a coastal village theme, it offers a diverse array of attractions, making it a beloved spot for families, thrill-seekers, and culture enthusiasts alike.
The Island’s centerpiece is a stunning dancing fountain that choreographs water, music, and lights. Visitors can enjoy the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for breathtaking views, explore unique boutiques, savor culinary delights in charming restaurants, and partake in various festivals throughout the year. Recent visitor statistics reflect its popularity, with millions of annual visitors, and expansion plans are underway to further enhance the experience, promising more exciting adventures and attractions in the future.
Who developed The Island in Pigeon Forge Tennessee?
Bob McManus, a prominent developer in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area, spearheaded the creation of The Island in Pigeon Forge, a popular entertainment complex that opened its doors to the public in 2013. The Island features a variety of attractions, restaurants, and shops, including the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-tall observation wheel, and the Island Ropes Course, providing visitors with a diverse range of entertainment options in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Bob McManus’ vision and investment in this project have contributed significantly to the tourism and economic development of the region.