4 Best Family Activities at The Island

June 17, 2019

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Located just five miles from the most visited national park in the nation, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and in between Sevierville and Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge hails as one of the most family-friendly destinations in America. Perfect for a week-long family vacation or a even a day-trip, Pigeon Forge boasts endless activities for everyone in your group. At The Island in Pigeon Forge, we have over 23 acres of family entertainment, including numerous attractions, shopping and dining options.

If you’re family is visiting this spring or summer, check out some of our top picks for activities to enjoy while you’re on vacation here at The Island:

1. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Don’t let the term “museum” keep you from visiting this attraction. Often kids can hear “museum”, and think they are being set up for hours of boredom. This attraction has taken interactive to a whole new level. With over 28 areas and 500 artifacts, the museum allows guests to explore American Crime History from a fresh perspective. From getting to take pictures inside a jail cell and a police lineup to receiving hands on crime scene forensics knowledge, there’s something fun and informative for every age group you bring to Alcatraz East.


2. The Escape Game

There’s no bonding experience quite like The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. This immersive entertainment concept is a real-life escape game designed for small groups of 2-8 people. Your goal is to work together as a team, test your wits and skills, and escape from a locked room. There are four different game options (Prison Break, Heist, Gold Rush and Classified) and each game has a time limit of 60 minutes. Your group will be put to the test in one of the most fun and unique experiences you will do together on your vacation! To book, visit: https://theescapegame.com/pigeonforge/


3. Ropes Course

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a rain or shine destination, as there are tons of shops, attractions and restaurants indoors. But some of the most fun you can have a family at The Island are the outdoor rides and activities available for all ages. One of our most popular attractions is The Island Ropes Course, an obstacle course with over 30 different elements, two ziplines and a simulated free fall. Participants will experience a number of challenges along the way, and – with no time limit – there’s no pressure to rush! If someone in your party is too small to experience the main course, Sky Tykes is also available! This course is for anyone less than 48” tall who seeks a challenge, but may prefer to be just a little bit closer to the ground. With nine different elements, parents can walk on the ground beside their child for encouragement and help whenever necessary.


4. Mirror Maze & Bumper Cars

The Island Mirror Maze and Bumper Cars are two attractions that guests can purchase packages for to get the full experience! The mirror maze is over 3,000 square feet, making it one of the largest in the country! But this attraction doesn’t just feature a labrynth of mirrors. Guests can also play the Vault Laser Maze Challenge or Atomic Rush – a Simon Says type of obstacle where you’ll test your agility and coordination. Finally, enjoy a classic round of Bumper Cars in the new arena featuring LED lights and a non-traditional design, making the cars easier for young kids to drive!


As you can see, these are just a few of the many activities guests can experience here at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Whether you’re coming for a day trip or a full vacation, you are sure to never be bored. For more information on planning your trip or to speak to a member of our team, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandInPigeonForge/