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A Tribute to Doc’s Magic Shop

August 19, 2019

When our children learn that the seemingly impossible is actually more possible than we imagine, just think of all the change our world could see! Teaching children to put the power of possibility into their own hands is vital in raising up a generation of dreamers and doers. Magic teaches us that imagination is just […]

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New Exhibit: Alcatraz East Crime Museum

August 6, 2019

Hailing at the entrance to The Island in Pigeon Forge, Alcatraz East Crime Museum boasts interactive exhibits and original artifacts from events throughout the history of crime in the United States. The museum has something for all ages, spanning from educational exhibits about our justice system and forensics to historical accounts of infamous criminals. The […]

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5 Reasons to Visit The Island This Fall

August 5, 2019

Changing leaves, cooler weather, seasonal traditions and pumpkin EVERYTHING. If you’re anything like us, you live for fall, and September 22nd officially marks the first day of one of our favorite seasons. Whether it’s to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or to take a trip to Pigeon Forge, fall is the perfect time […]

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The Emery 5 & 10 Story: A Retail Journey Rich in History and Family Roots

August 1, 2019

Deeply rooted in the history of American retail, Emery’s 5 & 10, which is the country’s second oldest family-owned 5 & 10, serves as a place of nostalgia and experience that modern-day shopping establishments often cannot provide. As the old-fashioned five and ten celebrates its 92nd Anniversary, Ron Emery, current third-generation family owner, looks back […]

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Top 10 Amusement Parks in the US

July 30, 2019

For the second year in a row, The Island in Pigeon Forge has been ranked as the 6th Best Amusement Park in the US and the 9th Best Amusement Park in the World according to TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor’s list is determined by an algorithm based on quantity and quality of reviews as well as members’ rating. […]

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Opening 2020: Flying Theatre Ride

July 10, 2019

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — The Island in Pigeon Forge, recently named the country’s sixth best amusement park by TripAdvisor, will soon soar to new heights with the addition of a world class flying theater experience. The $20 million investment will combine a state-of-the-art ride system and a custom film featuring some of the nation’s most beautiful […]

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The Escape Game: Mission Mars

June 17, 2019

You hear the thump of a door being locked behind you, the challenge begins. You’ve seen your favorite heroes escape these scenarios dozens of times, but you never thought saving all hope would rest on your shoulders. There is no turning back. As your heart pounds and your team looks to you, there can only […]

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3 Tips for Your Best Trip to The Island in Pigeon Forge

June 17, 2019

Often times, planning a Pigeon Forge vacation can seem rather daunting. With a mile-long wish list of “must dos,” planning can easily fall through the cracks – leaving you wishing you had been a bit more prepared from the start. Before you and your family take a trip to The Island in Pigeon Forge, we’ve got […]

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5 Things You’ll Love about Fall at The Island

June 17, 2019

September 22nd officially marks the beginning of fall, and—here in East Tennessee—that means more and more visitors are planning their vacations. Whether it’s to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or to take a trip to Pigeon Forge, fall is the perfect time to embrace all our area has to offer. At The Island in […]

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Interview with Living Statue, Randy King

June 17, 2019

Have you all ever seen our Living Statue, Randy King, here at The Island in Pigeon Forge? We sat down with Randy to ask him questions about how he got started! Next time you’re on a Pigeon Forge vacation or visiting for the evening, be on the lookout! You never know where you might see him. 1. What […]

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