Trip Planner:   USA  /  Tennessee  /  Sevier County  /  Pigeon Forge  /  Fun & Games  /  The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Pigeon Forge
(3.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Take a ride on 61 m (200 ft) The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the base of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If Ferris wheels scare you, don't worry. This ride is smooth, and you are completely enclosed in glass while relaxing in one of the 42 gondolas, which can hold up to eight people. You'll take in scenic views of Pigeon Forge and the mountains surrounding it from the top of this ride. You can combine your ride with a trip to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies for a discount on both attractions. If you decide to take a ride at after dark, marvel at the million LED lights that illuminate the wheel at night. Use our Pigeon Forge itinerary planner to visit The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel on your trip to Pigeon Forge, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Create a full Pigeon Forge itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Pigeon Forge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Pigeon Forge by other users

20 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA February, teens, popular PREFERENCES: February, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, kids, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, romantic, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Spectacular! Well worth it, not a bad price and a little wait, but offers a great view! We absolutely loved every minute of it! 
  • We rode at night and the lights were beautiful! There was a gently swaying when others were loading which was a little freaky. When the ride started and was going smoothly it was very nice. 
  • My family and I truly enjoyed the skywheel. We did it twice at night and once during the day. It was really nice at night. We were blessed to have seen the fountain show both times while riding it.