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The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Pigeon Forge

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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.
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  • This was a must stop. The last time it closed right as we were in line due to thunder and lightning. We've already been on the Myrtle Beach and Chicago wheels so we had to try out this one too! The vi...  more »
  • We had about 20 of us get on after our business dinner. Very nice inclosed cars. I wish we had gone during a nice clear day to enjoy the views. Worth the money and time. Great for everyone. 
  • The place is super nice with various shops and games for all ages. There is a lovely fountain with music which is a charm
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