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. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Pigeon Forge Edition.
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  • Not for sure how someone can give it one star simply because it went around in a circle. It's a Ferris Wheel, that's what they do. We have rode it twice now and both times were great, great staff, gre...  more »
  • Ride was nice. Comfortable seating and climate controlled. $13/person is a little steep in my opinion. However, I did find a coupon for $2 off/person that day after so be sure to check free local guid...  more »
  • We rode the wheel at sunset and at night on our most recent trip. We've ridden it many times over the years but the views don't ever get old. The ride is very comfortable as they are climate controlle...  more »
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  • The ride is a bit pricey but the grandson and I both enjoyed it. I would recommend riding at night so you can see all the lights in Pigeon Forge. Will do it again next time we are here using coupons. Not sure why other people had problems with the staff. They were polite too me. I guess it depends on who you get.
  • Son and maw maw enjoyed it. Ride length was good.
  • A little pricey for a short ride but the view was beautiful.
  • A bit pricey, but the view is absolutely amazing! I loved going at night to see everything light up across Pigeon Forge.
  • The ride was OK but they do not give any discounts to military fire ems or law enforcement personnel and they’re kind a rude
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