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The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, Pigeon Forge

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Fun & Games
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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  • Before you buy your tickets make sure to go online and search for coupons for The Island in Pigeon Forge. There is a whole site of coupons and the one for the Ferris Wheel gives you $2 off for each pe...  more »
  • At $14 for a regular adult ticket, we love the Wheel and always make a stop when we are here for vacation. Several condos in the area offer discount tickets, and $2 off coupons can be found as well in...  more »
  • We love the Smoky Mountains! We visit the area several times a year. It is a nice touristy destination and the mountain scenes are beautiful, no matter what time of the year you visit!  more »
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  • What an awesome view of the Great Smoky Mountains! It is well worth the price and it is fun for the whole family. This was the summer of 2016. Each cabin is air conditioned so escape the heat and enjoy the ride!
  • Loved the view. We went during a Tuesday morning so the wait was short. It's not cheap but worth experiencing.
  • Nice place to visit but not so great customer service. A cashier didint want to sell a ticket to my daugther because she told us twice was over 200 pounds. She was really rude to her because she's only 97 pound and didint had a scale to test on the ticket center.
  • This was AWFUL. I am a young tween, I was on a ride with my older brother, twin sis, and me. I got off last and they closed he door on me and I waved at them and a lady holds her finger up at me and tells me to wait. I was scared then I ended up going around twice and I was super scared. Long story short, the ride AND staff were very very rude and should be fired. My family was upset, also. Really? You leave a young child on there by THEMSELVES? Awful. Never again.
  • It was fun trip to the Island, lot of things to do and this ferris wheel is a must try.. to see the awesome view