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4 Unique Activities at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Are you looking for more things to do during your stay with us? If so, come check out The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ever since the area opened in June 2013, it has become a hub for fun. Learn more about it by exploring this list of 4 unique activities at the Island in Pigeon Forge:

1. ThunderDome

Thunderdome at The Island in Pigeon ForgeDo you have dreams of becoming an acrobat? Well, you can try your hand at some flips and tricks on the ThunderDome. This attraction is one-of-a-kind because it is the only Bungee Dome in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville. After visitors are strapped into a harness that is secured to the top of the 32-foot high dome, they can bounce on one of the 3 trampoline based bungee jumps. Your travel group will have fun seeing who can jump the highest and do the most tricks.

2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

The Alcatraz East Crime Museum is another one of the unique activities at The Island in Pigeon Forge. It is named after the famous military fort and maximum security prison in California. Inside, visitors can go through the interactive exhibits and learn about the history of crime in the United States. You will learn about how crime and its consequences have evolved. Other activities teach you about the process of crime scene investigation and how crime is prevented. The attraction also has an Artifacts Center where items from some of America’s most infamous crimes are displayed, one of which includes President Lincoln’s assassination. You can also see belongings from well-known criminals, such as Ted Bundy’s Volkswagen Beetle.

3. SkyFly: Soar America

SkyFly at The IslandIf you want to see some of our country’s most beautiful sights and don’t want to worry about paying for a plane ticket, just take a ride on SkyFly: Soar America. Visitors are suspended with their feet dangling in front of a 50-foot spherical screen on which they will see some of the most gorgeous places in America. Some of these include Yosemite National Park in Wyoming and Niagara Falls in New York. You can even see Tennessee’s very own Great Smoky Mountains. This film is combined with special effects, such as wind, mist, and scents to make the experience even more immersive.

4. Old Time Photos

If you want to make some fun memories, come to Old Time Photo at the Island in Pigeon Forge. Visitors can take pictures with fun old-time themes. They offer the Saloon and Gangster themes year-round! There is no wrong choice, as each includes its own fun costumes and props. For example, when you choose the Gangster theme, you can dress up as Bonnie and Clyde and take pictures with an authentic red truck. When you look back at these unique photos, they will remind you of all the fun times on your Smoky Mountain vacation!

There is no shortage of things to do at the Island in Pigeon Forge! If you need ideas for even more vacation activities in the area, explore this list of 4 fun things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!