March 21, 2019

The Great Smoky Wheel

The Island at Pigeon Forge is the home to the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.

This 200 foot tall wheel features amazing views of the Smoky Mountain

We got our admission tickets.  Let's go.

Each gondola can fit up to 6 people.

So that's what 200 feet up looks like?

From the top of the wheel looking down at the dancing water lake in the middle of the shopping district.

A look down into another section of the mall area.

Looking 200 foot straight down

Some of the other attractions at the Island.

You can see a long way from the top.  Sorry it's blurry, it decided to rain while we were on the wheel

Looking at the cabin next to us

Looking the opposite direction

They say you can fit 6 adults in here, but we were pretty comfortable with just us 3.

Heading back down on another lap around the wheel.  I lost track of how many laps they send you around - it's a decent amount.

The wheel has a pretty impressive light show during the evening hours.

We had a good time.  It's definitely worth visiting.