Photo: Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at Night

Have you been to the Island at Pigeon Forge yet?  If you’re heading there at night you sure can’t miss this landmark – it’s the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-ft tall observation wheel.

It fits right in with this fabulous Smoky Mountains sunset scene, in this picture taken by area photographer Dean Brown.

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel in Pigeon Forge


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About Carrie Waxler

Carrie Waxler

I’ve worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996.

I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I’ve been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go.

I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate.

I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking.

I love talking to guests from the places I’ve visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.