4 Attractions in Pigeon Forge TN That Offer a Bird’s Eye View of the Smokies

Smoky Mountain Wheel close up
January 11, 2019

While the Smoky Mountains are stunning from any perspective, one of the best ways to view the mountains is from the sky! The awesome news is that there are several attractions near Eagles Ridge where you can view the Smoky Mountains from an aerial perspective! Here are 4 attractions in Pigeon Forge TN that offer a bird’s eye view of the Smokies:

1. SkyFlyer at The Track Pigeon Forge

One of the most thrilling ways to get an aerial perspective of the Smokies is on the Skyflyer at The Track Pigeon Forge! As one of the most incredible attractions in Pigeon Forge TN, the Skyflyer combines the adrenaline rush of skydiving with the safety of a harnessed suit. Once you and up to 2 other flyers are strapped into the ride, you are slowly pulled up 75 feet where you can soak in the stunning sights of the Smoky Mountains. However, don’t get too comfortable because once you pull the ripcord you will be flying through the sky like a superhero! After your initial plunge, you will swing back and forth several times for a diving sensation through the air!

2. Great Smoky Mountain WheelSmoky Mountian Wheel and carousel

See the Smoky Mountains for miles from the top of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This 200 foot Ferris wheel is the centerpiece to The Island in Pigeon Forge and is one of the tallest attractions in the Southeast! The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel features all glass gondolas so that you can enjoy the spectacular views in every direction. Each gondola seats up to 8 guests, or you can purchase VIP tickets to have a gondola just for your group of 1 to 4 riders! While the daytime rides naturally provide the best views of the Smokies, you can also ride at nighttime to see the lights of Pigeon Forge shine brightly below!

3. Skyscraper at Fun Stop Family Action Park

Another one of the attractions in Pigeon Forge TN where you can rise high above the Smokies is the Skyscraper at Fun Stop Family Action Park! This action-packed attraction is not for the faint of heart as you will reach heights of 150 feet while spinning at speeds of 60 miles per hour! You will be spun forward and then backward several loops, with a pit stop at the top to catch your breath! While you are at the top of the Skyscraper, you can enjoy an amazing view over the Great Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge. Each of the rides is videotaped so that you can purchase a video of your ride to remember your thrilling experience!

Aerial view of Pigeon Forge4. Scenic Helicopter Tours

If you want to explore the Smoky Mountains by air, select from one of the flight options at Scenic Helicopter Tours! There are more than a dozen exciting tours offered, including the Lake View Tour, Foothills Tour, Wears Valley Tour, Gatlinburg Tour and the National Park Tour. You can even customize your own tour if there is anything particular that you would like to fly over! Each of the helicopters hold either 4 or 6 passengers so that everyone can have a spectacular view of the sights below, and you are welcome to bring your camera along to take photographs. Note that the ticket office for Scenic Helicopter Tours is at 1965 Parkway Pigeon Forge and the heliport is just north of town at 1949 Winfield Dunn Parkway in Sevierville.

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