Pack up the car and head to the mountains for some time on the trails, retail therapy, and great southern meals! If you’re looking for a hotel that’s close to all the action in Pigeon Forge but still offers the charm of a Smoky Mountain getaway, then Oak Tree Lodge is the place for you. Not only is the Oak Tree Lodge located across the street from the area’s largest outlet mall, it’s also within walking distance of horseback riding, miniature golf, great restaurants and so much more.
A short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the lodge is close to one of the more popular, new attractions in the area, The Island. With food, games, and plenty of shopping all in one place, you’ll want to stay at a hotel near The Island Pigeon Forge TN, and Oak Tree Lodge should be your first choice.
Fun and Games
For the best view of the Pigeon Forge Parkway, take a spin on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. This ferris wheel towers 200 feet in the air, offering a great view of the town below and the Smokies. Up to 8 riders can fit inside one of the glass gondolas that provides a clear view of the world below and beyond. The wheel is The Island’s centerpiece, but not it’s only attraction. The Island Ropes Course offers two courses for climbers of all ages. After you’re harnessed in, you get the chance to tackle one of the challenging elements the course offers, as well as take a turn on the zip line and participate in a simulated free fall. You can also mine for gemstones, take a spin in the bumper cars, and try not to get lost in the 3,000 square foot Mirror Maze!
Solve a Crime
The Island is also home to Alcatraz East Crime Museum, a 25,000 square foot facility featuring exhibits on the study of criminal intent, profiles, victims, forensics, law enforcement, and much more. You’ll learn all about American crime, crime solving, and the justice system when you tour the 20 exhibit areas and over 100 interactive exhibits the museum has to offer. Check out John Dillinger’s death mask, Al Capone’s rosary, the famous white Bronco from the OJ Simpson chase, and other crime-related artifacts. This fascinating crime museum also has some family-friendly options. Kids can try out the Jail Cell Escape, best each other in the Heist Laser Maze, and try their hand at the Top Detective Challenge.
Escape if You Can
One of the newest gaming sensations sweeping the country combines detective skills with teamwork. You and your team get locked in a room together, and in order to escape, you have to work together to find clues and solve puzzles. The Escape Game is the perfect hour-long activity for families or groups of 2 to 8 people. You have to outsmart the gamemaster in order to breakout. Let’s see how long it takes you to escape!
Located along the Parkway and close to all the action, Oak Tree Lodge is the perfect hotel near The Island Pigeon Forge, TN. With spacious rooms, private balconies, cozy Jacuzzis, and a convenient location to the most popular attractions in the mountains, you’ll want to reserve your room now and start planning your fun-filled Smoky Mountain getaway.