New Place for Fun and Shopping in Pigeon Forge: Mountain Mile & Tower Shops
While Pigeon Forge is already a world-class shopping destination, things are getting more exciting with the arrival of the Mountain Mile & Tower Shops! This multi-purpose retail and family entertainment development is sure to become one of the most popular places to visit in the Smoky Mountains! Here is everything that we know so far about this new complex for fun and shopping in Pigeon Forge:
1. Background of the Project
For those folks who have been coming to Pigeon Forge for many years, you might remember the Belz Outlet Mall that was located behind The Island in Pigeon Forge. While that mall has closed, new life is being breathed into the property with a major redevelopment project called The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops! The project includes 180,000 square feet of open-air shopping, as well as a tower ride called the Mountain Monster that is the centerpiece of the mall. While the developers have not yet released an official completion date for this new place to go shopping in Pigeon Forge, some of the shops have opened! One of the shops that is already open is Junction 35 Spirits, and shops that are coming soon include REI, Appalachian Apparel and Currahee Vineyards. These shops are expected to open in 2020.
2. What to Expect
The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops are expected to completely reshape the retail, restaurant, and attraction scene of Pigeon Forge! This major shopping destination will be more than 174 acres, so there will be plenty of new shops for visitors to explore! The complex is located along Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Boulevard in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Moreover, it is surrounded by the Cal Ripken Experience baseball tournament park and the LeConte Center.
3. About the Mountain Monster
The Mountain Monster is a 200 foot tower that provides visitors with 3 thrill rides and gives riders an unbelievable panoramic view of Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains! The ride is designed and built by Stan Checketts, a nationally renowned attractions inventor who has created ride concepts all over the world! In fact, one of his attractions is just down the street at Dollywood and is called the Barnstormer. Checketts has noted that he is particularly excited about the Mountain Monster due to the unique combination of incredible views and a vibrant market of family entertainment.
Other Fun Places for Fun and Shopping in Pigeon Forge
Although the Mountain Mile & Tower Shops are still under construction, you can still enjoy plenty of other fun places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge! The Island in Pigeon Forge offers more than 60 retail and specialty shops, while The Old Mill complex features a General Store, Pigeon River Pottery and the Farmhouse Kitchen. You can also celebrate the holidays all year by visiting the Incredible Christmas Place, which is the largest permanent Christmas retailer in the American south!
While anxiously awaiting the opening date for this fantastic new place to go shopping in Pigeon Forge, check out some of the other fun things to do in Pigeon Forge!