Ultimate Guide to Shopping at the Island in Pigeon Forge

As Pigeon Forge’s premier shopping destination, The Island is home to dozens of shops, restaurants, and activities. It’s virtually impossible to experience it all in a single visit, but you’re certainly welcome to try. If you prefer to prioritize your trip, however, check out the list of stores below to get a better sense for which most suit your interests:

Beauty & Wellness

Amp up your beauty regimen with quality products from some of the region’s most esteemed businesses. Once you integrate the soaps, scrubs, and chapsticks of The Island into your routine, you’ll look and feel your best.

Savannah Bee Company
Honeybees take center stage at the Savannah Bee Company, which is as much a learning center as it is a store. Stop in to discover why bees are so vital to our health and to our world. Along the way, you’ll find a variety of honeys, chapsticks, and other bee-related products.

Nourish Natural Bath Products
Featuring handmade, wellness-oriented products, Nourish offers a range of soaps, scrubs, and bath fizzes. Get your new self-care routine off to a great start with a trip to this beautiful shop, where you’ll instantly be put at ease by the lovely sights and scents.

Eats & Treats

Shopping for food is often more entertaining than shopping for clothing or decor — but this isn’t your average grocery haul. At The Island, you’ll find a variety of specialty stores, where you can score everything from hot sauce to sweet treats.

The Beef Jerky Outlet
With over 200 different types of jerky to choose from, as well as copious amounts of free samples, meat lovers will be in hog heaven at The Beef Jerky Outlet. Shoppers can also stock up on barbecue sauce or hot sauce — the perfect complement to a delicious jerky treat.

Big Rock Candy Kitchen

Nutter Butter Bark at Big Rock Candy Kitchen

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If you love sweets and samples, you’ll be in sugary paradise when you set foot in The Island’s Big Rock Candy Kitchen. As you explore this candy-filled oasis, you’ll come across fudge, caramel apples, salt water taffy, and gourmet popcorn — all made from scratch.

Emery’s 5 & 10
Stop by the nation’s oldest 5 & 10 for a true slice of Americana. Once located in Knoxville, the store attracted its fair share of attention when it opened up shop in Pigeon Forge. Third-generation retailer Ron Emery pays homage to his family’s long tradition while still keeping it fresh in what he refers to as a “21st century variety store.”

Pepper Palace
Keep it spicy at Pepper Palace, where a variety of treats await. Barbecue lovers will drool over the sheer variety of different sauces for sale, ranging from sweet and mild to impossibly hot.

For the Kids

Children aren’t always willing or able to keep up with their parents’ shopping antics — especially when their parents hit up dozens of stores. Thankfully, The Island offers several destinations that cater to young visitors.

RideMakerz
Let your kids build the toy car of their dreams at RideMakerz, where they can trick out their own monster truck, sports car, or even the Batmobile. Customize everything from the chassis right down to the rims — and don’t forget to add the RC option so you can remotely control your new creation.

Build a Bear Workshop The ultimate in whimsy awaits at Build a Bear Workshop, where your child’s new best friend will come to life before your very eyes. Bears are just the beginning, however. If your child prefers, he or she can create a bunny, dog, or even a Minion. These stuffed friends can be accessorized to meet your child’s grand vision.

Doc’s Magic Shop

Man and Child pose outside of Doc's Magic Shop at the Island

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Family-owned for over four decades, Doc’s Magic Shop dazzles visitors of all ages with gags, pranks, and a whole host of entertaining novelties. Doc is clearly passionate about magic and eager to share his knowledge with anybody who is willing to learn.

Puzzled
Put the smartphones and video games away — and stimulate your brain with a classic puzzle. Whether you prefer traditional jigsaw puzzles or mind-bending 4D puzzles, you’ll find it at Puzzled, which has over 10,000 different items to choose from. Who knew choosing the perfect puzzle could be just as challenging as putting it together?

Parrot Mountain

Two parrots sit on a branch at the Island

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Nature lovers will have a blast at Parrot Mountain — a beautiful and serene garden sprawled across four acres. Birders will enjoy observing all the different varieties of parrots. Would-be pirates will enjoy posing with parrots perched on their heads.

Toychest Company
Home to all sorts of one-of-a-kind toys, The Toychest Company strives to offer something new and old. Classic toys are right at home alongside some of the newest innovations in fun, ensuring that young children and kids at heart find something they love.

Kryptonite Character Store
A pop culture paradise, the Kryptonite Character Store features collectibles, figures, and a variety of other must-have items. From Funko Pops and bobbleheads to T-shirts, shot glasses, and posters, the Kryptonite Character Store has no weakness when it comes to its selection!

Home Goods and Decor

Interior decorating doesn’t have to feel intimidating. The best stores offer not only cute products, but also ideas for how you can incorporate them into your home. Get those ideas churning at The Island, where you’ll find the signs, pottery, and furniture needed to take your space to a whole new level.

The Paula Deen Store

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Situated on the first floor of Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, this charming store provides all of the tools and accessories needed to launch your own Southern kitchen. It’s the perfect place to kill time as you wait to be seated at the restaurant, but it’s also worth a visit in its own right.

Farmhouse 9110
Farmhouse style is a big deal in interior design. Get in on the trend at Farmhouse 9110, where you can score the accessories you’ve been eyeing up on your favorite HGTV shows. The store’s vast collection of reclaimed wood signs offers a message for every household, while its linens, candles, and pottery provide special touches for your home.

Earthbound Trading Co
Travelers and locals alike will enjoy the selection at Earthbound Trading Co, which offers a wide variety of apparel, jewelry, bath and body accessories, and other gifts. Expand your mind and pamper your body at Earthbound Trading Co.

The Sneaky Squirrel
A one-of-a-kind collection of shirts, gifts, and more awaits at The Sneaky Squirrel. Rummage through their selection of flags and other outdoor items and proudly display them in your very own garden.

Southern Charm Boutique
Stock up on Southern apparel and decor at this aptly-named boutique. The items featured here are trendy, comfortable, and affordable. Floral prints are a huge hit here, as are bold purses and other accessories.

Timber Valley Rustic Furniture
Exceptional craftsmanship is always on display at Timber Valley Rustic Furniture, where you’ll find chairs, tables, and other pieces that reflect the inherent romance and ruggedness of the Smoky Mountains. The furniture displayed in this store is ideal for secluded cabins, rustic homes, and other simple, yet charming spaces.

Christmas and More
It’s never too early to check a few holiday to-do’s off your list. Stock up on beautiful decor at Christmas and More, where you’ll encounter the holiday spirit no matter when you visit. Intricate ornaments and Santa figurines abound at this adorable shop, as does good cheer.

Master’s Editions on the Island
Boasting beautiful pieces from some of the area’s most esteemed artists, Master’s Editions on the Island brings fine art to Pigeon Forge. Top artists highlighted in this store include Jess Wathen, Abraham Hunter, and Rod Chase.

Clothing, Accessories & Souvenirs

A whole new wardrobe awaits at The Island, where you’ll find a variety of pieces that match your personality. The Island also offers a range of gifts and souvenirs that can be personalized to put smiles on the faces of those you love most.

Bodacious Bags
Feed your purse addiction at Bodacious Bags, where you’ll find a unique selection of handbags that you’ll be eager to show off. No matter your style, you’ll easily find a purse that will look amazing alongside your most stylish outfits.

Cosmic Pen
Owned and operated by the area’s most talented artists, Cosmic Pen creates digital caricatures. Available in prints, magnets, keychains, and more, these quirky images are bursting with character. Stop by to score a hilarious keepsake.

Heads Up Sports
Cheer on your favorite team in style. Decked out with a hat from Heads Up Sports, you’ll feel like a true fan. As you’re looking for the perfect fanwear, don’t forget to grab SEC memorabilia for your collection.

Island Tiki General Store
Bringing a slice of island life to the heart of Pigeon Forge, Island Tiki General Store sells themed apparel, jewelry, and decor. Stop in and embrace the tropical vibes.

Monogram Boutique
If you’re on the hunt for a personalized gift, look no further than The Island’s Monogram Boutique. There, you’ll find a variety of items that can be easily adapted to include the names of loved ones or even favorite quotes. Bags, towels, baby gifts…any item can be made special when imprinted with a meaningful message.

Stand Apart Boutique
Live out your faith during your shopping adventure. At Stand Apart Boutique, you’ll find a variety of spiritually-inspired items designed to enhance and embellish the natural beauty with which you’ve been endowed. The store’s jewelry collection is especially impressive — feel free to browse the shop’s many earrings and bracelets as you find that perfect confirmation, baptism, or ‘just because’ gift.

Tervis
You’ll never need another drinking cup again once you’ve finished finding yours at Tervis. Whether you’re looking for a water bottle, tumbler, or beer mug, Tervis has you covered. Sports fans looking to show off their school pride or team loyalty can choose from one of hundreds of bottles, cups, or tumblers emblazoned with their favorite team’s logo and colors.

Smoky Mountain Sunshades
You’ll find the perfect pair of sunglasses at Smoky Mountain Sunshades, where top brands such as Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Maui Jim are always available. As you browse the store’s vast selection, you’ll quickly find multiple pairs that fit both your face and your budget.

Patriot Peddler
Show off your love of America by proudly sporting the red, white, and blue with an American–made item at the Patriot Peddler. Featuring everything from home goods and apparel to military-themed gifts, every item sold at Patriot Peddler is proudly made in the USA.

Libations

Whether you favor moonshine, whiskey, or wine, you’ll find be eager to stock up your home bar at The Island. The shopping center’s distillery and winery capture the essence of Appalachia with a range of exceptionally crafted products.

Ole Smoky Moonshine

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Often referred to as ‘The Barn,’ Ole Smoky Moonshine’s Pigeon Forge distillery produces the label’s signature flavors. Spanning 6,000 square feet, this space shares many of the elements that set Ole Smoky’s Gatlinburg hub apart. In addition to moonshine jarred onsite, you’ll find a dedicated outdoor stage, where local bluegrass bands stop regularly to entertain guests.

Bootleggers Winery
Simple and delicious, the small-batch Appalachian wines of Bootleggers Winery are made with love and bottled by hand. Stop in to explore the vast selection on display — and take home a few bottles for the ultimate in Smoky Mountain sampling.

From moonshine to teddy bears and everything in between, The Island really does have it all. These stores can take a while to navigate — especially on a busy day — so give yourself plenty of time to explore them in their entirety. You’ll emerge with a car-full of goodies and the desire for a return trip.