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7 Can’t-Miss Shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge

If you’re travelling to Pigeon Forge, you’ll find that The Island is one of the hottest destinations in the area. The Island has fun rides and delicious restaurants, but the shops are what make this attraction so unique. Here are some of the must-see shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge.

1. The Toychest Company

the island storefronts and fountainIf you’re visiting with kids, The Toychest Company is somewhere you have to stop. Located conveniently across from the fountains at The Island, The Toychest Company sells all kinds of toys, from classic knick knacks to new and innovative gadgets.

2. Emery’s 5 & 10

Emery’s 5 & 10 describes itself as the oldest five and dime store in the South. Browse through old fashioned candy or find a book you read as a child in this nostalgic shop! Originally founded in 1927, Emery’s 5 & 10 remains true to its roots almost a century later. You can still see the vintage decor and black and white photos that were hung over 50 years ago! Make sure you stop by this blast from the past on your next trip to The Island.

3. Tennessee Sock Company

When you walk into the Tennessee Sock Company at The Island, you’ll be amazed at the variety you find! The Tennessee Sock company makes standard size socks for men and women, as well as King Sized men’s socks that fit shoe size 12-15, and kids’ sized socks. The patterns range from animals to astrology so no matter what your interests are, there’s a pair of socks for you!

4. The Beef Jerky Experience

beef jerkyYou’ll only find the highest quality beef jerky at The Beef Jerky Experience. On top of using the highest quality USDA approved meat, the jerky is always made in small batches to ensure freshness. If that’s not enough to win you over, The Beef Jerky Experience offers tons of free samples so you’ll know what you like before you buy it! They offer over 200 varieties of jerky, including exotic jerky from kangaroo, ostrich, alligator, and more. If everyone in your group isn’t a fan of jerky, The Beef Jerky Experience also sells barbeque sauces, hot sauces, popcorn, and other treats!

5. Cosmic Pen

Cosmic Pen Caricature Studio is a locally owned and artist operated shop at The Island in Pigeon Forge. The artists will draw a digital caricature of you while you wait, or they can draw one of your friends or family members from a reference photo! On top of caricatures, Cosmic Pen sells any accessories you may need including keychains, frames, prints, and more.

6. Puzzled

Puzzled Etc. offers jigsaw puzzles, 3d and 4d puzzles, brain teasers, and more! With over 10,000 puzzles and games to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Puzzled Etc. is also known as Home of the World’s Largest Puzzles, selling puzzles as small as 2 pieces and as massive as 51,000 pieces.

7. Sweet!

sweet sign at night Sweet! is a candy store unlike any other! The 2500 square foot store is jam packed with every candy you could imagine. Giant jawbreakers and cereal box sized nerds are just a few of the specialty candies you can find at Sweet! Aside from the delicious candy, Sweet! also has some of the friendliest staff in Pigeon Forge!

These are some of the can’t-miss shops at The Island in Pigeon Forge, but there are so many more! Check out other places to shop in the area and plan an exciting visit to the Smokies!