You’ll find fun all over the map in Gatlinburg, whether it’s adventure in the Smokies, art galleries and studios downtown, family attractions or simply the area’s amazing natural beauty. Take a stroll, shop, pack a picnic, or curl up by a fire. Launch an expedition, or start a new family tradition. You've never been closer.

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Gatlinburg Reviews & Stories

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Every year, thousands of visitors make the trip to Gatlinburg seeking a calming escape, adventure in the Smokies or the stunning art displays that both nature and local artists provide. Read through the Gatlinburg reviews and stories below and you’ll see just how easy it is to find happiness here.

Family Ties

Jennifer P
New Albany, IN

"My 4 year old LOVED every minute as well! She always asks if we can go on "vacation" again to the fun place-referring to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!. Read more

A dream that always comes true!

Gary D
Hoover, Al.

"My wife and I first came to Gatlinburg in 1983. We thought this must be heaven. It is by far the closest thing to it. . Read more

Our Great Vacation

Gary E
Naples, FL

"We were in Gatlinburg in August and had the greatest time. We did alot of hiking, the restaurants were great, people very friendly and there is so much to do.. Read more

I Love Gatlinburg!

Nicole G.
Augusta, GA

"This is a neat family spot, or a spot for couples. There is so much to see and do for everyone- from fall foliage, to beautiful mountains year round; from aquariums to kitchy, craftsy spots. It's just a great time waiting to happen.. Read more