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.

My passion for The Great Smokies

Brandi S
Gallman, Mississippi

"Every since I was little my grandparents always took us to the Smokies for at least a week or two every summer. We always stayed in a camper at River Edge RV Park in Pigeon Forge. This is a place I highly recommend if you are a camper.. Read more

Been Enjoying the Smokies for many years

Carolyn H
Martinsburg, WV

"Our favorite time to be there is November because of the beautiful Christmas lights, the Chili Cookoff, and the cooler temperatures. God surely knew what He was doing when He made all of that beauty in the Smokies. :) . Read more

Mary B

Our vacation
Tennessee and North Carolina

"We traveled to Pigeon Forge for a two night stay. We arrived on Sunday evening. Choosing to come in through Maryville. Taking time to make Cade's Cove Loop, before going into Pigeon Forge. Sure glad. Read more

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

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