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.

First road trip to Heaven on Earth

Beth W
Westmont, IL

"All I can say is absolutely AMAZING! The smokies are so enchanting and beautiful. Every view Is breathtaking. I couldn't believe I was surrounded by such beauty.. Read more

Family Tradition

Erica T
Aiken, SC

"My story begins when I was about 3 yrs old, I am now 33. My grandmother took me to Gatlinburg every Summer up until I was about 12 years old.. Read more

First vacation of my life

Pam C
Rush, Ky

" enjoyed my first vacation ever in my life in Gatlinburg, and was amazed at the wonderful history. The excitement and hiking was amazing when we seen a black bear.. Read more

Smoky Mountain Tradition

Autumn H
Ringgild, GA

"Our family has spent the last 5 January's in the Smokies. It started while I was pregnant with our son.. Read more