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Gatlinburg

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 First Trip to Gatlinburg

Lou Etta T
Xenia, OH

"Although I have traveled to Gatlinburg many times over the years with wonderful memories and experiences, I remember most fondly my first visit to the city in 1968. . Read more

Loved the colors

Kerrie B
Arkansas

"We came to Gatlinburg on Memorial Day weekend and remarked how beautiful it would be to come in the fall. We were able to come back Oct 22-24 and the fall foliage was just fantastic and breathtaking.. Read more

Fall Break in Gatlinburg

Pam K
Indianapolis, IN

"We went into Cades Cove for a picnic and to drive the loop. My oldest boy (at the time he was 17) wanted to drive so the youngest (age 10) and I rode in the back of the truck.. Read more

A family's love for the mountains

James V
Elba, Al

"In May 2006, my wife and I took our first trip to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for our honeymoon. This began our love affair with this magical place. . Read more