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.

Nothing Could Keep Me Away/My Dream Come True

Julie O
New Castle, IN

"My dream was to someday get married in Gatlinburg. Well, the 2nd time around I did...10 years ago! My new husband had never been there, & he loves Gatlinburg! My next dream is to retire there!. Read more

Love Story

Sarah A
Dayton OH

"Gatlinburg is both of our favorite place, the place we were going to when we proposed, and a beautiful place for an outdoor wedding. Read more

We Love Gatlinburg

Nicole R
Honea Path, S.C

"I got engaged at the Sky Lift in 2007. Then we got married and honeymooned there in 2009. . Read more

Married in the mountains in 2006

Deborah C
Chapel Hill, TN

"My husband then (fiance) and I traveled to Gatlinburg on 09/02/06 and got married. We go back every year for a week for our anniversary. The feeling and the air of the mountains never seem to get old. . Read more