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.

I left my heart in the Smoky Mountains

Angela J
Pembroke Pines, Florida

"My family's first trip to the Smokies and Gatlinburg was camping at Elkmont in the early 1960's. There were 6 of us: Mom & Dad, 2 boys & 2 girls. . Read more

Christmas Lights in Gatlinburg

Rebecca H.
Washington, IN

"We got to see these last month while on vacation!!! Absolutely Beautiful! They really know how to decorate!!!. Read more

From marriage & beyond <3

Terri W
Greenville, Ohio

"My husband & I married at the Heart of Gold chapel in Gatlinburg in 2001 and spent our honeymoon staying in the mountains in a cabin.. Read more

Our Favorite Place!

Cheryl S
Summerfield, NC

"We had a wonderful time - it was perfect, & he was so happy to be there. He passed away July, 2007; but we still talk about our last vacation - it was perfect! . Read more