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.

Special Place

Lisa P
Murfreesboro, TN

"Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg hold a special place in my heart. I have been visiting Gatlinburg since a child. . 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

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

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