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.

A Frozen Honeymoon

Elizabeth H
Wellford, SC

"On December 21, 1989 my husband and I got married and headed to Gatlinburg for our honeymoon. When we left Spartanburg, SC that evening it was the coldest I ever remembered it being. . Read more

We are coming back!!!

Amy B
Uniontown, Ky

"My husband and I were married in Sevierville,Tn April 9, 1999. This started the Mountain fever. In 14 years we have visited a total of 3 times with this year being #4. If we could be there every year we would.. Read more

Been Enjoying the Smokies for many years

Carolyn H
Martinsburg, WV

"Our favorite time to be there is November because of the beautiful Christmas lights, the Chili Cookoff, and the cooler temperatures. God surely knew what He was doing when He made all of that beauty in the Smokies. :) . Read more

Family Vacation

Brittani M.
Clio, MI

"Hi. I visited Gatlinburg in fall 2009. The scenery is breathtaking and I love the beauty of nature and the mountains.. Read more