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.

The Outdoorsman's Guide

Wanna dip your fishing pole or take a mountain stroll? Everything's here.

The Family Guide

Here's where family vacations become family traditions

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.

Magical Story Book Wedding at the Preserve

Jay H
Sacramento, Kentucky

"I ask my bestfriend and the woman of my dreams to marry me in August of 2008 after 10 years of friendship.. Read more

What a Place

Ronnie F
Paducah, Ky

"It's been a few years since we took a trip to Gatlinburg but man "what a place"! I loved it, from walking the strip, to riding the chair lifts and tram up the mountain.. Read more

Heaven on Earth

Julie C
Saint Johns, MI

"Our family has been coming to the Gatlinburg/Smoky mountain area for over 4 decades. I grew up coming here as have my children and soon my grandchildren.. Read more

Being in the Smoky's changed my life

Nikki A

"I had been to Gatlinburg once when I was little but didn't think much about the place, I remember riding the aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg and looking out from the space needle.. Read more