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.

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

Our family had a blast!!!

Dalton, GA

"We took our little girl to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies for her 3rd Birthday, had it planned for about 2 months to go so by the time we finally got there she was super excited!. Read more

So Many Years

Linda B
Tecumseh, MI

"Some of my earliest recollections are of camping and hiking in the Smokies. I guess I was two or three the first time I went. As time went on we began camping at Elkmont.. Read more

First time

Kristal W
Rossville, Ga

"I had Never been to Gatlinburg TN. Until my now husband took me in August of 2003. I have to say it was A THOUSAND times better. Read more