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.

Home away from Home

Stefanie W
Newbern, TN

"We call this "Heaven on Earth" with all of the beauty of the mountains surrounding us. Read more

The outdoors? Bah - Humbug?

Todd M
Sevierville, TN

"3 Years later, I have hiked every waterfall (and most other) trails in the area (even a few unknown to most), done ziplines, rafting, kayaking, tubing and even took a horseback ride. Read more

Snowed in!

Teresa J
Dyersburg, TN

"On one trip to Gatlinburg in 1987 we were in a chalet on Ski Mountain on April 3 when a huge snowstorm hung around unexpectedly overnight and dumped what I remember was about 15 inches of know. . Read more

Best week of my life

lacey m
Otsego, MI

"when im feeling sad or overwhelmed i think of Gatlinburg and all the beautiful things i saw and experienced there with my family.. Read more