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.

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

A dream that always comes true!

Gary D
Hoover, Al.

"My wife and I first came to Gatlinburg in 1983. We thought this must be heaven. It is by far the closest thing to it. . Read more

Family back together

Gigetta S
Plymouth, IN

"We found our little bit of heaven on earth in Smoky Mountains in that cabin, and yes we are going back next month for some more time in heaven on earth again. . Read more

October Bliss

Daniel J
Lakeland, TN

"Day 1 consisted of Ripley's Aquarium and eating in town. Day 2 was all about going into the park and going to Cades Cove to see all the deer and take a carriage ride!. Read more