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.

Unforgettable Honeymoon

Lisa W
Lake in the Hills, IL

"We truly enjoyed our little cabin in the mountains...and then got 15 inches of snow overnight on day 3.. Read more

My Mother and a Black Bear Cub

Mary Ann P
Metairie, LA

"When my family went to the Smoky Mountains on our regular vacation there in 1962, we stopped on the side of the road when we saw some bears by cars.. Read more

Family Ties

Jennifer P
New Albany, IN

"My 4 year old LOVED every minute as well! She always asks if we can go on "vacation" again to the fun place-referring to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!. Read more

From Norway to Gatlinburg

O Georg
Norway Notodden

"We did not think it was possible to fall in love with a city .. We came from Norway to Gatlinburg in June 2011 and did not believe our own eyes.. Read more