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.

Special Place

Lisa P
Murfreesboro, TN

"Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg hold a special place in my heart. I have been visiting Gatlinburg since a child. . Read more

A Long Time Coming

Emily V
Leitchfield, KY

"First time we visited it was in December and I remember his face lighting up when he saw the lights; it was amazing to see it all again for the first time!. Read more

Christmas Lights in Gatlinburg

Rebecca H.
Washington, IN

"We got to see these last month while on vacation!!! Absolutely Beautiful! They really know how to decorate!!!. Read more

Mary B

Our vacation
Tennessee and North Carolina

"We traveled to Pigeon Forge for a two night stay. We arrived on Sunday evening. Choosing to come in through Maryville. Taking time to make Cade's Cove Loop, before going into Pigeon Forge. Sure glad. Read more