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.

We Love Gatlinburg

Nicole R
Honea Path, S.C

"I got engaged at the Sky Lift in 2007. Then we got married and honeymooned there in 2009. . Read more

Fall Break in Gatlinburg

Pam K
Indianapolis, IN

"We went into Cades Cove for a picnic and to drive the loop. My oldest boy (at the time he was 17) wanted to drive so the youngest (age 10) and I rode in the back of the truck.. 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

Memorable Meeting on Abrams Falls Trail

Debbie B
London, KY

"My young man and I continue to return to the Smokies to enjoy the peace and joy we found there so long ago. Even though we have since traveled and lived all over the world, the Smokies are still our absolute favorite spot on earth!. Read more