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.

My passion for The Great Smokies

Brandi S
Gallman, Mississippi

"Every since I was little my grandparents always took us to the Smokies for at least a week or two every summer. We always stayed in a camper at River Edge RV Park in Pigeon Forge. This is a place I highly recommend if you are a camper.. Read more

Engaged 2006

Jaime and Ryan D
Luray, Tn

"Our 2 children and ourselves went on vacation to gatlinburg with my husbands parents on May 14 2006, my mother-in-law had cervial and colon cancer, and while on vacation there, my husband proprosed to me at the hard rock cafe'. Read more

Family Tradition

Erica T
Aiken, SC

"My story begins when I was about 3 yrs old, I am now 33. My grandmother took me to Gatlinburg every Summer up until I was about 12 years old.. Read more

Gatlinburg is Special to me!

Burlington, KY

"I have have visited Gatlinburg my entire life and I love it. It is my favorite place to visit.. Read more