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.

Smoky Mountain Love Affair

Marsha S
Scottsboro, AL

"I have been coming to Gatlinburg since I was a little girl with my parents and sister. As I have grown and married and had a child of my own I continue to come here. . Read more

Married in the mountains in 2006

Deborah C
Chapel Hill, TN

"My husband then (fiance) and I traveled to Gatlinburg on 09/02/06 and got married. We go back every year for a week for our anniversary. The feeling and the air of the mountains never seem to get old. . Read more

Our family had a blast!!!

Dalton, GA

"We took our little girl to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies for her 3rd Birthday, had it planned for about 2 months to go so by the time we finally got there she was super excited!. Read more

Snowed in!

Teresa J
Dyersburg, TN

"On one trip to Gatlinburg in 1987 we were in a chalet on Ski Mountain on April 3 when a huge snowstorm hung around unexpectedly overnight and dumped what I remember was about 15 inches of know. . Read more