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 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

The Smokies

Rebecca B
St. Louis, MO

"The first time we visited Gatlinburg was about 4 years ago. Its was the best experience we've ever had.. Read more

The outdoors? Bah - Humbug?

Todd M
Sevierville, TN

"3 Years later, I have hiked every waterfall (and most other) trails in the area (even a few unknown to most), done ziplines, rafting, kayaking, tubing and even took a horseback ride. Read more

Home away from Home

Stefanie W
Newbern, TN

"We call this "Heaven on Earth" with all of the beauty of the mountains surrounding us. Read more