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Smoky Mountain Getaway

With miles of hiking trails in the mountains and tons of dining, attractions, shopping, and arts and crafts in town, Gatlinburg is your basecamp for adventure this winter.

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic

For more than 30 years, Gatlinburg has celebrated Winter Magic with millions of twinkling lights on festive holiday displays throughout the city. Soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of your own vehicle and take a memorable journey on the exciting...

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New Years Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop

Known as the “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South,” Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show on December 31. Since 1987, this free, family-friendly celebration...

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With all there is to see and do in Gatlinburg, you'll be thankful to have this informative guide to help make your Gatlinburg vacation better than ever!

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2023 Gatlinburg Vacation Guide


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cascading waterfalls, roaming wildlife and a view that stretches out over 500,000 acres – this is the country’s most-visited national park. Vacationers often start in Gatlinburg and make their way to one of the park’s famous paths where they can find...


There’s Shopping—and Then, There’s Shopping Bring your best walking shoes. In between all the hiking, dining, and sightseeing, you’ll want to squeeze in an afternoon or two for that most-treasured American pastime: shopping. Browse galleries with...

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GSMNP Parking Tags

Valid parking tags are required on any vehicles parking longer than 15 minutes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Rates are $5 for a daily tag, $15 for a weekly tag, and $40 for an annual tag. 

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Holiday Shopping Season in Gatlinburg

As temperatures drop, it’s time to shop. Get a head start on the holidays this winter in Gatlinburg. Local retailers’ shelves are chock-full of eclectic gifts, décor items and cozy collectibles sure to put you in the giving spirit. Grab a cup of...

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10 Must-Dos Before the New Year in Gatlinburg

Before we countdown, the clock strikes midnight and we set our New Year’s resolutions, you must check a few Gatlinburg essentials off your list. Winter in the Smoky Mountains is a special time of year. From tasty treats and holiday spirit everywhere, there is no...

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