12GAT-TRAMGatlinburg, Tennessee is known as the gateway city to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  This charming com unity offers a delightful range of activities for all to enjoy from the shopping to the dining to the National Park hiking, picnicking and more.  Enjoy the beauty that surrounds the community through a variety of experiences from rafting to horseback riding, to mini golf and wax museums.  Gatlinburg is a treasure trove of wonderful mountain fun.

                                           Gatlinburg Shopping

 shoppingDowntown Gatlinburg is loaded with stores of all kinds.  Allow us to recommend these great shopping areas!

The Village Shops - The Day Hiker, The Honey Pot, Mtn. Village Decor, The Silver Tree, Candle Cottage, Cartoon and Toys, The Cheese Cupboard, The Hayloft. Celtic Heritage.

Arts and Crafts Community - Alewine Pottery, G. Webb Gallery, Byrnes Woodcrafters, Coffee and Company, Buie Pottery, Smoky Mountain Leather, Glades Soda Fountain, Glass Blowers Studio, Mountain Visions Gallery, Jim Gray Gallery.

Mountain Mall - Gatlinburg, Rhythm Section, Cosmic Comet Arcade, Black Bear Tea Company, Aunt Mahalia's Candies, Cowboy Way, Pepper Palace, Bear Skin Craft Shop, Knowles and Franklin's Magic and Novelty Outlet

Other shopping favorites include:
One Happy Shack - Don't worry be happy with all these fun items!
Scavenger Hike Adventures - Terrific hiking journal for all ages where the hiking becomes a scavenger hunt!
Rhythm Section - Eclectic music and memorabilia
G Webb Gallery - Incredible Smoky Mountain scenes, painted by local artist favorite G Webb and daughter Kami Webb.
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Gatlinburg Dining

Dining in Gatlinburg is a taste treat of Southern favorites and beyond.  Whether it is down-home BBQ or fine dining in the mountains, Gatlinburg, Tennessee will exceed your expectations of a beautiful dinner in the mountains.  Allow us to recommend some favorites:
Bennetts BBQ
- A local's favorite, Texas style BBQ with good southern fixins, with a great lounge with games to play and large outdoor porch.

The Alamo Steakhouse - Again a locals favorite for the best steaks in the area, this restaurant serves an incredible dinner with cold refreshments.

The Greenbrier Restaurant - Tucked away in the mountains, this old mountain lodge is guaranteed to please for casual fine dining.

Other restaurants for lunch or dinner would include:

  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Park Grill
  • Calhoun's
  • The Cherokee Grill
  • Howard's
  • The Best Italian
  • The Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • The Brass Lantern
  • No Way Joses

Pancakes are a must in any mountain getaway.  Pancake restaurants can be found all through the city.  Schedule into your vacation at least one morning out for some flapjacks, hotcakes, and grits! Celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2010 this restaurant is one people travel for miles to enjoy. Incredible breakfast, lunch includes specialties from around the world. The Pancake Pantry, located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at The Village.

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Gatlinburg Attractions

Attractions Galore line the streets of Gatlinburg! Thrill your family with experiences they won't forget at these crazy fun attractions!  Visit The Official Gatlinburg Attractions Association Web Site for a full list, description, and link to your favorite attractions and amusements.

Attractions included:

  • Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum
  • Ripley's Aquarium in the Smokies.
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
  • The Space Needle
  • Christ in the Smokies
  • Ober Gatlinburg


  • Fort Fun/ Old Gatlinburg Golf and Games
  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift
  • Guinness World of Records Museum
  • Mysterious Mansion
  • Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre
  • Rafting in the Smokies


Hey Kids - experience the Smokies Online before you even get here!

Online Science Lessons directly from the National Park

Online Games!

Become a Web Ranger!

Don't miss the fun and education the National Park offers your friends and family as you visit the Smokies.  Cove Mountain is located close to Townsend, Tennessee and Cades Cove which is one of the park's most popular places to visit.  Click here to learn much more about all the things the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has to offer your Smoky Mountain Vacation!

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