Stay in one of the most beautiful mountain towns around and explore the most-visited national park in America. Gatlinburg is your basecamp for charming getaways and fun adventures! Stroll the quaint streets and browse the art galleries and craft boutiques, all while admiring the Smoky Mountain backdrop. Gatlinburg also offers top attractions for adventurers of all ages, creating fun and active family vacations.
Few places mix city life with nature quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mountain vacations here combine downtown strolling with treks on the state’s best hiking trails. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States (the second most visited park, the Grand Canyon, gets only half the visitors of the Smokies!). The park is home to bears, birds and plenty more wildlife, so keep your eyes open when hiking the Smoky Mountain trails.
Voted the #1 Aquarium in America by TripAdvisor, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is an unforgettable underwater experience. Learn about the wonders of the deep with many exciting and interactive exhibits celebrating the aquatic world. Party with penguins at the Penguin Playhouse, get up close with powerful predators at the Shark Lagoon, and dive into adventure daily with live mermaid shows. Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is the perfect getaway for family-friendly Gatlinburg fun.
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Looking for outdoor adventure? You'll find it in the Great Smoky Mountains. Lace up that footwear for a hike up to Abrams Falls or explore the Gatlinburg Trail. Grab your pole and fish the Little River in the Smokies, or pitch a tent and break out the marshmallows at a local campground. Take a wild whitewater rafting ride down the Big Pigeon River and hit the slopes at Tennessee's only ski resort. There's adventure around every corner in Gatlinburg, the hard part is choosing which activity to do first.
The Gatlinburg Convention Center boasts more than 148,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Additionally, its convenient location is within walking distance to the spectacular fun (restaurants, attractions and lodging) of downtown Gatlinburg. The Convention Center has played host to a wide-range of functions such as trade shows, dance and cheerleading competitions, religious conferences, corporate functions and association meetings. Whether your gathering is for 60 or 6,000, we will work with you to put on an exceptional event.
The Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community, located just east of downtown, is home to the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Eight miles of shops, studios and galleries make up the famous Arts and Crafts Loop. Over 100 whittlers, woodworkers, painters, potters, quilters, candlemakers, basketweavers and other artisans practice the craft of creating authentic Appalachian art. There’s no telling what treasures you'll find when you shop Gatlinburg's arts and crafts community.
From moonshine to micro brews to merlot, Gatlinburg's got a glass with your name on it. The city is home to several of the finest wineries in Tennessee. You’ll find three local wine cellars and sellers, including the oldest producer of premium wines in East Tennessee, at Winery Square. Two new local wineries in Tennessee Mountain Country offer complimentary tastings. Sip fine craft beers at Smoky Mountain Brewery or relive the bootlegger life with samplings by Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, Gatlinburg Barrelhouse, Sugarlands Distilling Company and Doc Collier’s. Don't worry, it's all legal. No matter what you're thirsting for, you'll find it in Gatlinburg.
There’s always reason to celebrate in Gatlinburg! There are festivals and events for every season including parties, craft fairs, concerts, food festivals and special seasonal events. Join us for Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the First Independence Day Parade in the Nation, Smoky Mountain Wine Fest, Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival and the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade.
The day you say I Do is one of the most important days of your life. Don’t leave anything to chance. From charming chapels to scenic natural wonders, there are countless idyllic locations perfect for celebrations of any size. Gatlinburg is the wedding capital of the South, and for good reason. The experienced and professional wedding service industry will make sure your big day goes off without a hitch. And the local adventures and attractions are sure to entertain your wedding party and all your guests. Start planning your dream wedding in Gatlinburg today!
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