Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is a treasure for outdoor enthusiasts. But on top of the hiking, rafting, skiing, horseback riding and fishing available around town , there is a host of fun alternatives: miniature golf, go-kart racing, a gondola ride, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, a Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum and more. Just up the road from our Gatlinburg hotels, Dollywood offers full-fledged theme park adventure.
For a change of pace, browse the many specialty shops and crafts of the city. Numerous boutiques and galleries feature hand thrown pottery, wood carvings, silver and more. To look deeper into the crafts culture, tour the eight-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Guests of hotels in Gatlinburg looking for other shopping might also try Mountain Mall for a completely mountain-themed shopping experience.
Many visitors will use their Gatlinburg hotel as a jumping off point for their visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the national park with the most annual visitors. Whether you are seeking the great outdoors, or an array of indoor options, Gatlinburg has you covered, with Tennessee hospitality to boot.