The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
With over nine million visitors, Gatlinburg is a destination you must take advantage of when visiting the Smokies! Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is only two miles long by five miles wide with a little over 3,500 residents. Small in size, but abundantly filled with dozens of restaurants, packed with many attractions, and shopping galore! Gatlinburg is filled with so much fun, beauty, and lots of charm for everyone to enjoy! There is quite a bit of Smoky Mountain heritage, with crafts, arts, and shops for visitors to experience as well.
You will be sure to leave Gatlinburg with souvenirs and keepsakes of all sorts! The Downtown parkway is lined with over 400 shops, village style stores, and five malls. Gatlinburg offers an excellent variety of shopping, especially the nice novelty shops, along with great collectibles, unique jewelry, and handmade arts and crafts.
The Village is set in a quaint European setting with brick pathways that lead to the 27 unique shops. Calhoun's Village Mall offers great specialty stores and the Calhoun's restaurant. There are also the Reagan's Carousel and Terrace Malls in the heart of Gatlinburg, which have a variety of specialty shops, fine food, and many other attractions.
Everything you need for a memorable winter vacation awaits you at Ober Gatlinburg. You can take a ride on America's largest Aerial Tramway, which departs from downtown Gatlinburg and goes directly to the Ski Resort and Amusement Park. Skiing is available from mid-December to mid- March. The Amusement park features a year round ice skating rink for a fun time, along with go-carts, shops, restaurants and an alpine slide. There's a lot to enjoy for everyone at Ober Gatlinburg.
The town of Gatlinburg offers such a great variety of attractions. The Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is a great place to visit, with its 1.4 million gallon aquarium filled with over 10,000 sea creatures of all sorts from around the world, along with 12 foot sharks lurking the waters, you are sure to see so much at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies! The Hollywood Wax Museum, one of Gatlinburg's newest attractions, features so many of your favorite stars as they perform their most famous film roles. Amazing wax sculptors bring these figures to almost "real life"!
The Hollywood Wax Museum is the only wax museum dedicated to showcasing Hollywood celebrities, so it's perfectly understandable why it attracts thousands of guest from across the country.
The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Established in 1937, the historic 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. The artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectables such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silversmithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils and watercolors. There is also restaurants, cafes, tearooms, soda fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.
Gatlinburg Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains has plenty to do and lots of great places to eat so come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Smokies. Gatlinburg is just minutes from your luxury log cabin at Little Valley Mountain Resort.