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Gatlinburg-The Town of Smoky Mountains

By Charlotte Brown, Posted on 30 Oct, 2021 at 02:53 pm

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The charming and resort-like valley, Gatlinburg, is located in the Peaks of Tennessee and is well-known because of its remarkable scenery, outlets, and colorful, interesting history. This town is alluded to as “breakout to the Smoky Mountains." Thanks to its wonderful Smoky Mountain National Park, which occupies almost 520,000 acres of land, eateries offering unique cinnamon cake donuts, chocolate pancakes, Garlic Knots and Grilled Trout, interesting historic sites, and many top-notch amusement spots make this town visit-worthy.

The town is a perfect place to explore the Appalachian art and cultural heritage. The town has remarkable art, history-painted showcases, music, theatres, and many historical sites, making Gatlinburg a tourist town.

Things to do and see in Gatlinburg

This small town has many sightseeing destinations to explore. And there are plenty of fun activities to do. Popular conventional destinations like Ripley’s Smokies Aquarium and interesting Salt Pepper Museum of shaker having almost 20,000 shaker's examples are featured by this town. Let’s find some attractive landmarks in the town.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This is a beautiful forested park having unique 6, 5000 feet heights Mountains. Its name “Smoky” is given due to its aesthetic smoke signals, which come out from the valley. The visitors can do hiking and biking over 900 miles long tracks in summer. While one can go skiing in the winter season when the mountains are covered with Snow. There are many campground and cabin rentals, so the visitors can spend a quality night here with stargazing and natural wonders. The visitors can also keep their eyes out to almost 1,400 colorful flowers like unique wild azaleas, mountain magnolias, orchids, and many more!

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower

This is a point to see the up-view of the town. This spot is 6,643 feet high and 100 miles spread with wonderful views. It is having 45 foots longest tower alight on top of mountains, which presents a 360-degree scenic view of Smokies. Don’t miss seeing the wonderful sunrise and sunsetting here.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is Gatlinburg's popular attraction. This spot features unique marine life from all around the world, for many of the tourists come to explore it. For an amazing trip, don’t miss signing up for the penguin performance. This is a small kid-friendly adventurous spot where you can enjoy with pet creatures, swim with stingrays by wearing bathing suits, and take fun-glass boating.



Are you Outdoorsy? This is a perfect place for you. This is a park of many adventurous outdoor activities, just perfect for visitors of all ages. The travelers can enjoy the top rides, mountain coasters, treetop skywalk, and dueling Zipline adventure. Don’t miss the chance to explore the park by walking at Vista Garden. Plus, this park has wonderful amusement land for kids having equipment to play with.

Getting Around in Gatlinburg

To explore the bit of the town, Gatlinburg offers many ways to get around in the city. The best way to discover the city is on foot or by taking trolley tours. The city also offers many public transportation services which almost pass from all the attractions of the town. Like Alright Taxi, RoadRunner Taxi Cab, Driverz Taxi, and many cheap car rentals.

Best hotels to book for your trip

Where to drop bags is the question of every traveler. But don't worry, the city offers plenty of comfortable and cheap hotels in Gatlinburg. Let’s our travel guide list down some Gatlinburg Hotels with the features that make them unique among other hotels:

Holiday Inn Express Gatlinburg Downtown an IHG Hotel

322 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, United States

rates from $ 246.0

This is one of the best Gatlinburg Hotels and is famous because of its relaxed environment. This hotel features free breakfasts, fitness clubs, and restaurants with a great menu, comfortable lounges, business facilities, suites rooms, and outdoor swimming pools.

Glenstone Lodge

504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, United States

rates from $ 99.0

This hotel is one of the cheap hotels in Gatlinburg, featuring unique king and Queen Double rooms with a flat-screen TV, free coffee makers, and are 100 percent smoke-free. This hotel is near to the trolley stop, which takes to the main terminal. And is few miles away from the Great Smoky National Park.

Glenstone Lodge

504 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, United States

rates from $ 99.0

This hotel has a perfect River and the Smoky Mountains location, making this hotel unique. This hotel has a beautiful river view with aesthetic sounds of pigeons from balconies, wide rooms with comfortable beds and pillows, free breakfasts with biscuits and eggs, and an onsite spa.

Clarion Pointe Downtown Gatlinburg

200 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, United States

rates from $ 69.0

This hotel with 94 wide rooms is a perfect choice for anyone who is seeking luxury combined with comfort and affordability. It provides a 24 hours free access to a fitness club, WIFI, and the business sector. The rooms come with 49 inches flat Screen TV and refrigerator. This hotel also has outdoor pools and restaurants serving many traditional foods.

Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center

402 River Road, Gatlinburg, United States

rates from $ 99.0

This hotel features unique indoor and outdoor pools, fitness clubs, bars, free car parking, 205 rooms with air-conditioned balconies, and refrigerators. Other amenities are also present in the hotels, like a business lounge, restaurants with menus of all types, and a thermal relaxing area.

Concisely, Gatlinburg is a city of endless beauty. The unique panoramic ski mountain, beautiful towers, adventurous trips, and many thrilly outdoor activities attract tourists every year. Once you visit Gatlinburg, we assure you’ll not regret your decision and ask yourself why you didn’t visit this spot decades ago!

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Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown is a California native who left her career in medicine three years ago to embark on a summer soul searching for the world. She's been to 20 countries and has penned down her experience in her blogs for helping other travel enthusiasts.