Beneath the natural beauty of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains lies the colorful lore of Tennessee history and times gone by, dating back to even before the founding of our Country. Many of the specialty shops in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and other locales throughout the town cling to that heritage in the utilitarian craftsmanship and artistic renderings of their wares. Stop and browse through the hundreds of shops; you'll leave with a newfound appreciation for the assemblage of fine art available in the Smokies.
Within the walking community are family attractions and things to do in Gatlinburg at nearly every turn. Enjoy downhill snow skiing, rafting Class IV whitewater, golf, Hiking options from 600 miles of Trails, and fishing in hundreds of miles of streams: the entertainment of the Great Smoky Mountains is both exhilarating and close by. Explore other great Gatlinburg attractions at one of it's unique museums, craftsmen fair, miniature golf courses, or motion simulators, or enjoy go karts or bumper cars, Ripley's Aquarium, haunted houses, or ride the sky lift up the mountain. Everywhere you turn, you'll find plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg, TN!