Things to Do in Downtown Gatlinburg

While there seems to be endless things to do in Gatlinburg, there are still folk who come in to town wondering what Gatlinburg actually has to offer. Well, with that in mind, here’s a little taste of what you can look forward to if you decide to take in downtown one day.

From Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to the Hard Rock Cafe to Ripley’s Believe It or Not to the Village Shops, there are a number of stores and attractions that will leave a schedule packed and asking, “What’s there not to do in Gatlinburg?”

For all the outdoor opportunities in the Smoky Mountains, you might think that there just wouldn’t be that many unique shopping opportunities. Totally the opposite. Along the Parkway and in the scenic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Loop, you’ll find some of the most unique stores anywhere selling things that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Many modern galleries have set up shop on the brick streets, as well as quaint little boutique shops. It also doesn’t hurt that Gatlinburg is close to the Five Oaks Tanger Outlet in Sevierville, which lures shoppers to the area from around the country to browse and buy at all the name-brand stores.

When you shop in Gatlinburg you know it’s going to be a unique experience. You can gaze on in awe as craftsmen fire ceramics and spin pottery, then take a few steps to a store full of over 100,000 magnets, or 1,000 different hot sauces. Grab some homemade jams and jellies and bring a taste of the Smokies to the breakfast table back home.

Hit the malls or one of the specialty stores and studios. Gatlinburg shops are filled with handmade Gatlinburg arts and crafts, unique clothing, jewelry, accessories and souvenirs.

Whether you’re looking for bargains at one of the top outlet malls in Tennessee or you want a unique gift from a local artisan, the Gatlinburg shopping scene has it all. Browse a list of shops, stores and malls below.

Need a copy of the Shops to take with you? The Gatlinburg Shopping Guide is here as a downloadable PDF.

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