Gatlinburg, Tennessee - gateway to the Smoky Mountains
Stretching along the Tennessee and North Carolina border, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is within a day's drive of one-third of the U.S. population. Yet even as the most visited of all our National Parks - with more than 9 million visitors per year - the Smokies offer a wealth of possibilities for visitors. Situated quietly along the northern border of the Park is Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Its central location provides the ultimate Gateway to the Smoky Mountains while Gatlinburg's family friendly atmosphere offers the perfect location to begin any National Park foray.
Gatlinburg, TN offers a one-stop destination for four-season fun. This historic mountain village is beautiful tract of modern day convenience nestled within one of the last tracts of unspoiled wilderness in the eastern United States. Explore the 1.3 million gallon Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, ride the country's largest aerial tram to the top of Ober Gatlinburg, shop at over 400 unique shops, galleries and boutiques or travel the 8-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest gathering of independent artisans in the country. It's all waiting for you in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.