Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge boast some of the finest and most diverse shopping opportunities in the region. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the surrounding areas are teeming with a variety of stores, from small artisan boutiques to world-famous brand flagship stores. Next time you’re in town be sure to reserve time for some outstanding shopping experiences.
The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Loop
Gatlinburg is a premier destination in the Southeast if you’re in the market for unique and handmade arts and crafts. Take the 8-mile scenic loop on the edge of Gatlinburg and visit more than 100 shops holding the work of one of the nation’s largest communities of independent artisans. The community holds numerous seasonal and holiday-themed crafts shows, for those perfect gifts and rare finds. See the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community site for more information.
Also in Gatlinburg, the Mountain Mall offers indoor shopping right on Parkway at traffic light #6. Across the street you can find The Village, a favorite destination of Gatlinburg visitors, with fun shops and eateries. Another delightful cluster of shops and relaxed ambience is just up the road in Pigeon Forge at the Old Mill Shopping Square.
The Island in Pigeon Forge
Once in Pigeon Forge, you will want to visit The Island, a unique family destination that is home to dozens of shops, rides, attractions, and dining opportunities. Find everything you’re looking for at stores such as Southern Charm Boutique, Build-A-Bear Workshop, and the Paula Dean Store. Then you can take a break from browsing and experience exhilarating rides like the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and the Island Ropes Course.
Lodge Factory Store
While you’re near The Island, check next door for Lodge Factory Store, a must-visit on any trip to Pigeon Forge for those who are seriously into cooking. Lodge has been making top-rated cast-iron cookware for over a century. You can find amazing deals in this factory store outlet, on Teaster Lane across the river. In addition to outstanding cast iron cookware, the Lodge Factory store also carries camping supplies, cooking accessories, and more.
A few blocks away from The Island at 2850 Parkway is the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall, also known as the “Red Roof Mall”. It’s larger than it looks, with several strip malls in back, and it’s a good place to hunt for bargains.
Up the road north of Pigeon Forge in Sevierville you’ll find some of the best outlet shopping in the area, at Tanger Outlets, well known for world-class brands and deeply discounted prices. You’ll definitely want to spend ample time browsing the dozens of different stores there. Whether you’re looking for the finest in performance wear from UnderArmor, searching for chic looks at Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, or finding the ultimate princess dress-up gear at the Disney Outlet, Tanger Outlets in Sevierville may be your one-stop shop.