The Best Places to Go Shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Your search for the perfect items when dabbling in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg shopping can start anywhere – the area is so densely packed with stores and boutiques of all kinds, your shopping experience is bound to be rich and engaging.

Be prepared to be wowed continually when you engage in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge shopping – not only will the quality of the shopping knock your socks off, but the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, the fresh air and the sunshine will clearly remind you that you’re somewhere unlike any other place on Earth.

The beauty of the area along with the sheer breadth and diversity of shops, malls, boutiques, outlets, etc, will impress you so much, you’ll have no choice but to ditch the online stores for good so that you can frequent this shoppers heaven instead. And you’d be glad to. You can drop the kids off at any of the area’s many attractions or activities centers, and as they have their fun, you can do some pleasant Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge shopping.

As you shop, you’ll have your pick of the old world – shops with quaint handmade crafts and vintage objects from the past – and the new world – world-class stores with the latest and greatest in fashion and technology, as well as everything in between.

Image courtesy of Gatlinburg Mountain Mall

Around every corner, you’ll find great places to shop. But where to go? Gatlinburg shopping typically consists of small crafts shops and boutiques; these sell items not found anywhere else and are mostly locally owned. On occasion, these shop owners hold fascinating craft classes and exhibitions that would be a thrill for the family to experience.

Gatlinburg stores like these can be found along the scenic 8-mile loop of the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community – one of the best arts and crafts communities in the southeast – as well as the town’s quaint “old world”-style boutique shopping area known as The Village with its 27 stores.


Image courtesy of The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Unique items can also be found in Gatlinburg’s downtown area, where discount deals can be had in specialty shops that peddle a wild assortment of the unusual, such as moonshine (!), Celtic apparel, beef jerky, Native American apparel, handmade wooden signs and more. The downtown area’s Mountain Mall is another place to visit if unique shopping and bargain hunting is your thing. What if homespun and handmade objects are not to your taste? Gatlinburg is near a Tanger Outlet, one of the finest outlet malls in Tennessee with over 100 different outlet stores.

Pigeon Forge stores also offer a mix of the commercial and quaint – similar to Gatlinburg, the Old Mill Shopping Square in Pigeon Forge boasts an array of specialty, old-fashioned shops. Located near the historical Old Mill grist mill, this beautiful complex features old world eateries and bakery, pottery and craft shops.

On the more commercial end of the shopping spectrum, Pigeon Forge shopping centers around the grand and splendid Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall (The “Red Roof Mall”), and The Island. Brand name stores reign supreme at these three centers where everything from shoes to books to clothing to camping gear and more can be bought at terrific prices.

Options abound wonderfully when shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Come down and visit these two shopping mecca towns of the Smokies region today.

Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail in Gatlinburg – Shopping
8 Mile Trail Loop
Located 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, TN
Turn at Traffic Light #3 in Downtown and go 3 miles on Hwy 321N
Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Close at 5 pm

Judy Jones Pottery & Gift Gallery
530 Buckhorn Road
Gatlinburg TN 37738
On the Arts & Crafts Trail.
Open 10 am – 5 pm Daily, Sunday 11-4

The Village Shops
634 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #6
Most Shops Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year

The Mountain Mall
611 Parkway – Suite F15
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Traffic Light #6
Most Stores Open 10 am Daily, Closing Times Vary throughout Year

Tanger Outlets
1645 Parkway, Suite 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
P: 865-453-1053
Mall Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am to 9 pm // Sun 10 am to 7 pm

Old Mill Square
Old Mill Area & Veterans Boulevard
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Local: 888-453-6455

Pigeon Forge Outlet Mall
2850 Parkway, Suite 14
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
P: 865-428-2828
Mall Hours:
Jan 3- Apr 3: Mon-Thurs: 10 am to 6 pm // Fri-Sat: 10 am to 9 pm // Sun: 11 am to 5 pm
Apr 4 – Jan 2: Mon-Sat: 9 am to 9 pm // Sun: 11 am to 5 pm

The Island in Pigeon Forge – Shopping and Entertainment Center
131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Open 10 am Daily – Store hours vary by location

All of these venues are within a few minutes of your Gatlinburg cabin rental or Pigeon Forge cabin rental.