Shopping

Here Are the Best Places For Shopping in Gatlinburg

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Here are some of the best places to go shopping in Gatlinburg. The town is packed with specialty shops and boutiques of all kinds, so your shopping adventure can reveal treasures around every corner, but also can cost precious time if you don’t know where to go to get what you’re looking for. Here’s our… Read more »

Here Are the Best Places for Shopping in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge shopping offers a world of shopping adventures from unique specialty shops to outlet malls – here’s our guide to some of the best places to go shopping in Pigeon Forge, so you can save time during your visit and hit the best spots. And usually you’ll find fabulous entertainment, dining and kids fun… Read more »

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is noted for its wealth of arts and crafts, and its many artists and craftspeople, with one of the largest communities of independent artisans in the country. Nowhere is this more visible than along the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail – an 8-mile scenic drive on the outskirts of Gatlinburg that… Read more »

The Mountain Mall: A Gatlinburg Shopping Original

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The Mountain Mall is an indoor shopping center set along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Easy to miss, but a must-visit favorite for many, you’ll find this mall standing proud with its classic mountain cabin aesthetic at traffic light just along from Ripley’s Aquarium. What you won’t find are any chain stores here, just locally… Read more »

Top Outlet Malls in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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The Smoky Mountains boasts some great outlet and specialty shopping – count the Pigeon Forge outlet mall and the Gatlinburg outlet mall (actually it’s more precisely located in Sevierville) as two prime destinations for deep discount shopping. Learn more about these two destinations and more in the following guide. The Smokies offers you the best… Read more »

Unique Shopping at The Village Shops in Gatlinburg

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The Village in Gatlinburg is a beautiful shopping enclave with a European feel and more than two dozen specialty shops, eateries, galleries and clothiers. It’s a place for a leisurely and discovery-filled shopping experience, a relaxed cup of coffee, a breakfast or lunch snack, as well a place simply to sit and watch, enjoy the… Read more »

The Island in Pigeon Forge: Shopping & Entertainment

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The Island in Pigeon Forge is a family-friendly shopping and entertainment center with numerous attractions, games, eateries and shops. The Island boasts more than 60 retailers and specialty shops. You’ll also find restaurants and food stands, kids games and some special attractions, as well as stages and venues for live music and seasonal celebrations. The… Read more »

Baskins Square in Gatlinburg: Not to be Missed

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Close to Traffic Light #6 in a great strolling part of downtown Gatlinburg, Baskins Square is an outdoor enclave of shops and eateries, with some hidden gems not to be missed, especially when it comes to food – there’s good eating here. The mall is right across Parkway from the Village Shoppes, another oasis of… Read more »

The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops in Pigeon Forge

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The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops is an upscale shopping and entertainment complex in Pigeon Forge, growing all the time with new attractions. The complex is situated just across the river from The Island, and is reached from Teaster Lane – this runs parallel to Parkway, and is a less crowded way to go north-south… Read more »

Explore the Many Shops of Dollywood

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Although you visit Dollywood for the amusement park and water park attractions, you can stay plenty busy exploring all the many wonderful shops there too. So make sure to work enough time into your itinerary for shopping adventures among the following shops. Kaman’s Airbrush Shoppe Want a personalized hat, t-shirt, or even a license plate… Read more »

A Look at the Shops of Ober Gatlinburg

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Although the activities change with the seasons at Ober Gatlinburg, you can always count on enjoying year-round shopping adventures. You can start your journey through the shops in downtown before riding the tram up to the rest on the mountain. Between both locations, you’re sure to find amazing apparel, candy, and everything in between, making… Read more »

Shopping at Lumberjack Square in Pigeon Forge

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Lumberjack Square is a conveniently located refuge from the bustle of adjacent Parkway in Pigeon Forge where visitors can enjoy top-notch dining, shopping, and adventure, and with plenty of free parking. The Square offers a pleasant ambience with the feel of a town square, like walking around a downtown area. There’s even a town hall… Read more »

Elks Plaza in Gatlinburg: An Oasis Off Parkway

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Elks Plaza is a small oasis right off Parkway in Gatlinburg, and in a little world of its own. It hosts benches under shade trees, a collection of unique shops, a few onsite parking slots for shoppers – and the best restaurant in town. Easy to miss, but worth looking for, this little area hosts… Read more »

Winery Square in Gatlinburg: Filled With Hidden Gems

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Winery Square is a little area off of East Parkway in Gatlinburg, only slightly off the beaten track and packed with delights from several hidden gems in terms of food, drink and pure fascination. The square is anchored by Gatlinburg’s first winery, Smoky Mountain Winery, established in 1981 and still going strong, serving tastes of… Read more »

Hands-On Gatlinburg: Expert Tuition in an Arts and Crafts Weekend

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Hands-On Gatlinburg is an arts & crafts event that offers individual tuition by the artisans of Gatlinburg to small groups of people who want to learn a new skill or improve their existing one. Studios along the Arts & Crafts Community Trail offer more than 40 classes by registration to limited numbers of attendees…Read more »

The Day Hiker: Hiking Gear in Gatlinburg

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The Day Hiker is a locally owned shop in Gatlinburg’s Village shopping area. Open 7 days a week, it’s a great destination for hiking equipment and supplies, including clothing, packs, trekking poles, maps, guides, books, and more. Prices are affordable, and the generous advice and hiking recommendations given cheerfully by the knowledgeable staff is free…. Read more »

Antique Shops & Malls in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

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Some people enjoy nothing better than to get lost in an antiques shop, peeking and poking about in hot pursuit of that hard-to-find standout piece that add a layer of depth to any home or office: a conversation starter for years to come. If you’re such a treasure hunter, you’ll relish the bounty of Gatlinburg,… Read more »

Alewine Pottery in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Alewine Pottery of Gatlinburg

There’s plenty of Smoky Mountain spirit to be found in Alewine Pottery of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This much loved, family-run shop knows how to roll out the welcome mat and  provide friendly, individual service. The Alewine family plies its visitors with free complimentary popcorn, coffee and apples, provide rocking chairs and a checkers table, with live… Read more »