Gatlinburg Tourist Information and Tourism

(Gatlinburg, Tennessee - TN, USA)

Bordering the stunning Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg lies to the south of Pigeon Forge, in Tennessee TN. Gatlinburg has a strong German heritage and much of this still remains, particular in Gatlinburg's restaurants, which often specialize in authentic and traditional German cuisine.

The Gatlinburg area is perhaps most famous for its nearby skiing resort and amusement park, known as Ober Gatlinburg. This popular tourist attraction is open throughout the year and accessed via a chair lift, which offers truly breathtaking views of the Gatlinburg area and beyond.

Gatlinburg's central parkway is home to three helpful visitors centers, offering a range of tourist information. The bureaus offer in-depth travel and tourism advice, leaflets about Gatlinburg's many tourist attractions and information about excursions and trips about the Smoky Mountains. For conventions and meetings, the Gatlinburg Convention Center is often a popular choice and is located along Reagan Drive.

Full of hotels and fine dining, accommodation in Gatlinburg consists of many reasonably priced hotel chains, often offering views of the surrounding countryside and mountainous scenery. Known for their distinctive German character, hotels in Gatlinburg can be found concentrated around the city center, Parkway area and in nearby towns and villages, including Pigeon Forge, Newport and Townsend. For something altogether different, acquaint yourself with nature when you choose to stay at one of the surrounding Gatlinburg cabins. Many of these cozy log cabins come with hot tubs overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the nearby Pigeon Forge countryside. More information about Gatlinburg Hotels.

Gatlinburg offers numerous popular tourist attractions, including Gatlinburg Gem Mine - where everyone can try their hand at gemstone hunting; Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park - with many thrilling rides for all ages, together with an ice-skating rink, mini-golf range and a zoo; Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - a major attraction in the Gatlinburg area, with a host of marine life and educational information in a discovery center; and Dollywood - Dolly Parton's world-famous Smoky Mountain theme park, in nearby Pigeon Ford, just a few miles from Gatlinburg. More information about Gatlinburg Tourist Attractions.

Some of Gatlinburg's best art galleries and museums include Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - with many performing art courses, together with a wealth of superb exhibits in the museum; Gatlinburg's Guinness World of Records Museum - featuring numerous displays and information relating to this famous book; Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum - an enthralling museum with numerous entertaining exhibits and surprising information; and the Star Car Museum - containing many famous vehicles that were used in films and on TV. More information about Gatlinburg Museums and Art Galleries.

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