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Covered Bridge in the Glades

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Address: 849 Glades Rd, From downtown Gatlinburg, turn at traffic light #3 and go 3 miles on Hwy 321N, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-5596
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+1 865-436-7771
09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00

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Beautiful Bridge

This is one of the covered bridged in our area. It is in the Glades Arts and Crafts community and is absolutely beautiful. There are many shops behind it and a cafe too. Anything... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kathy H
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the covered bridged in our area. It is in the Glades Arts and Crafts community and is absolutely beautiful. There are many shops behind it and a cafe too. Anything you would want in a small shopping village. Plan a visit in the spring and avoid the large crowds.

Thank Kathy H
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468 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place so cute and peaceful great little shops and coffee place we had such a nice time away from all the crowds here. I feel like it's a hidden gem.

Thank Brent B
mansfield, oh
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168 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place looks like it would be a nice place to stop but there is not alot to look at. Hopefully over time they can bring more shops in. Would hate to see it end up like other areas just sitting empty.

Thank james6764
Fishers, Indiana
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290 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not manuy shops here. This place has never really taken off. shops are all on the lower level with apartments above. There is a nice little cafe here that serves an excellent lunch.

Thank SmokiesJunkie
Pendleton, South Carolina
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's a small complex with a few stores and a cafe. The regular coffee and sandwiches in the cafe were excellent. A good view all around and the shop owners are very good. There are shops selling Cherokee pottery and wood art, hand made jewelry, hand crafted wood articles and some paintings and pottery. The prices of the art are... More 

Thank Swetha B
Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Cute open shopping art & craft mall. In early May however, not all the shops are open yet. It was definitely not crowded with throngs of tourists. Very nicely landscaped, clean bathrooms and very friendly shop owners. Lots of ramps, so it is wheelchair accessible. Plus you can drive through the covered bridge - it's not there just for decoration!... More 

1 Thank magic_carpets
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a very pretty and unique shopping village in the Arts & Crafts community. The assortment of shops/crafts people is excellent, the prices are great and the shop owners very friendly. There is a wonderful shop with a Cafe and coffee house - we had the most delicious homemade Sloppy Joe and a yummy dessert and Cappuccino! We highly... More 

Thank Lori S
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We stopped just to see the covered bridge and were able to take some nice representative photos of the Gatliburg of earlier days. What we didnt expect was the sound of hundreds of frogs that live in the cat tail filled bog beneath the bridge, all just steps from the loop road. It was a cheerful spot, much like the... More 

1 Thank Lynnie17
Flagler Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

My Mom and I stopped in to visit these shops after visiting their booths at the Craftsman's Fair during our visit. We had wanted to visit the Misty Mountain Soap Co. booth but the line was so long that we opted to visit them the next day at their store in the Covered Bridge plaza. It was a modern looking... More 

Thank lisandbri
Iuka, Mississippi
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

It is a nice shopping area that is fairly new (built in 2009). The problem is it is close to the arts and crafts loop and the stores are too similar to all the other stores in the area. The other area stores offer more of a mountain atmosphere where Covered Bridge has a modern look; other than the nice... More 

Thank john b

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