Things to do in Gatlinburg

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Things to Do in Gatlinburg


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  • Kaitlin K
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    When in Gatlinburg, we make an effort to go to Sugarlands each night. Always very entertaining and our favorite moonshine there. This last trip, Gus was the best bartender we had. Very informative, entertaining, best pourer, friendly, and everything you want to experience at Sugarlands. I hope when you go, you get Gus.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Mary S
    Rochester, NY76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour! Terry was awesome! If you like moonshine and you’re in the area, this is the tour! We will definitely be back!
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • mamalvs4
    Poplarville, MS50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family is teens (13,18,21). Most activities were targeted for smaller kids. The facilities were clean. I thought it was nice they offered a private room for nursing mothers. That would have been extremely nice when I was in that stage of life. Only Pepsi products were available which is a negative for our family. Our favorite thing was the tunnel. While we were here, the parking garage is undergoing construction so you could not use the elevators.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Victoria O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nicholas was so fun!! We had such a great time here. Moonshine was very yum! Great vibes and you’ll make some friend! Go there now!
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • kayla31095
    Rockford, IL5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’ll start by saying that this is your typical tourist trap. The price is very high in my opinion and there is no shortage of attempts at cash grabbing along the way. Once you get past the initial sticker shock, you get corralled over to a camera guy to take some pictures. Then you’re straight to the lift. The lift was my favorite part of the experience even though I’m not fond of heights. Once you get to the top, there’s a shop with a snack counter and a really grimy bathroom. You’d think as much as you’re paying for admission they could at least hire people to do a better job cleaning. Then there’s more opportunities to buy pictures, also expensive. They’ve got a nice area to sit with a fire pit in the middle just before you cross the bridge. The bridge itself offers great views of Gatlinburg but I’m sure it gets busy during the warmer months. Once on the other side of the bridge, there’s a place to get drinks and buy more photos. It’s gimmicky for sure but the views of Gatlinburg at night were stupendous.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • MountaineerMike80
    Augusta, WV547 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have a good selection of wines we cannot find in our home area. We sampled several and chose the blueberry, Mountain Latte and Mountain Chocolate. We look forward to enjoying tgese when we return home. The staff is friendly and we enjoyed our visit. The displays are very nice.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Tina R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did our tasting with Nicole and she was such a good time! She had us laughing the whole time! All the bartenders make the atmosphere fun!
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Robert S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thor was awesome. Second time we came and he served us. Great time. Was a good time and I will be back............. Thank you
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, VA2,033 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Smoky Mountains is not the most spectacular national park, but it has a lot of variety that makes it well-worth visiting. The eponymous mountains are definitely a highlight, but can be a bit capricious. The view from the peak on Clingman’s Dome was mostly obscured by clouds, but I got some unexpectedly great views on Alum Cave Trail later on. The bears on Cades Cove Loop were another highlight. I saw multiple adult bears and cubs in a few hours having never seen more than one at any other park. The Park also includes lower-profile features like several small but picturesque waterfalls, old cabins and farm buildings and all kinds of wildlife including elk, wild turkeys and salamanders. The drive through the Park and its roaring creek is an attraction itself. Although the Park is large and has hundreds of miles of hiking trails, I was able to drive the two main park roads and see the waterfalls, wildlife and mountains in 1.5 days; it felt like a thorough visit.
    Written May 25, 2024
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  • Lauren S
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First off, go to sweetdeals.com and get 2 for 1 tickets-print out the vouchers before you arrive. Also, veterans and children 4 and younger are free. If we had to pay 50 each it would not have been worth it. However, $100 for the 6 of us felt like a reasonable cost for the experience. Plan on spending a long day here. The tram up is fun and at the top there are many activities. We did the carousel and the ice tubing. I heard the ski lift to the top is great but it was too cold for us to do. The mountain coaster is also fun but due to weather we did not go on. We did not have long lines but if the weather is nice, I suggest going early so you don't have to wait for hours to do the different activities.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • reiki4life
    selden167 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in this area. Loved the cars and the stories and the tvs that had the shows and pictures of the cars being used.

    The Charger from fast and furious started on its own and reved up and scared me. But was fun.

    Unique place don’t miss out
    Written March 14, 2024
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  • Kaelyn S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I can’t rave about this place enough!! Hank was absolutely amazing! He was extremely helpful and VERY nice! He helped us 2 different days and remembered us by name :) it is great to walk in to a smiling face and feel welcomed! If you are looking for something to do or somewhere to buy cider I highly highly recommend going to Tennessee cider co. And make sure you ask for Hank!!
    Written May 22, 2024
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