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The Great Smokies Gateway

The gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is a perfect home base for visiting America’s most visited national park. This charming mountain resort town boasts three entrances to the park, plus dozens of family friendly live shows, arcades, attractions and even one the country’s longest aerial trams.

Guests return year after year to experience unparalleled biking, bird watching, hiking, trout fishing and horseback riding in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Outdoor outfitters in downtown Gatlinburg can help guests arrange all manner of treks and tours, including whitewater rafting, fishing and ziplining.

Family friendly attractions and live shows populate Gatlinburg’s pedestrian-friendly downtown, offering innumerable ways to be entertained. From amusement parks and arcades to one of the country’s finest aquariums, Gatlinburg delivers days worth of fun in an atmosphere that’s laid back and low key. Add concerts, craft fairs and competitive annual events like the River Raft Regatta and the Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast and you have homespun fun with a soulful Southern twist.