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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gatlinburg, Tennessee


Gatlinburg – Mountain Resort City

Gatlinburg a mountain resort city is in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States and is thirty nine miles southeast of Knoxville. At the 2010 census, the population was around 3,944 and as per the 2012 Census estimate it was about 4,047. It is a famous vacation resort which rests on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the U.S. Route 441, connecting Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North of Carolina via the national park.

Being surrounded by the Smokies, the community of Gatlinburg is two miles long by five miles wide and the people call the mountain burg home. The 75th anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was celebrated in 2009 which surrounds Gatlinburg on three sides and has changed over a period of time into a mountain resort destination combined with various local to national restaurants together with other attractions.

Besides the National Park, Gatlinburg has the largest attraction comprising of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the phenomenal 1.3 million gallon saltwater aquarium which has been recently voted `#1 Aquarium in the U.S’, by the travellers of Trip Advisor.

Vacation with Action Packed Fun for Family

Year round ice-skating together with outdoor family fun is provided by Ober Gatlinbug Ski Resort & Amusement Park together with a great winter snow sports that takes you to the summit, through the 120 person Aerial Tramway.

Vacations at Gatlinburg are full of action packed fun for the entire family. Gatlinburg, Tennessee takes pride in its mountain heritage together with the crafts and arts with the retail shops reflecting the heritage to a great extent. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge as well as Sevierville offer uniqueSmoky Mountain attractions which will very soon become a favourite vacation for family.

The main parkway is trimmed with over 75 family fun Smoky Mountains attractions, with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Die Stampede, Wonderworks, Zorb, miniature golf courses, NASCAR SpeedPark, a jungle boat ride, go-cart race tracks, movie theatres, indoor skydiving, museums, souvenir shops and various places to dine. Family entertainment theatres showcase acrobats, cowboys, comedian, together with musical entertainment and magic.

Calendar of Events – Full of Seasonal Specials

Gatlinburg is a walking community where the Downtown Parkway provides various things to see and do. If one desires to get around town on one of the city’s trolley, you can ride unlimited times with the new All Day Trolley Pass. Tourist could stroll along the river walk on the River Road which echoes the wistful sounds of the Little Pigeon River with gazebos and benches placed along the walkway.

Towards the corner of the East Parkways and Glades Road, one will find the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community which is home to more than one hundred craftspeople and artists alongside the eight mile loop. It is the largest collection of its kind in North America and one will certainly find a one-of-a-kind craft or work of art being crafted during one of the visits.

Throughout the season, Gatlinburg tends to celebrate with parties, craft fairs, concerts and festivals and Gatlinburg’s calendar of events is full of seasonal special events like Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the nation’s first 4th of July Parade, Gatlinburg’s Fine Arts Festival together with the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. It is an amazing destination full of fun and entertainment

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