The city of Gatlinburg sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains at the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The city itself is packed with tourist destinations, gift shops and family attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. After exploring downtown, the city serves as a great home base for exploring the neighboring national park, including a trip to Clingmans Dome, the highest point in Tennessee and locate along the Tennessee/North Carolina border.
Country music singer and actress Dolly Parton’s theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, shines during the holidays with over 5 million lights.
This Gatlinburg, Tennessee, favorite is home to more than 100,000 exotic sea creatures representing 350 different species.
Just short drive from Gatlinburg, this section of Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border and offer incredible views.