The Top 5 Best Places to Shop In Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg, TN is more than a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a destination in itself, filled with cultural attractions and family activities. Many visitors are surprised to find that the town is also a shopping mecca with stores offering everything from traditional crafts to outdoor supplies to moonshine.
Need to relax after a long day of shopping? Make a reservation at one of Gatlinburg’s many hotels, B&B; inns, or rent a private luxury Smoky Mountain cabin.
1 1. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
More than 120 artists and craftspeople are located on a convenient 8-mile loop road. Watch and visit with the artists as they create beautiful pottery, baskets, and more using traditional methods and tools. It’s just 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg.
2 2. Gatlinburg Mountain Mall
Beat the heat and cold in Gatlinburg’s mountain-themed indoor shopping mall. Traditional Appalachian music by local artists plays in the background as shoppers sample specialty candies and browse through shops featuring traditional arts & crafts, herbal remedies, clothing, and more.
Open daily; operating hours vary by season.
3 3. Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Sample some of that authentic (but legal) “good old mountain dew” at the Ole Smoky Moonshine store in downtown Gatlinburg.
Visitors can tour the distillery, sample the product (if they’re 21 or older!), and buy some to take home.
4 4. The Village Shops
This outdoor shopping community is designed in the style of an old English village. It features 27 upscale boutiques, galleries, and clothiers. The shops are open daily and hours vary according to season.
5 5. Nantahala Outdoor Center Shop
This 18,000 square foot store has everything you need for your Great Smoky Mountains adventure.
Shoppers can find outdoor clothing and gear, book a guided outdoor adventure, and shop for souvenirs. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the area.