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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

1360 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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Off the beaten path.

Went to check out the shops. Nice to get out of all the traffic congestion. There are about 25... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Williamsport, Maryland
Stopped and visited several shops.

Drove and visited several of the arts and crafts shops along this circle. Pottery, paintings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Seguin, Texas
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A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1360 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to check out the shops. Nice to get out of all the traffic congestion. There are about 25 shops. Some dont open untill later or when they feel like it. There were about 15 shops open when we got there at 10:30. Found some...More

Thank lindel1234
Reviewed 2 days ago

Drove and visited several of the arts and crafts shops along this circle. Pottery, paintings, woodworking, photography.

Thank ConservativeTexasMom
Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent place to see the artisans at work and the beautiful products that they produce. We enjoyed our time there.

Thank LovesNYC1951
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your car - not the trolly. Parking is free and plentiful along the way. The trolly is nice for in-town getting around, but the 8-mile loop with only so many trolly stops, and not being able to move on when you want to, was...More

Thank deals37075
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like arts and crafts this is the place to visit and shop. There are local people doing demos of their craft and you can learn some interesting stories about the people the craft and the area. Just know not everything thing you see...More

Thank hillbillymansion
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the Arts and Crafts Community route stopping at a number of places along the way. Many were similar but offered slightly different crafts. Taking the trolley would have been nice but if you don't want to be caught up waiting at each stop...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is only a few miles outside of downtown Gatlinburg. It makes u feel as if u are a world away. We loved the variety of stores and all the different kinds of crafts that were available. There are sooo many types of products...More

Thank Clc2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the arts and craft community when in Gatlinburg. Prices are very reasonable and many of the artists and artisans are present and willing to autograph prints, paintings, pottery, etc. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank ffritch
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use to like the Old Gatlinburg and now all the shops carry pretty much junk but not at the Arts and Crafts comm. Well worth the drive and it takes you back to the older times of Gatlinburg. Not all are great but the...More

1  Thank craig w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you assume this will be just corn dolls and whittled toys, you'll be wrong and miss a fun day exploring gallery after gallery for art from sculpture to paintings and more. Custom art glass, metal works, pottery, jewelry...you name it. Quality you'll be happy...More

Thank Robert A
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30 August 2017|
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Response from zoodemoore | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the shops...each keep their own hours and seasons.
Holly C
30 June 2017|
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Response from froggySouthgate_KY | Reviewed this property |
T I would only take muhee area is mostly pet friendly but many of the shops are small and crowded. I would only take my pet if it was small and well behaved.
Tammy C
11 June 2017|
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Response from Munich158 | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any, and we did the entire circuit of shops.