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St Mary's Catholic Church

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Address: 304 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3325
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+1 865-436-4907

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My family and I like to make it to Sunday Mass whenever we get the chance while travelling. We were fortunate enough to attend St. Mary's before we left town heading home from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Odon, Indiana
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Odon, Indiana
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I like to make it to Sunday Mass whenever we get the chance while travelling. We were fortunate enough to attend St. Mary's before we left town heading home from spending Spring Break in Gatlinburg in March. This was a friendly little church and perfect for us. The lector asked for a show of hands of how... More 

Thank Jen-R-B-C-1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice church, parishioners were very friendly. They allow you to park in the parking lot all day for $5, and you can come and go all day as needed.

Thank Celine H
Upton, Kentucky
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice quiet little church in an otherwise busy town. Its like taking a deep breath and stepping back. Pretty easy to attend Mass here but you will need to come early for holy days like Easter.

Thank David W
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although a Chritian, I am not Catholic. I attended a mass with two catholic friends while visiting Gatlinburg. I was struck by the simplicity but attractiveness of the church. The music, although also simple, was beautiful and moving. After the tawdriness of the main drive of Gatlinburg, it restored the spirit to share in this celebration of faith.

Thank disheveledprofessor
Sale Creek, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I always try to attend St Mary's during my trips to the Smokies. I think it helps me see more bears but that is just my opionion. It is a lovely church and has great parking. This weekend was Palm Sunday so we had a small processional into the Church and it just adds to my trip. You can just... More 

Thank I2261OJkarend
Orange Beach, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I attended the Sunday morning service. The mass was and always is the highlight of my day. The priest articulated his homily well and delivered his message with a gentle loving spirit. The music was beautiful with the piano/organ and a gentleman leading the hymns. The congregation could have participated more but that's what happens in tourists towns, we aren't... More 

Thank abamagirl62
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258 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I have never actually attended a service here, but I park in their lot when I go to Craftsmen Events in the convention center. They charge a small fee to park there but it is an excellent location for my purposes and is less expensive then the public lots nearby.

Thank Carie501
Tucson, Arizona
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely and Welcoming Catholic Church. Midnight Mass (Christmas) filled up very quickly. Located at 304 Historic Nature Trail Road (beside the Holiday Inn Express). Very brief walk if staying at HIE or even Courtyard Marriott.

Thank Sandy B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I'm so old I still can remember when this church was not even built yet in the mid-fifties. Airport Road was deserted back then---nothing out there! It is a very nice Catholic church in this very touristy town. Very nice and relaxing inside. If you are a practicing Catholic, then this church is for you!

Thank mathgenius
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Love coming to Mass here. Look forward to it each trip. The priest always gives inspiring sermons. There is a beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the grounds.

Thank nancyjdolan

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