Tennessee is a state filled with utterly charming, historic towns, and one that particularly sticks out is the mountain town of Gatlinburg, located in eastern Tennessee and founded in the 1800s. Known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg might be a small town, but it boasts some of the most beautiful mountain views in the entire country, jaw-dropping outdoor activities all year long, and plenty of art, history, and culture. In short, it’s one of the best small towns in the U.S.
In Gatlinburg, you can enjoy the only ski resort in the state, walk the longest pedestrian sky bridge in North America, hike the Great Smoky Mountains, enjoy a vaudeville show, ride a cable car to see the aerial views, explore museums, taste a variety of cuisines, peek into art galleries, or simply stroll down the street and take in the vibe of this charming, rustic town.
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If you’re looking for another great activity at Ober Gatlinburg, take a look at the incredible Wildlife Encounter.
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