Tennessee is made up of homegrown, family-owned businesses that have managed to knit themselves into the tapestry of the state’s local legacy. From pancake houses to cozy coffee shops and cafes, the Volunteer State offers an incredibly intimate experience in the American south. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen remains one of the oldest spaces in Gatlinburg and is also one of the oldest candy shops in the state. A true local legend, this is one Tennessee treat shop that’s worth a visit or two.

You can learn more about the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen through its official website.

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