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Try to avoid summer

The only good time to visit Gatlinburg is in the winter when the least amount of tourists are there.
The remainder of the year it is filled with tourists, to many to even move through the town. Only then is it possible to visit without being hasseled or being forced to view rednecks in all the unique glory which they obtain.

Gateway to a Great National Park

The Smokies are truly amazing and are worth fighting through Gatlinburg traffic and people just to see the "real mountains". You will have a great chance to see Black Bears, Deer, and Elk on the N.C. side.

Myrtle Beach of the Mountains

Gatlinburg is a redneck heaven and nothing more. If you are going to the Smokies try to avoid it as much as possible.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Cons:everything else
  • In a nutshell:its awful
  • Last visit to Gatlinburg: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 12, 2006
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  • Jun 25, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Now you can watch the Parade and any Parkway events Live from downtown Gatlinburg web camera

  • Jul 9, 2007 at 11:42 PM

    Gatlinburg is like a Myrtle Beach except MB has prettier water than that ugly brown stream through G. They ought to freshen it up by the aquarium and rake the crud out of it. G is expensive and I'll visit the woods more next time.

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