Here you will find a map of Gatlinburg and a portion of the surrounding area. There are many ways to enter Gatlinburg to access the local attractions and best of all, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re coming from the Pigeon Forge area, Gatlinburg is only a few miles through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park via the Parkway. You can also access our little Smoky Mountain town coming from the Newport/Cosby/Cobbly Nob area via US 321, which brings you past the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you’re coming through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itself via Newfound Gap Road, it will bring you right into the heart of our little town.
Gatlinburg attractions are second to none. In our charming little mountain town you will find a variety of shops, restaurants, Ripley’s attractions including Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, a must if you have children. Be sure to check out the many Gatlinburg activities such as live bands playing southern music in the courtyard by Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery where you can sit in a rocking chair and enjoy and also the many opportunities to learn about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when you take the family to visit the Sugarlands Visitor Center just outside of Gatlinburg, easily accessible by driving down Newfound Gap Road. Take the lift up to Ober Gatlinburg and enjoy some time at this wonderful place higher up with great views of the mountains. There’s more than one way to view the mountains from Gatlinburg so be sure to check them all out. And don’t forget to take the drive through the Historical Nature Trail that is accessed by taking Cherokee Orchard Road. As in Pigeon Forge, the traffic lights in Gatlinburg are numbered so you can easily find what you are looking for. Most visitor guides tell you which light to turn at or what light the attraction is near so traversing Gatlinburg is very easy.
A little reminder that at peak times, traffic in Gatlinburg can move at a slow pace so be aware. Another thing to be aware of is that since Gatlinburg is so close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, bears DO come into town. Keep your distance. They are beautiful, yet dangerous, animals. Bears move fast, especially if scared. Don’t feed the bears. A fed bear is a dead bear. If a bear becomes a threat due to folks feeding it, the bear will be destroyed. Please don’t be the reason one of these beautiful creatures loses their life.
Enjoy your stay here in the Great Smoky Mountains and if you have any questions at all, folks here are happy to help.