Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg

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Watch artisans at work at Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, a 13 km (8 mi) two-lane loop, which features a series of shops, studios, galleries, and cafes. Established in 1937, the community is one of the largest groups of independent artisans in North America, with over 120 working artists and craftspeople. Pick up unique treasures such as woodcarvings, hand-made pottery, stained glass, willow baskets, and handcrafted musical instruments. Observe the artisans during live demonstrations in their workshops. You can also enjoy something to eat or drink at one of the cafes along the loop. See Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and all Gatlinburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Gatlinburg holiday planner.
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  • Find a map and drive to all the vendors. We actually petered out after about 2 hours. There are only so many pottery and craft stores you can look at. But a good way to spend the day.  more »
  • always a great time to take in some local culture. Alwine pottery is one of my favorites. Our children have three trolls from a gentlemen that made them on this arts and crafts loop.  more »
  • Great little drive and friendly people. A lot of stores have closed but still a lot to do and see. Stop at the old fashion soda fountain  more »

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As gateway to one of the country's major national parks, Gatlinburg offers plenty of economical rooms to satisfy the needs and budgets of most travelers. Good-value motels remain the best option for those looking for adventure in the great outdoors. If you need more than just a decent bed, consider the area's cabin rentals, which provide loads of space and unparalleled privacy. Alternatively, reserve a site at one of many local campgrounds to experience the Great Smoky Mountains at night.
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