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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  • I think this area is the most convenient-you can quickly & easily get to attractions in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge---turn at traffic light #3 & all of the traffic seems to disappear. There is so much t...  more »
  • Don't go here early like before 11am most places closed for the season or not open until 11am. We got up early ate at the pancake house rode the historic motor trail and drove here it was a waste. 
  • We enjoy visiting and buying from the local craftsmen. They are always friendly and helpful. Sometimes, you can actually watch them working on an item.