Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg

(4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full Gatlinburg itinerary

Plan your trip to Gatlinburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Gatlinburg by other users

4 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Gatlinburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Gatlinburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Gatlinburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Gatlinburg BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sevierville, Maggie Valley & Gatlinburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I'll get the negative out of the way. Half of the stores closed at 4 on a Saturday... Kind of a bummer, we had 12 people looking to give stores business and others who were not a part of our group wer...  more »
  • We have been coming to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area since our honeymoon in 1987 and we return every year for our anniversary. Back in the late 80's , we became familiar with the Smoky Arts and Cra...  more »
  • The stores are very nice and a must see in our opinion is the art sculptures in stone and wood of David Wahyahneeteh. Be sure to meet "Big Indian" (we call him "Ishky") while you are at this shop. He ...  more »