If you are coming to the Smoky Mountains, you might want to visit Gatlinburg, TN. Gatlinburg is located in the mountains of East Tennessee just minutes from Knoxville and the McGhee-Tyson Airport. Gatlinburg is near one of the most popular entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nearly 4 million of the 10 million annual visitors to the park enter through Gatlinburg. Originally named White Oak Flats, Gatlinburg was settled in 1835 and was named after Radford Gatlin. Since that time, Gatlinburg has grown into a thriving resort and tourist destination.
Gatlinburg is now home to over 3500 residents (nearly 40,000 if you include our daily visitors) and numerous shops, shows and businesses. Ride the aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg and enjoying skiing in the winter, ice skating year round or many other family activities. Ride to the top of the Space Needle and see Gatlinburg from a new perspective. The views of downtown Gatlinburg nestled among the Smoky Mountains are spectcular. Visit Ripley's Aquarium and see sharks, crabs and other underwater life. There are many more family fun attractions in Gatlinburg.
Lodging options in the Gatlinburg area include campsites, cabins, chalets, condos, hotels/motels and bed and breakfast inns. Gatlinburg is home to over 9000 rooms ranging in price from $30-$300 per night depending on the season.