The 5 Best Places to Go Shopping in Gatlinburg

Looking for souvenirs to take back from your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? There’s no shortage of great shopping in Gatlinburg! Whether you’re looking for local art or something for the kids, here are 5 of the top stores to visit during your vacation in the Smokies:  

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1. The Village Shops

Located right in downtown Gatlinburg, the Village Shops contain a wonderful selection of stores lined with a charming cobblestone walkway. Throughout this delightful village are over 25 specialty shops, eateries and art galleries. Some of our favorites include The Honey Pot, Zi Olive, and Tervis.

2. Alewine Pottery

For anyone that’s a fan of art, Alewine Pottery is one of the foremost galleries around. Here, visitors will find a wide selection of finely crafted handmade pottery and stoneware. Alewine Pottery is part of Gatlinburg’s historic Arts & Crafts Community.

3. Doc’s Magic and Fun Shop

Your kids will love Doc’s Magic Shop! If there is an aspiring magician or practical jokester in your family, they will find a treasure trove of tricks, gags, and books at Doc’s. Guests will even see live magic demonstrations when they visit.

4. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

For the tastiest candy in Gatlinburg, look no further than the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen. Fudge shopHand dipped chocolates, candy apples and other treats await you at this classic shop. Be sure to ask about their their homemade toffee, which is considered by many to be some of the best in the world.

5. Nantahala Outdoor Center

Anyone planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will find plenty to buy at NOC, the premiere souvenir and sports shop in Gatlinburg. Guests can find everything from bike rentals to outdoor gear and apparel at NOC, as well as local souvenirs for the family. The store even includes an indoor rock climbing wall, as well as a separate kids play area.

Park Place on the River is close all of the best shopping in Gatlinburg! Located minutes away from downtown, our Gatlinburg condos feature private balconies overlooking a river, high speed wireless internet, and access to our outdoor swimming pool. Visit our Reservations page to start planning your next vacation, or give us a call at 1-800-321-5798.

 

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.