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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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A must see

The Arts and Craft Community tour is almost always a must for us when we are in Gatlinburg. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
George E
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Closed on Sundays

This "attraction" was a disappointment. The brochure and the signage for the drive tout 100... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GoodLittleTraveler4
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A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (116 reviews)
“shop owners” (31 reviews)
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1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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+1 800-565-7330
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Arts and Craft Community tour is almost always a must for us when we are in Gatlinburg. We enjoying watching some of the craftsmen at work or talking to others. This time we found two beautiful muds at Alewine pottery and two walking sticks...More

Thank George E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This "attraction" was a disappointment. The brochure and the signage for the drive tout 100 crafters in the community. My family and I counted fewer than 25. Most were closed on Sunday, and the ones that were open were located at places that seemed too...More

Thank GoodLittleTraveler4
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick up a guide map (offered at all of the stops and along downtown) and choose where you want to go and what you want to see. There are so many choices of art styles! We saw paintings, photography, woodworking, leather bound journals, and so...More

Thank BearFacts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is such a large variety of artisans, and I'm not talking schlock. These items are made by local, many of whom are Native Americans. There was silver, gorgeous wood carving, jewelry, leather work and more. Definitely worth the time and travel.

Thank parendoalicia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You will love this area, if you are into old time, handmade crafts, and getting something that will last, this is for you. There is a little bit of everything here and all of the crafters are super nice. The prices are very reasonable with...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This community is a few miles outside Gatlinburg and is a circular route with various stops along the way. Some artists have a single building, others are together in small enclaves. Many of the artists offer different handmade items from the usual - woven baskets,...More

Thank bbg130
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful work, uniquely designed jewelry and custom designed glass work. Reasonably priced and owner, Nancy, is a pleasure. Clever and interactive crafting tables where my daughter created her own work from glass and Nancy ships to our home after she bakes the work to be...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community should be a must do for everyone. The people in this community are so talented. Many of them take the time and go the extra mile to teach and explain their craft. Almost all items sold in...More

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

spent most of a day going shop to shop . bought a few items, talked to a lot of people and learned quite a bit

Thank James D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to slow down and visit! Plenty of craft stores and strolls along mountain trails. Great artists and there studios open for visitors and they are in shops!

Thank Marco C
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ashields
30 January 2018|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Only in Gatlinburg that I know of
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29 August 2017|
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Response from zoodemoore | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the shops...each keep their own hours and seasons.
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Holly C
30 June 2017|
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Response from froggySouthgate_KY | Reviewed this property |
T I would only take muhee area is mostly pet friendly but many of the shops are small and crowded. I would only take my pet if it was small and well behaved.
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