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Lots of artists...

On a rainy day, we drove through and stopped at a few shops. The ones that were open were super... read more

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Liza F
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Hidden Gem

This is definitely a place to come off the beaten path. A good way to get away from all the... read more

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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.
1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-412-1012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a rainy day, we drove through and stopped at a few shops. The ones that were open were super friendly and fun to look at.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liza F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a place to come off the beaten path. A good way to get away from all the tourist. A nice selection of locally owned shops.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to go off the beaten path. handmade products from candy to fine art work lots of small little shops with some really nice people.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jbd1555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must pay a visit to the arts and craft community. You will truly be amazed at the plethora of talented artistisans that are on the crafters loop. We always like to visit the Whaleys woodworking shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Denise W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful eight mile tour of 100 officially recognized artist shops plus many others which do not have official designation (officially designated shops receive a yellow flag). A very eclectic mix with something to please everyone. Give yourself ample time. A good activity for a rainy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MDI2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Approximately an 8 mile ride. 100 shops all certified as local Arts and Crafts. Use the official green map. The two lane road is very narrow and curvey. Use caution. Local and handmade crafts. Homemade putter butter and jellies to wooden items to soaps to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank CES122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time and visit the multiple stores. They all support each other and have their own unique skills.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Randolph210
Reviewed 8 December 2018

If you want something to give you a change of pace from Gatlinburg, this is it. Slower pace and some great crafts/gifts. Glades road reminds you of what Gatlinburg was 20 years ago, before airbrush t-shirts and moonshine stores.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Aside from the park, this is the highlight of our trip. The quality of the work is outstanding in most shops and worth making the multiple stops along the route. Don't be afraid to go off the beaten path and seek them out...meet the artists...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tigaudi
Reviewed 18 November 2018

The "Community" has some long standing shops, in fact a goodly number, which is nice to be able to visit "old" friends. I generally hit the bead and quilting shops. Husband and I stop at the soda fountain. Lots of home decor items. Evening raining,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 935carenb
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7 October 2018|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant kinda hidden in the first set of 5 shops on the right as you cone off the highway from town. I'm sorry I don't know the name but it's family owned and operated and they have awesome BBQ.
18 August 2018|
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Response from angelf201 | Reviewed this property |
It’s on the north end if Gatlinburg-so probably half an hour.
30 January 2018|
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Response from Trai2013 | Reviewed this property |
Only in Gatlinburg that I know of