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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Breath taking view

Beautiful view of the Gatlinburg area from about 1800 feet above the town, great for photographers... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jameshM845TG
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Shreveport, Louisiana
Nice view, quick visit

The visit to the Overlook is quick to get to and offers a nice view of Gatlinburg. You can see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeremy J
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Powell, Ohio
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The Gatlinburg Overlook is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass which runs between the Gatlinburg Spur and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Gatlinburg Spur runs between Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg. The Bypass is accessible from the Spur or from the National Park. There are four parking areas on the Bypass. You can exit your vehicle and take in the views. We recommend the 2nd and 3rd parking areas. From the overlooks, you will see the entire town of Gatlinburg with its majestic mountain backdrop.
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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful view of the Gatlinburg area from about 1800 feet above the town, great for photographers or anyone who loves the mountains.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit to the Overlook is quick to get to and offers a nice view of Gatlinburg. You can see quite a bit, including the fire damage from a couple years back. On a nice day the view is really nice. It's a quick stop...More

Thank Jeremy J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is always a favorite stop for us to view Gatlinburg and take pictures. It's a good photo op background. Can pick out many landmarks from here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day we drove up, it was cloudy out, but we were still able to get some good pictures and a great view of the city! It was awesome and best of all, it's FREE! Just take in the scenery!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tram to the top of the mountain. The ride took 10 minutes and afforded us a view of Gatlinburg and the surrounding mountains. Would definitely recommend taking this tram. Once at the top, you could take a ski lift to the very...More

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Knox D, Manager at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

On your next trip, make a stop at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. You'll really enjoy it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a gorgeous drive and beats the parkway traffic in downtown Gatlinburg. The over looks are the perfect place for pictures!

Thank Tara S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's better to go on any other mountain road and through the park. From here all you can see are hotels and roofs.

Thank Joanna D
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Knox D, Manager at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You must have visited on a rainy day. The view from the Overlook portrays all of downtown Gatlinburg with the majestic Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. Try again on a better day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BREATH TAKING VIEWS! Worth the scenic drive!!! It’s just gorgeous to look at the mountains, the city. Crazy to think there was a fire in the area not too long ago.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was very cooperative, so was able to get quite a few pictures of the area. The waterfalls we saw were lovely too!

Thank Stacy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tram ride provides a nice view of Gatlinburg, but at peak times they pack 120 people into them so try to go early. The facilities appear unupdated since the 70s-80s. Lunch was disappointing at their restaurant. Seemed like frozen food from a microwave, but...More

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Knox D, Manager at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You might want to visit Ober Gatlinburg's page to post your review of the Tram. This is the page for the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

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Theand G
15 December 2017|
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Response from gfhiii | Reviewed this property |
Try the Little River Trail. See See hikinginthesmokys web site - littleriver. A Park Ranger lead us on the trail. We booked it at the main park headquarters near Gatlinburg. The ranger info was fascinating as we learned a... More
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kathy o
13 August 2017|
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Response from Kristin B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. There are a lot of places with wonderful views that you can drive to in the park and around the area!
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kathy o
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Response from tenntraveller70 | Reviewed this property |
I like the Little River trail which starts at Elkmont campground. This an old road which leads through the abandoned cabins of a former summer encampment and then follows a rushing creek. You can walk as far as you wish, up... More
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