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50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

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50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

My parents and family will be in Gatlinburg next weekend to celebrate their 50th Anniversary where they went on their honeymoon. Are there any businesses/points of interest/landmarks in existence now that would have been there 50 years ago? Thanks!

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1. Re: 50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

Maybe some of the buildings lites1- 5... Chairlift? Call the chamber, bet they could help. I know a few little cottage motel places are still open up off Baskins Creek Rd. that were going back then. Maybe the Trout House, lite 3/4?

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2. Re: 50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Inn, Ol Smoky Candy Kitchen (across from Gatlinburg Inn), Sky Lift Chairlift (at Gatlinburg Inn), Hillbilly Village (Pigeon Forge) all come to mind. The truth is very little has not changed in one way or another. Some of the older buildings are still standing but the original business in that location has long since been gone. Likewise a few of the older businesses have relocated several times.

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3. Re: 50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

How exciting!! Congratulations to them both!

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4. Re: 50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

The national park is still there. Have them go enjoy it. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

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Very cool. We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary back in 2001 In Gatlinburg. The whole family came down and we stayed in cabins and had a huge dinner it was great. It was right after 9 11 so it was really special.

Unfortunately there's not a whole lot that was there back then that is still around today. The Gatlinburg Inn is still around. Luckily the National Park is pretty much the same..

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6. Re: 50 Years or more in Gatlinburg

As someone stated earlier, (and beat me to my thought) the national park is there, and probably was 50 years back. That's about the only thing that you can still count on.


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