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“Amazing Views”

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
Ranked #5 of 111 things to do in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing Views”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I wish they had more maps available for travelers..Easier directions and more signs posted. the views were totally worth the trip. I enjoyed shopping and it's hard to find locations I wish the had a map with alphabetical types and menus of all the attractions. However we did not go the visitors center. A list and map of all attractions, restaurants, shops, Lounges for both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in alphabetical order would be "Great" Also a free planning guide with blank spots would be nice so you could plan out your daily activities and get to see more things in a limited time.

Visited July 2014
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were very, very disappointed as we drove through Pigeon Forge and Gatlingburg on our trip to the Smokey Mountains, but once we drove up to the overlook (6,000 ft!) it was worth it. Next time, I would stay away from the tourist trap areas and maybe drive a little for this fantastic scenery. Too bad they had to make the towns like a Disney World with cars...

Visited May 2014
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Geneva, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to go on a hike to see the Gratto Falls. Definitely worth the stop. The view is breath taking.

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Montgomery, Alabama
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Grand View”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The scenic overlook was so beautiful. The area is so inviting. We enjoyed taking in the view. We will bring grandkids here to see.

Visited January 2014
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454 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Great view of the Smoky mountains”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

After walking the main street in Gatlinburg in which is a tourist trap with t- sheet and all the street lights of a nighttime Las Vegas. However, the view of the smoky mountains from the out view is excellent. The night views were just as impressive at night as it is in the day light. It is a most see attraction.

Visited December 2013
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