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Arrowcraft Shop
Ranked #39 of 132 Shopping in Gatlinburg
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“neat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It had lots of neat things to look at and purchases. I would stop here if in town.Staff very friendly also

Visited March 2014
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Hartford, Alabama
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87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very cute handmade gifts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Jewelry, art ,and more. I loved a lot of things there unfortunately I couldn't afford most of it. But very nice place to browse through. Everyone was super friendly.

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Manassas, VA
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511 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Handmade Crafts”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

I love browsing through this place. My understanding is that everything is handmade and there is such a variety, from jewelry to pottery and everything in between. Since the items are by different artists, there were some items that weren't my taste, but there were others that were. I love the variety and beauty of the items available. The staff was also very friendly.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Pretty much the only place I'll shop in Gatlinburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We go to the Smokies for the scenery, not the man-made attractions or kitschy shops, but my husband understands that any trip to G-burg HAS to include a stop at the Arrowcraft shop to look at the handmade crafts. Some crafts are better than others and I have to say that I'm glad we were able to purchase some beautiful carved birds before that particular craftsman died because I haven't been impressed with the quality of carved birds they've been carrying lately.

But there's always something I enjoy looking at and/or buying. It's nice too that there are less-expensive items so you can come away with some tasteful souvenir from your trip.

Visited September 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“One of two very best things in Gatlinburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

See the second best thing at bottom of this review. As for Arrowcraft, I bet that if more people found this place, it would rated in the top 5 of Gatlinburg. It IS part of the main strip where everyone walks store to store. However, it is the last one on the north end (or whatever direction is towards Pigeon Forge). When one walks down the strip towards this end, it appears that the last thing is the European village which is also awesome! It is just like being in an old cobblestone courtyard with fountain in old Europe. The shops are cute, with European swinging signs and architecture and hand-made candies, cheeses, cool clothes, pottery and more. But I digress. Cross the street for ONE more. And go up a few steps. Hard to see with the trees and steps but look at the Arrowcraft sign on the lawn. This place is one of the best and most amazing shops in the whole country. There are items from $8 to hundreds of dollars, and everyone of them is a class act piece of art. Artisans have to be members of the guild--meaning they are judged and juried and their art is very, very high quality and well done. The best of pottery, baskets, woodwork, glass blowing, ornaments, weavings, carvings, jewelry. Lest you are picturing prosaic glass blown figurines, storage baskets, and more--wipe those images right out of your head. Everything here is unique and creative and different. This is also not going to be where you find Appalachian crafts--those are nearby on the loop road. This is art. Amazingly beautiful. Amazingly priced. And you're going to want it. I got a number of things from very, very fine wood turned ornaments (with inlaid wood in artsy shapes, or a snowman) that are of obviously very fine wood and very fine smooth craftsmanship, to a super large, deep pottery bowl with inlaid pottery leaves--and this masterpiece of quality and all of its inlaid detail and huge size was only $97. It is very light--a sign of a master potter. Smooth as could be with no flaws, bubbles or bumps--master potter. The art of the vine and leaves winding it's circle through the blended colors was amazing. One of a kind--I've got it. But there are plenty of beautiful pottery and other pieces left for you! By the way, the place looks small in the front but it goes back forever and is broken up into several rooms. Great design. I could have spent all day in there but didn't get to. Another bonus--in their side yard you can tour the first home--cabin ever built in the area. Cherokee helped build it for the nice family that lived there. It's free and quaint. The other best thing in Gatlinburg? The first legal moonshine distillery. Sit outside while rocking on the wooden Appalachian rocking chairs, listening to the blue grass band, staring at the big copper distillery, and taste testing (free) about 15 flavors of real moonshine! Watch out for the 100 proof. The place is in the middle of the strip--Smoky Moonshine.

Visited August 2013
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