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Smoky Mountain Recreation, Attractions, and Shopping

It's no wonder the Smoky Mountain region in Tennessee is one of the most preferred meeting areas in the South. Great Smoky Mountains National Park serves as a backdrop. Popular theme parks like Dollywood, Dolly's Splash Country, and The Island at Pigeon Forge provides hours of entertainment for your guests. Choose from more than 200 great restaurants. Shop at strip malls, outlet malls, unique shops, antique stores, and art galleries. Visit historic sites, attractions, and golf courses. Your meeting attendees will have a wonderful experience in our area.

Museums, Dinner Shows, Theatres, Trains Rides & More
The Island in Pigeon Forge


Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have a nice selection of outlet malls and strip malls for your shopping pleasure. Discover many unique shops throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville including art galleries, crafts shops, candy stores, and souvenir shops.

Favorite Shopping Venues:

The Old Mill Square
The Island in Pigeon Forge
The Red Roof Mall
Five Oaks Outlet Mall
Old Time Pottery
The Village Shops
Mountain Mall
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway Mall

Arts & Crafts

On the outskirts of downtown Gatlinburg sits the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, the largest group of independent artisans in North America. This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail.

On Hwy 66 in Sevierville is the Robert A. Tino art gallery, the Jim Gray Gallery is located at Old Mill Square, Thomas Kinkaide Gallery is at The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg, and Arrowmont hosts works from its instructor artists, artists-in-residence, pieces from its permanent collection, national and international artists and craftspeople.

In the Wears Valley area you will have an opportunity to visit a good variety of interesting shops which carry uniquely hand crafted items along with outdoor decor and souvenirs.


For antique collectors, There is a nice selection of antique stores on Hwy 66 between I-40 and Sevierville. Several old and modern antique shops are located in the Wears Valley area between Pigeon Forge and Townsend.


No matter the venue you choose for your meeting, you will find a golf course nearby.

Bent Creek Golf Club
3919 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-3947

A beautiful sparkling mountain stream runs throughout the entire 72 course making for a breathtaking contrast between water and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The front nine hugs the valley floor while the back nine offers a challenging mountain course.

Gatlinburg Golf Course
520 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(800) 231-4128 • (865) 453-3912

Acclaimed as one of the most picturesque courses in America with breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Sevierville Golf Club
1444 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37876
(888) 710-1388 • (865) 429-4223

The Sevierville Golf Club offers the services, amenities, and presentation of a high-quality private club on a daily fee basis. There are two 18-hole championship courses: The Highlands, a par 70 that winds through lush rolling hills and fresh water mountain ponds and The River, a par 72 plays along and across the Little Pigeon River.

Scenic Drives

Enjoy the simple life by taking one of the scenic drives throughout the Smoky Mountains.

Six Scenic Drives from Wears Valley
Scenic Drives in the National Park


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