Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gatlinburg Fun Facts & Places to Visit

Gatlinburg (Facts, Fun, & Historical Trivia)


  1. Formerly was known as "White Oak Flats" for the abundant white oak trees
  2. Ober Gatlinburg is one of the top attractions in Tennessee & offers a 120 passenger aerial tramway that takes you to the ski slopes, alpine slide, year-round ice skating rink, shops, & lodge
  3. The Pancake Pantry is one of Tennessee's oldest pancake house. It's considered a Gatlinburg tradition, often having a line out the door on weekends.  However, you will be impressed once you complete your delicious crepes & pancakes
  4. Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community in East Gatlinburg was founded in 1937.  This communityof artists & crafts-people is the largest of its kind in North America with over 120 shops
  5. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts -- This nationally known visual arts complex provies year-round changing gallery exhibitions & houses a fine arts resource center with book store
  6. Offers Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies -- One of the most impressive aquariums in the nation.  See sharks, stingrays, exotic fish, & more. A treat for not only the kids, but the entire family.  Come see the Penguins at this 1.4 million gallon saltwater aquarium, too!
  7. Gatlinburg is the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited National Park in the United States.  This free park is a National Treasure and offers over 800 square miles of beautiful nature, wildlife, & plantlife to view & hike
  8. Visited by millions of tourists & travellers per year.  Gatlinburg has a large community of vacation homes & cabin rentals to offer families travelling to the Smokies!

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