Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

Directions & Parking

AIRPORT: When making your flight reservations with the TYS McGee Tyson airport (Knoxville, TN.), be aware  
                       of the operational hours of the rental car agency so you aren't stranded if your flight arrives after the rental  
                       car service has closed!      
                                                                                                                         
                       This is a scenic drive from the Knoxville suburb of Maryville where the airport is located. Drive time varies                            from approximately 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on traffic or construction.

                    *If flying in to the Nashville, TN. airport, the drive to Knoxville straight out I-40 is about 3 hours. Then it's
                      still another 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to Gatlinburg (depending on traffic & construction). Do yourself a
                      favor - pay the extra money to fly into TYS McGee Tyson airport in Knoxville & prearrange for a taxi shuttle
                      or rental car!
                      

                      

Driving directions from the airport to Gatlinburg:

Take 129 North out of the Airport
Drive 6 miles to 168 East (Gov. John Sevier Hwy.)
Take 441 South through Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

      
   Physical location for the Gatlinburg Convention Center is:   234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738



                                       



                                      
                                                       Gatlinburg as viewed from the scenic overlook Bypass.



Taxi Shuttle Services Available for the Smoky Mountain area:
*Both are open 24 hours, accept credit cards, & require you to book your pick up time at least 24 hours in advance.


"Paradise Taxi" -  (865) 659-1380    www.rtaxi396@yahoo.com 

"Davidson Taxi & Delivery"-   (865) 323-9708       www.davidsontaxi@yahoo.com        www.gatlinburgtaxi.com



                                      
                                                      Gatlinburg as viewed from the scenic overlook Bypass.

         

                                                   







   
        The newer Mills Center is part of the Gatlinburg Convention Center:  entrance is on Historic Nature Trail Rd.

  •      The GCC does NOT have a parking lot. You can walk, ride the trolley for .50 cents per person (exact change required), or park in one of the nearby PAID parking lots. A flat rate for all day parking ranges from $5 - $10.

       

  •        Both the RED & the GREEN trolley routes take you to the GCC. Look on the side of the trolley near the door for the sign identifying which color route that particular trolley takes, as all trolleys look identical. Some trolley stops are covered & some are just signs.

                     

                  



Gatlinburg maps are inside the FREE Gatlinburg Vacation Guide which can be found at most covered trolley stops as well as all hotels, restaurants, & attractions. Pick one up while you're in town or have one mailed to you in advance!

                                                                                  www.gatlinburg.com

                       

                                         

                                                                                     Traffic light #8- Gatlinburg Convention Center

                                                                 The squares with 'P' represent Parking Lots.

  


CLOSEST PARKING TO THE GCC:



1) Historic Nature Trail -  between the GCC & the Parkway (traffic light #8) is a lot located on the same side of the     street as the GCC.   Look behind the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant!

      

 

2) Historic Nature Trail -   by Mr. Tablecloth & the Space Needle is a lot; opposite side of street as GCC.

     


3) Historic Nature Trail -  across the street from the GCC is a lot near Los Rancheros Mexican Restaurant.


4) Reagan Drive-  from Historic Nature Trail turn onto Cloverleaf (opposite side of the street as the GCC). Then     

     turn RIGHT onto Reagan Dr. Look for parking lot on the LEFT just after the Fire Department.


5) Reagan Dr.-  you can also turn LEFT onto Reagan Dr. & there's a parking lot between Stuart Ln. & Hayes Ln.


6) Parkway between lights #8 & 9-  there's a parking structure near the 2 story Drug Store building & LeConte View 

     Motel; a short walk uphill from the corner of light #8, near Bubba Gump's.
 

7) River Rd.-  Running parallel to the Parkway is River Rd., beginning at light #6 & ending at light #10 (Ski Mountain 

    Rd.). Parallel parking  is FREE along River Rd. but it's difficult to find an open space unless you arrive VERY early.  
    There are several lots along this
road, plus many obvious & some not-so-obvious walkways to access the Parkway. 

  
   


***WHEN DRIVING PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PEDESTRIANS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!



                            


                            The intersection of the Parkway & Historic Nature Trail Rd. at traffic light #8. 

Look for the light numbers which are hanging above the road along with the traffic lights. 
The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant is on the corner (with the balloons). It's a short walk up the hill to the Gatlinburg Convention Center. 




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