Nail Tech Event of the Smokies
Travel, airport & parking info
When making your flight reservations to the TYS McGee Tyson airport (Knoxville, TN.), be aware that the car rental agencies are not open 24 hours, so you aren't stranded if your flight arrives after the rental car service has closed!  

Driving directions from the Knoxville (TYS) McGee Tyson airport to Gatlinburg:

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

This is a scenic drive from the Knoxville suburb of Maryville where the airport is located. Drive time varies from  approximately 45 - 90 minutes depending on traffic or construction. 

Driving directions from the Nashville (BNA) airport to Gatlinburg:

I-40 East to Knoxville (3+ hours depending on traffic & construction). 
22 miles past Knoxville look for the big brown "Great Smoky Mtns. National Park" sign at Exit 407
Turn RIGHT as you exit the ramp.
Follow signs thru Sevierville, Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg (30 minutes to 1+ hour, depending on traffic/construction). 

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


Taxi Shuttle Services Available for the Smoky Mountains & Knoxville airport area:
*Open 24 hours, accept credit cards & requires booking your pick up time 24 hours in advance.

"Paradise Taxi" -  (865) 659 - 1380 

"Davidson Taxi & Delivery" -   (865) 323 - 9708 

"United Airport Taxi" & "Airport Yellow Cab" -           (865) 437 - 7375          or         (865) 789 - 1019  


While in the Gatlinburg City limits, call "Hitch-a-Ride"!

For only $4 per person, owner Carol Graves will zip you around town in her golf cart!
Call ahead for pick up or flag her down on the street for fast, cheap, easy & safe travels!
Phone: (865) 296 - 9518  

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri. = 4:30pm - 1:30am
Sat. = 4:30pm - 1:30 am
Sun. =  4:30pm - 1:30 am
Closed some Tuesdays due to maintenance, repair & operations. 




The GCC does NOT have onsite parking. Nearby parking lots range from $5 - $10 for all day parking.

1) Historic Nature Trail -  between the GCC & the Parkway (traffic light #8) is a lot located behind the Bubba Gump                                                               Shrimp restaurant. By the Mr. Tablecloth store & the Space Needle is another lot.  Across the 

                                                      street from the GCC is another parking lot behind the Bearland Grill.


2) Reagan Drive-  from Historic Nature Trail turn onto Cloverleaf (opposite side of the street as the GCC). Turn RIGHT                                      onto Reagan Dr. The parking lot is on the LEFT just after the Fire Department. 

3) Parkway between lights #8 & 9-  there's a parking structure near the Drug Store building & LeConte View Motel, 

                                                                          near TGI Friday's & the Ole Smoky Mtn. Moonshine Distillery.

4) River Rd.-  Running parallel to the Parkway is River Rd., starting 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 also several paid parking lots along River Rd. 





Enjoy everything from the Appalachian trail, Fine dining, Golfing, Horseback riding, Shopping, to Ziplining. 
                                                                   From A-Z, we've got your fun covered in Gatlinburg! 






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