Nail Tech Event of the Smokies

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Most Gatlinburg Attractions are in walking distance of the Parkway, which is the main street thru town. Trolley stops are located along the Parkway & cost 
.50 cents per person to ride (inquire at your lodgings front desk about an all day pass).

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FREE Gatlinburg Vacation Guide in advance for a map of the Trolley routes at . Gatlinburg Vacation Guides can be found at covered Trolley stops, attractions, hotels & restaurants.


Appalachian GhostWalks - 

A Walk in the Woods -

Bent Creek Golf Course - 
Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens -

Davy Crockett's Distillery -

Fort Fun -
Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway  -

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster -

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) -   

Ole Smoky Distillery -

Rafting in the Smokies -

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Ripley's "Believe It or Not" Odditorium & other attractions -

Rocky Top Sports World -

Smoky Mountain Outdoors -
Smoky Mountain Stables

Smoky Mountain Winery -

Space Needle Gatlinburg

Sugarland Cellars

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre -

Westgate Wild Bear Falls Water Park

Zip Gatlinburg


Dollywood Amusement Park & Splash Country Water Park
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd.
Pigeon Forge, TN. 37863 
(865) 428 - 9488

Harrah's Cherokee Casino
777 Casino Dr.
Cherokee, NC. 28719
(828) 497 - 7777 

Biltmore Estate
1 Lodge St.
Asheville, NC. 28803
(800) 411 - 3812


The Village - 634 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN. 37738
(865) 436 - 3995
A unique enclave featuring 27 exceptional shoppes, eateries, boutiques, & galleries. Designed to resemble charming old European Village.

Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) - 1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg. TN 37738
(865) 277 - 8209     
Free parking at Traffic light #10 & Trolley stop! 
Gatlinburg's largest selection of outdoor gear, apparel, footwear, local gifts & guidance for your Smokies adventure! Rock climbing wall for kids & adults, bike rentals, plus guided hikes, river kayaking, waterfall excursion, white water rafting, guided fly fishing, zip lines & fun activities for the whole family. Book adventures 24/7 online!                                                                

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

Travel only a few miles on Rte. 321 (at Traffic light #3 & the Parkway) until you see their big sign.
Turn LEFT at Traffic light #3A onto the Glades Rd. 

The Appalachian culture thrives in this 8-mile motor loop established in 1937, 
with over 100 nostalgic shops & quaint restaurants. Watch artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave & carve to create original works such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, chairs, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silversmithing, leather products, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, framed art, oils, & watercolors.

                       TIP: catch the YELLOW Trolley at the Ripley's Aquarium, which will take you around the Arts & Crafts loop for 1
                               low price. Get on & off the Trolley as many times as you wish. This Trolley stops running MUCH earlier than
                               the others, so be careful not to miss your ride back into town!    (865) 565 - 7330

Here's just a sample of the many shops along the way:

The Talking Turkey Stained Glass Studio -  (865) 436 - 2397

The Cliff Dwellers Gallery -    (865) 436 - 6921

Tim Weberding Woodworking Gallery -

D-Lite Candles -   

Jams, Jellies, Nuts & More -

Misty Mountain Soap Company -  (865) 325 - 8084

The Wild Plum Tea Room -    (865) 436 - 3808


Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - turn at Traffic light #8 (Historic Nature Trail). Go straight at 3-way stop sign & follow signs.
                                                                Narrow road is NOT for large vehicles or trainers! Enjoy picnicking, hiking, waterfalls,
                                                                explore settlers cabins, streams, scenic overlooks & watch for wildlife.
                                                                TIP: stop at Ely's Mill at the end of your journey for authentic & unusual souvenirs, plus
                                                                         very rustic overnight cabin rentals!

Cade's Cove - after Traffic light #10, you will enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Turn RIGHT at the Sugarlands
                         Visitors Center & follow the road till you reach Cades Cove (45 min. to 1 hour due to winding roads, traffic & max
                          speed of 35mph). The Cade's Cove 11 mile, one way loop features panoramic views, wildlife including black
                          bears, an 1800's grist mill, picnicking, bicycle rentals at campground store, plus explore settlers cabins, churches
                         & cemeteries.

                         TIP: The loop is closed to vehicles from 7am - 10am on Wed. & Sat. mornings. For an incredible experience, rent
                                  a bicycle at the camp store to bike the entire loop without traffic interference! Bikes rent fast, so get there
                                  early & wear closed toe shoes (no sandals allowed for rentals).

The 'Wye' - about 7 miles from Cade's Cove, you'll see a sign for Townsend. Deep streams converge at that intersection & locals
                     call it the Wye. There's a small free parking area, but you can also park on the shoulder of the road. Picnicking,
                     sunbathing, tubing (tube rentals in Townsend), swimming, kayaking, plus jump off the big boulders into the 
                     deepest part!

                     TIP: Smoky Mountain River Rat has tube rentals & a shuttle that will drop you off at the Wye. Tube down the river
                              until you 
reach River Rats OR the shuttle will pick you up on the road anywhere along the river....just in case
                              you get too 
tuckered out to make the journey back!

Townsend - located about 7 miles from Cades Cove & is known as "The Quiet Side of the Smokies" for a reason. If you don't
                      want all the traffic, trinkets & t-shirt shops..... then THIS is the place for you! Geared more towards nature lovers,
                      Townsend features tubing (rentals in town), fishing, hiking, bicycle trails, camping, a few shops & restaurants,
                      horseback riding, plus explore Tuckaleechee caverns & the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 

                       TIP: The Visitors Center offers various artists showings, plus has clean restrooms & a nicely stocked gift shop! 
                                For overnight lodgings, try the authentic 1800's "Maggie's Cabin" made famous by Dolly Parton!

                          (877) 898 - 8822

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