Gatlinburg has been ranked among top 25 destinations in the United States on Trip Advisor and received the Travelers' Choice® award for 2011 for Destinations and Family.
Alternatively, Pigeon Forge is also making some waves on Trip Advisor--ranking fourth among the top 15 destinations on the rise in the United States.
Trip Advisor says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States and with Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge located conveniently nearby, they tend to attract a lot of outdoor enthusiasts and those who just want to play in the outside. We think the national park, with all the hiking and wildlife, is a very family-oriented place to travel. And with it being within a day's drive from nearly half of the U.S., it is very accessible to get to in considerably little time.
Some folks are drawn out to Pigeon Forge for a different kind of adventure in the form of Dollywood theme park, created by Dolly Parton herself, with concerts, thrill rides, gospel music and various festivals.
What do you love about Gatlinburg and the surrounding area?