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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
865-693-5739
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Ranked #10 of 28 activities in Gatlinburg
Type: Lookouts
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Gatlinburg By-Pass offers magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. Sometimes the view is clear as a bell and at other times you can see mist rising from the valley into the mountain peaks. At night time, you can see the lights of downtown Gatlinburg.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

One if the best views you'll see while in town. We kind of stumbled onto it, it's a must see! So beautiful!

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I wish they had more maps available for travelers..Easier directions and more signs posted. the views were totally worth the trip. I enjoyed shopping and it's hard to find locations I wish the had a map with alphabetical types and menus of all the attractions. However we did not go the visitors center. A list and map of all attractions,... More

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were very, very disappointed as we drove through Pigeon Forge and Gatlingburg on our trip to the Smokey Mountains, but once we drove up to the overlook (6,000 ft!) it was worth it. Next time, I would stay away from the tourist trap areas and maybe drive a little for this fantastic scenery. Too bad they had to make... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped here on our way to go on a hike to see the Gratto Falls. Definitely worth the stop. The view is breath taking.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The scenic overlook was so beautiful. The area is so inviting. We enjoyed taking in the view. We will bring grandkids here to see.

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347 reviews 347 reviews
147 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

After walking the main street in Gatlinburg in which is a tourist trap with t- sheet and all the street lights of a nighttime Las Vegas. However, the view of the smoky mountains from the out view is excellent. The night views were just as impressive at night as it is in the day light. It is a most see... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

after visting all the tee shirt shops and such in Gatlinburg take a drive to the over look best viewed at night. there is an easy drive up or for the braver take Ski mountain road.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is an excellent place to shoot photos. It can be a little crowded at times, but the best time is as the sun is setting and the light in gatlinburg are starting to show.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is by far one of the most beautiful times of the year in the Great Smokey Mountains. I highly suggest a day trip on highway 441 from Gatlinburg to Clingman's Dome.

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