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NOC

1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN
8665715916
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Ranked #7 of 62 Shopping in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Outdoor Gear, Gift & Souveniers, Swinging Bridge, Rock Climbing Wall, Smokies Workshops, Outdoor Activity Planning, Basecamp for Adventure, Kids Play... more » Owner description: Outdoor Gear, Gift & Souveniers, Swinging Bridge, Rock Climbing Wall, Smokies Workshops, Outdoor Activity Planning, Basecamp for Adventure, Kids Play Area. « less
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Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is the best outdoor gear and information facility in Gatlinburg. We booked our white water rafting through the store, and the rates are much cheaper at the store than online. And, it was an incredible rafting experience. This is a first class operation, a rock wall for the young ones, and great clothing, gear and accessories.

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Barrington, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went the day before on the Nantahala with NOC and we found it to be a little slow so we booked another trip, we would have liked to go on the Ocowee, but no water releases schedule during our stay, so we drove over to the Pigeon. Mostly class 3 with a couple of class 4's. This river was... More

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Hebron
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are patrons of this store every year. It is always clean, organized, and current with the latest equipment. The store has a fantastic rockwall in the entry for kids and adults to climb. The men's and women's clothes are great. The gear is the latest and greatest. The staff is helpful and friendly. Definitely book your trips through this... More

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Vermontville, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife and I wanted to go white water rafting, and were dazed by all the various offers in the many pamphlets around town. We went here, and a very informative young man arranged a terrific trip for us, and his initial quote was CHEAPER than all the so-called discounts. We will always use this provider when in the Smokies.

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Memphis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is our second trip down the Pigeon River with NOC and we got a huge discount by being in the NOC store in town to get the tickets. $25.00 per person. Saved a ton of money. The guide, Chris, was awesome, put us right in the middle of the action, turned the raft every which way for equal cold... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was our first time whitewater rafting. We had a blast. The guide was very friendly and keep us all going the entire trip down the river. He made it more enjoyable. The entire staff keeps safety first. I wasn't too worried about the little ones falling out. Next time we will try out the pigeon forge tour with class... More

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Harlan, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was in the market for new hiking boots. The salesman was great and very knowledgeable, and he even recommended that I try FITS hiking socks. They are amazing, and I love, love, love my new boots! We also booked a whitewater rafting trip through NOC (Upper Pigeon with class III and class IV rapids). This was our second trip... More

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Cleveland, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We where trying to find something reasonably priced to do with our kids on a rainy morning in Gatlinburg, when we found out that the NOC store has a Rock Climbing wall for kids. The staff was very patient with the children, and full of encouragement to help them reach the top. Afterwords, we walked upstairs, where they walked across... More

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Mason, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a great store for outdoor enthusiasts. However, don't be intimidated if you don't know a lot about camping, hiking, or other things. They have the gear you need, and the staff is very friendly and ready to help. In addition to a huge selection of clothing and gear, they book rafting trips for what seemed like a very... More

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Meridian, Mississippi
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This store carries some really neat stuff. If you're into hiking then they will probably have what you need. They also have the ENO hammocks which are awesome.

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