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St Mary's Catholic Church

304 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #32 of 68 attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Walker, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to Sunday Mass at St. Mary's and it was a wonderful experience! The community was very welcoming as it is comprised of very few actual parishioners, most of the support for the church operation comes from donations from tourists.

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Herndon, KY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We have been attending Mass here for 6 to 8 times a year for about 25 years. The parish is small but very friendly, and extremely gracious to visitors. The stained glass Stations of the Cross hang in front of the windows and are beautiful. If you are looking for a friendly gracious Mass, this is your place!!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
48 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We came to St. Mary's for Easter Mass. The place was packed and the mass was very nice and casual. There's also a church gift shop at the back that was open after mass. Also, it's nice how most of the mass was tourists stopping in for Easter mass.

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Coldspring, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We attended 7:00 Mass on Saturday. The church is nice, but I missed the stained glass windows I read about in reviews. Nevertheless, we travelers appreciate Mass while on the road. The pastor delivered a good homily. One nice thing is that if you put the bulletin on your windshield, you can park free on Sunday after last Mass.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Pretty little church in the Smokies to go to if in the area on a Sunday! I believe two Masses were offered on Sundays. Many visitors so you won't feel out of place. Recommend!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We go to church here every time we are in the Smokies. They cater to the tourists, but keep the service very reverent. Small gift shop in the back is only open after Mass, and you can park there all day if you attend one of the services. The priests there have always been very nice.

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fort myers fl
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

went to sunday mass and totally enjoyed it . The Priest was great friendly and not boreing as some masses can be he added hisown twist to the gosple and welcomed all visitors

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Cleveland, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The ONLY reason I bothered to go inside was because somehow it appears as one of the top ten attractions in Gatlinburg on this site. However the interior is about as plain as a hospital waiting room. Unless your local church resides in the basement of bowling alley, you will not be impressed.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The sevices are at reasonable times, and the people are very friendly. The church has religious items for sale and since this year I have a baptism, first communion, and confirmation, I decided to purchase gifts at the store. Wide selection.

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Kelso, Missouri
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We usually end up in the area either on a sunday or holy day, it is nice to have a parish that welcomes visitors and is easy to find. The parking can get full so either arrive early or walk if your accomadations are close by. Watch out though the neelers arent spaced enough to allow you to stand up... More

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