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“REAL artist here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
800-565-7330
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Ranked #6 of 48 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts, Shopping
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Owner description: A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“REAL artist here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Great 8 mile loop of wonderful artist plying their trade. Since most items are hand made, painted, thrown, expect to pay full price. This is not made in China junk.

Visited March 2013
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Clinton, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Shopper's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you plan on driving the 8-mile loop, stop by the brochure area on the side of the Sky Lift building. There will be a brochure (with map) detailing all of the different stores and locations. We love driving along the loop and always find the most amazing stores.

Visited April 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
“still enjoyed visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

this must not be the best time to visit there were a lot of businesses closed or not open for the season have been the before and there was more places open

Visited April 2013
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A little difficult to shop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I love to shop at local shops but this community of arts and crafts was a little difficult to shop because it is so spread out. It would be nicer if the shops were closer together so that you could park your car and then walk to more shops. Nice concept but too spread out.

Visited April 2013
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Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Unique Gift Ideas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

It is a bit spread out, but mainly on two roads, and well marked. The Trolley goes up to it if you don't want to drive. There are places to eat, ice cream, and drinks places also. Must sees are Alewine Pottery, The Wood Whittler's and the Vern Hippensteal and Jim Gray Galleries. Many unique gift ideas-pottery, stained glass, art, carved wood items and more. Off the beaten path, but so worth it.

Visited March 2013
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