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Lots of locally made art, watch out for tourist traps

We spoke to lots of passionate local artists, bought lots of finely made items, and enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
A Gem Off-The-Beaten-Path

This is an 8-9 mile stretch of road, where you'll find shops ... galleries ... artists ... goodies... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julia T
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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A community of artists and artisans selling their wares where you can find everything from basket weaving, to painting and metal smithing.
1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 865-412-1012
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spoke to lots of passionate local artists, bought lots of finely made items, and enjoyed stopping at various mini-communities along the way. Look for the logo to be sure it is locally made. Lots of touristy mass produced shops as well. We recommend starting...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an 8-9 mile stretch of road, where you'll find shops ... galleries ... artists ... goodies, etc. We spent 3 hours there & we didn't see it all. You can travel from one cluster to the next, by car or trolley. There are...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a nice drive to see the different shops or grab a bite to eat. These artists have wonderful hand made items! Pottery, jewelry, wood work, painting, etc. I appreciate all the time and skill it takes to make handmade items, since I do...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a nice break from hectic downtown it's pet friendly my favorite is alewine pottery I try to grab a piece each time I'm here The musty mountain soap store at the covered bridge part is cool they have doggie soap and also the rail...More

Thank Escape582375
Reviewed 5 days ago

i mean certain things just dont interest me like pottery,or glass blowing, but the people making the stuff are so talented.Most of these shops are so overpriced for just a mug.One had a face on it and it was $60! But you cant beat the...More

Thank sanitationgirl2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Arts and Crafts Community many times and have always enjoyed the many stores and local art available. However, this time we noticed many vacant stores along the way. We loved the stores we did visit and the purchases we made.

Thank pennypbj
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always disappointed to see fewer and fewer crafters in the trail. Some of the businesses were on vacation (closed) while we were there and many quite a distance apart. Also, many of the products for sale could be found in places all around...More

Thank cvines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an 8 mile loop of craftsmen that sell their product in their own stores, and some offer demonstrations. The work is excellent and varied, from pottery and quilts, to soap and artwork. It's very easy to ride, and the trolley also goes through...More

Thank Chooie13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before heading to the Arts and Crafts community, I had pictured being able to park and walk around for a couple hours up and down the streets to visit different arts & crafts stands, but I had pictured it wrong. The arts & crafts community...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our only regret was that we did not plan more than a couple hours. We went above our allocated time and had to leave before we could see all that we wanted to. If you only have a short amount of time. I would suggest...More

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August 18, 2018|
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Response from Angel F | Reviewed this property |
It’s on the north end if Gatlinburg-so probably half an hour.
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Traci P | Reviewed this property |
Only in Gatlinburg that I know of
August 29, 2017|
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Response from zoodemoore | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the shops...each keep their own hours and seasons.