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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

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1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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you'd be hard pressed to walk away empty handed! Lots of stuff to look at and demos as you watch... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
Carol U
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Great Shops! A little bit of everything!

We stopped by several buildings on the Arts and Crafts Road during our anniversary trip. We made... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
GrayCatVintage
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Anderson, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“the loop” (113 reviews)
“shop owners” (30 reviews)
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1360 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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+1 800-565-7330
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Reviewed May 1, 2017

you'd be hard pressed to walk away empty handed! Lots of stuff to look at and demos as you watch things being made. Unique items, good souvenir shopping.

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

We stopped by several buildings on the Arts and Crafts Road during our anniversary trip. We made several purchases at the Cliff Dwellers building and it was a very enjoyably time. You will find everything along this route - art, paintings, pottery, jewelry, food, garden,...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

The arts and crafts loop is best visited by car. There are usually several shops grouped together and then you drive to the next grouping. There are country primitives, wood crafts, potteries, artist galleries, jewelry makers, and various other crafters. There are also places to...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We look for the best local crafts stores in each area we visit. That said, the best we found in the Gatlinburg area was in the Arts and Crafts Community area located by taking the East Parkway (US Hwy 321) to Glades Road. On Glades...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

The arts & crafts community in Gatlinburg has many different styles to offer. Wood carving, hand crafted textiles, homemade foods, jewelry, furniture, antiques. You can easily spend several days wandering through the different shops and clusters looking through each treasure trove offered. This is a...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

There was a free arts and Crafts activities going on and some plants for sell. We went in and no one cared to help us..

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

I can't say enough about the Arts and Crafts Community to do it justice. This trip, we went on a Wednesday morning (around 10:30ish), and there were plenty of shops open to keep us occupied. Our party included myself, my husband, our 12 year old...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

So much to see and shop, see the artist crafting the projects together. A great rainy day of shopping and several crafters to choose from.

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

First of all, the fire didn't damage the Arts and Craft Community. We noticed that some of the Artisans have closed up shop. We also noticed that a few of the shops offered items that were not handcrafted and had Made in China stickers. Additionally,...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

We were very pleased with the Arts and Crafts Community. There weren't a lot of shops open when we went as some seem to close up pretty early. The shops we did go to were so very neat. We really enjoyed getting to meet some...More

Thank ebpoplin
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ashields
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Doug H | Reviewed this property |
The one in Gatlinburg is the only one we are aware of.
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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.
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Holly C
June 29, 2017|
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Response from froggySouthgate_KY | Reviewed this property |
T I would only take muhee area is mostly pet friendly but many of the shops are small and crowded. I would only take my pet if it was small and well behaved.
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