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“Okay way to spend a day”

Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
Ranked #3 of 31 Museums in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed April 30, 2013

This was fun, but most of the crafters are artists, so if you are into galleries you will really enjoy it! We were hoping for a better selection of crafters and artisans. There were also several shops closed down, and because they are independently owned they can close early if they choose to, that was frustrating.

Thank Lisa B
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"morning mist"
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"glades road"
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"stained glass"
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"nice drive"
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"alewine pottery"
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"misty mountain"
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"wood carvings"
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"covered bridge"
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Nice drive through one of the backroads with lots of little shops and a couple of eating places. A little different atmosphere from downtown.

Thank hessmiester
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

It was a hit or miss experience. Some of the shops do have nice handmade unique items, other shops carry run of the mill items. Many were closed.

Thank snevets4
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

There is something for everyone on this loop. It will be a pleasant drive stopping by different places and watching master craftsman show off their talents and most items are for sale.

Thank Italian S
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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.

Thank newman96
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