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“The smoky mountains are beautiful.”

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
Ranked #5 of 111 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Gatlinburg Overlook is located on the Gatlinburg Bypass which runs between the Gatlinburg Spur and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Gatlinburg Spur runs between Pigeon Forge TN and Gatlinburg. The Bypass is accessible from the Spur or from the National Park. There are four parking areas on the Bypass. You can exit your vehicle and take in the views. We recommend the 2nd and 3rd parking areas. From the overlooks, you will see the entire town of Gatlinburg with its majestic mountain backdrop.
East Kingston, New Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The smoky mountains are beautiful.”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

This spot has an amazing view. We were lucky to get some awesome pictures of a storm blowing in!

Visited April 2011
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Trees need to be trimmed back a little”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

View was obstructed some by the trees that grew out. Needs to be trimmed back some so you have an unobstructed view.

Visited September 2011
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Canastota, New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great time of year!”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Awesome foliage, but need to time the traffic right or you'll be in the car for hours!

Visited October 2011
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Orlando, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Outstanding vistas”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook is spectacular no matter what time of year. I sell wildlife and nature photography and always stop at this location to capture something beautiful and just enjoy the view of Gatlinburg below. Any time of the day or evening, winter, spring, summer, fall, the view is breathtaking and well worth the stop!

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Amy M
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Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice secluded view!”
Reviewed January 1, 2012

Go to the top and watch what all the little people are doing in town!

Visited December 2011
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