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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.
Louisville
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Must see”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Whether on the way in, during your stay or on the way out, this is an area that you must take the extra 5 minutes to see. You won't be disappointed with the view and it is always great fun to take pictures from the same spot each visit and compare them over the years.

Visited September 2012
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New Haven
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

The sights at the overlook were breathtaking. I have been to gatlinburg many times and never went to the overlook. It is a beautiful, must see attraction.

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Penn Yan, New York
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86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Super”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great view of the Smoky Mountains. Attendant on the way up was very informative. One on way down didn't say anything. Got some great pictures. Well worth the charge for the ride.

Visited September 2012
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Bloomfield
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“our home town”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

this is a stop everytime we go to the Smokies. at this spot you can see why Gatlinburg and the Smokies are visited by so many every year. the busy streets below and the beautiful mountains all around. first you should drive through gatlinburg then go here and then conpare.

Visited June 2012
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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528 reviews
248 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“Breath Taking Beauty!!!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a must when visiting Gatlinburg!! We take this short side drive every time we are in Gatlinburg. It's always Breath Taking Beautiful!! It's also fun to see the difference in pictures during the different seasons. In the busy summer when Gatlinburg is super crowded, it's nice to take this little trip. Even though there may be lots of others doing the same...it still feels secluded and is beautiful!! Fun to be above the crowd for a change :) This trip was very nice!! Not crowded and felt like I owned it!!

Visited September 2012
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