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Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community

1360 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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God-given talent used at it's best!

Definitely a MUST MUST SEE!!! These people creating the crafts are SO SO SO gifted and yet their... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cape Town, South Africa
Maybe 10% hand made

I am extremely disappointed. Having worked retail in a resort area, I recognised almost everything... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lori G
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“glades road” (32 reviews)
1360 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
+1 800-565-7330
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely a MUST MUST SEE!!! These people creating the crafts are SO SO SO gifted and yet their stuff is very cheap as well!!. Next time i will definitely carry enough money and space to buy some goods.

Thank judster7129
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am extremely disappointed. Having worked retail in a resort area, I recognised almost everything in these stores as being from a distributor I have worked with. If there's 10% of anything in these stores that is hand made, it's difficult to find. I was...More

Thank Lori G
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are many different shops to visit. We liked the variety of shops along the loop. If you like handmade crafts and artwork this is a must do while in Gatlinburg.

Thank cat64_12
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice loop drive, or take the trolley--very easy on and off. More non-"country" shops than expected, some fun woodworking, glass blowing and rock shops. A bit slow and too many fragile things in the shops to do with kids but don't miss the Fox and...More

Thank Jory N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Take it from someone who has spent countless vacations gently strolling through this section of Gatlinburg, the Arts and Crafts Community offers peace, quiet, friendly shop owners, and quality handcrafted souvenirs to take back home. During our most recent visit, the Mrs. and myself purchased...More

Thank James E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to find some local arts/crafts spots. We visited the shopping area of the Artists at Buie's Place (or something like that), including Smoky Mountain Leather. We followed the road signs for the artisans back to some of the other art shops, but...More

Thank Kelli B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From pottery to quilts to jewelry, there is a lot to see on the loop that winds through the neighborhoods off Gatlinburg's main drag. Some of our favorites are Tim Weberding's woodwork and the handpainted dragonfly scarves in the shops near the Cherry Pit. Samples...More

Thank rrlbag
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the trip, great shops, restaurants, BBQ and hand crafted items. The loop has everything, art, crafts, food and atmosphere. Did the loop twice, it was really fun.

Thank Lppcann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are three places in particular that are of interest in the Craft Community. Highland Crafts, Whaley's Crafts, and the Cliff Dwellers establishment. Please strike up a conversation if you are interested in history of the area.These are native people to the area and most...More

Thank allenstillman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the 8 mile loop. We bought a couple items. Enjoyed seeing all the artists and shopkeepers. We will return.

Thank Iloveuofl35
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Tammy C
We are taking our almost 5 year old granddaughters to the PF/Gatlinburg area in mid-July. They love to do craft projects. Are there any artisan shops in the area that allow young children hands-on experiences?
11 June 2017|
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Response from Munich158 | Reviewed this property |
We did not see any, and we did the entire circuit of shops.
Do you have indian crafts
7 June 2017|
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Response from KKandVinny | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many stores that offer local Indian crafts.
Cathy S
Need a physical address for my gps.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Rick M | Reviewed this property |
Glades Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738