Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook
4.5
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The Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook offers breathtaking views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. 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.
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< 1 hour
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Susanne T
North Carolina Mountains, NC1,304 contributions
Great views
Dec 2021
Great views over the city with just enough parking (in December) to enjoy the views. Very easy on and off from the Bypass.
Written 5 December 2021
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Dr. Dave
144 contributions
Great Stop for photos
Nov 2021
We took the short ride up the bypass to look back at our resort and it was well worth the trip to see these Smokey blue mountains.
Written 3 December 2021
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Dan
Panama City Beach, FL11,765 contributions
For The Best Views Of Gatlinburg
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is one of the most popular spots for taking pictures of the city of Gatlinburg with Mt. Leconte for a backdrop. Views from here are always beautiful but if you want a spectacular view then do what my wife & I did & visit during the fall when the leaves turn to brilliant colors. Located on the Gatlinburg bypass, where there are four parking areas to choose from. There is no admission fee. The Bypass is open 24/7 year round except during inclement weather (snow & ice).
Written 2 December 2021
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Rose Ann R
High Falls, NY46 contributions
Beautiful Drive
Nov 2021
This drive is a by pass instead of driving through town and it was well worth driving this way. The foliage was amazing and very relaxing.
Written 9 November 2021
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England2,739 contributions
Nice!
Oct 2021
Beautiful overlook of Gatlinburg accessible by car. Great to access during the day to catch a glimpse of the fall foliage but also at night to see the illuminations of Gatlinburg after hours.
Written 2 November 2021
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Eric J
United States1 contribution
Sucks
Oct 2021 • Family
Gatlinburg Tennessee is to small of a place to have so many people there visiting. We went there and couldn't even find a parking spot so went back to pigeon forge. It's not fun when u can't go because of the crowded streets and people
Written 27 October 2021
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L0ve2Travel2u
Houston, TX51 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct 2021
Definitely take the time to stop and admire the amazing views! Trees were still green when we passed through but still a beautiful sight!
Written 19 October 2021
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Mary V
1 contribution
Scary
Oct 2021 • Family
GPS routed us this way from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg. Corkscrew drive on the edge of the mountain. No shoulder. Pretty view, but terrifying for me.
Written 9 October 2021
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Steven W
Sacramento, CA1,229 contributions
Nice view of the town
Sep 2021
It's a nice view over the town of Gatlinburg, but as you go further up the road, you'll find much better views of the Smokies. This is a nice big turnout, so lots of parking available. Worth a quick stop.
Written 3 October 2021
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Xamat Tomax
Fort Wayne, IN5,026 contributions
Great views
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is such a beautiful national park. Bypass the downtown traffic and see some great views of Gatlinburg. While you’re driving through the Smoky Mountains you’re likely to see some wildlife. Their are plenty of places along the way to park and take pictures. Just be sure to check the weather the ahead of time.
Written 30 September 2021
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