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“Real outdoor shop.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of NOC

NOC
Ranked #5 of 128 Shopping in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Outdoor Gear, Gift & Souveniers, Swinging Bridge, Rock Climbing Wall, Smokies Workshops, Outdoor Activity Planning, Basecamp for Adventure, Kids Play Area.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Real outdoor shop.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2011

REI-quality outdoor store right by the park entrance. I make it a point to buy what I can from the park store, but actual gear has been in short supply in Gatlinburg before this store came along. Clean, uncluttered store with knowledgeable staff and a great selection of maps, gear, clothing and home decorations. A perfect place to grab that piece of gear you left at home.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“NOC”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2010

This store was very nice outside and in and extremely clean. They had alot of nice merchandise, but everything seemed to be priced a little high. We can find most of the same stuff elsewhere for less. It was still fun to look around though.

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Gatlinburg
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lots of fun on the River!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

We have been rafting with several companies through the years. NOC is most certainly a TOP NOTCH operation! From the excellent and friendly customer service, to the safety video to the fun guides, you can't beat this company!

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Delaware
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1,100 reviews
445 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,668 helpful votes
“Nice outdoor store with adventure planning, swinging bridge & small rock climbing wall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2010

My husband and I stopped in NOC's Great Outpost to check it out while we were in town over the July 4th holiday. We had heard that a new outdoor store was opening and wanted to see what it was all about.

The walk up to the entrance is a little steep and there are a few steps to climb to get inside. Just inside the door we saw the small rock climbing wall, but it was closed. Throughout the store we saw various types of clothing (shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, sunglasses & More). We also saw a nice selection of shoes including hiking shoes, flip flops, sandals (Teva included) and water shoes. They had camping equipment including tents,hammocks, backpacks & etc. We also saw canoes, kayaks and paddles. They really had a lot of outdoors apparel and merchandise. You can probably find whatever you need here for your outdoor adventure.

We even saw desks where you could get assistance planning your outdoor adventure (hiking, rafting, fishing, etc). Upstairs on the second level we also saw a kids play area and a small swinging bridge. We did walk across the swinging bridge just for fun. They also had a BIG black bear on location should you want to take photos posing with him. One of the employees offered to take our picture with the bear, which was nice since we rarely get a photo of the TWO of us together while on vacation.

Overall, we found NOC to be a nice outdoors store. I think I like Bass Pro more overall, but this is a nice store that focuses on your outdoor needs. I think it is also nice that you can stop here and plan an adventure. I does look like it costs money to book an adventure here. Also the rock climbing wall, swinging bridge and kids play area are a nice touch. IF you are camping or planning an outdoor adventure stop in and take a peek. IF you forgot something or lost something--they will be sure to have just what you need. IF you plan on going tubing--they even have watershoes! IF anything, just stop in for a photo with the BIG black bear. He alone is worth the stop!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Great Fun for the Entire Family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2010

We are hooked on whitewater trips now. Great time on the Pigeon River. Thanks, Crystal, for making it fun for the whole family!!!

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