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Gatlinburg Local History

Gatlinburg was first settled in the early 19th century by the Oglesby family from South Carolina. The town grew slowly with the addition of a church, then a post office and eventually a school was completed by 1867. The original town name of White Oaks was changed midway through the 19th century to Gatlinburg after Radford Gatlin, a prominent figure in the town.

These days Gatlinburg is known as a good place for family fun, entertainment and recreation in beautiful surroundings.

Gatlinburg Attractions

Gatlinburg Shopping

Gatlinburg has a number of arts and crafts shops where you can pick up some quality handmade goods at decent prices. There are a couple of shops located on Parkway, also try out Blackburn road for the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts center.

Gatlinburg Activities

Camp Thunder If the weather is not co-operating, this is an excellent choice. At this indoor adventure complex you can play an 18 hole miniature golf course, ride go-karts and experience a movie simulator..

Fort Fun For the fun of laser tag, bumper cars, a 3-D movie theatre and a video arcade, this is the place to come..

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre For original musical comedies this theatre is one of the top attractions in town. The shows last two hours and are very affordable.

Gatlinburg Restaurants and Bars

Gatlinburg Restaurants

The Brass Lantern Located in downtown Gatlinburg, this restaurant is ideal for the whole family. The atmosphere is casual and friendly with good value for money. The adjoining cocktail lounge is the place to begin the evening before you move on to the mouthwatering menu that includes hand cut steaks, barbecue ribs and famous vegetable soup.

Maxwell's For seafood lovers, Maxwell's will not disappoint. The menu includes oysters on the half shell, charbroiled tuna as well as Smoky Mountain rainbow trout. Meat lovers are not excluded with a variety of beef dishes to choose from. To end with, try one of the fine homemade desserts. Maxwell's is located at 1103 Parkway.

The Peddler Consistently rated as Gatlinburg's best restaurant, The Peddler is located in one of the town's original pioneer cabins. The menu includes traditional dishes including steaks, seafood, chicken and salads served as you like them. The restaurant is open all week from 5pm onwards.

Gatlinburg Bars & Clubs

The Fox & Parrot Tavern Themed as a British style pub with English draught ales, pub food and games, you are sure to have an enjoyable time here.

Hogg's & Honey's Saloon & Grill Located upstairs at 745 Parkway, the central location of this lively pub makes it a natural choice for visitors in Gatlinburg. The atmosphere is friendly with moderately priced drinks; there is a menu that is really good should you decide to get something to eat here.

Fillin' Station Grill & Pub For a really affordable meal and drinks, this is the place to come. Almost nothing is over the $6 mark, which means you can have a good time and not spend your entire budget paying for it. There are six TVs here as well as a pool table and board games for entertainment. The address is 1456 Parkway.

Gatlinburg children's activities

Camp Thunder If the weather is not co-operating, this is an excellent choice. At this indoor adventure complex you can play an 18 hole miniature golf course, ride go-karts and experience a movie simulator..

Fort Fun For the fun of laser tag, bumper cars, a 3-D movie theatre and a video arcade, this is the place to come..

Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre For original musical comedies this theatre is one of the top attractions in town. The shows last two hours and are very affordable.

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