One of the best reasons to go on vacation in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is the abundance of fun things to do there. Of all the great activities that this area has to offer, taking advantage of the top-notch shopping destinations is high up on the list. Here is a look at some of the best shopping destinations to keep in mind on your next visit to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.
1. Nantahala Outdoor Center
If you plan on exploring the national park during your vacation in Gatlinburg, a visit to Nantahala Outdoor Center is an absolute must! This great store in downtown Gatlinburg has everything you need for a hiking adventure in the Smokies.
The staff at NOC is very knowledgeable about the Smoky Mountain area, so it is definitely worth striking up a conversation with a member of their team. You won’t have to worry about your kids getting bored during your shopping trip at NOC, because the store features a fun swinging rope bridge and an awesome “bear cave”.
2. The Village
The Village Shops of Gatlinburg is reminiscent of a quaint, European village with winding brick walkways, beautiful landscaping, and plenty of benches for sitting a spell and making new friends. Home to 27 shops and restaurants with Old World architectural design, it offers a truly unique shopping experience.
Alewine Pottery: Hand-thrown, functional pottery décor and dishes.
Another Me Clothier: Fashionable clothing and accessories for Missy and Plus Size women.
Candle Cottage: Large candle showcase featuring a variety of fragrances, shapes, sizes and colors.
Cartoons & Toys: The ‘coolest’ toy store offering the latest and hottest toys that kids love.
Celtic Heritage: Jewelry, apparel and gifts from Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Coffee & Company: Fresh gourmet coffee, coffee accessories and gifts.
The Day Hiker: Day hiking essentials.
God’s Corner: Christian shop featuring music, books & gifts.
The Hayloft: Western and outdoors apparel and fine leathers.
Hayloft Comfort Footwear: Shoes and sandals for men and women in name brand styles.
The Honey Pot: Hand-thrown pottery, Fenton glass, unique gifts and home accessories.
The Lamplight Gallery: Rare artwork with religious themes from master artists.
Lazy One of Gatlinburg: 100% Cotton pajamas and lounge wear for all ages, male and female.
Life According to Jake: “Life is Good” clothing & accessories.
Master’s Edition Art Gallery: Over 100 works of art beautifully framed.
Mtn. Village Decor: Affordably elegant home decor, linens, and cabin accents.
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen: Salt Water Taffy and handmade candies.
Pepper Palace: Sauces, seasonings, marinades, rubs and spices with a kick!
The Silver Tree: Contemporary sterling silver jewelry.
The Sock Shop: Fun, crazy and just plain cool socks! Wool, Cashmere, Cotton, casual and dress.
The Spice & Tea Exchange: Traditional and exotic spices, herbs and teas.
Tervis: Indestructible cups and tumblers for hot and cold drinks.
U Name It: Personalized monogramming for purses, bags, blankets, key rings and more while you wait.
Verbena’s Body & Bath: Boutique and spa brands of skin care products, fragrances and candles.
Zi Olive: Gourmet Virgin Olive oils and Balsamic vinegars from around the world.
3. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen was founded in 1950 by Dave and Peggy Dych. The couple was traveling to California to seek their fortune, and stopped for a visit in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The young couple immediately recognized the potential of Gatlinburg as a growing motor tourist destination. They envisioned a visually entertaining main street business, serving the tourists with wholesome homemade candies. The Candy was made in full view of the passing motor and walking public. Candy makers, dressed in white uniforms, stirred large copper kettles while feeding taffy into hypnotic machines. This drew a crowd on the patio outside the windows where seats were installed. The candy was displayed behind glass cases and sold in any quantity requested. Gatlinburg has flourished as a motor tourist destination and Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen is still serving the tourists wholesome homemade candy in the original way – one piece or a box full.
4. Mountain Mall
The Gatlinburg Mountain Mall, Gatlinburg’s premier indoor shopping experience, is unlike any other shopping mall, Features a vast variety of shops each with a unique theme. Home-made candy, food, crafts, hand-made jewelry, custom-blended tobacco products, pipes, music, movies, leather goods, hot sauces, books, magic tricks, quilts, dolls, sports collectibles, toys, original artwork and even outfits for man’s best friend – These are just a few of the items you’ll find within our mountain-themed shopping center. We challenge you to give us a visit and not find something of interest to you and to each and every member of your family.
Every detail of the shopping center has a mountain theme from cedar walls to the whiskey barrel trash cans (which are the same barrels used to make Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whisky.) And while you leisurely peruse the hallways of the Mountain Mall, you will hear Appalachian mountain music recorded by local musicians. Around our two indoor water fountains (one of which is over 30 feet tall!) you’ll find authentic mountain folk paraphernalia including millstones, a moonshine still, and a full-size bear trap.
5. All Sauced Up
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, All Sauced Up has become Gatlinburg’s Must see store. Established in 2008, the store specializes in Gourmet Foods, Kitchen Gadgets and Good Olé Southern Hospitality. With over 4,000 items, families are sure to have a good exploring the store.
All Sauced Up offers samples ranging from Barbeque Sauces, Salsa’s, Jams and Jellies, Salad Dressing, Gourmet Peanut Butter and many more. With 150 samples daily, patrons get the opportunity to try a variety of items to ensure they like what they buy. The staff will also happily show you how to use the newest innovative gadgets so that you are confident on how to work magis in your home kitchen.
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