Shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge


Gatlinburg has burgeoned into a popular touris...

Downtown Gatlinburg Image via Wikipedia

So you like to shop and you want to do some shopping on your vacation in Tennessee?  Pigeon Forge is the place to go if you really want a large number of stores.  Don’t get me wrong, Gatlinburg has plenty of shopping as well, but the stores are more limited since they are mostly in the 1 mile that is downtown Gatlinburg.

Gatlinburg has smaller stores and it’s best to park your car behind the main drag or in a lot and walk the sidewalks going in and out of the specialty stores.  Lots of fudge and candy stores.  There’s also a McDonald’s, Bubba Gumps, KFC, and Walgreens on the main drag, so you’ll have some mainstream stores and familiar restaurants to suit your taste.  I hear the Outpost close to stop light 10 is a really great store for outdoor gear, we haven’t been there yet.

Pigeon Forge is a whole other story, on the main drag you’ll find one store after another.  A lot of them are even repeats of stores found a few blocks away.  There is a whole shopping center just for Christmas, and you can do lunch there as well.  For those of you who are die-hard designer shoppers you’ll find plenty to buy at the Tanger Outlets just north of Pigeon Forge in Sevierville.

Happy shopping!

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