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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-693-5739
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Nice stop

Stop here for great views of Gatlinburg. Good place to stop and take pictures while overlooking the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gobuckeyes681
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Westerville, Ohio
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This was very fun for us , got to stop and take pictures. We didn't have much traffic to deal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
317fatboy
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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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Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stop here for great views of Gatlinburg. Good place to stop and take pictures while overlooking the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was very fun for us , got to stop and take pictures. We didn't have much traffic to deal with,a pleasant drive.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did several things while on our Gatlinburg Family Reunion. Some of the kids like this best of everything they did. I would definitely recommend this.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming through the Smokies National Park, they have a few places to pull over to overlook Gaitlinburg. This one is hands down breathtakingly beautiful! A must see! Caution: be careful driving along the road because it is narrow with lots of twists and turns.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this Overlook on the way to Bryson City. We appreciated stretching our legs and enjoyed the view.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow what a view. It is such a beautiful, majestic place. I could have sat here for hours. Loved it! If you are anywhere near here stop and take a look!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the bypass, heading from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge. It’s a place to stop and take photos of Gatlinburg, from higher up. It’s a great overhead view of the rolling Smokey Mountains surrounding Gatlinburg, but looks even better when the Autumn colors are out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always stop at this overlook. Beautiful mountain views and Gatlinburg as well. We love to visit at sunset and stay until dark to get pictures of the lights from Gatlinburg.

Thank Rita J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the mountains. I highly suggest stopping here. You can take some great pictures.......

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter how many times we go this way, we stop and check out the view. You get to see how Gatlinburg is nestled in the mountains. I like to imagine how life was before it became a tourist attraction.

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Theand G
15 December 2017|
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Response from gfhiii | Reviewed this property |
Try the Little River Trail. See See hikinginthesmokys web site - littleriver. A Park Ranger lead us on the trail. We booked it at the main park headquarters near Gatlinburg. The ranger info was fascinating as we learned a... More
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kathy o
13 August 2017|
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Response from Kristin B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. There are a lot of places with wonderful views that you can drive to in the park and around the area!
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kathy o
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Response from tenntraveller70 | Reviewed this property |
I like the Little River trail which starts at Elkmont campground. This an old road which leads through the abandoned cabins of a former summer encampment and then follows a rushing creek. You can walk as far as you wish, up... More
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