We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number:
+1 865-693-5739
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 839 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 661
    Excellent
  • 142
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Great Views

This was one of the most pictured area on my phone. The views are amazing and the overlooks easily accessible. This has quickly become one of my favorite vacation locations!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
tandhgoraj
,
Swedesboro, New Jersey
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

839 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 831: English reviews
Swedesboro, New Jersey
Level Contributor
62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most pictured area on my phone. The views are amazing and the overlooks easily accessible. This has quickly become one of my favorite vacation locations!

Helpful?
Thank tandhgoraj
Cypress, Texas
Level Contributor
43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great place to take family picture. We loved the view. Like no other. You can stay as long as you want and the price is right-free.

Helpful?
Thank marytI1391II
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A really amazing view of the mountains , great place to take some great pictures . I stayed for 15 min admiring the view , love it

Helpful?
Thank Eric Z
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

the countryside is gorgeous! i took so many photos! every place i would say, most beautiful, then down the road i found more beautiful

Helpful?
Thank Sharie K
Newburgh, Indiana
Level Contributor
187 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

No chair lift or lines here, just a beautiful, slow-paced drive with wonderful vistas. I would recommend the by-pass without the overlook.

Helpful?
Thank creole6684
Greenville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had been in the Smokey Mountains for several days when we arrived in Gatlinburg for the night. My wife and I were walking around town and came upon the Overlook Tower. On a lark, I suggested going up the tower to view the area. Good Choice! The ascent was a bit unnerving for my first time but once at... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bill70-54
Peebles, Ohio
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

It is always a pleasure to stop at the overlook and view the city of Gatlinburg at either day or night. Such beauty!

Helpful?
Thank Lisa H
Alabama
Level Contributor
105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

While this is a good shortcut to avoid the traffic snarls in Gatlinburg, it also offers some very scenic pulloffs. The nighttime view of downtown Gatlinburg is great.

Helpful?
Thank sciencetraveler2016
Glen Burnie, Maryland
Level Contributor
157 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This view is easily accessed by the winding roads in the Smokey's at one of the overlooks you can pull off of to park and take pictures of the most amazing view of the city where you can also stay. It's beautiful and breathtaking. If you can find it in the evening you can see the lights of the city... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank oceanfreeme
Level Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Do not visit Gatlinburg without driving up the summit to the North Carolina/Tennessee border. The views are to die for! It's about a 15-20 minute drive to the top of the summit but it's an amazing and peaceful drive. We rolled down all of the windows including the sunroof, turned off the A/C and took in the fresh air and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Audrey M

Travellers who viewed Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook also viewed

 
Gatlinburg, Sevier County
 

Been to Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook and other visitors
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?