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One of the best things about taking a vacation to Gatlinburg is that there are so many fun things to do in the area for free! Whether you want to take a scenic hike through Great Smoky Mountains National Park or enjoy window shopping among quaint stores, you can do it all without spending a dime! Here are the top 4 free things to do in Gatlinburg during your vacation:

The Appalachian Trail stretches for more than 2,190 miles and offers incredible scenic views along its length. This popular footpath passes through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 71 of its miles. To help you learn more about the trail, we’ve put together a guide of the top 6 things to know about the Appalachian Trail.

Going to a museum is a classic family vacation activity, especially on a rainy day! Gatlinburg, TN is home to a number of unique museums where you can spend hours learning and having fun. To help you make the most of your next getaway, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to five of the very best Gatlinburg museums.