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A bear statue and sign at the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall.

The Mountain Mall is one of Gatlinburg’s most popular places to go shopping. Located in the heart of the city across from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, this indoor mall is the perfect rainy day destination. To help you make the most of your next vacation, The Appy Lodge has put together a guide to six can’t-miss stores in the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall.

1. Pepper PalaceThe outside of the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall.

Anyone who loves spicy food will definitely want to stop by Pepper Palace! This fun shop features over 2,000 hot sauces, along with salsas, wing sauces, BBQ sauces, jams, jellies, mustards, and other dips. When you visit Pepper Palace, you’ll have the chance to sample many of the shop’s items for free right in the store. If you’re feeling brave, you can even try some of the most intense hot sauces in the world. Loaded with ghost peppers, these sauces can only be sampled by guests who sign a waiver!

2. Sports Heaven

Sports Heaven truly is a paradise for sports fans! This great shop is overflowing with college and pro sports collectibles and gear. No matter what your favorite team is, Sports Heaven is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. The shop always updates its inventory after big events like the Super Bowl or the World Series, which makes it the ideal spot to pick up the latest sports swag.

Delicious New York style pizza.3. New York Pizza and Pasta

If you get hungry during your shopping spree at the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall, we highly recommend grabbing lunch at New York Pizza and Pasta. This restaurant is famous for its authentic Empire State-style pizza, which can be ordered by the slice or by the pie. In addition to its mouthwatering pizza, the eatery also serves Italian favorites like baked spaghetti, stromboli, calzones, and garlic knots.

4. The Cowboy Way

Aspiring cowboys and cowgirls will love The Cowboy Way! For over 20 years, this wonderful shop has sold high-quality Western wear. With thousands of boots in stock, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect pair for a honky tonk, ranch, or rodeo. Other highlights of The Cowboy Way’s inventory include their belts, buckles, hats, wallets, purses, and mocassins.

5. Paws & Claws Pet Fashion

Paws & Claws Pet Fashion is a wonderful place to pick up a gift for your four-legged friend. Guests will find strollers, clothing, toys, treats, harnesses, leashes and many other pet-friendly items. Your furry pal will definitely thank you for stopping by this shop!

6. Aunt Mahalia’s CandiesJars of candy in a shop.

Aunt Mahalia’s has been an institution in Gatlinburg since 1939! This legendary candy shop makes all of its irresistible treats the old-fashioned way, in a glass-enclosed kitchen. Some of the most popular sweets at Aunt Mahalia’s include the fudge, caramel apples, rock candy, divinity, and peanut brittle.

When you stay at The Appy Lodge, you will be minutes away from the Gatlinburg Mountain Mall. Boasting a fantastic location, indoor and outdoor pools, walk-in showers, and free parking, our hotel has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of Gatlinburg hotel rooms!