4 of the Best Shops in Downtown Gatlinburg
Downtown Gatlinburg is filled with wonderful shops and places to browse. With crafts, candy, gifts and more around every corner it’s almost impossible to narrow it down to just a handful. However, we have put together 4 of the best shops in downtown Gatlinburg to start you off! Each shop has a unique charm as well as a wide variety of items for you to take back home with you after your vacation in the Smokies.
All Sauced Up
If you love to entertain guests with culinary treats or just enjoy adding a little extra flavor to your own dishes then you’ll love All Sauced Up! You’ll find every flavor of syrup that you can imagine and old fashioned jams and jellies that you’ll be convinced came straight out of your Granny’s cupboard. If you’re planning on firing up the grill this summer, stop in and browse their sauces and seasonings. Needing some new gadgets for the kitchen? They have you covered with those as well. Located on the strip in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, All Sauced Up is a favorite among both guests and locals. Stop in and stock up on your next trip to the Smokies.
Nantahala Outdoor Center – NOC Gatlinburg
Located on the end of the Gatlinburg strip, just before entering the national park, the NOC couldn’t be in a better spot. They are a 18,0000 square foot store that is filled with everything you could possibly need for an outdoor adventure as well as locally made items and books. As their website states, they offer “gifts, gear and guidance”. You can shop for the items that you need for exploring on your own or you can sign up for a guided trip. One option for a guided trip is the “Smoky Mountain Adventure” where not only will get you get to explore the trails with a guide, but you’ll spend the morning rafting down the Pigeon River. Stop in at the NOC when you get to Gatlinburg and find the perfect adventure for you!
THE HOLLER – Ole Smoky Moonshine
In 2018 America’s most visited distillery had 4 million people walk through the doors of “The Holler”. They may be infamous for their moonshine but they have far more to offer than just never-ending flavors of corn in a jar. When visiting “The Holler” in downtown Gatlinburg the first thing you’ll notice is the stage that’s tucked away near the entrance. Ole Smoky has free live music every day as well as $5 moonshine samplings. Gifts, clothing, foods and more line the walls of the store. Planning a picnic in the park? Grab some of their Shiner’s Salsa or Spicy Bread & Butter Pickles to toss in the basket.
Doc’s Magic Shop
If you’re visiting Gatlinburg with children or just want to connect with the kid in you, stopping by Doc’s Magic Shop is a must! It’s a bit tucked away and often missed, but those that have wandered in the door will tell you that they never miss visiting the shop on future trips. Doc’s is located on the 2nd floor of the Baskins Square Mall where you’ll find daily free magic tricks and demonstrations as well as charming locals that you won’t soon forget. The next time you’re in the area, swing by and see what tricks are up Doc’s sleeves. You may even decide to leave as an inspiring magician yourself!
Shops, restaurants, shows, attractions and fun can be found around every corner in downtown Gatlinburg. Areas surrounding the Gatlinburg, as well as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, provide visitors with countless opportunities for making memories and enjoying their time in the Smokies. Stay with us at The Appy Lodge and you’ll find clean and comfortable guest rooms, access to a trolley stop, a free parking pass for downtown, breakfast waiting for you each morning as well as other amenities. If you decide to stay in for the afternoon, you can take a dip in the pool, relax in the hot tub, read by the fire pits and enjoy free cookies with us in the afternoon. Our location next to the Gatlinburg Spur is perfect for visiting not only downtown Gatlinburg but also Pigeon Forge and different areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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