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4 Fun Places to Visit in The Village in Gatlinburg

If you love all the popular attractions in Gatlinburg and are looking for even more things to do on your next visit, spend some time exploring The Village in Gatlinburg! It is a unique shopping experience in the downtown area that is modeled after a quaint old-time European village. Take a moment to learn more about it. Explore our list of 4 fun places to visit in The Village in Gatlinburg:

1. Candle Cottage

The Candle Cottage specializes in crafting long-burning candles that have unique scents! In 1978, the family-owned business was started in a small garage. Today, it operates out of a 40,000-square-foot facility in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. With that being said, it is no surprise that some of their scents are inspired by the area. These include Bear Farts and Fresh Mountain Air. The shop also has scents that are inspired by beloved desserts, such as birthday cake, banana pudding, and even Moon Pies. There are so many great smells to choose from! It makes it easy for everyone to find a favorite!

2. Gatlin’s Escape Games

gatlin's fun centerGatlin’s Escape Games is a unique experience in The Village in Gatlinburg.  When you enter the escape room, you and your travel group will meet a legendary magician named Reflecto in a historical theater. Everyone will have to work together and complete his challenges in order to advance to The Realm of Illusions and become Masters of Magic.  To keep the fun going, stop by the gift shop and choose a puzzle to take home!

3. The Spice and Tea Exchange

Find your new favorite beverage at The Spice and Tea Exchange! The shop has a great collection of hot and iced teas. Some classic options include the Organic Earl Grey Black Tea and the Southern Iced Tea. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their Black Chocolate Tea or Banana Nut Muffin Herbal Tea. The Spice and Tea Exchange is also known for its spices. In fact, they have over 85 handcrafted seasonings for all kinds of dishes! Visitors can also pick out a mug for their tea or a handy kitchen accessory.

4. The Donut Friar and Maddi Mae’s Cafe & Creamery

donut friar at the village in gatlinburgShopping and becoming a Master of Magic is sure to work up an appetite! That’s why you should visit The Donut Friar. They have a variety of great donuts. Order a plain glazed or one with frosting, sprinkles, or delicious fillings. As for other desserts, the shop has cinnamon bread, cheese danishes, and eclairs! Need a little extra energy? Simply pair your treat with a hot coffee or espresso. Kids will love the hot cocoa! Other places that serve sweet treats in The Village in Gatlinburg include Maddi Mae’s Cafe & Creamery. Get an ice cream cone, smoothie, milkshake, or shaved ice!

We hope you visit these and all the other fun places in The Village in Gatlinburg during your stay with us! Want to know more about shopping in the area? Check out our other list of top places to go shopping in Gatlinburg!