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Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Visiting The Village in Gatlinburg

One of the most popular shopping and dining destinations in the Smokies is The Village, which is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg! This iconic Gatlinburg shopping village has been welcoming guests for more than 50 years, so you won’t want to miss it during your Smoky Mountain vacation! While browsing through the European themed village, you’ll discover a variety of fun stores and some great places to grab a bite! Here are the top 4 reasons why you’ll love visiting The Village in Gatlinburg:

1. Unique Shopping Opportunities

Lazy Ones of Gatlinburg The Village in Gatlinburg is home to a variety of unique shopping opportunities where you can truly find something for everyone! If you are planning on hitting the trails at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, be sure to stop by the Day Hiker for all of your hiking needs including trekking poles, daypacks, trail guides and more! Your kids will enjoy taking a stroll through the Cartoons & Toys shop for all kinds of cool toys, while the Bonediggity Barkery & Gifts offers goodies for the furry members in your family! Some of the other popular stores in The Village include the Candle Cottage, Misty Mountain Soap Co. and Celtic Heritage.

2. Delightful Place to Relax

When you need a break from all of your Smoky Mountain sightseeing activities, The Village in Gatlinburg is a delightful place to relax! The charming old world atmosphere offers a peaceful break from the action along the Parkway, so take a few moments to kick back on a bench and enjoy the charm! Whether you want to do some window shopping, people watching or grab an ice cream cone, you’ll love kicking back for a bit in The Village!

3. Delicious Ice Cream and Snacks

Pop Culture If hunger strikes while walking through downtown Gatlinburg, The Village is the perfect place to satisfy your craving! You can’t miss the tempting aroma coming from the Donut Friar, where you can enjoy freshly made donuts, cinnamon bread, and some other amazing pastries! Another great place for a snack is Pop Culture, a family owned business that offers more than 25 distinct flavors of gourmet popcorn each day and plenty of free samples! For those who prefer ice cream, you’ll find the best hand dipped ice cream in town at Maddie Mae’s Cafe & Creamery!

4. Gatlin’s Escape Games

One of the newest residents of The Village is the second location of Gatlin’s Escape Games, which features a one-of-a-kind escape room called the Masters of Magic! After entering this realm of illusions, you’ll have to perform and solve a variety of magical tricks, puzzles, and brain teasing challenges to see if you are talented enough to become a Master of Magic! After playing this exciting interactive game, explore the gift shop for board games, puzzles and brainteasers to create your own game night!

Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to stay close to The Village in Gatlinburg and all of the other shops, restaurants and attractions throughout the Great Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!