One of the most popular activities that vacationers in the Smoky Mountains enjoy is shopping. And while there are plenty of the typical touristy places to spend your money—T-shirt shops, souvenir stands and the like—that’s just scratching the surface when it comes to the retail heaven that is the Smokies.
High on the list of retail destinations are the area’s outlet malls. Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Center in Sevierville is one of the most popular stops, and you’ll find the Governor’s Crossing Outlet Mall nearby as well. In Pigeon Forge, the biggies are Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall (the red roof mall) and Belz Factory Outlet World. Others in Pigeon Forge include another Tanger property and the Z Buda Mall, which is behind the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall.
In Gatlinburg, crafts are a focal point of the retail market. In the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, you’ll find dozens of shops, galleries and studios along the community’s eight-mile auto loop, and crafts abound at a host of specialty and craft shops on the downtown Parkway as well.
In Sevierville, you’ll encounter a number of flea markets and antique shops, particularly along Tenn. Hwy. 66 (Winfield Dunn Parkway), which runs between Interstate 40 and downtown Sevierville.
The good news is that guests staying in our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are never far away when shoppertunity comes knocking.