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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook

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Address: Gatlinburg By-Pass, Gatlinburg, TN
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+1 865-693-5739

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Worth stopping if you are driving by.

It's a two minute diversion and an interesting view of the city. Afternoon is best so the sun is behind you.

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It's a two minute diversion and an interesting view of the city. Afternoon is best so the sun is behind you.

Thank dchemist
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whether you are just traveling through or staying for a long vacation, this is a great stop with breathtaking views.

Thank Pattifurlano
Montville, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Mountain views always bring a smile. This does not disappoint. It's probably even better with Fall foliage.

Thank AntJoang
Hartville, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My teenage son and his friends rode this to the top. They took some wonderful photos and enjoyed the ride. I'm not sure it is worth $16.00 per person, but they enjoyed it.

Thank Donna W
Turku, Finland
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83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is an excellent spot to glance at the city and the surroundings, do not miss this opportunity if you are in the area.

Thank Roberto G
Wheaton, Illinois
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a great place to go and see the city nestled in the mountains. Plus the by-pass is a quick way to get from Pigeon Forge to the Smoky's and bypassing all the stoplights in Gatlinburg.

Thank xQuizx
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My family and I decided to take a detour and check out this scenic overlook while waiting to check into our cabin. I had never been to the Smoky Mountains before this trip, and this was the first good view I got. I was a bit hesitant to take our family vacation in the Smoky Mountains, as none of the... More 

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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Smokies are a must see, beautiful sites and trails. We did and afternoon trip from one end to the other.

Thank Russ M
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful sight to see and worth the drive! The river runs beside the road and the greenery is amazing!! It does not cost anything besides some gas!!

Thank Ashley T
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

A beautiful view of the town and mountains a short drive from town. Nice place to watch the sunset and take some photos of the Smokies.

Thank sthompsen

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