5 BEST Small Towns to Visit in the Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge TN

As one of the main points of interest in Tennessee, the park offers a place to enjoy nature whether you choose to hike, bike, fish, canoe, observe wildlife, camp, or have a picnic. After a day at the park, plan your next adventure while visiting Pigeon Forge.

Sevierville TN

As one of the Smoky Mountain small towns near Gatlinburg Tennessee, Sevierville has a big surprise for visitors who want to experience an adventure underground.

Townsend TN

Townsend Tennessee and the surrounding Blount County area are a great quiet alternative to the busier Great Smoky Mountains National Park entry points. 

Cherokee NC

Cherokee is home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and offers a look at the history of the tribal community at the Oconaluftee Indian Village.

Bryson City NC

Driving through the park from Gatlinburg and to North Carolina on US-441 and US-19, you’ll end up in the charming town of Bryson City. It has a little bit of everything to entice visitors to North Carolina. This small town is considered the gateway for travelers heading to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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