If you're looking for a fun family vacation area, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is for you! Smoky Mountain National Park is a wonderland in itself, and the quaint mountain town of Gatlinburg sits right outside of it. The park is easily accessible by car or on foot for the more adventurous hikers. It is also the only National Park that has free admission. There are campgrounds, waterfalls, wildflowers, deer, bears, trails and some great visitor centers that will help you plan your time in the park. If nature is not your thing, Gatlinburg has many other things to offer. The town is a shoppers' paradise! Souvenirs abound in the form of tee shirts, hats, leather goods and, of course, photos and paintings of the Smoky Mountains.There are also several outlet malls in nearby Pigeon Forge where you can track down name-brand bargains. Gatlinburg is also famous for family entertainment. There are numerous shows and attractions to include The Fannie Adams Theater, Wonderworks, Tennessee Shindig, Country Tonite, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Dixie Stampede,and many more. Gatlinburg also has an excellent aquarium, and Parrot Mountain is a treat for bird-lovers of all ages. Don't forget a visit to Dollywood, a fantastic amusement park that bears Dolly Parton's name. They have also added a waterpark for your enjoyment. If you like viewing the mountains from on high, Ober Gatlinburg offers a cable car ride that will thrill young and old alike. When you visit Gatlinburg, don't worry about accommodations! There are literally hundreds of motels, timeshares and mountain cabins from which to choose, in every price range. Likewise there are numerous restaurants, pancake houses, and fast food establishments. There are festivals and seasonal celebrations galore, and any time of the year is a good time to visit. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your Gatlinburg adventure today!