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Where to Go for the Best Shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

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April 18, 2021

What better time to update your wardrobe than while vacationing in the Smoky Mountains? With so many shopping options in the area, you can dedicate a whole day to a shopping spree if you want! Whether your spending time on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge or on the downtown Gatlinburg strip, there will be tons of shops to choose from. Here is where to go for the best shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is filled with shopping for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a few new vacation outfits, the latest in athletic wear or a few Smoky Mountain inspired items, you’ll find it here. We suggest making a day of it and exploring all the deals and one-of-a-kind pieces Pigeon Forge has to offer.

The Tower Shops at The Mountain Mile

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The Mountain Mile offers some great shopping in Pigeon Forge for all. While they also have adorable mom and pop boutiques and shops, they are also home to a Nike Clearance store and an REI Co-op. Discover the latest in sportswear and outdoor gear while also exploring all the unique stores The Tower Shops offer. Make sure to ride the Mountain Monster after your shopping spree.

The Island

The Island in Pigeon Forge is a great place to take the family for a fun afternoon, but it is also filled with fantastic shopping opportunities. Check out shops like Monogram Boutique to get some personalized items for you and your family. Any of the products in this store would be a great gift for someone getting married and changing their initials. For a little bit of everything, check out The Island Trading Post for clothes, souvenirs and treats.


Downtown Gatlinburg is a shopper’s paradise. With home decor stores to candy shops and more, the whole family can enjoy this shopping trip. You could spend a whole day walking through all the stores along the downtown strip. While you’re there, make sure to grab a bite at any of the great restaurants or explore the museums and aquarium.

The Village Shops

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There are several different stores in The Village Shops which are located in downtown Gatlinburg. The Day Hiker is the place to go if you’re looking for a few essential items that will help you through the miles of trails in the Smoky Mountain National Park. If you’re looking for a unique gift to take back to a friend or family, then take a look at Candle Cottage. If you’re a fan of the Life is Good brand, you’re in luck. The Village Shops has an entire Life is Good store with the latest designs. There are several shops for kids too! Their eyes will light up when they walk into Cartoon and Toys! This little shop has everything from Care Bears and Thomas the Train to a large selection of charm bracelets and charms.

Now that you know a little bit more about the best shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you can decide which shops you want to visit on your next trip to the Smokies. Are you hoping to save money on lodging so you have more in the shopping budget? Check out all of our current cabin deals and specials and find the one that fits your budget.

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