Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are two of the top tourist hotspots in Tennessee. Both cities are peppered with attractions and shops that will keep you entertained for hours. With so many choices, it can be quite the chore determining which shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are worth your time. The following are highlights of the best gift shops to help you make the most of your visit.
Country Barn Gift Shop
The Country Barn Gift Shop in Pigeon Forge is family-owned and operated. Here, you will find a vast selection of memorabilia, souvenirs, and various specialty items. They pride themselves on their variety of collector's items such as Bradford Exchange collectibles, Precious Moments figurines, and Native American pottery to name a few.
Three Bears General Store
The Three Bears General Store is located in Pigeon Forge near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What sets this shop apart from other stores is their live bear habitat. If you visit at the right time, you can even feed the bears for just over $1. With two stories offering over 500 souvenirs, as well as homemade fudge and snacks, this can be your one-stop shop for gifts and various knick-knacks.
Hill-Billy Village is an old-fashioned gift shop located in the heart of Gatlinburg. The souvenirs and gifts here are of a different breed. Their items focus on backwoods humor that vary from homemade soap to hillbilly trinkets made of wood. Family and budget-friendly, this is a shop your whole family can enjoy and find amusing souvenirs.
Mountain Cove Trading Post and Gift Shop
Located just off the main parkway that winds through Pigeon Forge, Mountain Cove Trading Post offers an assortment of souvenirs such as jewelry, Tennessee taffy, and belt buckles. They also have a vast array of t-shirts such as personalized airbrushed shirts, Pigeon Forge tees, and Smoky Mountain clothing.
Ranger Bob’s Trading Post
Ranger Bobs’ is a gift shop is decorated to complement the great outdoors. Located off the highway in downtown Gatlinburg, this shop offers souvenirs such as carved bears, wind chimes, and toys. You will find plenty of trinkets that won't break the bank, as well as more expensive gifts and decor for your home.
If you plan on visiting the Smokies, you certainly will not come back empty-handed with these top-rated shops in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Thomas Greene is a writer and travel enthusiast and enjoys blogging about things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Some of his interests include hiking, mountain-climbing, whitewater rafting, photography, and writing. He has a passion for life and is a regular contributor to Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide. He has traveled all over the world and currently resides in Knoxville.