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Smokies are an important tourism destination in Tennessee. It not only
contains many man-made attractions but borders the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is the only ski resort and an amusement
park in Tennessee. It has eight ski trails and three chair lifts, and is
accessible via roads and a gondola from the city strip. The Gatlinburg
Trolley, a privately-funded public transit system, caters to area
Another popular attractions is Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies which
also features special exhibits covering subjects like the Titanic,
pirates and more recently the planet Mars. Dollywood and Dollywood's
Splash Country, which are both named for Dolly Parton, are amusement
parks located in nearby Pigeon Forge.
A few music and family-oriented theaters make their homes in
Gatlinburg as well, including the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, which hosts
a musical comedy. In recent years, the number of musical shows in
Gatlinburg has dwindled with several shows having gone to Pigeon Forge
and its many venues.
Gatlinburg also has numbered intersections in the core of the town.
This helps people find their way. The numbers hang from traffic lights
or are on signs, and are written on official tourist maps to help
tourists find their way.
Many visitors also partake of locally made candy (especially taffy
and fudge). During the Christmas season the entire downtown area is
decorated with lights. Visitors also benefit from a free shuttle bus
that traverses the city every half hour.
Because of the ease of obtaining a marriage license in Tennessee,
Gatlinburg is a popular destination for weddings and honeymoons, with
over twenty wedding chapels in the town and surrounding areas