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Shopping Strategies in the Smokies

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on November 29, 2011

With Christmas stampeding toward us like a bull dressed in red and wearing a white beard, it may be time to consider getting some of your holiday shopping done while you're having fun in the Smokies. Of course, for many of you, shopping is a fun activity in itself, and if that's the case, here's an overview of some of the best places to find unique merchandise and moneysaving deals.

Let's start with the bargain part. There are several outlet malls in the area, all of which offer a wide selection of name-brand merchandise at substantial savings over retail. Inventory includes clothing, footwear, kitchenware, housewares, tools, books, music and more. In Sevierville, destinations include Tanger Outlet Center at Five Oaks as well as Governor's Crossing Outlet Mall. In Pigeon Forge, look for Belz Mall, Tanger Outlet World and Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall.

For something that's uniquely Smoky Mountains, you might venture into Gatlinburg, where dozens of quaint downtown shops and the many artisans that make up the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community offer handmade craft works and fine arts that are often made on site by local artisans. Look for everything from painting, sculpture and photography to traditional regional crafts like handmade baskets, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, candles, brooms and more.

And don't forget that this area is also home to a large number of antique stores and flea markets, the greatest concentration of which is located on Tenn. Hwy. 66 in Sevierville, between Interstate 40 and downtown. Here you'll find a treasure trove of goodies, old and new, collectible and unique.

But also don't forget to take a break from all that shopping and get outside for some fresh air and excitement on our Smoky Mountain zip line course. We'll fill an entire morning or afternoon with scenery and thrills, and you won't even need a shopping basket!


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