By Leif Palmer
Posted on July 22, 2022
One of the great things about finding a parking spot in downtown Gatlinburg is that you can secure your vehicle for the entire day and not have to worry about finding parking for every destination you plan to visit, whether it's an attraction, restaurant or cool gift shop. That's because downtown Gatlinburg was made for walking. Even if you prefer to not rack up lots of steps during your visit, you can still minimize the distance you have to travel throughout out your day.
For example, we operate five parking lots that are within just a couple of blocks of each other, either on or very near Historic Nature Trail, in the downtown area. With that in mind, we can offer you lots of ideas for places that you can access by foot in less than five minutes. Just these few suggestions alone are enough to fill out an entire day or more of vacation time. And with our Gatlinburg parking, you're saving money by not having to pay for multiple parking locations throughout the day, and you're not stressing out about whether you'll even be able to find a spot in some of the smaller business-owned lots.
It's located at the corner of Historic Nature Trail and the Parkway, and a ride to the top will reward you with some of the most amazing views of Gatlinburg and the nearby Smoky Mountains that you'll find anywhere. There's also a cool IMAX theater inside that will offer you unique views of popular, first-run film releases.
This facility hosts some of the biggest special events in the area throughout the year. Many of those events, like the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair and the Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference, are open to the public.
This self-guided tour will introduce you to some of the most famous vehicles of television and film history. Exhibits include the Drag-ula from The Munsters, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy, two different Batmobiles and many others.
No matter what kind of cuisine you may be in the mood for, you're only footsteps away when you park in one of our lots. Chow down on a short stack (or a big stack) at Log Cabin Pancake House, dig into some tasty ribs at Bones BBQ Joint or grab a slice of pizza at the Mellow Mushroom.
About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in Gatlinburg. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.