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Jan 2, 2019 | Things to do, Uncategorized

Specialty Stores in Gatlinburg

 As you are likely aware, we are now entering the 2019 season where shopping the Specialty Stores in Gatlinburg,  is definitely a blast. Gatlinburg, a city full of unique shopping opportunities and solutions for those we have that are difficult to shop for. Within just minutes of walking distance from our location in downtown Gatlinburg, you’ll find nearly a hundred stores worth your consideration – from general gifts, souvenirs and foods to very specialized shops with items you might not find anywhere else on this side of the state.

In this article, we’ll focus on the latter as there is much more to say on them than the former. A good shopping trip will mix the ordinary with the extraordinary, but the extraordinary is where the real talk is. Here are some of our favorites that you can walk to or find out on the outskirts of the city. 


The Rhythm Section

Specialty: CDs, DVDs, Memorabilia, Hard-to-find Entertainments

“The Rhythm Section is an independent record shop specializing in hard to find music and movies. We have a very large selection of CD’s/LP’s for the music lovers and DVD’s for the movie buffs. We also have tons of patches, stickers, T-shirts and other music/movie accessories to accompany our music selection. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, we can special order it for you! We have a wide selection of music-related material, including LP’s, CD’s, DVD’s, Concert Tickets, Band T-Shirts, Concert Posters, Concert DVD’s, Stickers, Patches, Jewelry, & Movie DVD’s.” –  Store Website – See More: 



Celtic Heritage Company

Specialty: Imported goods from Ireland, Scotland, and England.

“The majority of our products are imported directly from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We have a variety of products including jewelry, clothing, food, music, clan heraldry and various other collectibles.  Many of our customers visit us each time they are near to purchase products that they can only find here. When you are in the area, please stop in and see us or shop with us online anytime.” – Store Website – See More: 



Trunk of Man

Specialty: Beard care items.


“TRUNK of MAN is your premier source for beard care, grooming, and apparel. From our infamous Tobacco Field to our new innovative Beard Bar. At Trunk of Man, we don’t chase fads or trends. We create clothing for the ones that themselves are classics. We’ve built our styling around being unabashed. Our quality lasts just as long as our designs. Timeless. Transcending. Yours.” – Store Website – See More:



The Gatlinburlier Tobacconist

Specialty: Tobacco products.


“Established in 1978, The Gatlinburlier is a premier retail tobacco shop, nestled in the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee surrounded on three sides by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. After 40 years, we still have the only walk-in humidor in Gatlinburg. We carry a variety of handmade and flavored cigars. Come on into our Mountain Mall location anytime you are in Gatlinburg, peruse the tobacco-related antiques on display, check out the collection of patches we have gathered from our fans in the first responder community, and as always our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you make an enjoyable selection.”  Store Website – See More:



Mr. Tablecloth And More

Specialty: Tablecloths, handbags, lace items.


“The Largest Selection In The Southeast Of Embroidered Table Linens, Quilts, Bed Covers, & Accessories, Vera Bradley Handbags, Heritage Lace,

Manual Woodworkers, Saro Linens, & More.Store Website – See More:– 



The Paula Deen Store

Specialty: Paula Deen items and cookware.


“The Paula Deen Store is Paula’s brick-and-mortar shopping experience. Paula’s store houses many products from the Paula Deen line, including linens, spices, sauces, mixes, and more, as well as some of Paula’s personal favorite picks. Whether you’re waiting for your table at the restaurant or just fancying some of Paula’s time-tested cookware, cookbooks or any other assortment of helpful kitchen gadget and goodies, pop in!”    Store Website – See More: 



The Latin Store

Specialty: Imported foods and goods from Central America


“The Latin Store features the groceries, spices, fresh vegetables and beverages from many central American countries. There is a great selection of Chile peppers, salsas, plantain chips, mango products and spices.”  Store Website – See More:     



All Sauced Up

Specialty: Practically any type of condiment to put on foods.


“Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, All Sauced Up has become Gatlinburg’s Must See store. Established In 2008, the store specializes in Gourmet Foods, Kitchen Gadgets and Good Ole’ Southern Hospitality. With over 4,000 items, families are sure to have a good time exploring the store.


All Sauced Up offers samples ranging from Barbeque Sauces, Salsa’s, Jams and Jellies, Salad Dressings, Gourmet Peanut Butter and many more. With over 150 samples daily, patrons get the opportunity to try a variety of items to ensure they like what they buy. The staff will also happily show you how to use the newest innovative gadgets so that you are confident on how to work magic in your home kitchen.”    Store Website See More:



The Silver Galleon

Specialty: Native American goods.


“Since 1973 The Silver Galleon has been bringing the finest handcrafted Native American artwork and jewelry to Gatlinburg.  We are part of the area’s history and have been in the same location for over 45 years. We are constantly searching for beautiful and unique items for you to add to your collection and feature Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Cherokee items in the shop and on our website. Our inventory includes silver jewelry from the Southwest with turquoise, coral, lapis, onyx and other beautiful stones. You will also find pottery, handmade knives, wall art, carvings, Native American flutes and Minnetonka moccasins. Our selections are ever changing, so if you see something you like we urge you to order it right away.”   Store Website – See More:



The Silver Tree

Specialty: Jewelry and silver.


“Since 1990, The Silver Tree has been a “must” shop to visit! Gatlinburg visitors soon found this family owned and operated, sterling silver mecca the answer to all their jewelry needs. Anyone looking for unusual charms, earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces, pendants, chains or even the latest in men’s titanium or stainless steel jewelry won’t be disappointed with the selection available in this affordable and customer friendly atmosphere. The latest fashions in sterling silver jewelry and customized beadwork can be seen at The Silver Tree.”  Store Website – See More:



Santa’s Claus-et

Specialty: Christmas and local items.


“We have been in business in this area for more than 12 years; originally located on Glades Road for more than 8 years. In August 2014 we moved to our current bigger, better, and more convenient location on RT 321.  Many of our repeat customers have had no trouble finding us as we are near the entrance to the Arts & Crafts Community (traffic light 3A) directly across from McDonalds. We are more than just Christmas, although that remains our focus.  Please stop in, spend some of your vacation time with us and create a memory! We’d love to see you!”Store Website – See More: 



Blackwolff Knives

Specialty: Handcrafted knives and handles.


“Blackwolff Knives is a locally owned company. Artist Ted Wolff has solely handcrafted each of these knives and sheaths. Both production and custom blades are available. Selections vary from hunting, fishing, novelty or collectible knives and letter openers. Shop our handles, known as scales, made from various bone, deer and elk antlers and exotic hardwoods such as desert ironwood, bocote, zebra wood, cocobolo and many others. Custom Leather Sheaths are hand tooled, stitched and dyed to fit our knives. You might also find a sheath that cradles your own favorite knife.”  Store Website – See More:



Alewine Pottery

Specialty: Locally made pottery and other items.

“Alewine Pottery has been making beautiful, handmade pottery since 1983. More than just a pottery shop, Alewine Pottery is mountain experience for the whole family to enjoy any day of the week. Live music, free popcorn and coffee, and warm southern hospitality make your visit to Alewine Pottery a memorable part of your Smoky Mountain visit. Robert Alewine, a potter for over 35 years, has dedicated to recreating the brilliant colors of the mountains on his work. Alewine Pottery features fully functional stoneware that his dishwasher and microwave safe, and come in a wide range of styles and colors to match any taste and preference.” Store Website – See More:




Whole Earth Grocery & Cafe

Specialty: Organic and health foods/items.


“Whole Earth Grocery is a complete natural foods store and café, offering a variety of organic foods and seasonal produce, as well as the highest quality herbs, vitamins, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, natural beauty products, baby items, aromatherapy, tie-dyes and so much more.

Our lunch café features vegetarian and vegan selections, as well as gluten-free, available for dining in or carrying out. So whether you are looking for products to improve your health or just looking for a healthy meal or snack, we have it right here.” Store Website – See More:




NOC Gatlinburg

Specialty: Hiking and outdoor goods.


“NOC’s 18,000 square-foot flagship store sits at the downtown Gatlinburg entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. NOC Gatlinburg carries everything necessary to enjoy excursions into the Smokies including our signature “gifts, gear and guidance. The in-store shopping experience is unique and fun, boasting a swinging rope bridge, a kid-friendly bear cave and a giant fireplace for warming up on cool days. We also help guests plan whitewater rafting and other guided Smokies outdoor adventures in-store. NOC Gatlinburg features The North Face Summit Shop, 1,000 feet of only TNF with a complete line up of gear, footwear, outerwear and apparel for hiking, camping, running and casual living. NOC Gatlinburg also provides a large selection of vacation essentials like shoes, sandals, swimsuits, sunglasses, hats, jackets, coats, gloves, or even headphones on a seasonal basis.” Store Website – See More:




Tennis Corner Pro Shop

Specialty: Professional Tennis equipment.


“The Tennis Corner is your exclusive dealer for the top tennis brands. We offer Head, Prince, Babolat; racquets and demos are available for 2013 models.


  • -Tennis footwear by Prince, Babolat, and Head
  • -High-end sunglasses for off and on the court: $25 per pair
  • -Extensive line of Gamma, Prince, and Head accessories
  • -Select dealer of Bionic Tennis Gloves
  • -Tennis apparel by Prince, DUC, and Head
  • -Professional quality tennis balls including Gamma ProTour, Pro Penn xD, Prince, and more.


Private lessons available. We also have an excellent stringing selection and service!” –  Store Website – See More:




The Cheese Cupboard

Specialty: Fine deli items and imported foods.


“In 1969 The Cheese Cupboard opened it’s doors as Gatlinburg’s premier cheese shop. Since that time, thousands have enjoyed our large array of imported and domestic cheese, unusual crackers and wonderful chocolates straight from Switzerland and Germany. We have snacks, cold drinks, gourmet mustards, hot sauces and even old-fashioned Kosher dill pickles. The second floor is occupied by The Hofbrauhaus Restaurant. As you enter, you get the feeling of being transported to Europe. Styled after a German pub, the visitor can enjoy a small respite in the middle of busy Gatlinburg. Through the years our Famous Super Reuben has become the favorite, with people saying they come out of their way to enjoy one. Enjoy any of our hot specialty sandwiches such as the Hoagie, Turkey, Pastrami or Bratwurst along with a cold beverage or beer.” –  Store Website – See More:


Dinwoodie Metal Sculptors

Specialty: Handcrafted metalworks.


“From whimsical frogs to decorative water fountains, you will find no finer handmade sculptures that is created by this talented family. Each piece is made one at a time. Lovingly and carefully cut from raw materials and by creative genius turned into sculptures that will grace homes and offices to be enjoyed by all. Dinwoodie’s metal art sculptures can be seen on exhibit in art shows, festivals and craft shows throughout the southeastern United States. These pieces can be purchased at the shows or you can have them to create a piece just for you.  Stan has been creating metal sculptures since 1972, taught Bob in 1987, and Bob taught Sheila in 1994; it truly is a family business.” – Store Website – See More:  




Talking Turkey Stained Glass Studio

Specialty: Stained glass artworks.


“You are invited to visit our Talking Turkey Stained Glass Studios. Our gallery features hundreds of stained glass windows, hand stained glass,  fused glass, and a collection to suit anyone’s taste. Our workshop offers demonstrations in cutting stained glass and assembly by using old world methods. This assures that the end piece is well made and of heritage quality. We encourage you to have a hands-on experience and learn to build a truly handcrafted piece which will become an heirloom in years to come.” –   Store Website – See More: