ShoppingTrust me, when you come to the Smokies you are going to spend some time shopping.  Whether you are looking through shops, browsing through mall and possible shopping for several days at a time, you will spend time in a retail store.  The Smokies are a shopping paradise.   Clothes, outlets, arts, crafts, boutiques, antique malls and much more cover many of the towns in the Smoky Mountain area.  In fact, sometimes shopping is the entire reason for the trip.  In cities like Highlands, shopping has become part of the experience.

  • McKay Used Books - One of my favorite places to shop in Knoxville is McKay Used Books, CDs, Movies & More.  Imagine, if you will, a library sized store selling every type of book imaginable at hugely discounted rates.  Add to that, shelves of music and movies, videos games and more and you have a shopping trip that might … Continue reading "McKay Used Books"
  • Black Friday - It is Black Friday in the Smokies and there is plenty of shopping to be done.  From Asheville to Knoxville and back again, there is shopping for everyone and deals to be had around every corner.  People have been in line for over a week to get at those deals inside the big box stores. … Continue reading "Black Friday"
  • Great Smokies Flea Market - One of the great shopping destinations in the Smokies! Who doesn’t love a flea market?  In Sevierville, and in fact in the Smoky Mountains, one of the best and in fact one of the biggest is Great Smokies Flea Market! Located right off of exit 407 in Sevierville, this is a shopper’s paradise with tens … Continue reading "Great Smokies Flea Market"
  • Mast General Store – Knoxville - In 2006, a Smoky Mountain tradition joined the newly renovated downtown area of Knoxville, TN – the Mast General Store.  The Mast General Store is what it was to people back in the turn of the century a store, carrying general merchandise and those things from our homespun past that bring back tons of great memories. … Continue reading "Mast General Store – Knoxville"
  • Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus - If you blink, you’ll miss one of the town’s best kept secrets – the Cheese Cupboard nestled in The Village shopping area in Gatlinburg. It’s your classic Bavarian cheese shop with a wide selection of every kind of cheese from Brie to Gouda. Combined with the restaurant located upstairs and you’ve found a hidden gem in … Continue reading "Cheese Cupboard & Hofbrauhaus"
  • Black Friday in the Smokies - Black Friday! Those two words have become as synonymous with Thanksgiving as turkey and dressing. And it’s no different in the Smoky Mountains. In fact, some say the towns of Sevierville and Pigeon amp it up even further when it comes to after Thanksgiving shopping. The two mountain towns have each become a shopping destination … Continue reading "Black Friday in the Smokies"
  • Scottish Tartan Museum - It was easy for the people from the Highlands of Scotland to find a home in the Smoky Mountains.  They found in the Smokies a place that resembled home, a place that looked like the land they had left.  The Scottish and the Irish that live din other parts of the former British Colonies made … Continue reading "Scottish Tartan Museum"
  • Grove Arcade - The Grove Arcade is one of the most interesting shopping locations in Asheville, NC.  Boutique shopping and galleries line the Grove Arcade building and the eateries bring some of the best food to the foodie scene in Western North Carolina.  The Grove Arcade building also has a delightful history and this building that at one point was meant to … Continue reading "Grove Arcade"
  • Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Center - Tanger Five Oaks is the premier outlet shopping center in the Smoky Mountains.  Locate din East Tennessee in Sevierville.  You are a stones throw from Knoxville and Pigeon Forge and right at the heart of some of the best shopping in the Smokies.  National name brands have made their homes in this outlet center and … Continue reading "Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Center"
  • Dillard Antique Shops - One of the main draws to Dillard, Ga is the sheer number of antique shops that line the main street of this small Smoky Mountain town.  Shops and galleries of ever shape and size line both sides of the road, allowing you to park your car and walk from store to store while you browse through the … Continue reading "Dillard Antique Shops"

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