There is nowhere in the country quite like Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It is the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the U.S. But beyond that, it is just a cool, quirky little town with all kinds of unusual and wonderful things to behold. So let’s take a look at a few of them, shall we?

The House of the Fairies is an odd structure built in the early 20th century in the Smoky Mountains. It is surrounded by mystery as to just what its purpose is, although it may have been related to the generation of electricity.

Learn more about the House of Fairies here.

House of the Fairies

This all wood sculpture of the anime character, Chainsaw Man, is itself carved completely from a chainsaw. It sits in front of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, with a wax President Trump in the background. Quite a strange pair!

Chainsaw Man

Speaking of Ripley’s, be careful walking by their haunted house on Parkway. You just never know who will be waiting to drag you inside.

Haunted house

Sasquatch is associated with the Smoky Mountains. There is even an annual Bigfoot conference that happens in Gatlinburg. These interesting statues, one of which is missing a hand, can be seen right next to the town psychic.

Bigfoot statues

Gatlinburg SkyPark is home to the SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. The bridge is currently adorned with the state flag of every state in the U.S., along with a gigantic American flag that can easily be seen from the streets below. Learn more about Gatlinburg SkyPark here.

Gatlinburg SkyBridge

For an even HIGHER view of the city, the chairlift at Ober Mountain takes you just about as high as you can go, offering this spectacular view. Learn more about Ober Mountain.

View from Ober Mountain chairlift

Sitting right in the middle of town, but hidden if you don’t know where to look, lies White Oaks Flats Cemetery. Resting here are many of the town’s founders, as the cemetery dates to 1830. During the great wildires of 2016, the fire mysteriously went right around the cemetery, as if protected by unseen forces.


The Gatlinburg Space Needle is a Gatlinburg landmark that looks truly awesome when lit up at night.

Looking up toward Space Needle

We have just scratched the surface of the amazing things you will see in the lovely little mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Book your room at Edgewater Hotel today and come explore!