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3 Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with the Best Photo Spots

Taking pictures of the Smoky Mountains is one of the best ways to remember your trip! Of course, you want to make sure that you visit all the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge photo locations with the best views. You’ll love getting some amazing shots of the area, as well as of your family at these beautiful locations. Her are 3 attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with the best photo spots:

1. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

What better place is there to take a Pigeon Forge photo than The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel? While you are riding the wheel, in an all-glass gondola, you can take some excellent photos of the action-packed Pigeon Forge Parkway. From the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, you will be able to take a picture of the entire Island, as well. If you use the zoom feature on your camera, you will even be able to capture clear images of many local attractions! With so much happening around the wheel, you will come out with amazing pictures. If you ride the wheel on a clear day, you’ll have a great view of the mountains that you can snag some shots of.

2. The Old Mill Square

old millWhile you are enjoying Pigeon Forge, stop by the The Old Mill Square. The Old Mill is a great Pigeon Forge photo location and is currently listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as one of the most photographed mills in the country. The mill is one of the oldest buildings in the area that is still in operation. At The Old Mill Square, visitors will find an old-fashioned ice cream parlor as well as a general store and toy shop. These places have nostalgic items and atmospheres, so the photos are wonderful! The Old Mill Candy Kitchen has a variety of candies, which make fun photographs, too.

3. Gatlinburg Space Needle

For panoramic views of downtown Gatlinburg, take a trip to the Gatlinburg Space Needle.  After riding the glass elevator to the top, you will step out and see the gorgeous views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. You can also ride the Space Needle at night and see the sparkling lights of the Gatlinburg Parkway and the stars for another excellent photo opportunity. This is one of the best attractions in Gatlinburg, and is one that you can’t miss on your next trip to the Smokies.

If you are looking for more attractions Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that provide great photo opportunities, stay in one of our Smoky Mountain cabins. You’ll even be able to snap unbeatable pictures of the mountains from your own porch! Book your rental today and begin making your way to the Smokies. We look forward to seeing you!