Pigeon Forge - Outlet Central
Many might not differentiate between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but they are two different towns. Pigeon Forge is a little further north and lies at the foot of the mountains. It's loaded full of restaurants, hotels, entertainment and Outlet stores. If you want to shop for something other than knick-knacks, this is the place you want to be.
It's most famous person is Dolly Parton and she's invested a lot of herself and her money in to the community. Her theme park, Dollywood, is a major attraction in the area.