how it's changed over the years, with photos

Gatlinburg then & now:

In 1931, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received 154,000 annual visitors

Today, it is the most visited national park with over 12 million annual visitors! 

The mountain town of Gatlinburg has grown a lot, too. 

But parts of "old" Gatlinburg have been integrated into modern day restaurants

And other restaurants still have much of the same architecture as they did in the 70s

Some things change for good reason. Gatlinburg once had mini golf that used live bunnies as obstacles

Today, there are much better mini golf attractions in Gatlinburg (like Ripley's!)  

Is there anything you miss about "old Gatlinburg"?

View even more photos of old Gatlinburg!