When you visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee, one of the most popular sought after souvenirs are the famous Smoky Mountain handcrafted crafts and carvings. Although there are many craft stores to choose from, my personal favorite is the Original Smoky Mountain Crafts and Carvings located at 3722 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN.
They are a group of talented craftsmen that do custom chainsaw carvings. It is beyond entertaining to watch the craftsman take a log and transform it into a work of art. Unlike other stores in the area that do just a couple type of carvings, these craftsmen will carve anything you want, from bears, eagles, owls, and anything else you can imagine.
The most popular chainsaw carving for tourists traveling the area is the Walking Baby Bear. Its size is perfect for traveling back home and long distances, and its price is very affordable. Baby bears start at just $75 depending on the size of the log.
In addition to the breathtaking chainsaw carvings you'll find at the Original Smoky Mountain Crafts and Carvings Store, you will find custom signs that you can put your family's name on or have your favorite phrase put on, and plenty of handcrafted souvenirs, ornaments, and amazing photographs of the Great Smoky Mountains. They offer something for everyone of all budgets to take back home a piece of the Smoky Mountains.