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Gatlinburg, TN Contractors

On paper, Gatlinburg, TN and it's 4,000 residents would seem to be just like any other small town in America. However, this town has taken advantage of the natural beauty of the surrounding Smoky Mountains and transformed itself into a year-round tourist destination. Hit the slopes, get in some retail therapy or be amazed by extraordinary exhibits: Gatlinburg has something for everyone.

History of Gatlinburg

Located in the Smoky Mountains on the border with North Carolina, Gatlinburg's earliest settlers were drawn to the bountiful opportunities for hunting and fishing. The Indian Gap Trail, used for centuries by Native American hunters heading into the Smokies, ran through the area. The town was named for Radford Gatlin, the owner of the general store where the first post office was located in 1856. The Civil War soon brought Confederate occupiers to the anti-slavery town, but once a small fort was constructed, Union forces chased them away. Years after the war, logging brought a boom to local economy, and tourists slowly began visiting the area to enjoy the majestic scenery.

About Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg has worked to make the most of its mountain surroundings. It's a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and home to Tennessee's only ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg. The city welcomes about 11 million tourists every year by providing a trolley through the heart of town, a quiet River Walk along the Little Pigeon River, an eight-mile loop of arts and crafts shops and a friendly atmosphere. Traffic signals are numbered to help visitors navigate the town and quickly find their destinations. The closest airport is in Knoxville, Tenn.

Gatlinburg Attractions

In addition to dozens of boutiques and artist shops, Gatlinburg has a wide range of restaurants and a long list of accommodations to suit any budget. The Gatlinburg Space Needle delivers an unbeatable bird's eye view of the region from the 400-foot tower. The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park features winter skiing, an aerial tram, summer alpine sliding and a wildlife encounter with bears, river otters and birds of prey. Dollywood theme park is just a few minutes away in Pigeon Forge.

The Ripley's entertainment complex gives a fun diversion from shopping and the outdoors. The Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium is billed as the "strangest place in Gatlinburg;" the Ripley's 5D Moving Theater combines a ride with a movie; and Ripley's Haunted Adventure is open year-round but is too scary for small children. Ripley's also operates the Marvelous Mirror Maze and Candy Factory, the Aquarium of the Smokies, two mini-golf sites and the Guiness World Records Museum.

Gatlinburg, TN Ductless Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

Though the elevation and forest surroundings help keep summer temperatures well below the century mark, high humidity can sometimes create an uncomfortable feeling. In Gatlinburg, TN.  Ductless air conditioning offers a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to manage heat and humidity. During chilly weather, a Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating ductless heat pump system works to warm the space even when outside temperatures drop quite low. A Mitsubishi Electric ductless heat pump in Gatlinburg, TN also uses high-tech components to prevent the system from blowing cold air into the building.

Ductless AC or ductless mini split systems are especially suited to converted living spaces, older buildings with no ductwork and new construction projects where ducting isn't practical. Mitsubishi Electric comfort contractors offer complete information and referrals to residents interested in ductless AC and ductless heat pump systems in Gatlinburg,TN.