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Going to Gatlinburg in two weeks. What to do or skip

Thanks!


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pancakes bro!!!!1


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Skip the trip.
Do go somewhere else.


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dolly world?


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dirt bike track


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Skip the trip.
Do go somewhere else


GSMNP is the best in the East...hands down.


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Skip the trip. Do go somewhere else.



Can't. Already booked cabin.


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go hiking. go rafting. go to Dollywood. try to avoid hanging out in the actual town.


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skip to my lou


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Napoleon
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I just got back from my second trip there this year.

Went for a secluded couples trip in February then went back with kids last week.

I prefer cabins off of Wears Valley road near Townsend as I don't like the touristy stuff as much. Though with kids staying in Downtown Gatlinburg gives you the most options. Plus you can drive or take the trolley to the really touristy parts of Pigeon Forge.

It depends what you want to do. But if you just want to experience the park, I would look into Townsend and the Wears Valley area. They have two back entrances to the park there and its close to Cades Cove and Sugarlands. Plus you can take 321 to Pigeon Forge or cut through Metcalf Bottoms to get to Newfound Gap road.

But you can't drive past the North Carolina border as the road is out.

Any questions just ask.


I don't know why people don't like this area. They let the touristy stuff turn them away, but I have had great times without even stepping foot in Seiver county.



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Thanks Napoleons that's some good info!
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spend a lot of time in Gatlinburg if you like fat rednecks and pancakes.

otherwise enjoy a very nice national park and check out Cades Cove and walk some trails to various waterfalls.
skip clingmans dome. overrated due to acid rain.


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Do you know of places to rent horses and bikes?


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Buy a knife at the big store.


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otherwise enjoy a very nice national park and check out Cades Cove and walk some trails to various waterfalls. skip clingmans dome. overrated due to acid rain.



Yes I've been to Clingmans Dome and don't plan to do that again. Would love to hike to waterfalls though.
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Would love to hike to waterfall though.


Rainbow Falls Trail is about 5mi RT...takes about 4-5 hours.


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Rainbow Falls Trail is about 5mi RT...takes about 4-5 hours.



Thanks golfer. By the way, I'm taking my clubs. Any nice courses in the area under $100


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Never played up there. It's my break from golf.


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Jax007
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Chimney tops is a must

White water rafting and then ask the young guides for moonshine round back. I sugget apple pie. Walt oreily will agree with this statement

If ur single, pussy will b easy if u have a nice set of teeth
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there are a lot of fat rednecks, lol

Anyway

We have had good meals at
Blaine's
Loco Burro
Elvira's
Cherokee Grill
and the little New Orleans place in the reagan court mall.

Laurel Falls is the easiest trail there, and it's a nice waterfall but it gets crowded.

I enjoy the Alum cave bluffs, especially this time of year with the icicles hanging.

Take the roaring fork motor trail, Grotto falls there is a short walk and a nice waterfall.

There are a few roads that many never really take.

Rich Mountain road is a one way spur to Townsend that comes off the Cades Cove loop and gives you great views. I like to exit Cades Cove right past the Grist Mill/ Park Station on Parsons Branch road, then take the foothills parkway back north to Townsend. But bith Rich Mountain and Parson Branch are one way out roads only.

Both have great views of the cove and primitive buildings and spots.
Greenbriar north of Gatlinburg is pretty and low on tourists. Also go up to Cosby and take 32 to Catalooche. Then 19 to the Blue Ridge pkwy. Heintooga is a nice motor trail and is pretty secluded.

Expect to see a good bit of traffic in Cades Cove.

If you have kids with you or just like animals. Look into Circle G ranch. It is a refuge where you can drive through and see and feed tons of animals. It is north of I-40 near Seiverville.

Clingmans dome road was still closed last week, it may be open now.

Laurel Valley has a really nice Golf Course for $40 that includes fees and cart.

LINK
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