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Rodney’s guidebook

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Rodney’s guidebook

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Pigeon Forge, a mountain town and vacation area in eastern Tennessee, is the home of Dollywood, country singer Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides, an adjoining water park and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. The city’s other attractions include country music revues like the Smoky Mountain Opry, dinner theaters such as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and So much more! Hiking and waterfalls galore to explore with family and friends!
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Pigeon Forge
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Pigeon Forge, a mountain town and vacation area in eastern Tennessee, is the home of Dollywood, country singer Dolly Parton’s Appalachian-themed park consisting of rides, an adjoining water park and a museum of her costumes and memorabilia. The city’s other attractions include country music revues like the Smoky Mountain Opry, dinner theaters such as Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and So much more! Hiking and waterfalls galore to explore with family and friends!
Come to explore this Great Smoky Mountain town. We have miles of hiking trails in the mountains and tons of dining, attractions, shopping, and arts and crafts in town. Make Gatlinburg your basecamp for adventure there is tons of it!
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Gatlinburg
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Come to explore this Great Smoky Mountain town. We have miles of hiking trails in the mountains and tons of dining, attractions, shopping, and arts and crafts in town. Make Gatlinburg your basecamp for adventure there is tons of it!
Sightseeing
Your family will have a blast interacting with our critter family, including camels, kangaroos, zebra, goats, reindeer, Rocky Mountain Elk, emu, Fallow and Sika deer, miniature horses, Watusi, Highland cattle, donkeys, zonkies, and so much more!
Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo
478 Happy Hollow Ln
Your family will have a blast interacting with our critter family, including camels, kangaroos, zebra, goats, reindeer, Rocky Mountain Elk, emu, Fallow and Sika deer, miniature horses, Watusi, Highland cattle, donkeys, zonkies, and so much more!
Amazing views and possibly an opportunity to see wildlife. Bears, deer and other various animals roam these mountains.
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Cades Cove
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Amazing views and possibly an opportunity to see wildlife. Bears, deer and other various animals roam these mountains.
EVERYTHING Christmas!! If you love Christmas this is the place for you! Beautiful décor and shopping galore!
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Christmas Place
2470 Parkway
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EVERYTHING Christmas!! If you love Christmas this is the place for you! Beautiful décor and shopping galore!
Carver Orchard and Farm market with Restaurant is a family owned country restaurant and orchard. Amazing food with local jams/jellies an many other great gift ideas.
Kyle Carver Orchards
3462 Cosby Highway
Carver Orchard and Farm market with Restaurant is a family owned country restaurant and orchard. Amazing food with local jams/jellies an many other great gift ideas.
All assortments of chocolates, ice cream and candied apples!
Russell Stover Chocolates
3376 Winfield Dunn Parkway
All assortments of chocolates, ice cream and candied apples!
See 90 cars worth over $8 million dollars! Experience on of the largest and most incredible collection of American made cars in the nation!
Floyd Garrett's Muscle Car Museum
320 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
See 90 cars worth over $8 million dollars! Experience on of the largest and most incredible collection of American made cars in the nation!
Treemont: From Pigeon Forge, take the Parkway out to South Wears Valley Road toward the National Park. After making a right turn towards Cades Cove, drive a few hundred yards and take a left at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.
Tremont
Treemont: From Pigeon Forge, take the Parkway out to South Wears Valley Road toward the National Park. After making a right turn towards Cades Cove, drive a few hundred yards and take a left at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.
Food scene
Great food and hilarious show!
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Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
119 Music Road
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Great food and hilarious show!
Large family style portions for anyone looking to enjoy some country food!
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The Old Mill Restaurant
164 Old Mill Avenue
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Large family style portions for anyone looking to enjoy some country food!
Dinner Shows
This show has amazing food and the show is great too! Entertaining for every age group!
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Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
2713 Parkway
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This show has amazing food and the show is great too! Entertaining for every age group!
Fun show with horses and excellent dinner! Fun for kids and adults alike.
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Dolly Parton's Stampede
3849 Parkway
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Fun show with horses and excellent dinner! Fun for kids and adults alike.
Off the Beaten Path
Created for llama lovers who are not hikers, A Smoky Mountain Llama treks farm visit allows guest to get as up close and personal with llamas as you like.
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks
640 Padgett Mill Rd
Created for llama lovers who are not hikers, A Smoky Mountain Llama treks farm visit allows guest to get as up close and personal with llamas as you like.
A village of shopping for gifts.
Dorinda's Gifts Crafts Collectibles
3599 Newport Highway
A village of shopping for gifts.
Hiking
Abrams Falls-One of the more popular waterfall hikes, is 5 miles roundtrip with an elevation change of 200 feet. The trailhead is located off the 11-mile loop in Cades Cove. One of the most popular trails in the park, the waterfall hike follows Abrams Creek and passes by Abrams Falls. It takes about 3-4 hours to hike to the waterfall and back. (easy-moderate)
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Abrams Falls Trailhead
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Abrams Falls-One of the more popular waterfall hikes, is 5 miles roundtrip with an elevation change of 200 feet. The trailhead is located off the 11-mile loop in Cades Cove. One of the most popular trails in the park, the waterfall hike follows Abrams Creek and passes by Abrams Falls. It takes about 3-4 hours to hike to the waterfall and back. (easy-moderate)
Alum Cave- The views from the cave are beautiful. Just before reaching the cave make sure to look towards the east at the Eye of the Needle where you will have a good chance of spotting nesting peregrine falcons. (moderate)
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Alum Cave Trail
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Alum Cave- The views from the cave are beautiful. Just before reaching the cave make sure to look towards the east at the Eye of the Needle where you will have a good chance of spotting nesting peregrine falcons. (moderate)
Hen Wallow Falls-The hike to Hen Wallow Falls is 2.1 miles and covers beautiful forest with a few stream crossings. While there are a couple of moderately steep parts, the trail is well maintained. Hen Wallow Falls is on Gabe’s Mountain Trail. The trailhead can be accessed by taking US-321 east from Gatlinburg or by taking the Foothills Parkway west from I-40. A right turn 1.2 miles south of Cosby takes you into Cosby Cove.
Hen Wallow Falls
Hen Wallow Falls-The hike to Hen Wallow Falls is 2.1 miles and covers beautiful forest with a few stream crossings. While there are a couple of moderately steep parts, the trail is well maintained. Hen Wallow Falls is on Gabe’s Mountain Trail. The trailhead can be accessed by taking US-321 east from Gatlinburg or by taking the Foothills Parkway west from I-40. A right turn 1.2 miles south of Cosby takes you into Cosby Cove.
Laurel Falls Trail-This trail is 2.6 miles round trip (to the falls) and is the easiest falls hike on the Tennessee side of the park. The trailhead access is located off Little River Road at the Fighting Creek Gap parking area, less than 4 miles past Sugarlands Visitor Center. After passing Laurel Falls on this trail, an ascent through virgin forest to the fire tower on Cove Mountain can lengthen this hike.
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Laurel Falls Trail
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Laurel Falls Trail-This trail is 2.6 miles round trip (to the falls) and is the easiest falls hike on the Tennessee side of the park. The trailhead access is located off Little River Road at the Fighting Creek Gap parking area, less than 4 miles past Sugarlands Visitor Center. After passing Laurel Falls on this trail, an ascent through virgin forest to the fire tower on Cove Mountain can lengthen this hike.
Mount LeConte-At 6,593 feet, Mount Le Conte is the third highest peak in The Great Smoky National Park, behind only Clingmans Dome and Mount Guyot. It is however, from top to bottom, the tallest mountain in the Eastern United States, rising 5,301 feet. West Point, High Top, Cliff Tops, and Myrtle Point, all of which rise above 6,000 feet. There are several trails leading to the summit, but the Rainbow Falls loop will take you past the waterfall. (rated moderate to difficult)
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Mount Le Conte
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Mount LeConte-At 6,593 feet, Mount Le Conte is the third highest peak in The Great Smoky National Park, behind only Clingmans Dome and Mount Guyot. It is however, from top to bottom, the tallest mountain in the Eastern United States, rising 5,301 feet. West Point, High Top, Cliff Tops, and Myrtle Point, all of which rise above 6,000 feet. There are several trails leading to the summit, but the Rainbow Falls loop will take you past the waterfall. (rated moderate to difficult)
Scenic Drives
Foothills Parkway- Most visitors to the Foothills Parkway enter at the north end from US-321 in Walland, Tennessee, a small town located between Maryville and Townsend.
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Foothills Parkway
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Foothills Parkway- Most visitors to the Foothills Parkway enter at the north end from US-321 in Walland, Tennessee, a small town located between Maryville and Townsend.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: If you are coming from Pigeon Forge, turn off the parkway at traffic light #8 near Gatlinburg, TN. Follow the Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the National Park.
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail: If you are coming from Pigeon Forge, turn off the parkway at traffic light #8 near Gatlinburg, TN. Follow the Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the National Park.
he drive to Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains, a highlight of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a 7-mile, scenic Smoky Mountain drive on Clingmans Dome Road from Newfound Gap Road.
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Clingmans Dome
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he drive to Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains, a highlight of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a 7-mile, scenic Smoky Mountain drive on Clingmans Dome Road from Newfound Gap Road.