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- 98%Family Travelers
- 93%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 61%History Buffs
- 61%Green Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
User Reviews (112 Reviews)
- Great Smoky Mountains National ParkOct 18, 2013
If you're heading to Tennessee for vacation or a road trip, and you're at all interested in national parks, this is a place you won't want to miss. Grand mountains, green valleys, scenic drives, nature hikes for the whole family - this accessible national park has a lot to offer (which is why it's one of the most visited in the entire National Park Service system). The most popular time to visit is during autumn when the leaves turn, but summer is almost just as beautiful.
- Great Smoky Mountains National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 17, 2013
The Smoky Mountains is a recommended highlight in East Tennessee, especially in autumn season when the trees turn into a potpourri of vibrant colors. Whether you're driving through the Appalachians or hiking through the trees, the Smoky Mountains have lots to offer.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Great Smoky Mountains National ParkMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 19, 2013
What is there not to love about this place? Even motion sick me, loves driving up in the mountains!
Maybe thats because there are all sorts of pull offs and scenic overlooks to stop at. Sometimes it can be crowded other times its just you and your thoughts. There are also some peaceful walkways where you can park, and be truly alone, or with only another car full or two of people. And there are also some short, and some long hiking trails laid out for you.
Make sure you stop by the visitors center, especially in the fall and winter months. They have some great information, and you'll be able to see what roads are closed and what isn't.
You can't make it all the way up to the top/Clingmans dome in the winter, but you can make it to the top part of the mountain that the state line runs through. Although expect a lot of children from the Southern states having snowball fights and sledding and enjoying the little bit of snow they get to see.
There are a ton of spots to pull over and explore, gawk, and take pictures of. And there's really not a bad place at all!! I recommend the Fork scenic drive, walking around Elkmont, and the Cades Cove loop.