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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Smoky Mountain National Park

Has anyone on here ever gone there? What is there to do with a 3 year old along? What was good or bad about it? Any recommendations??? Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 11:46 AM
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

I did some engineering work at Alcoa's plant in Knoxville, and one time my co-worker took me for a short trip over there. We went to Cades Cove. Really cool place. Historic cabins, lots of wildlife. As for entertaining a 3-year old, I don't know. But as an adult, I liked the place and would love to go back. My visit was short, but I got the impression that there would be a lot to explore. Did you try a Google search for Smoky Mountain National Park Attractions? That might be a good start.
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

Been there many times, Family loves going, but children are older now. We stay down town Gatlinburg at the Gatlinburg Inn. This is a old Hotel maybe one of the first but very clean. Look up pigeon forge Gatlinburg on net to see. Lots of traffic in towns. Smoky Mtn. knife works is must do! on way in to pigeon forge. Park is awesome nice hikes, Maggie valley on other side of mountain has nice motorcycle museum (Wheels Of Time) But check open times. Have fun

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-30-2014, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

When the girls were younger - we used to go to Dollywood in Sevierville, and go over to Gatlinburg.. one thing you need to watch - your speed within the park - they set up Radar - and because it is Federal the fines are really up there - be careful of speeding - usually the speed limit is 25MPH...
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

We went there on our honeymoon a few years ago, we stayed in a cabin outside of Gatlinburg..........it was nice, the town of Gatlinburg has some tourist type stuff to do, and is kid friendly......

The NP has some good scenic driving in general, as well as a few driving tours that show a lot of neat stuff......the Cades Cove tour is one of the driving tours, and there was another I don't remember the name of, as well as a few short hikes to waterfalls and things of that nature.....

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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

Was just there this summer, towed a 30 foot camper to Pigeon Forge. our youngest is 5, then 8 and 12. They loved Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede and exploring the park. There is plenty to do with kids. The upside down house is a great place, like Carnegie Science Center.
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Re: Smoky Mountain National Park

Was just there this summer, towed a 30 foot camper to Pigeon Forge. our youngest is 5, then 8 and 12. They loved Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede and exploring the park. There is plenty to do with kids. The upside down house is a great place, like Carnegie Science Center.
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