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Any tips for going to Gatlinburg Tennessee area?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cottage Rose, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    We went to Gatlinburg last year. We loved Ripley's Aquarium and you have to eat at Calhouns restaurant - the best ribs ever made and I don't even like ribs!
     
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Gotta play Hillbilly Golf!
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can one not like ribs?!? [​IMG]

    Pray tell...what is "hilbilly golf?" [​IMG]
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    It's a mini golf place set on the mountainside. You ride a cable car to the top of the course and putt your way down.

    If it's still there, it's been there 30+ years. It's one of the things we always did when I went there as a kid with my family.

    That and eat salt water taffy from the place where the box has a rocking chair on it.
    The other places aren't as good.
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So do the balls just roll down the hill?! [​IMG]
     
  7. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A trip around the Cades Cove loop is a must in my opinion. However, be prepared for a long, slow, leisurly pace. The 11 miles will take three hours minimum, but you will likely see lots of deer and turkey, occasionaly a bear and lots of idiotic tourists and locals trying to get close to said bear.

    Dollywood is usually fun, but I suggest a weekday if at all possible.

    The Dixie Stampede Dinner Show is fun, especially for animal lovers.

    I second that Ripleys Aquarium is great.

    Tanger Five Oaks outlet mall is a shoppers dream.

    Clingman's Dome is a nice view and an easy walk if the weather is clear.

    We are semi-local and those are all things that we enjoy going for on occasion.
     
  8. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Cades Cove Loop is wonderful. There are some fantastic scenic routes to drive up there. It's GORGEOUS in the fall. Definitely plan on some time in Smokey Mountain National Park. DH and I loved the day hikes. We saw deer, black bears, etc while hiking. It was fabulous!
     
  9. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    yea, you have to see cades cove, and get out and see all the stuff
     
  10. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:Easy walk? Hmmm.... I made it to the top, but I don't recall the easy part. [​IMG]

    We did all of the above (except for the outlet mall).The kids loved Dixie Stampede and Dollywood.

    We took a side trip to the Biltmore house. Definately worth the drive!!
     

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