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Recommended experiences in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Roaring Fork motor drive was green, lush, and a beatiful ride in the Smokies. I didn't see sharp drop offs or scarey curves. There were very few cars parked near the road in the middle of August around 10 a.m. Take this ride as it is beautiful, peaceful with waterfalls and you will love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

What an experience!! We wanted to do something outdoorsy and fun, so we rented a UTV for the day, although you could drive your own vehicle, if you preferred to. The scenery and falls are absolutely stunning, however, the bears we encountered definitely stole the show for us. We came upon 4 different bears and were able to see them interact in their natural habitat. It was so neat, especially with us being in a UTV. I would plan about 2 hours if you’re going to visit this area!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Shawn C
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have been going to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for many years and had never heard of this place. Someone told us about it and we decided to check it out. I honestly liked it better than the Cades Cove area. This is a great place to hike, ride through, picnic, enjoy the scenery etc. There is no charge to enter this area and it is definitely worth checking out. Loved it and made plans to go back. The only suggestion I have, wear Tennis shoes and enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank anitar240
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Beautiful views. Lots of photo ops and several places to pull off and get a closer look. Be sure to bring your camera.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

If you don't want to hike to see beautiful creeks and views then don't pass up the pull overs. You won't see the view or creek photo ops until you've passed it and most likely won't get a parking spot. We passed some I wanted to get out but couldn't turn around. The road is beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Nicole P
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