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Cherokee National Forest

Address: Townsend, TN
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Ranked #15 of 33 things to do in Townsend
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.
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Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We have been through here all 4 seasons and we have never been disappointed! Beautiful leisurely drive with so much to see!

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We always tour the Cherohala Skyway when we are in this area. The mountain scenery is spectacular any time of year, but especially in the fall!

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Suffolk, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting & informative. We enjoyed the exhibits and the movie is quite good. Elementary-aged children would like the outdoor buildings and equipment.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I loved driving through the Cherokee National Forest. Nature at it's best! We rode our bikes and it was a very pleasant drive. There are plenty of places to stop and take pictures - which we did!

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London, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Traffic in Gatlinburg was very heavy so we spent most of our time in Pigeon Forge. We drove to Cherokee and stopped and hiked to Clingmans Dome. What a Sight. We ate at the Old Mill and the Apple barn and enjoyed the food and buildings.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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396 reviews 396 reviews
220 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great area to drive and or hike through. Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel in the Spring and spectacular Fall color. It is a good place to cool off in the Summer. Coming from Florida I really appreciate the mountains.

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Cherokee Forest offers many trails for hiking and riding bikes. Rivers abound including the Ocoee River where novices can enjoy commercial rafting trips with one of many companies. The Whitewater Center is sure to entertain Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor day as rafts challenge the Olympic course and occasionally fail the test. Great fun watching raft guides... More 

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California, Kentucky
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We rode our Harley's down into Cherokee and loved it!! Stopped in the Medicine Man crafts and bought local Cherokee 100% Authentic gifts. The only place I shop while I'm there.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to venture into the National forest. The views are tremendous and will be a regular part of my visits to Gatlinburg.

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Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We drove through the park in the late afternoon on our way to Sevierville. Nice cut through there to Sevierville using Wear Valley Road. Lots of scenery with the mountains and the river. It appeared that Townsend had added more stores and hotel accommadations.

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