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Address: Townsend, TN
Activities: Hiking
Description: Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.

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very relaxing drive

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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Alabama
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Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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433 reviews 433 reviews
243 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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