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Address: Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Avoid the congestion of Cades Cove

After spending the morning in Cades Cove and stuck in traffic on the loop The Foothills Parkway was a nice change. Great views of the Smokies. Very little traffic and I could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Donalsonville, Georgia, United States
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Donalsonville, Georgia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

After spending the morning in Cades Cove and stuck in traffic on the loop The Foothills Parkway was a nice change. Great views of the Smokies. Very little traffic and I could cruise at 35 mph (45 mph Speed Limit) without holding anyone up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

It was a beautiful drive! Loved all they stops offs to look at the views! I will say if you are staying in townsend or somewhere around there you won't need to drive all the way down the foothill path. There is loon out point and that's the farthest you need to go. I'd turn around after that because if... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I always like driving the Foothills Parkway. There is several different pull offs on both sides of the road. The valley views are beautiful and so are the mountain views. This road is not steep or very curvy. You can also get to Look Rock from the Pkwy. Well worth the drive. If you stay on Foothills you will end... More 

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Danville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I drove the Foothills Parkway on the first Saturday in March. It was beautiful, great views of the mountains. There were plenty of pull offs to stop and enjoy the scenery. We went to the observatory at Look Rock, you couldn't climb to the top because it was closed but still a beautiful view.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Take the short walk to the look rock tower its an easy paved walk up the mountain.Well worth is the views are awesome

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Ashebo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

What happened to the big rock that people sign when u get to the first overlook ?? Just came off the mt and it wasn't there .. Why would u move such a big rock ?? Just wondering ??

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice access to take sunrise AND moonrise pictures. Several areas where you can pull off and after a rain you really see the "smoky" efffect!!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love the scenic views... Was closed when we were leaving due to snow, so we took another route... Hope they're never closed again when we are up

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Grand Rapids
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved this drive during the fall, beautiful colors. This is great with small kids cause they can hang out in the car or get out. The only thing which isn't a big deal, wish there was a sign letting drivers know, if you don't want to get on the highway, turn around now.

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Nashville, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great place either for sunrise or sunset views as there are overlooks on both sides of the parkway

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