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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Townsend
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Townsend, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Right off Hwy 321 you will find the Foothills Parkway. There are many strategically placed lookouts to stop, stretch and enjoy the wonderful views. We take picnics at times and just wait for the amazing sun setting behind the mountains. And if you are an early bird, catch the sunrise.

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Atlanta, Ga.
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Foot Hills Parkway is another 'secret' in the Smokey Mountain National Park. From either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge drive to Townsend and then from Townsend drive west to Walland. In the vicinity of Walland you'll find the entrance to the Foot Hills Parkway. The Foot Hills Parkway is a beautiful drive (reminiscent of the Blue Ridge Parkway) with spectacular views... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

In order to enhance your experience of the Smoky Mountains area, do take the time to casually tour your way along the Foothills Parkway. The views and beauty of the Fall foliage will be coming into glory in the next week or two, mid-to-late October. A popular "round trip" motor tour is to drive into Cades Cove. Half way thru... More

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Dahlonega, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A road you must travel since you're so close visiting Cades Cove. Beautiful lookouts! Also, traveled this on a week day. Would probably be packed on a weekend.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is one beautiful drive you don't want to miss. My boyfriend and I love to drive up here. It's so beautiful. At one site you can even look down on Maryville. We love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Discovered by accident while rambling thru the Smokies on our Goldwing. What a trip! There are many scenic turnouts - take something to eat & drink...take time to sit & enjoy the scenery.

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