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Address: Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
Phone Number: +1 865-436-1200
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So beautiful. Easy loop-around drive

We did this twice during our visit. Easy drive, fun stop offs and BEAUTIFUL. I hope too much hasn't been damaged from the fires. Especially if you have difficulty hiking but want... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this twice during our visit. Easy drive, fun stop offs and BEAUTIFUL. I hope too much hasn't been damaged from the fires. Especially if you have difficulty hiking but want to get a feel of the mountains, you can easily take this drive. There are some great stopping points to either get out and hike or take photos.... More 

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Marked Tree, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice relaxing drive away from the normal busy mountain drive past Gatlinburg. Very few cars on the day we toured.

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Mason, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ugh, I got caught behind a car from Louisiana that took forever. You are at the mercy of the people in front of you. People, there are pull offs dotted throughout the drive, be courteous if you want to go at a slow....slow pace. I did enjoy a couple of stops and walked up the rocks in the stream to... More 

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to see all the beauty Gatlinburg has to offer. You can drive the entire trail. It there are multiple stops along the way with various trails and old buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is always worth the time, but it's best after a wet season. The falls are worth a hike, and there are plenty of places to stop with the family. It's a great place for bear sightings (just remember to keep your distance), and there are plenty of other reasons to stop on your drive.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is easy to get to in Gatlinburg and makes for a wonderful ride to see fall colors. We were there during late October and the colors were beautiful.This is almost a 6 mile tour and there are at least 2 special view points along the way to view spectacular valley bursting with colors. it does not get any better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an awesome way to explore without all the extra miles on your feet. Awesome stops along the way to experience past ways of living.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful ride to take in the fall. Lots of nice pull offs to view the beauty of the park. Loved the stream that runs alongside the one way road.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The roaring fork motor nature trail is a popular popular drive through the Smokies for those wishing to see some scenic beauty but are unable or unwilling to get out of the automobile. It also offers historic structures for you to explore as well as multiple trailheads for those looking to do a hike. This is also an area where... More 

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful in November. Colors are amazing. The speed limit through most of the area is 10 mph and in many places you will be doing it because of the curves, scenery, and vehicle traffic. Most people will pull over and let other traffic pass. There are several places to walk through old home sites that are very interesting. There... More 

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