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Tuckaleechee Caverns
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Attraction type: Caverns & Caves; Geologic Formations
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Smoky Mountain River Rat
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Owner description: Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little River for 20 years! River Rat is located 15 miles south of Pigeon Forge in Townsend, TN, the Peaceful... more Owner description: Smoky Mountain River Rat has offered guests tubing adventures on the Little River for 20 years! River Rat is located 15 miles south of Pigeon Forge in Townsend, TN, the Peaceful Side of The Smokies. Tubing trips offer plenty of rapids to satisfy your craving for excitement, but the Little River is mellow enough for even the youngest thrill seeker. This adventure is fun for ages 2 and older. Open 7 days, May - Labor Day. Want something with more PADDLE, SPLASH & PLAY? The River Rat also offers white water rafting with their "sister company". USA Raft Smoky Mountains offers guests white water rafting adventures on the Pigeon River in Hartford, TN. We are conveniently located right off I-40 at the Tennessee, North Carolina border. USA Raft is the closest white water adventure rafting to Gatlinburg, Knoxville and Pigeon Forge. Your next adventure is waiting for you in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or a fun family vacation, USA Raft the premier outfitter for rafting in the Smoky Mountains has an adventure that is just right for you! Our experienced guides combine safety with the rush of an outdoor adventure to give you and your family the thrill of a lifetime! From rafting to ThrillKats to fishing and more, the most fun you will ever have in the water awaits you on the Pigeon River. At USA Raft we believe it is our job to make rafting in the Smoky Mountains your first choice for vacation fun! less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Foothills Parkway
Foothills Parkway
Attraction type: Scenic Drives
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Next to Heaven Adventure
Next to Heaven Adventure
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Owner description: A nonprofit organization formed to preserve and present the heritage of the East Tennessee region. The mission of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is to preserve... more Owner description: A nonprofit organization formed to preserve and present the heritage of the East Tennessee region. The mission of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is to preserve, protect and promote the unique history and rich culture of the residents and Native Americans who inhabited the East Tennessee mountain communities that were incorporated into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its surroundings. The Heritage Center is located on a five acre site along state highway 73 in Townsend, Tennessee. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Price: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Trailhead Steakhouse
Trailhead Steakhouse
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Black Bear Cafe
Black Bear Cafe
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Country Steak N' Eggs
Country Steak N' Eggs
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Smokin Joes
Smokin Joes
Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Townsend
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Riverstone Lodge
Riverstone Lodge
$49 - $89
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Camp Townsend
Camp Townsend
$24 - $45

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Resort at Governor's Crossing
3.5 of 5
Resort at Governor's Crossing
$101 - $244
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Sevierville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Townsend Gateway Inn
2.0 of 5
Townsend Gateway Inn
$79 - $142
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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BEST WESTERN Cades Cove Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Cades Cove Inn
$78 - $200
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
2.0 of 5
Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
$98 - $137
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Blackberry Farm
5.0 of 5
Blackberry Farm
$745 - $1,195
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Walland
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The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
4.0 of 5
The Lodge at Buckberry Creek
$165 - $410
Ranked #1 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
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Margaritaville Island Hotel
4.0 of 5
Margaritaville Island Hotel
$197 - $310
Ranked #7 of 90 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
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