Our family of 5 - including 3 children ages 4, 5 and 10 - are considering making our first trip to the GSMNP and were looking at going end of March, beginning of April. We will be driving from Northern Virginia. There will be several road closures during that time including Cades Cove, Clingmans Dome, Roaring Fork and the Gatlinburg Bypass. Since we most likely will not be returning to the GSMNP at any point in the near future (or even beyond) is it still worth going to the Park if we cannot see those destinations? We do have the ability to postpone this trip to another year, so if you feel I would be missing out on what makes the GSMNP such a special location if we don't see those sights - or if you feel we will have a great trip despite not seeing those points - I would appreciate your feedback.