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Families will love:

  • Outdoor adventures
  • Good base for local hotels
  • Central location in Smoky Mountain National Park

If you're planning a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan to spend some time in Gatlinburg, too. You may even want to stay in Gatlinburg, where affordable, family-friendly accommodations are aplenty, and local attractions include Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Ripley's Aquarium of the ... more
If you're planning a visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, plan to spend some time in Gatlinburg, too. You may even want to stay in Gatlinburg, where affordable, family-friendly accommodations are aplenty, and local attractions include Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the scenery -- zip-lining, hiking, biking, river tubing and more.

While you're in town, don't pass up a visit to Pigeon Forge (Dollywood) and Sevierville, best known for the Tanger Outlets and down-home fare. Both towns are easily accessible by car or the local trolley, which is typically free to ride during the summertime.

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