Expert Travel Advice to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Answers To Great Smoky Mountains National Park Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    You should think about stopping in Indianapolis for lunch and the continue on to Cincinnati, which is only two more hours of driving. Check out this list of best lunches in the area (http://bit.ly/foIgdj)
  • Anonymous user answered:
    The best places is to get off exit 407 I belive at Pegion Forge and cruse through Parkway into Gatlinburg. You will love Gatlinburg it is so cute I fall in love with everytime I go great for couples and family lots to do and see really could place to relax and enjoy ur self. We go 2 or three times a year now for the past 3 yrs. Mormial Day,July 4th and Labor Day. Its only a 5 hour drive from me after we go through Gatlinburg it takes u stright into the great smoky mtns national park and we down back into cherkoee nc. So its perfect we live in nc so its a circle for us. but since u are headed to the memphis u might want to go backwards by starting in cherokee in go throught the national park then Gatlinburg then Pegion Forge back onto 40 and to Memphis. You will not regret it at all the whole family will love it and just the drive through the park is worth it we see wild deer blk bears etc...Good Luck and be Safe......
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Honestly, you're not likely to find much snow at the lower elevations of the Smokies. If there is snow in the area for any significant length of time, you may have to delve quite high and deep into the park, maybe not ideal for a trip with younger kids? Even though you're not skiers, you should check out some of the area ski resorts, like Hawksnest (http://www.skihawk.com/default.php), Beech Mountain (http://www.skibeech.com), or Cataloochee (http://www.cataloochee.com), which all have tubing parks. Better yet, you're guaranteed to find snow at any of these places as they have snowmaking equipment to ensure they can stay open throughout the season. Last thing: if it's truly fun in the snow you're after, you may also want to look west to the Colorado Rockies or resorts around Salt Lake City, Utah, which offer better snow and a ton more winter sports beyond just skiing.
  • bonnie answered:
    the grand tetons! spectacular view as you enter the valley from the south.take a class on jackson lake that will teach how the valley was formed. backpack to lake solutude. only one other camping when i was there. have wonderful brunch at jenny lake lodge. all a vivid memory.

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