Originally Posted by OldCoot
DPF & Gat have been for the tourists for as far back as I can remember as Branson has been and is. Just because you don't like those particular venues is no reason to rant and rave about how bad they are. Don't like the area? Don't go there.
Yep, PF and Gatlinburg haven't changed all that much in 30 years.
By that I mean it's always been a tourist trap.
We go there one time each trip to the Smokies. The rest of the time
we're in Townsend and or Cades Cove walking biking and hiking.
-- If you're a hiker and don't want the crowds stay in
Townsend. We've been to Treemont Outdoor Resort 3 times.
A bit pricey but worth it. Full hookups and decent shower house. (Our
trailer shower is tiny too!) Pay the extra and get a creek side lot.
Some folks want to be right in the middle of the action, souvenir wise
and that's when you go to Gatlinburg. Just like some folks want to be
right in Destin FL or Daytona beach. We drive thru and move on! Maybe we crawl thru most days!!