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Old 06-18-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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must see and do in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

Heading out the 28th for a week in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. Staying in Sevierville at Ripplin Waters campground. Started a list of things to see and do in the area. Our 2 kids are 15 and 17. Looking for suggestions of things I must see and do in the area. Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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We'll be in Pigeon Forge as well, arriving on the 29th at Pine Mountain RV Park. I have no idea what we'll be doing. We've been there several times, but this will be our first trip with our little ones, so who knows. There's so much stuff there, I can't think of what to tell you. It's kind of overwhelming. We've picked a few shows, and I know my wife has looked at a few things that the kids may be interested in. Never know, might run into yall. We'll only be staying 4 nights, then heading over to Kentucky for a bit.
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You may want to check out Waldens Creek Stables. Nice horseback riding and if you schedule for 7-2 they have a bonfire/cookout with entertainment. It is really great if somebody is having a birthday (bring a change of clothes). Here is a link to their website. They have a $5 off coupon on there as well.

Don't forget Dollywood also.

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:45 AM   #4
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Never been there but was considering it..... Davel1971, make sure you report back on the trip and campground. I have a 12 and 16 year old and wasn't sure if the trip would interest them. Have fun and safe travels!
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:02 AM   #5
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Well for teenagers, there's the numerous go-cart tracks on "the strip". There's a brand new track (opened two nights before we left....DH haunted that place every day waiting) that is considered "high speed". MPHs in the 40s, IIRC, could be higher. Be prepared to do "training laps" prior to real racing. In fact, we were at that race track when the storm came up that nearly took our V-Lite awning with it. No worries with the 5er regarding that issue! We now have OC's handy-dandy awning brackets/poles. Let 'er rip, tater chip!

There are cart tracks for the young kids as well. And then there's the NASCAR cart track facility.

We made a run to Gatlinburg, managed to make it down their "strip" inside 45 minutes...bumper to bumper....finally found a place to turn around and drove right back to Pigeon Forge. Disappointing, since I visited Gatlinburg many years ago, before it was a tourist trap. It was a beautiful little town with the chalets on the mountain sides. We even did the ski lift trip for the view from the top back then.

We also drove over to Cherokee, NC and visited the Cherokee Village there. Educational *and* entertaining.

Some of the dinner shows can be good for adults and children. We did the Hatfields and McCoys show. So hokey it's hilarious, and good country style food!
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As mentioned, we stayed at Up A Creek RV park out off Walden Creek road. 5-7 minutes back to "the strip", but yet out far enough that you can view the stars at night.
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Dollywood, Knife Store. In Gatlinburg theres a nice Aquarium. Drive through Great Smoky Mtns Natl Park to Cherokee, North Carolina. Nice drive to Cades Cove with lots of wildlife viewing. Saw 5 bears last time there.
Plenty of touristy things like go carts, water parks, putt putt, Live shows, etc.
AND EAT AT THE APPLE BARN! Love the fritters and apple butter.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:26 AM   #8
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Been many times. Lots of tourist stuff. Knife store is awesome, Cades Cove is very nice. Check out this new attraction

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...4246895&type=3
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There is so much choice there, it is one of those places that offer something for every age group but you are going at what will the busiest times of the year, I only went once at the beginning of July and it was like Disney at Christmas time. You will have a great time anyway.
Check out this site.

http://www.mypigeonforge.com/?ucid=E...NDYxNzQ3MTA0S0
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must see and do in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg

Sugarland's on the strip in Gatlinburg. Free moonshine samples.

Also Roaring Fork Rd. It's a driving tour through the mountains with stops along the way with old houses and barns to look at. I actually enjoyed this the most.
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