The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with attractive views, a diversity of environment, and a rich narration. While exploring the park, visit some of the mountain towns that surround these Appalachian hills in Tennessee and North Carolina. These traveler stops are full of enjoyment family activities and abundance of lodging.
It is situated just outside the park on the Tennessee side; Pigeon Forge has numerous great outlet centers where you can purchase name-brand products at faintly economical prices. The town is mainly renowned for Dolly wood, the most visited attraction in the Smokies. Pigeon Forge also contains several attractions, such as putt-putt and museums, but is not perambulator friendly as it is a rambling place with a busy road called Highway 441 running through it.
This small Tennessee town offers numerous stream side campgrounds and bed and breakfast operations just out of the northwest way in to the park and are suitable to the often visited Cades Cove locale of the Smoky Mountains. Townsend regularly hosts arts and crafts demonstrations in its tourist center, and country and bluegrass concerts held with promptness at Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop. Arrive the park from Townsend by traveling 2 miles southeast on Highway 73.