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have you ever been to Gatlinburg? any advice on things to do?

we'll be there for four days at the end of April. We're very excited but I am a little worried that we will be bored...

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ilovedogs1967

Asked by ilovedogs1967 at 7:58 AM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • well we actually we're in Pigeon Forge. Lots of horseback riding, went to Dollywood (12 years ago) so it's been awhile.then they have the typical touristy stuff-a Ripleys and such. Had a blast want to do it again.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:25 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Gatlinburg is a tourist trap, there's no way you'll run out of things to do.

    If I do suggest one thing, take the ski lift up. LAst time I was there was in summer, but they run the lift year round. It's such a beautiful view. :D
    LokisMama

    Answer by LokisMama at 8:27 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Awesome trip lots of shopping. DO make it to Dollywood you won't be disappointed.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 8:47 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • The Dixie Stampede is fun, cheesy a bit but the kids and the hubby will love it. it is a bit pricey but it is dinner and a show!
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 8:48 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • We have been once and there is no shortage of things to do. Check the website Gatlinburg.com and see if you are going when they are having any festivals or activities. Dollywood is good and the shopping is great. There are good places to visit just a short drive away also.Take a drive through the mountains and check out the great places to eat!
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:07 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • We are going in May and will be going to Dollywood and to the Ripley Aquarium. It should be a blast but do save some money bc as someone else mentioned it is a bit pricey.
    lovingmy2from05

    Answer by lovingmy2from05 at 9:09 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Gatlinburg is fun! We went to the Ripley's Aquarium and it was awesome. They even let you pet the nurse sharks and rays, and let kids play with horseshoe crabs. We also went to a dinner/show. I think it was called Arabian Nights or something like that. My son was 5 at the time and loved it!
    Shaye_e

    Answer by Shaye_e at 9:10 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • wow, all these ideas are awesome! thanks....
    ilovedogs1967

    Answer by ilovedogs1967 at 9:41 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Oooh I forgot about the ski lift. We did that too in the summer.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 10:08 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • You'll find plenty to do, but it is pricey. Go drive through Cades Cove, you might see a bear or deer and there is a little village there to walk trough if you want. Ripleys is fun, the ski lifts are cool, lots of shops, Pigeon Forge is close and there are lots of things to do there. April is a good time of year, not to hot. Have fun!
    BusyBeesmom

    Answer by BusyBeesmom at 10:42 AM on Mar. 12, 2010

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