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Old 11-18-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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hi

i will be travelling to ashville on thanksgiving day and i was wondering if this was a good time to travel to gatlinburg also (since its only 2 hrs from biltmore).

also what are the things to do in gatlinburg now? we had thought of seeing the wonderworks, ripleys, and taking the tram to the ski area. is dollywood still open for the rides or is it only the shows. is it worth it if its just the shows ?

is it going to be very cold there. we are from charlotte and we can always visit later if its to be too cold to enjoy anything now.

any suggestions will be most welcome.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Default Gatlinburg

will be very busy on Thanksgiving weekend. How long were you planning to stay?
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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planning to stay from around 2-2 1/2 days depending on what is there to see.
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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It's been in the 70s, lately! But that's no guarantee. It doesn't get THAT cold around here, normally. Famous last words. Now I've probably opened my big mouth.

Actually, the norms are usually highs in the high 50s to low 60s. At night, it can get down into the 30s at this time of year.

Dollywood is closed on Thanksgiving Day. It is open the day before and then Friday through Sunday of that weekend. There are a few rides open. Is it worth it? Yes, but not for the shows. Those are very nice, but the Christmas lights are absolutely beautiful. I'd pay just for that.

The lights will be up in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, too. Those are great. I'm not sure what is open on Thanksgiving Day, but there will be a few restaurants open, anyway. It will be very crowded that weekend. It's the busiest shopping weekend of the year and Sevierville and Pigeon Forge have LOTS of outlet malls.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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Don't forget that the interstate will be closed between gatlinburg and asheville
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:29 PM
 
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oh why will the interstate be closed ??
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: somewhere over the rainbow Ohio
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oh why will the interstate be closed ??
rock slides on the interstate.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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oh ok..thanks for letting me know that. i did not know about it. i will plan my trip for spring then.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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Don't forget there's actually some kind of park there...I think it's called the Smokey Mountain National Park!

There might be one or two things to do there if the lights and crowds get to you...
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: somewhere over the rainbow Ohio
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Don't forget there's actually some kind of park there...I think it's called the Smokey Mountain National Park!

There might be one or two things to do there if the lights and crowds get to you...
Skinem, Are you sure that is the name of the park????? I've never heard of that particular one!
Pam
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