Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

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Travelers seeking a peaceful escape from crowded amusement parks and tourist traps will find a respite in Townsend, Tennessee—the Peaceful Side of the Smoky Mountains.

This tranquil locale with breathtaking, scenic views provides an abundance of activities for all ages in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can experience an array of outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, zip lining, horseback riding, tubing, kayaking and motorcycle riding.

Those who prefer shopping over nature will find the area offers a unique shopping experience. Visitors can peruse antiques at one of the many antique shops or country stores.

A fun-filled day in Smoky Mountains will work up an appetite. The area is home to many award-winning dining options offering an authentic take on local, Southern Appalachian fare.

There is a broad range of accommodations to meet any preference, from luxurious cabins at Dancing Bear Lodge to hotels, campgrounds or even glamping.

Travel to the Peaceful Side of the Smoky Mountains is easy with a regional airport located less than 50 miles from the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Major highways like I-40 provide convenience for those traveling by motor vehicle.