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Smoky Mts and NC and SC Fall 2023 Trip Oct 27-30th 2023

Arrive at 8am to pick up rental car. Try to get on road by 9:30am.

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

3.5 hours to Gatlinburg Welcome Center 9-5

1011 Banner Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 

 13 mins to Sugarlands Visitor Center 9-5

1420 Fighting Creek Gap Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

 

40 mins to Clingmans Dome Visitor Contact Station  10-6pm

 

40 mins Oconaluftee Visitor Center 9-5

1194 Newfound Gap Road
Cherokee, NC 28719

 

1.75 hours to Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233100088/philip-matthew-leadbetter

35.6017307,-83.8136491

Russell Gregory  – https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7655987/russell-gregory

 

18 mins to Cades Cove Visitor Center  9-5

35.58528953857696, -83.84284210516707

 

Sunset 6:44pm

 

1.5 hour to Leave by 4:00 pm Arrive by 5:30pm to Anakeesta they are open 9-9pm

Astra Lumina starts at 7:45pm but can start as soon as 7:15pm

576 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (traffic light #5)

Guests can find convenient parking nearby such as 520 parkway Gatlinburg.

 

Gatlinburg Ghost Walk

  • Activity date: Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Start time: 9:00pm
  • Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before.
  • Meeting location: 520 Parkway Gatlinburg (meet next to the fountain)

Sunrise 7:51 at Clingmans Dome then blue ridge parkway

 

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site 10-4

1800 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Sandburg Home tours are available Sat 10/28/23 at noon  

 

Jennifer’s new place – 1319 Pine Spring Dr #3, Hendersonville, NC 28739

 

1 hour to Cowpens National Battlefield | Visitor Center, 4001 Chesnee Hwy, Gaffney, SC 29341

9:00 AM–5:00 PM Wednesday to Sunday

 

40 mins to Kings Mountain National Military Park, 2300 Park Road
Blacksburg 29702                                                                                                                                 

9:00 AM–5:00 PM Wednesday to Sunday

 

3.5 hours to Maybe Fontana Dam 9-7

Tail of the Dragon

 

Maybe

2 hours to Linn Cove Viaduct  36.090332, -81.814252

Mile High Swinging Bridge 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC 28646