Are you trying to decide on a family vacation for 2012? Why not choose Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg which were voted among the top 10 Great Places to Discover in 2011 by tripadvisor.com. Pigeon Forge was # 4 with Gatlinburg right behind at # 6. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are nestled right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages.
While in Pigeon Forge you can visit Dollywood and enjoy your day riding the various attractions or you can have a relaxing day enjoying all the shows that Dollywood has to offer. Pigeon Forge also has Dolly's Splash Country where you can spend your day on the lazy river or zooming done the water slides.
Don't forget to take a trip into Gatlinburg while you are in the Smoky Mountains. While in Gatlinburg don't forget to visit the Aquarium or Ripley's Believe It or Not. If you are looking for a great free family outing take a drive into the national park and enjoy the beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer. You can drive around the 11 mile Cades Cove loop where you can enjoy trails, wildlife, and the 19th century historic buildings.
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