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Sevierville, TN

Postby JMMO » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:50 am



The Misses & I are heading down to Sevierville, TN for a week long vacation. :D We'll be there from July 4th thru the 11th. It will be our 1st time in the area, and I'm looking for a few tips on things to do while there. If you've been there before, I'd sure like to hear what the must do's are :) as well as the things to pass on. :(


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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby suvcw04 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:26 pm

You will next door to Pigeon Forge which is almost like Branson MO. Be sure to visit the moonshine sample place in Gatlinburg and you MUST ride through the Smokies.

Nor really relevant, but a good friend of mine is the Service Manager at the HD dealership in Pigeon Forge.

BEAUTIFUL country. Have a great trip.

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby tfdeputydawg » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:41 pm

here's a link for rides in that general area:
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
The is a huge outlet mall in Sieverville:
http://www.tangeroutlet.com/sevierville
Many good places to eat:
Breakfest - http://flapjackspancakes.com/
At least one dinner at http://old-mill.com/
Breakfest, lunch or dinner at http://melsdinerpf.com/
A ride through the park to http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/nfg.htm
Cades Cove in the park is an interesting look at the pioneer days in the area.
Then if you desire continue that ride on to http://visitcherokeenc.com/
Also in Maggi Vallery is http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/
I'm sure you will find your own favorite places as you enjoy your stay and rides in that area.
1 warning, on holidays and weekends, be prepared for bumper to bumper traffic lined up some times from I-state 40 South all the way into Gatlinburg. Very slow moving at times

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby JMMO » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:47 pm

:) Thanks for the tips. I had heard it was very crowded in that area during the summer months. Sounds like it will be a challenge to get around then, but I'm still looking forward to going. 8-)
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby OnPapasWing » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:18 pm

+1 to tfdeputydawg

take 441 across the mountain to Gatlinburg but just before you get into town take the Gatlinburg bypass to old hwy 73. Take that to 321 then to the Foothills Pkwy. This will take you to the Dragon. Of course this is assuming you are taking the bike. I suppose even if you don't it's a ride not to miss. Beautiful country!!! Heck, you're that far down from Michigan, take the opportunity.

My in-laws used to live just a little North East of Sevierville in Talbot, TN. I only had one opportunity to ride the Dragon on the bike. Very cool. Also went through there by car. Not as exciting.
I was once told that the Moonshiners TV show was filmed near Maggie Valley. Drove through there but never saw any moonshiners. :lol:
Of course, in Pigeon Forge there is always Dollywood.

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby tandem54 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Beautiful country!!! My sister had a house in Pigeon Forge for vacations, been there 2-3 times. I liked Gatlinburg too, there's a chair lift there you can go up with a great view. Lots of people but lots to see and do. A ride through the Smokie's is always good! Enjoy the ride!!!!

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby ankgrays » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:04 pm

I've been to Gatlinburg several times...and loved it!...(never on a bike though.)

If you are looking for a place to stay...look at Brookside resort.

Nice, quiet, kinda out of the noisy part of town, kinda not. 2 pools, stream running behind it ...



...AND reasonably priced!!
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby JMMO » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:06 am

:D Just got back from our ride in the Pigeon Forge, TN area and I want to thank all who gave suggestions of things to do while we were there. tfdeputydawg :) thanks for your input. We rode all around the Smokies, and had a blast. We got connected with some folks who live down there, and they made sure we went on all the back roads, to avoid the heavy traffic from Serierville down to Gatlinburg. Rode the Dragon, and the Cherohala, also rode 321 over to old state hwy scenic 73 to 441 over Newfound gap. We then rode part of the blue ridge pkwy over to Maggie Valley to see the Wheels through time museum. Rode into Cherokee, NC and the foothills pkwy. As it turns out, we had sooooo.... 8-) much fun riding that we didn't take the time to see much of the tourist attractions. On our way home we stopped at the Natural Bridge State park in KY, which was a great bonus. Can't wait to plan another trip next year!

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:11 am

Sounds like your ride was your "tourist attractions". Glad you had fun. That is a great area to ride.

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby BikerNewsman » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:38 pm

I'm glad you had a great ride. :) I moved from that area to South Texas last Fall, and just returned from a visit (by bike) there a couple of weeks ago. In fact, that's how I found your post... checking out how longer ride reports are being presented here so I can tell about my 3,000 mile (plus) journey. Had I found your post sooner I would have given you some suggestions regarding places to visit and roads to avoid, but it looks like you found out pretty much all I would have said. LOL Hope you have as good a time with next years trip! :D
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby BikerNewsman » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:43 pm

I forgot to ask you - How about telling us a little about the Natural Bridge State Park in KY??? I've never been there but have heard it's a great place to visit.
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:48 pm

BikerNewsman wrote:I'm glad you had a great ride. :) I moved from that area to South Texas last Fall, and just returned from a visit (by bike) there a couple of weeks ago. :D


OK, Since I am in San Antonio, you gotta tell me what in the world is in Hondo that would make you move there?????????????? Just curious, have driven through Honda a number of times and saw now reason to stop, much less move there, lol :

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby JMMO » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:05 am

BikerNewsman /The Natural bridge State park is just east of Lexington on rte 11. We left Seviervelle TN and rode to Maysville, Ky where we spent the night. Noticed :roll: this park was on the way :arrow: via the lesser traveled roads, we decided to stop. There is a Sky lift that takes you to the top of the Bridge. From there you can walk across the top, and then walk down some stairs to see the bridge from below. There are many marked trails in the park, however this is all we did. The ride up from Sevierville was Great. Rte 11 was what we were on most the time, and it weaved back and forth through the hills. I think there is a lodge in the park as well as a campground near by.
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby BikerNewsman » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:07 pm

@ twostrokes48 - That's why I moved there! LOL It's a great area for riding with the choice of the Hill Country just a short ride to the North, or flatlands, and the coast, not too far to the South. Unlike it's neighbors, Hondo is small yet has just about any service one could want including a Regional hospital. Of course when I'm wanting adventure, fine dining, or traffic jams San Antonio is only about an hour away. ;)

@ JMMO - That's sounds like a great place to visit. I'll have to consider going there the next time I'm in the Sevierville area, probably sometime this Fall. Thanks for the info. :)
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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby milkman44 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:50 am

Hello, new here, and don't want to hyjack this thread. I've been through Hondo numerous times, hauling auto parts from Del Rio to Mi. The most memorable part of Hondo was the night shift officer that would give us a shout out on the CB and if we were speeding, he'd really make his presence known, some time with just a warning. Nice guy and I'm sure representative of the residents, I could definitely live there.

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Re: Sevierville, TN

Postby yamaha96 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:33 am

I second the Tenn., NC. ride, me and 2 of my friends rode the BRP to Mt. Airy NC. then to Maggie Valley, went to Wheels Through Time museum, if have not been , you need to go , $ 12 admission and worth every penny , 360 old motorcycles and some old cars, also. Dale Walkster and son and family have done a great job, the staff was very friendly, over 90% of the bikes will run, only bad part of the trip was riding home in the rain, but we made it safely, your Va. friend, Mike




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