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Top 3 Locations In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Situated in North Carolina, is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s one of the most visited parts of the state and is loved by locals and tourists alike for its beauty, seclusion and ease of access. That final point is so important. Many national parks are meant for visitors that are into camping and hiking. But this national park is actually one of the most easily accessed because it is more so for leisure activities. You can expect some excellent mountain restaurants, brilliant hotels, cabin homes and plenty of relaxing activities like going through the aquirism and visiting the logging culture. 

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Country club

The ‘mounties’ have a lot of surprises that many people don’t know about until they arrive. Yes, this national park is close by to one of the best country clubs in the state, if not the country. The Laurel Ridge Country Club has it’s very own golf course which you can play in the spring and or summer sun. And don’t think that it’s not going to be welcoming to visitors. Some country clubs might only allow members to enter, but for those that just want to visit, they have holiday packages. You have on-site lodging, all year round, special guest rate for the golf course, excellent accommodations, such as two luxury queen beds, modern decor, funirutere, seating, WiFi, flatscreens, and access to the clubhouse dining area. They also have a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court for visitors.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

One of the most fun places to be in the national park is to be at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. They have sharks, turtles, exotic fish, swordfish and a whole host of smaller sea creatures. This is excellent for the children as it’s educational and interactive. Parents can explore different sections that are more historical, archaeological and the children can go on guided tours that would fit into their world of observation. With over 24,000 votes on Google, and with a 4.6 star rating, we’re pretty sure you’ll love it too.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

This is one of the most supreme places to visit in the mountains. It’s got the best views by far thanks is it’s skylift. The cable carts are very comfortable, they don’t swing wildly with the wind and they are roomy enough for about 3 people. They are oc fouxe, benches so you are totally in the elements as you go up and up. So wrap up warm if it’s that time of year where you have a wind chill. Bear in mind, the lift goes all the way up to the peak which is 1,800 ft! That’s quite a way up, considering you are not in a closed cart, you’re actually on an open air bench. Of course, it’s absolutely safe and hundreds of thousands of visitors come through every year without any major incidents.