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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Breathtaking deive

The views of the foothills parkway are truly amazing. We took my two-year-old and stopped along the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda E
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What a view!

Although not quite completed, it is worth the drive. Gorgeous vistas from the parkway that has lots... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LuvOBX13
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Sebastian, Florida
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“the dragon” (47 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (40 reviews)
“pull offs” (32 reviews)
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The views of the foothills parkway are truly amazing. We took my two-year-old and stopped along the way at all of the outlooks. She had as good of a time as we did. This should definitely be on everyone’s list for a scenic East Tennessee...More

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although not quite completed, it is worth the drive. Gorgeous vistas from the parkway that has lots of pull-offs to get photos of the beautiful mountains & valleys along the route. Can't wait to drive it when it is complete!!

Thank LuvOBX13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the parkway today. Nice easy drive, there are tons of pull offs and overlooks and some amazing views and beautiful wildlife. Had a great time.

Thank Ernest R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We missed visiting the parkway during the day, and at the last minute decided to drive it at night. It did not disappoint!!! It was beautiful looking down at the city lights! One of the highlights of our trip!

Thank sheri t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive through the Foothills Parkway during the snow, in December! Absolutely beautiful! My husband and I always enjoy this drive, no matter the season!

Thank Zoesnia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great driving activity. Stops all along the Parkway so you can take pictures. Hiking trails conveniently marked. Enjoyed the sunrise from the top of the Parkway.

Thank knb1955
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We really enjoyed this drive. The views of the mountains are amazing and if you are interested in geology (like me), you will have plenty of roadcuts that provided great examples of different formations.

Thank fosgate3
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Look forward to driving the parkway every year when the leaves peak.I make sure to take my family when they come to see the leaves in the fall.

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

At sunrise, in the first parking area from Townsend is a classic view of the fog rising in the Smoky Mountains with a colorful sky (weather dependent) backdrop. Arrive early as many photograph this stunning view.

1  Thank sandykip
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful drive! The views and change of color of the trees was so worth it! The area was quite, roads clean, turnoffs available if you wanted to look more at the scenery!

Thank jjtjet10
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Suzanne E
10 April 2017|
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Response from tspooh02 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few motels in Townsend, TN, which is just minutes from the Parkway and minutes from the entrance to the National Park. We can also highly recommend renting a cabin with Dogwood Cabins in Townsend!
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Ronda B
8 March 2016|
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Response from SuzieQWaynesboroMs | Reviewed this property |
We usually do come in on the Townsend side depending on the time of day the traffic is much better. There is a sandwich shop /trinket shop to the left kind of in the middle of nowhere great food and clean restrooms. Its past... More
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dme12373
22 January 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
dme 12373, I think you will be good to go. Early Feb is one of the few times of the year there is much less traffic. The locals enjoy the "quiet.". Kind of surprised you are coming so early in the year. If you wait until... More
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