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Traffic Free Directions – how to get around via back roads and the Trolley

Avoid the Traffic With Our
Back Roads Get-around

While at the hotel > just park the car and use the Trolley
At the hotel, the Trolley (50 cents a ride) stops right out front and will take you up and down the Parkway with transfers to Patriots’ Park at the Old Mill stop for Dollywood and Gatlinburg (75 cents). They run about every 30 minutes.

From West of Knoxville from 1-40

– avoiding Traffic back-ups at the Sevierville/Pigeon Forge Exit and then coming into Sevierville and Pigeon Forge

Do not go into Knoxville on I-40, but rather . . .
Take the I-140 exit #376 to merge onto I-140 E toward Maryville > 11.5 mi
Take exit 11B to merge onto TN-115 N/US-129 N toward Knoxville >3.7 mi
Take the Tennessee 168 E exit
Follow TN-168 E to US-441 S > 6.8 mi
Turn left onto US-441 S > 14 mi (approx.)
You will be turning right just after you pass a BP Station and then a Lumberjack Feud Billboard on the left
Right on small road coming in from right – Pleasantville Rd
(If you miss it, take the next right on Whites School Rd and join directions further down)
To stop sign slight right continuing now on White School Rd
First left onto River Divide Rd.
Turn right onto Pleasant Hill Rd . 0.5 mi
Slight right onto Whites School Rd . 381 ft
Turn left onto River Divide Rd > 3.3 mi
Turn left onto Henderson Rd > 0.2 mi
Turn right onto Henderson Chapel Rd 0.7 mi, curve around to left to dead end
Turn right onto US-441 S/Parkway
Pass the Island Drive light and continue 2/10th of a mile, see our sign (Arbors) on the left – go two left turn access points beyond us so that it is easy to merge across the traffic (rather than driving straight across).

From the East via I-40
– avoiding Traffic back-ups at the Seveierville/Pigeon Forge Exit and then coming into Sevierville and Pigeon Forge

Take Exit 432 A – Newport Exit heading to Sevierville
Merge onto Highway 411/US 70 > 0.4 mi
Turn left (Dollar store on left at turn) onto TN-35 S/US-411 S. This is easy to miss amidst construction. > 18.5 mi
Turn left onto Veterans Blvd > 5.6 mi
Turn right onto Teaster Ln > 1 mi
Turn left at first light onto Jake Thomas Blvd (at Le Conte Center) > .2 mi
Turn right at first light onto the Parkway > .6 mi
Turn into us on the right at 2809 Parkway > Arbors at Island Landing

From the East  –from Cherokee – via Smokies National Park
There is not much we can do to help with traffic on this route; please ensure that the road is open in the winter before you start out. Snow and ice can close it.

Head north on US-441> N – Entering Tennessee > 32.8 mi
Slight left onto Gatlinburg Bypass > 3.6 mi
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Pigeon Forge/Knoxville and merge onto TN-73 W/US-321 S/US-441 N/Parkway.> 6.8 mi
We are on the right > 2809 Parkway, Arbors at Island Landing

From the North – I-81 – traveling on I-81
– avoiding Traffic back-ups at the Seveierville/Pigeon Forge Exit and then coming into Sevierville and Pigeon Forge

Off I-81 do something counterintuitive – take the I-40 Exit toward Ashville
Take the Newport Exit 432 A
Merge onto Highway 411/US 70 > 0.4 mi
Turn left (Dollar store on left at turn) onto TN-35 S/US-411 S. This is easy to miss amidst construction. > 18.5 mi
Turn left onto Veterans Blvd > 5.6 mi
Turn right onto Teaster Ln > 1 mi
Turn left at first light onto Jake Thomas Blvd (at Le Conte Center) > .2 mi
Turn right at first light onto the Parkway > .6 mi
Turn into us on the right at 2809 Parkway > Arbors at Island Landing

From the hotel to Sevierville and I-40/I-81 north and I-40 east
– avoiding traffic going toward I-40 from Pigeon Forge to Sevierville but then joing that traffic

Go out to the front parking and driving area – not the actual road.
Turn right along the parking area roadway . . . please drive slowly and take especial care of the pedestrians.
At Island Drive dead end, turn right to go to the Island, cross the bridge and keep right to go toward Le Conte Center and Parking.
Drive all the way to the end, where you will see the LeConte,
Turn left to go out to Teaster Lane.
Right on Teaster
To dead end, which is Veterans Blvd.
Left on Veterans > 5.6 mi
Continue to dead end and turn left on Dolly Parton Parkway. – TN 35/ US 411N > 18.5
At dead end turn right onto US 411/US 70 >.3mi
See signs for I-40 East toward Ashville or West/South toward Knoxville or I-81 North (from I-40)
Take the I-40 Entrances as needed


From the hotel to Sevierville and I-40/I-81 north and I-40 east
– avoiding all traffic going toward I-40

Go out to the front parking and driving area – not the actual road.
Turn right along the parking area roadway . . . please drive slowly and take especial care of the pedestrians.
At Island Drive dead end, turn right to go to the Island, cross the bridge and keep right to go toward Le Conte Center and Parking.
Drive all the way to the end, where you will see the LeConte,
Turn left to go out to Teaster Lane.
Right on Teaster
To dead end, which is Veterans Blvd.
Left on Veterans > 5.6 mi
Continue to dead end and turn left on Dolly Parton Parkway. – TN 35/ US 411N > 18.5
At dead end turn right onto US 411/US 70 >.3mi
See signs for I-40 East toward Ashville or West/South toward Knoxville or I-81 North (from I-40)
Take the I-40 Entrances as needed

From the hotel to Dollywood and back way to Sevierville, then on to I-40

Go out to the front parking and driving area – not the actual road.
Turn right along the parking area roadway . . . please drive slowly and take especial care of the pedestrians.
At Island Drive dead end, turn right to go to the Island, cross the bridge and keep right to go toward Le Conte Center and Parking.
Drive all the way to the end, where you will see the LeConte,
Turn left to go out to Teaster Lane.
Right on Teaster > .6 mi
To dead end, which is Veterans Highway.
Left on Veterans and follow signs to Dollywood, which is just off Veterans’ on the right
For Sevierville, continue along Veterans > 5.6 mi to dead end and turn left on Dolly Parton Parkway.
Sevierville is just ahead and also you can pick up 66/338 that will take you out to I-40.

From the hotel to Gatlinburg East side
– for the west side go this way and turn back into Gatlinburg – a right turn.

We include two alternates as well.

Go out to the front parking and driving area – not the actual road.
Turn right along the parking area roadway . . . please drive slowly and take especial care of the pedestrians.
At Island Drive dead end, turn right to go to the Island, cross the bridge and keep right to go toward Le Conte Center and Parking.
Drive all the way to the end, where you will see the LeConte,
Turn left to go out to Teaster Lane.
Right on Teaster > .6 mi
To dead end, which is Veterans Highway.
Right on Veterans to 1st traffic light >
Turn right onto Veterans Blvd > 0.3 mi
Turn left onto Dollywood Ln which becomes Upper Middle Creek Rd

Alternate way #1 – more direct, less shopping
Continue along Upper Middle Creek Rd > 2.5 from Dollywood Ln turn
Turn right on Boogertown Rd to Gatlinburg > 5.9 mi
Turn right onto Boogertown Rd > 0.9 mi
Keep right onto Boogertown Rd > 1.1 mi
Turn left onto Boogertown Rd > 2.2 mi
Continue on Powdermill Rd > 0.2 mi
Keep left onto Powdermill Rd> 1.4 mi
Turn right onto Glades Rd > 1.7 mi
Turn right onto E Parkway (US-321) toward the East end of Gatlinburg

Alternate way #2 – along a route with arts and crafts shops
Continue onto Upper Middle Creek Rd > 5.4 mi
This is a dead end at “Dunn’s Market” – out of the way market with small dining – sandwiches and burgers
Turn Right onto Rt 454 – Birds Creek Rd > 1.7 mi
Keep left onto Birds Creek Rd > 0.6 mi/
Turn right onto Old Birds Creek Rd > 508 ft
Turn left onto Lower Powdermill Rd > 1.9 mi
Turn left onto Powdermill Rd > 0.2 mi
Keep left onto Powdermill Rd > 1.4 mi
Turn right onto Glades Rd > 1.7 mi
Turn right onto E Parkway (US-321) and into East end of Gatlinburg

 

 

 

 

 

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1
Sun
10:00 am World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
World's Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
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Apr
24
Tue
all-day Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage @ Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Apr 24 – Apr 28 all-day
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Apr
26
Thu
11:00 am Earth Day Festival
Earth Day Festival
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Earth Day Festival @ Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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Apr
27
Fri
all-day Women Of Joy @ Leconte Center
Women Of Joy @ Leconte Center
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
Women Of Joy @ Leconte Center | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994. Based in Decatur, AL and lead by Phil and Debbie Waldrep, these weekends serve and minister to crowds ranging from 1,000 to 14,000 women at each event. These incredible weekends are designed, created and intended to bring women of all ages and cultures together to help you pursue a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.
8:00 pm Earth Day 5K @ NOC Gatlinburg
Earth Day 5K @ NOC Gatlinburg
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Earth Day 5K @ NOC Gatlinburg   | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Gatlinburg. Funds raised will benefit the Chamber Foundation’s initiatives in education and green program. Runners and walkers are invited to celebrate Earth Week by participating in the annual Earth Day 5k Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. This night race is scheduled on April 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm. Athletes of all ages are welcome to participate in this USATF sanctioned event. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee your shirt size. Race night registration begins at 8:00 pm. Proceeds benefit the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a non-profit organization providing local scholarships, donations to schools, the Gatlinburg Goes Green Program and educational events for the community.
May
4
Fri
3:19 pm Townsend Spring Festival & Old T... @ Townsend Visitor’s Center
Townsend Spring Festival & Old T... @ Townsend Visitor’s Center
May 4 @ 3:19 pm – May 5 @ 4:19 pm
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6:00 pm Music In The Mountains Spring Pa...
Music In The Mountains Spring Pa...
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Music In The Mountains Spring Parade @ Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
Formerly referred to as the Dolly Parade or Dolly Parton’s Homecoming, Pigeon Forge’s annual springtime parade will have a new name and a new grand marshal for 2018. This parade will showcase the rich musical heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains while spotlighting the variety of entertainment provided by the many theaters located in the popular vacation destination. Theaters located throughout the city also will have the opportunity to give parade attendees a glimpse of their respective shows. Other familiar favorites will be featured as well. In recent years, Pigeon Forge has received an increased number of inquiries from high school bands seeking an opportunity to perform. The Music in the Mountains Spring Parade will provide an annual occasion for bands of all sizes from across the country to compete.
10:00 pm Scout Appreciation Days @ Alcatraz East
Scout Appreciation Days @ Alcatraz East
May 4 @ 10:00 pm – May 6 @ 9:00 pm
Scout Appreciation Days @ Alcatraz East    | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
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May
5
Sat
10:00 am Tennessee Pottery Festival
Tennessee Pottery Festival
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tennessee Pottery Festival
In its second year, the Tennessee Pottery Festival will be held on the grounds of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Saturday, May 5th from 10 A.M.-4 P.M. Featuring a selection of the nation’s finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other goods made of clay. Clay Art connoisseurs and novices are invited to enjoy the pieces of art in the historic village at the Heritage Center. This is a perfect time to learn from and discuss different styles and forms of pottery with the expert potters. The Tennessee Pottery Festival is a unique opportunity to find the perfect piece of custom clay art for your home. Whether it is for decoration or function, this festival will have something for everyone at a wide range of price of art as unique as the state of Tennessee. For more information contact the Director of Special Events at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center at 865-448-0044.
4:00 pm Shine and Dine On Bruce 2018 @ Bruce Street Gazebo
Shine and Dine On Bruce 2018 @ Bruce Street Gazebo
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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  Moonshine margaritas, maracas, and the Smoky Mountains mean one thing – it’s “Cinco in the City” for our 5th annual fundraiser for Sevierville Commons Association. This is your chance to visit many of the best local food and drink vendors in one location. Area restaurants and distilleries will be serving grub and shine all evening. Come early to hear Ross Paul Heatherly’s acoustic sound, and stay ’til the sun sets as our headliner, The Breakfast Club, plays all of your favorite 80’s hits. Tickets are $30, and include admission, food, drink, and live entertainment from 4-8pm. Under 21 or not into cocktails? No problem – only $20 will get you in, fed, and entertained. All proceeds go to support events and growth in Downtown Sevierville. Purchase tickets NOW at the link below, or in person at the main branch of Citizens National Bank in downtown Sevierville March 30th through May 5th. However you choose to snag those tickets, do it quick, because this is one fiesta you won’t want to miss.

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