Tennessee is a state that just keeps growing on me. I love getting down there whenever I can.
Even when it is not baseball season, this is just a fun neck of the woods.
Not far from Smokies Park is the very nice and friendly Smoky Mountain Visitor Center. They have a nice selection of postcards and lots of brochures about things to do in the area. I love the friendly staff there- they always seem to know whats going on in the area. They have helped me a lot with suggestions about other places to see near by. Without prompting, they have drawn out maps for me more than once.
There is a great Bass Pro Shop close by too! Then again, all Bass Pro Shops are great. I get my shoes there.
Smokies Park is a very short drive from Gatlinburg and Knoxville. Enjoying all of the fun things in Gatlinburg or hiking through the parks during the day and then going to a ballgame in the evening is a great way to spend a weekend.
I mentioned on my other blog that we visited the Bush Brother's Visitor Center not far from hear recently too.
We stay at the Hampton next to the park and I love that place. I am more of a Hyatt fan in general, but this place is great. They are walking distance from Smokies Park too!
Visiting the area, catching a game, and just enjoying the casual feel of the area is a treat.