8 days in Gadsden & Pigeon Forge Itinerary

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Gadsden
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Pigeon Forge
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Gadsden — 2 nights

Gadsden is a city in and the county seat of Etowah County in the U.S. state of Alabama. Get out of town with these interesting Gadsden side-trips: High Falls (in Geraldine), Choccolocco Park (in Oxford) and Anniston (Anniston Museum of Natural History & Berman Museum). There's lots more to do: walk around Noccalula Falls Park & Campground, don't miss a visit to Ola Lee Mize- Patroits Park, explore the activities along Neely Henry Lake, and do a tasting at Wills Creek Vineyards.

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Birmingham to Gadsden is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December, daytime highs in Gadsden are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 5 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at The Island in Pigeon Forge. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Dollywood, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

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Traveling by car from Gadsden to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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