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Downtown Gatlinburg

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Downtown Gatlinburg

Does anyone know how far it is to walk from light #10 to the aquarium, and is there a lot of uphill walking?

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1. Re: Downtown Gatlinburg

Light #10 to the Aquarium is downhill, keep in mind it will be uphill all the way back

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2. Re: Downtown Gatlinburg

It's not far, the whole city is not much more than a mile. If you walk along river rd. the walk is a little more level and easier. If walking is a problem for you there is a trolly that stops right at the aquarium and frequent stops with one probably right at the door of your hotel.

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3. Re: Downtown Gatlinburg

From light #10 to the aquarium is not that far. It is approximately 0.78 miles (3/4 of a mile) according to discoverthesmokies.com. It is probably about a 15-20 minute walk. It is mostly downhill from light 10 to the aquarium. If you don't want to walk it, the trolley is a good option. It is fairly cheap and is a great way to get around town if you have limitations or are just tired after a long day of sight seeing! Here is a link to the trolley system for Gatlinburg & discover the smokies for the Gatlinburg Parkway:



Hope this helps! Have a great trip!!

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4. Re: Downtown Gatlinburg

Here's some info if you decide to take the trolley. If I'm not mistaken, take the green trolley from #10 to the Aquarium. Then take the red trolley from the Aquarium to #10. This makes for the quickest rides.

If you're in no hurry at all and want to see some of the "off the beaten path" parts of Gatlinburg, do the opposite colored trolleys.


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