Hi! Hubby, 4 y.o. son & I are planning a semi-road trip to the smokies in 2 weeks from 7/15-7/19. We will be driving in from Monroe, LA & flying back from Asheville, NC. We have 2 nites booked at the big waterpark resort in sevierville.

The basic plan is to head out Friday, drive 8 or so hours from monroe & stop over somewhere in or near chattanooga. Then check out the area there & head to sevierville Sat. Monday will be a "free" day as we drive in to asheville for the flight back the next day.

Any suggestions as to what not to miss-or what TO miss-along the way? Eats, attractions, sights, historical, etc.. We'll be in sevierville the longest & probably won't want to spend the entire time there at the parks. Thanks in advance!