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Smoky Mountain towns cited for family travel

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Photo taken by Michael Grider)

Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Photo taken by Michael Grider)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The travel site TripAdvisor has chosen Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountain area as among the best U.S. family destinations to discover.

Pigeon Forge was listed No. 4 and Gatlinburg No. 6. Williamsburg, Va., was No. 1.

Winners were based on recommendations from reviewers who traveled with family.

The two Tennessee towns, between Interstate 40 and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are lined with hotels, restaurants, theaters, miniature golf courses, thrill rides, go-cart tracks and other tourist-related attractions.

Some 9.4 million people visit the area annually.

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