Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Chicago to Gatlinburg with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Gatlinburg, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.
Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Triple XXX Family Restaurant
Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (1 mention)
Purdue University - Veterinary Teaching Hospital (1 mention)
Purdue University Dept Of Veterinary Clinical Science (1 mention)
Shamrock Dog Park (1 mention)
Crittersitters of Lafayette Inc (1 mention)
Petsburgh Pet Care (1 mention)
Paw Prints Animal Hospital (1 mention)
VCA Lafayette Animal Hospital (1 mention)
Indianapolis (28 answers)
President Benjamin Harrison Home (1 mention)
ICAAN (1 mention)
Three Dog Bakery (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Indianapolis:
Vic's Downtown Espresso Bar
Shoefly Public House
Mikado Japanese Restaurant
questions about Indianapolis:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
Awesome food trucks?
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
Sellersburg (2 answers)
Care-Pets Animal Hospital and Wellness Center (1 mention)
Highland Dog Park (1 mention)
pet-friendly hotels around Sellersburg:
Comfort Inn Sellersburg
Home Lodge Louisville Sellersburg
Ramada Hotel Sellersburg
Days Inn Louisville Sellersburg
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Clarksville (Indiana)
Candlewood Suites Louisville North
BEST WESTERN Green Tree Inn
Lexington (28 answers)
University of Kentucky Campus (1 mention)
America's Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts (1 mention)
Bluegrass Barkery (1 mention)
Jacobson Dog Park (1 mention)
Southland Veterinary Hospital (1 mention)
Materson Station Dog Park (1 mention)
questions about Lexington:
What is your favorite restaurant in Lexington?
Best place to stay in Lexington while attending the Rolex 3 day event?
stays overnight, Lexington, Ky. near highway
Knoxville (12 answers)
River Dog Bakery (1 mention)
Dogwood Park At Victor Ashe Park (1 mention)
Dogwood Dog Park at Victor Ashe Park (1 mention)
Knoxville Pet Emergency Clinic (1 mention)
University of Tennessee - Vet Teaching Hospital (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Knoxville:
questions about Knoxville:
New Years in Knoxville reccomendations
Your final destination is Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Gatlinburg.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out River Terrace Resort & Convention Center.
Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
GoPetFriendly suggests Humdingers Frozen Yogurt.
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
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