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Gatlinburg to Indianapolis via Mammoth Cave National Park

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Pet-friendly stops from Gatlinburg to Indianapolis

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Gatlinburg to Indianapolis with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. 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.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Gatlinburg
drive for about 2 hours

1:09 pm  Crossville
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:45 pm  Mammoth Cave National Park
stay overnight at Mammoth Cave National Park - Maple Springs Equestrian Campground
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Mammoth Cave National Park - Maple Springs Equestrian Campground
drive for about 3 hours

2:15 pm  Waldron (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:15 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

4:00 pm  arrive in Indianapolis
stay at Mammoth Cave National Park - Maple Springs Equestrian Campground

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Crossville  (3 answers)
    questions about Crossville:

Mammoth Cave National Park  (14 mentions)
    Mammoth Cave National Park  (1 mention)
    Dinosaur World - Kentucky  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Mammoth Cave National Park:
        Mammoth Cave National Park - Maple Springs Equestrian Campground
        The Lodge at Mammoth Cave
        Mammoth Cave National Park - Mammoth Cave Campground
        Rock Cabin Camping
        Singing Hills Campground and RV Park
        Mammoth Cave Jellystone Park Camp Resort
        Quality Inn Cave City
        Masters Inn Cave City

Waldron (Indiana)
    Skyline Drive-In 3  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Indianapolis?

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 Indianapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Mammoth Cave National Park - Maple Springs Equestrian Campground.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Rock Cabin Camping  (1 mention)
Quality Inn Cave City  (1 mention)
Masters Inn Cave City  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Indianapolis? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Indianapolis?

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Indianapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?  (19 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (4 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (4 answers)

profile  Kira from Los Angeles asked:
Awesome food trucks?  (3 answers)

profile  Harold from asked:
Safe area?  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Indianapolis to Gatlinburg drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Gatlinburg to Indianapolis. Or get a full Gatlinburg to Indianapolis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Gatlinburg well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Gatlinburg!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 481 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 11 minutes
35 Gatlinburg travel answers
3 Crossville travel answers
60 Indianapolis travel answers


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