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River Road
On the left is a picture of River Road taken from the Skylift. It shows the Edgepark Whaley Motel in the distance. The Edgepark Whaley Motel is another old-time motel that has been torn down in the last decade. They closed circa 2010. The picture on the right shows a close-up of the motel
Christus Gardens was one of the oldest attractions in Gatlinburg as pictured on the left. It closed circa 2009, and has since reopenned as Christ In The Smokies as pictured on right. Below is some video footage of Christus Gardens outside after it had closed and before it had reopened.
The top two pictures and the bottom left picture shows The River Terrace Restaurant at the River Terrace Hotel. It has been remodeled as The Gatlinburger Grill as the picture on the bottom right shows. The video footage below is some very brief footage of the River Terrace Restaurant from 2003.
When Ripley's Aquarium openned, it openned with the Veranda Restaurant as show in the two pictures above.
Veranda Restaurant is now the Penquin Playhouse as shown above