We are heading up to Cades Cove, some hiking trails, waterfalls, cave(s), etc., in that area. We will be staying in either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, and also likely going to the Gatlinburg aquarium next week. I am trying to avoid the cheesy tourist trap places as much as possible, but I will get dragged to one or two of those. Not Dollywood, though. With a search, I found some gun forum posts, from many years ago, which mentioned that the aquarium allowed carry, but I don't know if that is still the case. Can anyone confirm that they still allow it, or let me know of any other places in that area that do not allow firearms, especially if they have metal detectors? I know that No Gun signs that meet official requirements carry the weight of the law in TN and NC.