Two Smoky Mountain Elk Return to Tennessee Side of the Smokies

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Two elk have made their way back to the Tennessee side of the Smoky Mountains! Drivers along Newfound Gap Road hit a traffic jam recently — the cause? Two young elk! The elk made their way from North Carolina all the way to Tennessee near the Chimney Tops Trail. Instead of turning around to head back to North Carolina, they continued to travel further into Tennessee! One was last spotted near the Gatlinburg entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the other was seen near Meigs Falls. Read on to learn more about the Smoky Mountain elk returning to Tennessee: Continue reading

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5 Common Great Smoky Mountain Myths and Legends

If you’ve spent time reading about or exploring the Smoky Mountains, we bet you’ve heard a myth or two about the area. In fact, there are a few common myths and legends circling around about the Smokies — some that could be true and some that are definitely not true. Read on to learn about 5 common Smoky Mountain myths and legends. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Happy Birthday to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is celebrating its 85th birthday! Can you believe it? This year marks 85 years that our beloved Smoky Mountains have been an established national park! Continue reading

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7 of the Best Places to See a Sunset in the Smoky Mountains

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For one of the best views in the Smoky Mountains, be sure to catch a sunset while you’re in town. There are plenty of places throughout the Smoky Mountain area and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you can watch the sunset. To help you choose the best spot to see the most beautiful sunset in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve made a list of 7 places you can choose from. Continue reading

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7 of the Best Places to See a Sunrise in the Smoky Mountains

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Nothing beats seeing a beautiful sunrise when you visit the Smoky Mountains! The area is full of incredible spots for you to hike or drive to where you can see the gorgeous scenery unfold. To guarantee you get the best views while you’re in the Smokies, we’ve put together a guide of the best places to see a sunrise in the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading

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Have You Heard About the Secret Tunnel Under Clingmans Dome Road?

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Many of you who have visited the Smoky Mountains have heard of or crossed Clingmans Dome Road, but we bet you’ve never seen what’s below it! Did you know that there is a secret tunnel under Clingmans Dome Road? The ornate archway is less than a mile west of the junction with Newfound Gap Road. We’ve got all the details on the secret tunnel under the road and other secret places in the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Visitor Numbers on Record Pace

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on pace to set another record-breaking number of visitors for 2019! It’s no surprise our beautiful park continues to draw in more visitors year after year. Read on to learn more about this year’s visitors and why you should plan a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2019! Continue reading

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6 Tips for Saving Money When You Visit the Smoky Mountains

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A vacation in the Smoky Mountains doesn’t have to break the bank! You can have a budget-friendly visit and still have plenty of fun. To help you plan an affordable vacation, we’ve put together a list of 6 tips for saving money when you visit the Smoky Mountains: Continue reading

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5 Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for Families

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When you visit the Smoky Mountain area with your family, the one thing you have to make time for is a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The national park has a variety of activities for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you want to go for a hike or a scenic drive, you can do it all when you visit the Smoky Mountains. To help you plan your trip, we’ve made a list of the top things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for families. Continue reading

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Top 4 Reasons to Plan a Great Smoky Mountains Camping Trip

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If you’re looking for the best way to enjoy the great outdoors in the Smoky Mountains, it’s time to plan your camping trip! Spending a night underneath the Smoky Mountain sky is a great opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the area. Whether you want to go traditional tent camping or glamping, you can find it all in the Smokies! Check out the top 4 reasons you should plan a Great Smoky Mountains camping trip: Continue reading

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