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Even though the Great Smoky Mountains are absolutely breathtaking, the area is pretty interesting, too. We’ve put together a few fun facts that you may not know about the Smokies. If you have any interesting facts of your own, share them in the comments below. We may even feature your fun facts in a future post!
1. Dolly Parton
What would fun facts about the Smoky Mountains be, without a at least one Dolly Parton fact? You’ll find that Dolly is honored throughout the towns, but do you know Dolly even has a road named after her? A main road in Sevierville is called Dolly Parton Parkway and it will honor her for years and years to come. We think more roads should be named after Dolly, wouldn’t you agree?
2. Smoky Mountains
Do you know the Smoky Mountains are within a 1-day drive of one-third of the United States. This could be one of the reasons our national park is the most visited national park in the United States. The next time you’re looking to take a Smoky Mountain getaway, you probably aren’t too far from us.
3. Ober Gatlinburg
The Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is one of America’s largest cable cars. The cable car departs from downtown Gatlinburg and takes visitors on a two mile ride to the Ober Gatlinburg attraction. A round-trip ride on the Aerial Tramway costs $12.00 for adults and $9.50 for children ages 5-11. From the tram, you will experience beautiful views of the mountains. In the winter, you can see snowcapped mountains from the tram.
For more information about the area, take a look at our Smoky Mountains blog page. There, you can find all kinds of great fun facts about the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas.
Photo Credit: William Britten