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Another spectacular season has lit up the Great Smoky Mountains with color. Daffodils, red maple and orchids are springing up to join the welcoming sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves, leaving little doubt that spring has finally arrived. In celebration of the beautiful colors and warmer weather, the annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage event in Gatlinburg is scheduled for locals and tourists to enjoy just as the blooms are at their peak.
This celebration of Smoky Mountain ecology, culture and wildflowers will take place in April. The Pilgrimage will feature nearly 150 indoor presentations and guided walks, with topics ranging from culture and regional history to wildflower species.
Throughout the five day event, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy photographic tours, art classes and history walks. Indoor events will be held at the W.L Mills Conference Center at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The remaining nature walks and programs will take place in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Typically, one day adult tickets are $50 and two day tickets are $75. Children 12 and under have free admittance, and student prices are $15 for one or more days. However, there are also a number of events that are free and open to the public.
Anyone interested in attending these workshops and hikes can register online at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage website.
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