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Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area including historic buildings, waterfalls, neighboring parks, and wildlife.

Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This popular valley is known for its abundant wildlife, idyllic scenery, and preserved historic buildings dating back to the late 1800s. Read More...

Cataloochee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Popular to visitors are the Palmer Chapel, the Will Messer Barn, and Caldwell Place. Also enjoy a campground, hiking trails, wildlife watching, and fishing. Read More...

Great Smoky's Neighboring Parks

Visit nearby Dollywood, Fontana Lake, Chimney Rock State Park, Shenandoah and Congaree National Parks on your Great Smoky vacation. Read More...

History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This national park is like a tapestry of mountain communities that loved the land so much, they wanted it to be preserved for all the world to enjoy. Read More...

Oconaluftee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

At the park’s main southern entrance, tour the Mountain Farm Museum, pioneer buildings, stroll along the Oconaluftee River, and see a historic gristmill. Read More...

Smoky Mountains

Learn about mountains peaks, valleys, gaps, and overlooks inside the most visited national park in the United States. Read More...

Waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Feel the mist on your face on one of these top trips to the park’s impressive cascades. Read More...

Wildlife in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Popular wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains include salamanders, coyotes, deer, black beers, bobcats, and elk. Here's where to see them in the park. Read More...