Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visitors can explore visitor center museums, working mills, and historic homesteader communities. Other attractions are just a hop outside of the park.

On the Tennessee side of the park, visit Dolly Parton’s Dollywood and theaters in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Aquarium in Gatlinbury.

On the North Carolina side, don’t miss the Cherokee Indian Museum in Cherokee, North Carolina.