Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Great Smoky Mtns. National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Cades Cove

  • Building/Architectural Site

A 6,800-acre valley surrounded by high mountains, Cades Cove has more historic buildings than any other area in the park. Driving, hiking,...

Cades Cove Loop Road

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This 11-mi loop through Cades Cove is the most popular route in the park and arguably the most scenic part of the entire Smokies. The...

Cades Cove Picnic Area

  • Restaurant–Sight

This picnic area, near the beginning of the Cades Cove loop, has 81 picnic tables. Its big advantage is that it's near beautiful Cades...

Campbell Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Named for Carlos Campbell, a conservationist who was instrumental in helping to establish the park, Campbell Overlook provides a good...

Chimney Tops Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From any of the three overlooks grouped together on Newfound Gap Road, you'll have a good view of the Chimney Tops—twin peaks that...

Chimneys Picnic Area

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Chimneys, just off Newfound Gap Road and a little more than 6 mi from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, may be the most popular picnic area...

Cosby Picnic Area

  • Restaurant–Sight

On the northeast edge of the park, this picnic area has 35 tables in well-tended grassy areas under large poplar trees. Cosby Creek runs...

Dan Lawson Cabin

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From many points along the 11-mi, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road, you'll enjoy iconic views of the broad Cades Cove valley. The Park Service...

Elkmont Historic District

  • Historic District/Site

What began as a logging town in the early years of the 20th century evolved into a summer colony for wealthy families from Knoxville,...

Foothills Parkway

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Foothills Parkway is a long-planned 71-mi scenic parkway that parallels the northern and western edges of the Great Smoky Mountains National...