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,...

Cataloochee Valley

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This is one of the most memorable and eeriest sites in all of the Smokies. At one time Cataloochee was a community of more than 1,200...

Clingmans Dome

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At an elevation of more than 6,600 feet, this is the third-highest peak east of the Rockies, only a few feet shorter than the tallest,...

Deep Creek Picnic Area

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Deep Creek offers more than picnicking. You can go tubing (rent a tube for the day for around $5 at nearby commercial tubing centers).

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

  • Educational Institution

Located within the park at Tremont, this residential environmental education center offers a variety of programs year-round for student...

Interpretive Ranger Programs

  • Information Center

The National Park Service organizes all sorts of orientation activities, such as daily guided hikes and talks. The programs vary widely...

Interpretive Ranger Programs

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Ranger programs are available on a variety of subjects, from the danger of invasive plants and alien insects to wildflower identification,...

Junior Ranger Program for Families

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Children ages 5 to 12 can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet ($2.50) at Sugarlands or at other park visitor centers. They're also available...

Junior Ranger Program for Families

  • Tour–Sight

Children ages 5 to 12 can take part in these hands-on educational programs. Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger booklet ($2.50) at Oconaluftee...


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