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Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Embark on a journey through the enchanting world of wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll or an adventurous hike, you’ll be amazed by the sheer beauty and diversity of […]

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History Of Cades Cove

The story of Cades Cove is the story of the community that existed 115 years ago, between 1821 – when families began moving into the cove to settle – and 1936, when the area became part […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tour: Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a look into the past. Cades Cove is an open-air museum that preserves some of the material culture of those who last lived there. Preserved homes, churches, and a working mill highlight […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Rich Mountain Road

Rich Mountain Road Rich Mountain Road is an 8 mile road north of Cades Cove that provides beatiful views of Cades Cove. To drive there head north from Cades Cove over Rich Mountain to Tuckalechee […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley Cataloochee Valley nestles among the most rugged peaks in the southeastern United States. Surrounded by 6,000-foot mountains, this isolated valley was the largest and most prosperous settlement in what is now the Park. […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Trails: Foothills Parkway

Foothills Parkway Come to East Tennessee and experience the prettiest drive in America. It has certainly taken a long time, but this drive has been well worth the 75 year wait. The Foothills Parkway project […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Little River Road

Little River Road Another view of the Smokies awaits you along the Little River Road leading from Sugarlands to Cades Cove. The road lies on the old logging railroad bed for a distance along the […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway If you want to sample the Blue Ridge Parkway and also enjoy some beautiful mountain scenery, try the Balsam Mountain Road, which leaves the parkway between Oconaluftee and Soco Gap. It winds […]