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Cades Cove is a lush valley surrounded by mountains and is in the National Park.
Townsend, TN 37882
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cades cove

This 11 mile loop is a peaceful driving tour and is used for bicycling. Throughout the Cove you will see historic buildings, including rustic log homes of original residents of the Cove, several churches, an old mill, molasses making equipment, and cemeteries . . . More Information

 

 
At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is Great Smoky Mountains National Park's highest point.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website:
www.clingmansdome.com
clingman's dome

Vistas from Clingmans Dome are spectacular. On clear, pollution-free days, views expand over 100 miles and into seven states. Breathtaking scenes delight those ascending the tower. It is a great place for sunrises and sunsets . . . More Information

 

 
Enjoy nature at its finest from the comfort of your motor vehicle.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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www.mysmokymountainvacation.com
clingman's dome

Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers breathtaking views on its many motor nature trails. These driving trails provide pullover areas so you can capture the beauty of the Smokies on camera. There are 384 miles of road in the Smokies . . . More Information

 

 
An historic 8-mile loop designated a Tennessee
Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

great smoky arts and crafts
Established in 1937, these artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery, jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained glass, wearable fashions, fine photography . . . More Information
 

 
Four grist mills remain within Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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mingus mill

Mingus Mill is the grandest grist mill in the park. Cable Mill in Cades Cove is a classic small mill with its picturesque waterwheel and tree-shaded millrace. Ogle and Reagan mills are examples of the little tub mills once built along mountain streams throughout the Smokies . . . More Information

 

 
Sevierville's 108-year-old courthouse is an excellent example of Victorian architecture.
Sevierville, TN 37862
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historic downtown sevierville
Sevierville is very proud of its downtown and historic town square. Years ago, at Temple's Feed Store, County Commissioner Jimmie Temple married over 15,000 couples next to his bags of feed and bedding plants . . . More Information
 

 
The National Park has one of the best collections of log structures in the eastern US.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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historic buildings

Almost 80 historic structures have been preserved or rehabilitated in the park, including houses, barns, outbuildings, churches, schools, and grist mills. Most of these structures are in Cades Cove, Cataloochee, Oconaluftee, and on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail . . . More Information

 

 
Learn about the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad.
Townsend, TN 37882
Website:
www.littleriverrailroad.org
little river lumber company
This museum collects, preserves and exhibits the history of these companies and of the people in this region. Townsend was the site of the sawmill and headquarters of this operation, which logged huge portions of what is now Great Smoky Mountains National Park from 1901 . . . More Information
 

 
Mountain Valley Winery is Tennessee's largest winery.
PIgeon Forge, TN 37863
Website:
www.mountainvalleywinery.com
mountain valley winery
Mountain Valley Winery is open to the public without charge. A tour of the facility gives you insight into the skill and dedication required to produce award-winning wines -- from the moment the grape is picked until the bottle is corked. The tasting bar allows you . . . More Information
 

 
One of Pigeon Forge's most popular attractions and most photographed locations.
PIgeon Forge, TN 37863
Website: www.old-mill.com

old mill pigeon forge
The Old Mill is a national historic treasure established in 1830. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places, this authentic working mill is over 170 years old. Amateur and professional photographers from all over the world capture the Mill's rustic charm and simple beauty . . . More Information
 

 
Smoky Mountain Knife Works offers all major knife brands with knives for every function imaginable.
Sevierville, TN 37862
Website:
www.eknifeworks.com
smoky mountain knife works
Smoky Mountain Knife Works offers all major knife brands with knives for every function imaginable; knives used on the job; hunting, fishing and camp knives for outdoor enthusiasts; and knives for tactical and rescue purposes. The collector will discover a great . . . More Information 
 

 
Hear tales, mountain music, and learn the lore of the Smoky Mountains on the sidewalks of Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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smoky mountain tunes and tales

Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying time periods as far back as 1800. A collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 5 p.m. via horse-drawn wagon in the center of town . . . More Information

 

 
A GRAPE taste of the winemaster's finest art awaits you at Smoky Mountain Winery.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website:
www.smokymountainwinery.com
smoky mountain winery

Visit the production area for a FREE tour. A knowledgeable and courteous staff will answer your questions on the aspects of wine making. Then enjoy a FREE taste of over 20 award winning wines available in the tasting room . . . More Information

 

 
View wildlife that inhabits Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Townsend, TN 37882
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www.mysmokymountainvacation.com
sugarlands
The visitor center provides information on the Park, including maps and other information. There is a fee for maps. The center also offers a brief movie about the Park and displays of animals found throughout the Park . . . More Information
 

 
View wildlife that inhabits Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Townsend, TN 37882
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www.mysmokymountainvacation.com
elk
The National Park, contains the largest remaining areas of wilderness sanctuary in the East. Despite its vastness, the park is primarily composed of land that was altered substantially by white settlers and commercial enterprises over the past two centuries . . . More Information
 

 
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