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Event Details

  • Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/17/2014 to 08/05/2014

    Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Blacksmith Shop, halfway around the Cades Cove Loop Road | Map Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM,11:30 AM to 12:15 PM,1:00 PM to 1:45 PM,2:00 PM to 2:45 PM,3:00 PM to 3:45 PM Fee Information: Free

Children ages 8-12, you can join a ranger in the blacksmith shop to learn about the blacksmith. Create your own item to take home. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids.

Limited to children ages 8-12 with group size limited to 8 children per program.

Note: Because of slow moving traffic it may take over an hour to drive the six miles from the start of Cades Cove Loop Road to programs at the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill Historic Area.