• Approximately 1,500 black bears live in the national park.

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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    Several trails in the park are temporarily closed. Please check the "Backcountry Facilities" section of the Temporary Road and Facilities Closures page for further details. More »

Event Details

  • Every Saturday Weekly from 06/28/2014 to 08/09/2014

    Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center | Map Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM Fee Information: Free

We all ask “What is it?” many times. The mountain farm museum has many items that leave us with more questions than answers. Join a ranger to learn just what it is! Meet on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Easy, half-mile walk.