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

    Great Smoky Mountains

    National Park NC,TN

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  • Trail Advisory

    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 Monday Weekly from 09/22/2014 to 10/27/2014

    Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM Fee Information: Free

Hoe cakes, hominy, mush, cornbread, hush puppies, or white lightning – no matter what form it took, corn played an important role in Smokies' history. Come learn more about this versatile plant. Accessible to persons using wheelchairs.