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Explore the park with a ranger!

Ranger-led programs are offered spring through fall. Use the calendar below to find information about the park's ranger-guided programs, special events, volunteer opportunities, and more! The spring schedule of events is posted in mid-March; the summer schedule in early June; and the fall schedule in early September.

Check out our Not-So-Junior Ranger program, designed for rangers between the ages of 13 and 130!

In addition to the programs listed below, daily milling demonstrations are offered spring through fall at the park's historic Mingus Mill and Cable Mill.
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Other ways to explore the park

The park has several partner organizations that offer a wide variety of programs, including guided hikes, summer camps, family adventures, naturalist workshops, and programs on synchronous fireflies, butterflies, wildflowers, salamanders, elk, bears, tracking, the Cherokee, and so much more! See what adventures await you!

 

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A Walk in the Woods

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Everyday from 06/17/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Do you have a few minutes? Get away from the hustle and bustle by taking an easy stroll and discover stories of history and nature along this scenic, wooded trail.

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    Cades Cove Evening Hayride

    • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Riding Stables
    • Fees: $14.00 per person
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Join a ranger for an evening open-air hayride viewing wildlife and discovering the diversity of life in the cove.

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    Hike with a Naturalist

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Get outside, connect with nature, and explore the Smokies!

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    Junior Ranger Program in Cades Cove

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area halfway around the Loop Road
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Join a Park Ranger for a hands-on exploration of the Smokies. Participation counts towards credit for earning a Junior Ranger badge and certificate

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    Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Come and experience the art of making a simple cornshuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Feeding time!

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: Mountain Farm Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Join park staff as they close up the Mountain Farm Museum for the evening. You’ll even be able to help feed the pigs and chickens!

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Pack your Bags

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Chimneys Picnic Area
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Learn what to pack before you make tracks! Do you know how to set up a campsite? Learn proper food storage, what you need to bring, and where the best places are to camp.

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    Junior Ranger: Porch Program

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    • Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Join a ranger on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to discover what makes Great Smoky Mountains National Park so special. Topics vary so feel free to come more than once!

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    Junior Ranger: Porch Talk

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Everyday from 06/13/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Did you know that the Smokies is one of the most diverse places in the world? Join a ranger to learn more during this "Ranger's Choice" style program.

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    Old-Time Toy Demonstration

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/07/2017 to 08/02/2017

    See how wooden toys were used back in Cades Cove's earlier days.

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    Slimy Salamanders

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free, Limited to 25 participants. Call (865) 436-1291 up to 4 days in advance to make reservations.
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Join a Ranger to explore the damp, dark world of the park's most popular amphibian. Be prepared to get a little wet and even a little dirty as we search for this slimy creature. Closed-toed shoes recommended.

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    Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Mingus Mill Parking Mill
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Do you know why coins were placed on eht eyelids of the deceased? Join a Park Ranger on a 4-mile hike, as we explore two historic cemeteries, examining the mountain culture and traditions surrounding death and burial in Southern Appalachia.

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    Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Davis House at the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 06/21/2017 to 08/09/2017

    Is it time for beans or potatoes? Have you ever wondered what it means to plant by the signs, such as the moon? Enjoy insights as to how people of the past...as well as the present, use various signs to plant their gardens.

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    WILD by Design

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill Area
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 08/13/2017

    A talk and hands-on demonstration about the wild things in the park.

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    Cades Cove 'Early Bird' Morning Hayride

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Cades Cove Riding Stables
    • Fees: $14/person
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Join a park ranger for a morning open-air hayride viewing wildlife and discovering the diversity of life in the Cove. Hayrides can fill up quickly. First come, first serve for this program.

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    Cades Cove Night Hike

    • Location: Cades Cove Orientation Shelter at the Entrance to the Loop Road
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Join a park ranger for an evening walk discovering the night creatures of the Cove. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a flashlight.

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    Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Collins Creek Picnic Area
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Step back in time for a hands-on demonstration about one lifeway skill of the Cherokee. Participants will fashion their own piece of pottery in a style used on the Qualla Boundary.

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    Junior Ranger: History Detective

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/17/2017

    Join us as we use detective skills to search for signs of human existence before the park was established.

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    Junior Ranger: Mountain Traditions

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to have lived in the Smokies over 100 years ago, before the national park? Join a ranger to learn about some of the mountain traditions of years past.

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    Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee River Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Look, listen, and question! Good science always begins with making observations and asking questions. Explore the Oconaluftee River Trail with a park ranger, and practice your science skills.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Kephart Prong Hike

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Kephart Prong Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/22/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Join a Ranger and explore the remains of an old logging camp, which later became a Civilian Conservation Corp camp. Discover what signs are still visible and what life was like.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Little River Night Hike

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Little River Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Precious Memories

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/10/2017

    Find out how the church influenced the Cove and its residents.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, and other aquatic critters. Be prepared to get wet. Closed toed shoes recommended.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    "As papaw use to say"...Southern Sayings

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Davis House Porch at Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017

    "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!" Have you ever heard a saying or phrase and wondered its meaning? Join a ranger at the Mountain Farm Museum to explore the history behind common Southern sayings.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A resilient Forest

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Tues.: Noah "Bud" Ogle Parking Area; Fri.: Cove Hardwood Nature Trail
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Wildfire is an agent of change. Join a ranger to learn about fire's effect on the landscape.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Evening Campfire

    • Location: Elkmont Campground
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Join a ranger for a National Park tradition—the evening campfire program. Topics vary, but you’re guaranteed to learn something new about the Great Smoky Mountains.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing (Oconaluftee)

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM,10:30 AM to 11:00 AM,11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mountain Farm Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Learn a new skill. Be a blacksmith and create your own item to take home. Limited to ages 10-12. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Whose Poop is on my Boots?

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/11/2017

    Grab the kids and meet a ranger to get the scoop on animal skins, tracks, and...poop!

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Talking Tombstones

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Jakes Creek Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, June 30, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 06/23/2017 to 08/11/2017

    The Smokies preserves almost 200 cemeteries. Researching a cemetery can be lots of work but very informative and entertaining. Come and experience the stories the tombstones share with us.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Back Porch Old-Time Music Jam

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Bring an acoustic instrument and join in on this old-time jam. Or just sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds as others play traditional Appalachian music.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Blacksmith Demonstration

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Blacksmith shop near the Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill area
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Learn the art of blacksmithing and why it was important in the Cades Cove community.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Don't Get Lost

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee River Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Join park staff and learn the basics of using a compass. You will learn how to use Azimuth readings and line of sight to get you where you want to go. This is a beginner's hour.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Animal Olympics

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center/Cable Mill Area
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 08/12/2017

    This interactive and fun activity compares your abilities to the animals of the park.

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Little River Morning Stroll

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Little River Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Investigate the intricately beautiful world of the Smokies on this easy walk.

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    Mosaics of the Landscape

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mon.: Cove Mtn Trailhead; Sat.: Gatlinburg Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/17/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Explore the park's dynamic ecosystems and their resilience in times of change. Join a ranger for a conversation on the ecological and social implications of fire.

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    Smokemont Night Hike

    • Time: 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Bradley Fork Trailhead, D-Loop Smokemont Campground
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Ever wonder what goes "grrr" in the night? What creatures are out there moving under the cover of darkness? Take a walk on the dark side with a ranger and learn about some of the mysteries and wonders found only after the sun goes down.

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    Welcome Home!

    • Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Porch
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/12/2017

    After more than a century of absence, the elk have returned. Hear the story of the return of the largest mammal in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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    What Smokey Didn't Tell You, Wildland Fire Ecology

    • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Smokemont Campground between C-Loop and D-Loops
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, July 1, 2017

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/24/2017 to 08/12/2017

    Not all fire is bad. Wildland fire has shaped the forests throughout our land. Bring your chair, a cup of coffee, and join the conversation with a park ranger to learn how fire benefits the forest.

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    Andrews Bald Hike for Families

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Forney Ridge Trailhead at Clingmans Dome parking area
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Join a ranger for a day-hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds.

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    Branching Out

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Elkmont Nature Trail
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    The Smokies are home to over 130 species of trees. Explore the dramatic forest and find out what the trees can tell us about their ecosystem.

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    Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Amaze your friends with newfound knowledge about how these mountains were born and how they have changed over time.

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    Junior Ranger: Slimy Salamanders

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mingus Creek Trail
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Join a ranger to explore the damp, dark world of the park's most popular amphibian. Be prepared to get a little wet and even a little dirty as we search for this slimy creature. Closed-toed shoes recommended.

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    Junior Ranger: Smoky Mountain Elk

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    • Location: Palmer House, Cataloochee Valley
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    It’s all about connection and balance in nature to ensure survival for elk and other species living together in an ecosystem. Learn about the history of the elk through “show and tell” activities. Then stay and watch the elk come into the fields!

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    Longing for the "Good Ol' Days"

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
    • Location: Davis House at the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    You've heard it before, but was it really the "good ol' days?" Join a ranger for a walk on the Mountain Farm Museum and learn about the "new comers" who settled here and farmed this land.

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    Old Town of Elkmont

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Meet behind Elkmont Ranger Station
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Take an afternoon stroll with a ranger and learn about Elkmont when it was a turn-of-the-century logging boomtown.

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    Sugarlands Night Hike

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/18/2017 to 08/13/2017

    Challenge your senses and experience the mystery of the Smokies after dark.

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    Junior Ranger: Blacksmithing

    • 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
    • Location: Cades Cove Visitor Center, halfway around the Cades Cove Loop Road
    • Fees: Free, limited to youth 8-12 years old. Group size limited to 8 per program.
    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/07/2017

    Join a ranger in the blacksmith shop to learn about blacksmithing. Other Junior Ranger programs will be going on simultaneously for younger kids. For children ages 8-12. Closed-toed shoes required. Group size limited to 8 per group.

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    Junior Ranger: Stream Splashers (Oconaluftee)

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Oconaluftee River adjacent to the Mountain Farm Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/07/2017

    Roll up your pants and wade through a mountain stream to look for salamanders, damselflies, and other critters. Be prepared to get wet.

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    Smokemont Nature Hike

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Smokemont Campground Nature Trail Near B Loop
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, July 3, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 06/19/2017 to 08/07/2017

    Enjoy a short nature hike and uncover Smokemont's rich logging history.

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    Evening Program

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Location: Cades Cove Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Join a park ranger to learn some interesting facts and hear some stories of Cades Cove and the park.

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    Junior Ranger Explorer! (Oconaluftee)

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Oconaluftee River Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Come take an adventure on the Conaluftee River Trail using fresh eyes and ears. Did you know these are a ranger's most important tools? You will need to be careful, some of the things we will explore may be smaller than a dime or larger than you.

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    Junior Ranger: But I Don't Wanna!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Maple tree below Oconaluftee Visitor Center front porch
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Rangers would rather hear "Sure, I can do that!" Learn about fire ecology and how fire can be used to help nature...and what you can do to make the ranger smile when you are camping.

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    Junior Ranger: Mountain Medicine Kids

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Travel back in time to learn about what mountain kids played with and what natural resources were available to keep them healthy.

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    Junior Ranger: School Days at Little Greenbrier

    • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Little Greenbrier School
    • Fees: Free, space is limited, please arrive 15 minutes early
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 06/20/2017 to 08/08/2017

    Go back in time to discover what it was like to live in a mountain community and go to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Fun for all ages, and great for Junior Rangers.

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    Return of the Elk

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Cataloochee Valley, Rough Fork Trailhead
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Come enjoy a guided hike to where the elk acclimation pen was located and explore how, when, and why the elk returned to the Smokies.

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    Cataloochee Elk

    • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
    • Location: Palmer House in Cataloochee Valley
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 14, 2017

    Cataloochee is a great place for viewing elk. Learn about the history of the elk through "show and tell" activities. Then stay and watch the elk come into the fields! Limited to 25 participants. Call (828) 497-1904 to make reservations.

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    Shaped-Note Singing School

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Little Greenbrier School
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, July 16, 2017

    Come and participate or just listen to shaped-note singing.

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    Sugarlands Science

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Sugarlands Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Join a scientist on the 3rd Friday of the month to learn about and engage in on-going scientific research happening inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Topics vary each month.

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Last updated: June 11, 2017

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