Places To Go

  • A clear foreground of yellow flowers in a meadow with an unfocused backdrop of a mountain

    Cades Cove

    Allow three to four hours to leisurely wind through Cades Cove in your vehicle, enjoying wildlife and historic structures.

  • Mountains stretch to the far horizon in the view from the observation tower at Clingmans Dome.

    Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the park and offers spectacular 360° views of the Smokies and beyond.

  • Bright green bushes and dark green trees in the foreground of rolling mountains under patchy clouds

    Newfound Gap

    A trip over Newfound Gap Road has been compared to a drive from Georgia to Maine with the variety of forest ecosystems one experiences.

  • A wooden barn in a grassy field below a cloudy sky alongside a gravel road

    Cataloochee Valley

    Cataloochee Valley is the best place in the park to see historic frame buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • A bending roadway rail in the foreground of a blue-green colored mountain view

    Foothills Parkway

    Split into multiple sections, the Foothills Parkway provides unique views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • A pink historic building with a large cobblestone chimney and teal shutters. A background of trees.

    Elkmont Area

    Witness historic cabins, summer homes, stables, and hotels built in the early 1910s and 1920s.

  • A small, rustic, faded log cabin near a creek surrounded by rocks and greenery

    Roaring Fork

    The narrow, winding Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail invites you to slow down and enjoy the forest and historic buildings of the area.

  • A waterfall cascading down rocks, some with moss and greenery. Green trees surround the falls.

    Deep Creek

    The Deep Creek area is celebrated for its streams and waterfalls.

  • Log structures in the background of a fenced in garden of green plants.

    Mountain Farm Museum

    A collection of historic log buildings gathered from throughout the Smoky Mountains and preserved on a single site.

Last updated: July 30, 2022

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