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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    River Ramble

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Relax and cool off along a mountain stream. This easy walk with a ranger offers you an amazing opportunity to explore the Smokies only minutes from your car.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A Walk in the Woods

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Aw Shucks

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    Come and experience the art of making a simple cornshuck doll while gaining historical insight of the diversity of corn in the region. Limit 25. Call 865-436-1291 to sign up!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Little River Night Hike

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Porch Talk

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Porch Talk

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Talking Tombstones

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Hike with a Naturalist

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

  • Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Teachers sign up today to bring your students to the Natchez Trace Parkway to experience life during the Hernando de Soto expedition through Mississippi in the 1540s. Deadline to RSVP is September 15, 2016.

  • Obed Wild & Scenic River

    Obed Preschool Story Time

    Friday, September 22, 2017

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    Children are encouraged to bring their favorite book to be read by a ranger.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Branching Out

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    No Nails Needed

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

    Have you ever wondered how the wooden structures on the farm are held together? Join a ranger to learn how buildings were constructed in Southern Appalachia without using nails!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Evening Hayride

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Enjoy a ranger-led open air hayride viewing wildlife and discovering the diversity of Cades Cove. Fee: $14 per person.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger Explorer

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

    Explore life beneath the trees. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we reveal what is hidden on the forest floor. Easy to Moderate.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A Walk in the Woods

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Evening Campfire

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Down on the Farm

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 AM

    Walk down to the farm and see what activities may have kept families busy yesterday and today. Activities vary.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Welcome Home!

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM

    After more than a century of absence, the elk have returned. Join a member of our Elk Bugle Corp to hear the story of the return of the largest mammal in the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Hensley Settlement Tours

    • Fees: $$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors with a senior pass, $5.00 for children 12 and under
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    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Ranger guided tours of the historic Hensley Settlement

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Gap Cave Tours

    • Fees: $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors with senior pass, $4.00 for children aged 5 through 12
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    Friday, September 22, 2017

    Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    2 hour ranger guided tour of spectacular Gap Cave

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

    Gap Cave Tours

    • Fees: $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors with senior pass, $4.00 for children aged 5 through 12
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    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    2 hour ranger guided tour of spectacular Gap Cave

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