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  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Causes & Legacies

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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    Explore the causes and consequences of the Battle of Stones River and the Civil War.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Cades Cove Evening Hayride

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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

  • 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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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    2 hour ranger guided tour of spectacular Gap Cave

  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Battlefield Caravan Tour

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Guided Tour of Stones River National Battlefield.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger Program in Cades Cove

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    WILD by Design

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Old-Time Toy Demonstration

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    A Walk in the Woods

    Wednesday, July 26, 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

    Junior Ranger: Feeding time!

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

    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!

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Slimy Salamanders

    • Fees: Free, Limited to 25 participants. Call (865) 436-1291 up to 4 days in advance to make reservations.
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    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Porch Program

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

    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!

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Join a ranger for a talk focusing on the unique resources and stories at Stones River National Battlefield.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Porch Talk

    Wednesday, July 26, 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

    Hike with a Naturalist

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Pack your Bags

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Aw Shucks

    Wednesday, July 26, 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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Walking with the Passed -- Mountain Cemeteries

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Waxing or Waning--Which one do I want?

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: History Detective

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM

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

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Cherokee-style Pottery

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    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.

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Junior Ranger: Thinking Like a Scientist

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    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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Last updated: July 5, 2017