7 Incredible Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains


The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the US, with over 12 million visitors in 2023. It’s home to diverse wildlife, stunning scenery, and rich history.

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the park, at 6,643 feet above sea level. It offers spectacular views of the mountains and valleys, especially at sunrise and sunset.

Clingmans Dome


Cades Cove is a valley surrounded by mountains, where you can see wildlife, and historic buildings. You can drive along an 11-mile loop road, or bike or walk on designated days.

Cades Cove


Laurel Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the park, with a height of 80 feet. It’s accessible by a 2.6-mile roundtrip hike on a paved trail.

Laurel Falls


Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a one-way scenic drive that takes you through a forested area with streams, waterfalls, and historic cabins.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail


Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass in the park, at an elevation of 5,046 feet. It’s also the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina.

Newfound Gap


Alum Cave Trail is one of the most popular and scenic trails in the park, leading to Mount LeConte. It’s a 10.6-mile roundtrip hike.

Alum Cave Trail


Cataloochee Valley is a remote and peaceful area in the eastern part of the park, where you can see elk, deer, turkeys, and other wildlife. You can also visit historic sites.

Cataloochee Valley


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