9 Must-See Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains


Welcome to the Great Smoky Mountains, the most visited national park in the US. In this web story, you will learn about 9 amazing attractions that you can’t miss in this natural wonderland. 

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the park, offering panoramic views of the mountains and valleys. 

Clingmans Dome


Cades Cove is a valley surrounded by mountains, where you can see wildlife, historic buildings, and beautiful meadows.  

Cades Cove 


Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a one-way, 6-mile road that takes you through a forest of old-growth trees, rushing streams, and waterfalls. 

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail 


Laurel Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the park, accessible by a 2.6-mile roundtrip hike. The trail is paved and easy.

Laurel Falls


Alum Cave Trail is a 4.6-mile roundtrip hike that takes you to the base of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the park. 

Alum Cave Trail 


Chimney Tops Trail is a 3.3-mile roundtrip hike that climbs to the top of a rocky ridge, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. 

Chimney Tops Trail 


Abrams Falls is a 5-mile roundtrip hike that follows a creek to a 20-foot waterfall. The waterfall is not very high, but it has a large volume of water and a deep pool.  

Abrams Falls 


Mingus Mill is a historic grist mill that was built in 1886 and still operates today. You can see how corn is ground into meal and flour by a water-powered turbine.  

Mingus Mill 


Cataloochee Valley is a remote and peaceful area of the park, where you can see elk, deer, turkeys, and other wildlife.  

Cataloochee Valley 


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