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Are you planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains?  There are many reasons to visit this historic and beautiful National Park. Explore the many different things to do and experience lots during your visit.  But what makes the Great Smoky Mountains such a wonderful place to visit? What makes it the most popular and frequently visited National Park? What make it so special and so well-loved by so many?

Entrance sign to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Check out our many articles about the Great Smoky Mountains. You can read about it's history, the people and even its plants and wildlife. Then you'll see for yourself why this park is one of the most visited National Parks in America. It has more than a million visitors per year! Within our library you'll find an abundance of historical facts. You can read about Horace Kephartand the Smoky Mountains. Understand his role in helping with the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Read about the timeline and history of the Cherokee and learn how they influenced the National Park.  It’s important that we not forget how and why this National Park came to be, or the people who devoted their lives to the land. There are plenty of living memories in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Knowing about these different stories and tales keep the history alive. This is something that we want to preserve forever, along with the park itself.

There are many other things you can find with our library too! Learn about the many thousands of different plants and wildlife of the Smoky Mountains. Find the actual name of that beautiful plant you saw during your visit!  Find out the rich history behind the Cherokee Rose.  You can also read about the different types of wildlife in the park.  There are myths about the black bear that are both fascinating and enriching. There are also plenty of legends of the Great Smoky Mountains for you to read up on.  Knowing these legends and myths won’t necessarily change your trip, but they can certainly make it more meaningful and memorable for everyone.

You'll not only find history about the Smoky Mountains. You'll also benefit from information like money saving tips to utilize during your trip.  Even if you’ve budgeted for your vacation, it’s always helpful to know how and where you can save.  So come to the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy your stay. You'll be very glad you chose this as your Vacation destination.

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