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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The story of Smokey Bear began during World War II. Read more

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This is the rare opportunity to have a “net downhill” hiking experience. Read more

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Summer spectacle lights up the Tennessee sky. Read more

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Sherman Yang

Learn more about Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a group setting. Read more

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The space station can often be seen flying over, if the orbit times up with dark sky moments. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up. Read more

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Participation is limited to 750 runners on the 5k or 10-mile courses. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, November 3. Read more

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Derek Thomson

The new 50-acre outdoor waterpark will be located across the street and up the hill from the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies resort. Read more

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Grandfather's keeper

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WalletHub, a website known for providing basic financial guidance, has ranked the best states for road trips. Read more

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Now education branch chief for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Susan Sachs has worked in the Smokies for the past 20 years, collaborating with scientists, teachers and students to spread appreciation of the park’s vast cultural resources. Read more

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Lodging and meals are provided at The Buckhorn, East Tennessee’s classic country inn, which features stunning views of Mt. Le Conte. Read more

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Work is expected to start in late-May and continue through November. Read more

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Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. Read more

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Birding and hikes on agenda for GSMA May calendar Read more

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Glen Rose

The band will take the stage at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, May 18. Read more

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Caara Hunter

At least 35 bears struck and killed in the Pigeon River Gorge in the last 10 months. Read more

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A conversation with a Smokies hiking expert

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Danny Bernstein has been a lot of things in her life. Originally from New York, she began her career in computer science “way before computing was cool,” working as a software developer and then as a college professor before moving to Asheville. Read more

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National Park Service staff will be on hand at each event to provide a “behind the scenes” look into the Parkway. Read more

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Story detailed events before, during and after the deadly Chimney Tops 2 fire. Read more

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Staff will assist visitors at four of the six locations that would normally be available in the park. Read more

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