Cade's Cove, Tenn.

Mountain inhabitants had a notoriously big sweet tooth, and for many, sorghum was the only sweetener available. Read more


2,000 museums nationwide will offer free admission to U.S. military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Read more

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By Lacey Raper

A variety of activities are scheduled for April in the national park. Read more



National Park Service

The Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park top lists for popularity, according to the National Park System. Read more


To say Cades Cove: A Personal History gives a unique testimonial of early 20th-century life in the Smokies is more than hearsay. Consider the evidence: The late Judge William Wayne Oliver wrote the book, based on his childhood in the cove. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Mary Grace •

A tunnel of foliage hugs the roadway as it winds its way up to Cades Cove, the most visited spot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Often described as an open-air museum, Cades Cove is 1,800 acres of wide-open space. Read more

Mountain Explorer

Relics of the past

Jack Neely photo

We present the Smokies as an enclave of rough pioneers who were so remote they had no other options, but by the time the first logs were being cut for cabins in Cades Cove, Knoxville had already hosted a state capital and a fledgling university. Read more


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