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Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg, TN 16.2 km away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Love this aquarium love the shark tunnel and the sting rays and being able to touch them so much nature in one building and very good learning experience if you have children just wish they had dolphins over al...
That place is an amazing spectacle of both a spacious and luxurious home and grounds as well as the Smokey Mountains National Park it borders.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, TN 16.1 km away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Our favorite trail is "Chimney Tops", a 5 mile nature hike crossing streams, winding around boulders, by waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife.
This national park is a treasure filled with beautiful rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails and the occasional adorable bear cub sightings.
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Parrot Mountain & Gardens Pigeon Forge, TN 26.9 km away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Pigeon Forge
This was an amazing experience , if you like nature and birds this is the perfect place to go, thousands of flowers and thousands of beautiful tropical birds and the price is reasonable, the workers are very frien...
Although we spotted many couples around the park, we went with three of our children, 14, 10 and 7. Everyone, including us adults, were dazzled by the array of birds and everyone was thrilled to be able to hold an...
Mount LeConte Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 10.6 km away
#1 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
I would recommend this for anyone wanting to escape and enjoy the beauty of nature and the peacefulness of feeling you’re on top of the world.
We will continue this family tradition as long as we can, and we are so thankful for the wonderful Park workers and Volunteers who make it possible.
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Tuckaleechee Caverns Townsend, TN 26.9 km away
#1 of 8 Nature & Parks in Townsend
The cavers are a nature treasure, astonish formations, the underground river is remarkably beautiful, and the Silver Falls are gorgeous.
Our family thought this cavern tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Townsend and the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park Cosby, TN 14.0 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cosby
The road is super nice We saw elks and bears The museum of the old mountain farm is super nice The views all along the park are amazing We would have loved to have more then there to hike!
We had a very enjoyable trip despite the weather, and highly recommend a visit to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, especially to nature lovers!
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 14.9 km away
#2 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a great place to see bears and deer, historic buildings, and go on many hiking trails, some of which lead to water falls.
Very pretty drive, nature at its best with beautiful cascading streams and hiking trails to waterfalls.
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Chimneys Picnic Area Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 7.6 km away
#3 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a perfect place to unwind, enjoy a picnic, or explore the beauty of the stream that courses along the picnic area.
We were delighted to find this picnic area in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!
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Alum Cave Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 9.1 km away
#4 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The trail starts out meandering the river which had many opportunities to stop and look at the beauty of nature (many tiny waterfalls going over the boulders).
We have been on many National Park trails, and we thought Alum was one of the best maintained popular trails we have experienced.
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Ramsey Cascades Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 23.7 km away
#6 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ramsey's Cascades is a 12 mile, strenous hike through the GSMNP, on the East side of the park, in East Tennessee, to the cascades (from GSMNP website: Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the park, dropping...
You may see one or two other hikers along the way but for the most part its easy to feel one with nature!
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Roaring Fork Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 11.6 km away
#7 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Roaring Fork Historic Nature Trail is a beautiful scenic drive through the forest with several interesting stops along the way such as historic cabins, mills, churches, and cemeteries.
... of bears - the beauty of the stream, trees, and serenity gives you such a high - hate to go back to the hustle and bustle of the city - highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy nature at its very best.
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Mingo Falls Cherokee 19.5 km away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Cherokee
These falls are truly unique with a rainforest feel to them as well as being some of highest in the park They are memorable and unique enough to be on a list with Niagara, upper&lower falls in yellowstone, and kau...
If you are visiting Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the drive to the trail head is a little bit out of the way.
Clingmans Dome Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 0.8 km away
#8 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Coming down the peak we were wrapped in a cooling mist, and distancing ourselves from the other hikers, we found the experience truly magical...setting sun, mist, nature sounds...the lasting impact of such a momen...
Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smoky Mountains national Park, It is crowned by a observation tower which will give you panoramic views in every direction.
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Oconaluftee Islands Park Cherokee 11.4 km away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Cherokee
wonderful place to go and sit and relax and watch the river flow by and the kids can play in the water It has picnic areas and a few bridges to walk over...I would highly recommend that you stop at the park if you...
Spotless trails and fitness stations as well as ample picnic tables make this park a jewel for locals and tourists.
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Chimney Tops Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 6.9 km away
#9 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Chimney Tops Trail is 3.75 mile busy trail located near the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Perfect early morning hike to get your heart rate up, see nature and get close to one of God's great creations.
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Gatlinburg Trail Gatlinburg, TN 14.2 km away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Amazing and easy walk along the mountain stream makes you feel miles deep into the park while the trailhead is only a few blocks away from most restaurants, shops and hotels.
The Gatlinburg trail is a fun and easy trail that is 2 miles long and starts at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and ends at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
Charlies Bunion Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 13.4 km away
#10 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The park ranger recommended this hike as it was a nice distance (8 miles) for a day hike, and offers a beautiful panoramic view at Charlies Bunion.
I asked a couple of local people (including rangers) about the best hikes to do while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this hike seemed to be a first respond for many of them.
Grotto Falls Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 12.4 km away
#11 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
I definitely recommend it for families to do! It's also right by the Roaring Fork Motor Trail so you can do both in the same day and see the beauty of nature!
Grotto Falls is unique in the waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: you can walk BEHIND the waterfall.
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Patriot Park Pigeon Forge, TN 25.0 km away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Pigeon Forge
Patriot Park is a great place, a central place to park free for the trolleys, for shopping at the Old Mills shops, for eating at the Old Mill and Old Pottery restaurants, and a great place for enjoying picnics and...
Patriot Park is the dedication of Tennessee, The Volunteer State to donate Prime Real Estate in honor of the Patriot Missile (Iraq War.) Well worth visiting this park, for posterity.
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 13.7 km away
#12 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Best of Everything: Nature, Animals, Nature Scenery, History - Pack A Picnic - Bring A Camera to Capture Gorgeous Photos
It's a really nice and pleasant drive through the area with places to stop, park, and enjoy viewing pioneer cabins, Churches, barns, wildlife (turkeys, deer, an occasional bear--keep a healthy distance), splendid...
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Cataloochee Valley
#1 of 11 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
In love with this place, old barns, home sites, churches , family cemetaries, even an old school house! Park maintains all the places, walk through enjoy the beauty, the history and there are restroom facilities,...
Spent the day at Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and had a fantastic day!
Laurel Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 12.6 km away
#13 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Park Rangers seem to walk the trail and keep you safe from the bears too, Truly worth doing and so beautiful to see and touch the falls carefully of course
We enjoyed our time hiking to see Laurel Falls and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Rainbow Falls Trail Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 15.4 km away
#15 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
... sounds; Directions To access Rainbow Falls trailhead turn off the main parkway in Gatlinburg, TN at traffic light #8 and follow Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the national park.
The waterfall at the end is a little disappointing during summer but it is a really excellent trail for nature lovers with allsorts of wildlife to see.
Fontana Dam & Visitors Center
#2 of 11 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
However, it is a quiet peace of the smoky mountains park and it's a great place to visit.
You can walk across the top following the Appalachian Trail into the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Wear Farm City Park Pigeon Forge, TN 26.7 km away
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in Pigeon Forge
My wife and I daily walk and bike ride here and feel completely relaxed and the grounds crews are busy every day keeping the park clean and manicured.
we pass by here all the time and it is always clean and kids & families are loving the park facilities ...Really nice pavilion and places to have picnics
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 18.1 km away
#16 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Our family loves visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and typically we like to utilize the picnic grounds outside of Cades Cove.
You are able to park right near the river and there are picnic tables and grills right on the bank.
Spruce Flats Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 30.4 km away
#5 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Love the area, the woods, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The falls were absolutely beautiful and it is a great place to get away from the big crowds you will normally find in the park in peak times.
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Cataract Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 13.8 km away
#17 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hike to cataract falls was very easy and the falls at eh end were very pretty:) There is an optional nature loop you can also do in the middle of this trail, so those who wish to do that can.
They are so popular the nearly every tourist guide, from the ones published by the National Park Service to the ones you pick up for free at your hotel, mention the more popular hikes to various falls.
Mynatt Park Gatlinburg, TN 14.7 km away
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
This park, tucked out of the way on Historic Nature Trail, is a great place to for family R&R, afternoon picnic, playing hoops, walking, or sitting by the creek and reading.
Beautiful park with picnic tables near mountain stream, picnic pavilion,basketball court, tennis courts, baseball diamond and trails.
Waterrock Knob Maggie Valley 31.4 km away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Maggie Valley
Gift shop was also nice, with some nature information displays set up and an area with binoculars to look at the view and compare it with a map showing the towns nearby.
It's a great place to park and take pictures of both sides of mountain, small gift shop with a park Ranger.