Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. From black bears to salamanders. Old-growth forests to spring wildflowers. Log cabins to grist mills. The park offers a myriad of opportunities for exploring and discovering both the natural and cultural history of these ancient mountains.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian, tells the story of the Cherokee people using high-tech wizardry along with an extensive artifact collection.
Dollywood’s spectacular Tennessee setting provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of amusement park rides and attractions. Thrilling roller coasters, daring water excursions, family rides and kiddie rides-you’ll find them all at Dollywood-along with one-of-a-kind attractions that let you experience our Smoky Mountain way of life. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede offers daring feats of horseback riding and friendly rivalry between North and South. Enjoy music, dancing and family friendly comedy along the way. Celebrate as the North and South join together in a patriotic finale all the while enjoying a tasty dinner prepared just for you.