The Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies over the narrow range of ridges undulating over the Great Smoky Mountains. Dedicated to the munificent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thousands of people flock to the park that is located in United Sates, every year.
Sugarlands Visitors' Center and Oconaluftee Visitor Center are the two major visitors’ centers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sugarlands Visitors' Center straddles just near to the Gatlinburg entrance area of the park, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center lies at the eastern most entering area of the park near to the Cherokee, North Carolina. At these stations one can edify oneself with erudite information about the history, wild life and geology of the park. These stations also offer maps and books for the convenience of the visitors. The entrance to this park is free of cost.
Cades Cove is one of the historical splendour of the park. This valley treasures many edifices of historical significance such as barns, churches, and huts built with logs. One can also take a tour via bicycle or any motor vehicle to explore the valley and get oneself familiar with the bygone ways of life at southern Appalachia. The other up to snuff historical sites of the park are CataloocheMingus Mill at Oconaluftee, Roaring Fork, Mountain Farm Museum and Elkmont.
Apart from sightseeing one can wallow-in activities like hiking and fishing in the park. The water in the park gives shelter to the healthy breed of trouts and fishes. One can also indulge in horse riding and water tubing during one’s visit to the park.
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