Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Top Ten Park Train Rides

September 14, 2011, 12:13 pm
1.) Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon Railway With the Arizona heat looming, hop the train to Grand Canyon National Park and enjoy the comfortable ride. The Grand Canyon Railway departs daily at 9:30 a.m. from Williams, Arizona, about 30 miles west of Flagstaff. The train travels almost due ...

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Species Spotlight: Elk

September 14, 2011, 7:04 am
By: Heather Crowley Odds are if you’ve traveled to National Parks in the West, you’ve spotted elk. These loveable ungulates reside in a multitude of America’s National Parks, including Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone and Theodore Roosevelt. Elk once lived in a much larger range, however humans killed off a large portion ...

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Free Trolley Program in Gatlinburg!

As the Great Smoky Mountains National Park enters its summer peak, Gatlinburg has announced its new free Parkway Trolley Program which began on June 27th. The free trolley runs from Traffic Light Number One, which is located near the north end of the town to Light Number 10, located at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

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Firefly Light Show at Great Smoky

Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of 14 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns. The fireflies put on a stunning synchronized light show every year. Peak flashing for synchronous ...

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Firefly Light Show at Great Smoky

June 9, 2011, 8:58 am
Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of 14 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns. The fireflies put on a stunning synchronized light show every year. Peak flashing for synchronous ...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Smokies Road Status Now Available via Texts or Twitter

February 3, 2011, 1:40 pm
Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors and local travelers may now sign up to receive status updates about the park’s most frequently used roads via text message or Twitter. In the past, travelers had to place phone calls to the park to determine the status of the roads, which ...

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Podcast spreads the word about threat to Smokies’ bats

January 27, 2011, 1:58 pm
A podcast released by Great Smoky Mountains National Park outlines efforts to save bats from White-nose syndrome, a potentially fatal disease sweeping through the Smokies’ bat population. The park is home to at least 11 species of bats, a primary group of flying mammals that play a critical role in ...

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Smoky Mountains : Clingmans Dome
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Do they close the Cataloochee Valley in the Smoky Mountains the end of October? If not, can you visit the Cataloochee Valley anytime?
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The valley is open all year.  In fact, later in the season is a great time to visit.  Enjoy!

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