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Nov 23 #OptOutside this Black Friday Posted on Nov 23, 2015 by Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites visitors to join them for ranger-led hikes across the park on Friday, Nov. 27. Hikes will be offered in the Cataloochee, Elkmont, and Cades Cove areas of the park providing an outstanding opportunity for people of all ages to #OptOutside and enjoy the park. Read More
Nov 13 October 2015 visitation is second highest ever Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed 1,370,640 visitors in October 2015, exceeding 2014’s mark of 1,303,640. Read More
Oct 15 GSMA's children's books program earns national spotlight Posted on Oct 15, 2015 by Read More
Oct 01 GSMNP unveils new alternative fuel equipment for use by park, visitors Posted on Oct 1, 2015 by The new equipment helps the park leave a smaller carbon footprint and allows the public to join in the effort. Read More
Sep 23 Dear Elected Officials: Please Keep Our National Parks Open Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by If Congress fails to reach a federal budget resolution by midnight, September 30, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hundreds of other National Park Service sites in America will close to the public indefinitely. Read More
Sep 11 DLIA's Salamander Ball born from strong partnership Posted on Sep 11, 2015 by “Salamanders big, salamanders small! Come one, come all to the Salamanders Ball.” - Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Knoxville Zoo, a benefit fundraiser for Discover Life in America Read More
Sep 04 2015 Holiday Catalog Available Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by Are you itching to get your holiday shopping over with so you can smugly brag at the Thanksgiving table about all the free time you’ve earned due to your super-hero-like gift-giving skills?  Read More
Aug 24 Celebrate NPS's 99th with GSMNP Posted on Aug 24, 2015 by The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites you to join the party! Read More
Aug 19 Carroll Best CD earns prestigious IBMA nomination Posted on Aug 19, 2015 by Great Smoky Mountains Association’s “Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band” has been named among the best of the year by earning an award nomination in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual competition. Read More
Jul 22 New Audio Tour Available at Mountain Farm Museum Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Visitors to the Smokies are invited to take a trip back in time as they listen to a new audio tour developed for the Mountain Farm Museum located at Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Read More
Jun 17 'Sabrina' author to appear in national park Posted on Jun 17, 2015 by Young and old alike are invited to Great Smoky Mountains Association’s upcoming “Meet the Author” event featuring Lisa Horstman Saturday, June 27, at Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Read More
May 27 May 2015 Where in the Park are We? Posted on May 27, 2015 by What I should have done was pace off the length of this gargantuan dinner table to get some idea about exactly how long it is. But I didn’t. It was late fall; I was cold; and the sun was setting fast.  Read More
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