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<em>Smoky Mountain Magic</em>

Smoky Mountain Magic

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC--Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?" asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn's PBS series on our national parks. He is the author of "Our Southern Highlanders", "Cherokees of the Smokies", and "Camping and Woodcraft". Available in hardcover and softcover. Read More >

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Oconaluftee & Mountain Farm Museum

  • Things to See & Do in 2 to 3 hours from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

    Handy fold-out guide to things to see and do in 2-3 hours from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in North Carolina.

  • Oconaluftee River Trail Patch

    Embroidered patch showing the scenic Oconaluftee River.  If you've been there, this patch will help you brag about it without saying a word!  All purchases benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Elk Canvas Book Bag

    Stylish, sturdy, and practical book tote bag.  Emblazoned with an image of a elk on one side and facts about elk on the reverse.  15" tall, 21" wide, with a 12" tall strap.  Purchase of this bag supports Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Heritage Garden at the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee

Heritage Garden at the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee

The new Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Museum was completed in 2011.  Cultural exhibits in the new center give an overview of the people who lived in the Smokies before it became a national park.  The adjacent Mountain Farm Museum displays an interesting group of historic buildings .  This is also the beginning of the Oconaluftee River Trail, 3 miles roundtrip, which follows the Oconaluftee River to downtown Cherokee, NC.

New Oconaluftee Visitor Center in North Carolina

New Oconaluftee Visitor Center in North Carolina