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Sugarlands Visitor Center to be Renovated

Sugarlands Visitor Center will remain open to the public as it receives much needed renovations January 7 – March 31, 2013. The renovations will improve the layout of the main lobby and visitor contact area to better serve the 850,000 thousand visitors that come through the visitor center annually. The new visitor contact area will […]

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Smokies Announces Extensive Vista Clearing Project Starting April 1st

Whenever the National Park Service has surveyed visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park about their planned activities, the number one response has always been “viewing scenery – scenic views.” Over the years the number and quality of those scenic viewpoints along Park roads has gradually declined. When Park roads were constructed, the forests had […]

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10 tips for photographing wildflowers in The Smoky Mountains

Warmer than normal temperatures and above average rainfall this year mean wildflowers will be in full bloom very soon.  Here are 10 quick tips for photographing wildflowers in The Great Smoky Mountains.  As always,  be sure to respect other visitors and the parks natural resources while photographing.