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Smoky Mountain Historical Sites

Area Info : Explore : Historic Sites

While many people think of the Western United States when they here the word "frontier," few realize there was a time where the wild untamed forests of the Smoky Mountains where just as rugged as the plains of the West. Smoky Mountain Historic Sites offer vacationers a chance to step back in history and discover what life was like for all the various folks who've lived int the region.

From the area's earliest inhabitants, the Cherokee, to the resourceful mountain people who lived in the region until the park's creation in 1934, Smoky Mountain history covers a wide range of cultures and peoples. Visitors can enjoy getting out and exploring the sites that take you back in time to these worlds.

Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

The first stop for any history buff in the Smoky Mountains is the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. This Smoky Mountain history museum offers guests a chance to learn the history of the region by looking at artifacts from the various people who have lived in the region.

You'll also be able to touch history with the reconstructed village which boasts several cabins and vehicles. Overall, this museum provides visitors with a chance to enjoy the area's rich history.

Smoky Mountain Historic Places in the National Park

There are several areas within the park that provide guests with plenty of historic sites to explore and enjoy on their Smoky Mountain dream vacation. These buildings range from cabins to grist mills to barns and provide a distinct glimpse into what life was like for mountain people.

One of the most notable destinations in the park, Cades Cove, draws tourists not only for its motor loop's promise of wildlife sightings, but for the several historical buildings that lie off the loop. From picturesque country churches to grist mills, these buildings are snapshots of the past.

Roaring Fork also offers several interesting homesteads to explore as well as stunning natural vistas. However, this Smoky Mountain historical sites are often less crowded than their Cades Cove counterparts.

In addition to Roaring Creek, vacationers can spot remnants of Smoky Mountain history on trails such as the Sugarlands Trail as well as in areas such as Little Greenbrier. There is plenty of history within the park. One only needs to look to find it.

Plenty of Smoky Mountain Historic Places to See on Vacation

No matter which historical places you choose to visit on your Smoky Mountain vacation - you'll be certain that there are plenty of place that allow you to explore intriguing Smoky Mountain history.




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The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

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