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Jan 18
New visitor center in Townsend provides starting point for Great Smoky Mountains visitors

The Great Smoky Mountains Association has opened a new visitor center called the Great Smokies Welcome Center. Located in Townsend, at 7929 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, this new center is a starting point for visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The center provides information about the park and sells souvenirs, parking tags, and other park-related items.

Jan 17
Cherokee Tribal Council takes ‘significant step’ toward renaming Clingmans Dome

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council has taken a “significant step forward” to renaming Clingmans Dome, according to a statement released by the tribe. The Tribal Council voted unanimously on a resolution to approve the submittal of an application to change the name of Clingmans Dome to “Kuwohi” on January 4.

Oct 29
Big changes coming to Laurel Falls Trail with approval of improvement plan

The National Park Service is moving ahead with a plan to improve the visitor experience at one of the most popular trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Sep 24
Watch artists paint the Smokies in the park this September

The public is invited to watch 20 nationally acclaimed artists paint across the park starting Sunday, September 24th through Thursday, September 28th in various locations.

Sep 14
Mountain Life Festival returns to Smokies national park after 3 years

The Mountain Life Festival will return to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the first time in three years, according to a release from the park.