Very similar to other national parks located all over the world, the Smoky Mountains Park is full of mountain top views, historic sites, bewitching wildflowers, gigantic and it even includes wild bears. People who visit the smoky mountains for a very limited time frame should make it a point to visit the top 10 attractions in the smoky mountains that offer a very unique experience and they are as follows.
1. Appalachian National Scenic Trail
This trail is a journey of 2,200 miles from Maine to Georgia and it serves as a home for Clingmans Dome and 5, 499 feet Standing Indian Mountain.
2. Cades Cove
Cades Cove is spread over 6, 800 acres and this valley came into being due to the development process of the Cherokee Indians. The cabin of John Oliver is the main attraction of this valley along with animals like wild turkey, fox, red wolf, elk and black bear.
3. Clingmans Dome
Clingmans Dome is at an altitude of 6, 643 feet and it serves as Tennessee’s highest point. It offers the best sights of the Appalachian Mountains and seven states are also visible from the observation tower of the Dome that is 54 feet high.
4. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
This is a dazzling drive of six miles that includes Grotto and rainbow waterfalls and old farmsteads. It serves as a leisurely trek with great views.
5. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad offers its visitors the time to relax and carry out the exploration of Western Carolina by means of a train. This attraction in the smoky mountains is considered to be very kid friendly.
6. Chimney Tops Trail
Chimney Tops Trails offer a 360 degree view of the national park. The trails are very easy and laid back in its first half but the latter part of the trial is difficult and requires hiking up around 900 feet.
7. Cataloochee Valley
This is one great attraction in the smoky mountains that includes wildlife such as turkey, elk, trout and black bear.
8. Laurel Falls
This is a waterfall that is 80 feet high and it is also a trail of two miles that is particularly easy. This trail is not convenient for elderly and the kids because of its steep conditions.
9. Mountain Farm Museum
This is a 19th century farm and the best time to visit this farm is during the summers. The museum consists of working farm including people and even real livestock and crops.
10. Mount Le Conte
One of the top 10 attractions in the smoky mountains is Mount LeConte which is the highest peak in this park. It is located at an altitude of 6, 593 feet and offers its visitors with fantastic views. This peak also consists of Alum Cave Trail that steals the hearts of the visitors. The peak is quite scenic because of its waterfalls and summits and also because of the rhododendron wildflowers.