Pay respects at the first national military park—Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park--which honors Civil War soldiers that fought in the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. Remember the struggle and survival of the Cherokee people in a journey to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Visit some of the world’s most stunning forests; step back in time to appreciate churches, cabins, farmhouses and barns of the Southern Appalachian people who settled the region in the late 1700s; choose a hike from 800 miles of trails; and spend a spell with some of the oldest mountains on earth in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Chase forty-five miles of free-flowing streams, around the Obed Wild & Scenic River, some of the most rugged scenery in the region.
Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest
The Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest is a type of montane coniferous forest that grows in the highest elevations in the southern Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. The southern spruce-fir forest is the highest and coldest forest ecosystem in the Appalachian range, thriving in elevations above 5,500 feet (1,700 m) where the climate is too harsh to support the broad-leaved hardwood forest that dominates the region's lower elevations. ...more
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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. Today the trail includes about 2,200 miles of land and water routes, and traverses portions of nine states. ...more
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Tricorner Knob is a mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains, located in the Southeastern United States. It has an elevation of 6,120 feet (1,865 m), with 160 feet (48 m) of clean prominence. ...more
Veteran's National Cemetery Established immediately after the siege of Knoxville, this cemetery contains Federal casualties from the Battle of Fort Sanders and members of 1st Heavy Artillery, USCT. Open daily. ...more
Established immediately after the siege of Knoxville, this cemetery contains Federal casualties from the Battle of Fort Sanders and members of 1st Heavy Artillery, USCT. Open daily. ...more
Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area
Virgin Falls is a 1,157-acre natural area located adjacent to the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness in White County. The natural area is named for Virgin Falls, which is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. ...more
White Lightning Trail
The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. ...more
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