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7 Sites to See in Appalachia (page 2)

7 Sites to See in Appalachia

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Updated on Jul 9, 2008

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennesee and North Carolina

The most-visited National Park in the country, this retreat got its name from the haze that hangs over the mountains.  There’s hiking, picnicking, camping are more. Special places to see include: Clingman's Dome - the highest mountain in the park, Mount Le Conte - the third-tallest mountain in the East, Cades Cove - a ghost town, and Cataloochee Valley - the former site of a native settlement. Many visitors choose to hike the trails of this national park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the close proximity to family fun. Gatlinburg boasts an aquarium, Ripley’s museum, water parks, rides, shopping, amusement parks, dinner shows, and more.

Berea, Kentucky

Called the folk art capital of the country, this tiny town boasts an amazing collection of handmade gifts and art. From quilts to carvings, you can find almost anything on the streets of this quaint little town with its unusual history. Berea College was founded here, as the South’s first interracial and coeducational college.  The town continues to be a haven for progressively minded artists and students alike, making this a must-see stop in an Appalachian tour.

 

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