Best Off the Beaten Path Things To Do In The Smoky Mountains


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Embark on an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary and discover the hidden gems of the Smoky Mountains, where tranquility and natural beauty await.

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Smoky Mountain Llama Trek

These friendly and gentle companions will guide you through serene trails, offering an unforgettable adventure amidst nature's splendor. 

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Forbidden Caverns

The caverns are home to a variety of different rock formations as well as bats, so it's definitely an experience you won't forget.

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Parrot Mountain & Gardens

There are many things to do there, including hiking, bird watching, and picnicking.

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Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum

Home to over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from all over the world.

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Elkmont Historic District

Nestled in a remote corner of the park, Elkmont is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Smokies.

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Smoky Mountain Cat House

The shop is known for its wide array of cat-themed items. Plus, visitors get to see the cats that reside at the house, and yes you can pet them too!

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Hike to Spence Field

Spence Field is one of the lesser-known areas in the Smokies. The hike itself is relatively challenging, but the views from the top are well worth it. 

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Cataloochee Valley

This secluded valley is home to an abundant elk population, as well as several historical structures.

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