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Life in East Tennessee

Not too far outside of Knoxville are other places perfect for short vacations or quick weekend getaways. Popular places to visit in East Tennessee are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited national park in the United States. The mountains are also home to two other popular tourist towns—Pigeon Forge, where the amusement park Dollywood is visited by over two million visitors a year, and Gatlinburg, a shopping district filled with traditional and German-style buildings, as well as an aquarium, a sky lift, and other attractions.


Click on the map below to see other interesting attractions in and around Knoxville.