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Life in East Tennessee

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Not too far outside of Knoxville lies 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 one of the most visited national parks 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 2 million visitors a year, and Gatlinburg, a shopping district filled with tradition and German style buildings, as well as an aquarium, a sky lift, and other attractions.




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