Despite being one of the most popular destinations in the U.S., the Smokies make it easy to plan a last-minute trip and avoid crowds year-round. Here's our definitive guide on what to know before you go, how to make the most of all the park has to offer, and can't-miss experiences in every season.
Together, Joy and her grandson Brad have driven more than 25,000 miles through 38 states—and they're not done yet
Olde Virden's Red Hot pepper flakes turn even the rankest dehydrated meal into mouthwatering fare
A group of hired caretakers, called ridgerunners, are working to protect America’s favorite wilderness footpath from the hordes of people who walk it each year
You may be in the middle of the wilderness, but a local IPA isn’t that far away
We pulled records from January 2006 to September 2016 on where, how, and why park visitors are dying. Here’s what we found.
Get out and explore the country’s weirdest sites with help from Atlas Obscura’s co-founder
Fit in a last-minute camping trip at one of these iconic parks before summer ends
It’s not all fun and games in the parks
We've cut the fat (and circumnavigated the crowds) so you can enjoy any of these thrilling parks in just one day
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