Happy 75th Birthday, Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

June 15, 2009 at 5:00 am 3 comments

On June 15, 1934, Congress established the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In honor of the park’s 75th Birthday, I’m sharing some photos by Flickr user Jim Dollar. I think his photographs do an astounding job at showing why Great Smoky Mountains National Park is our nation’s most visited national park. Enjoy!

Sunset at Clingman’s Dome (Photo by Jim Dollar)

Cade’s Cove Methodist Church (Photo by Jim Dollar)

Greenbrier (Photo by Jim Dollar)

Rainbow Falls (Photo by Jim Dollar)

Spider Web (Photo by Jim Dollar)

More of Jim Dollar’s lovely photos of Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be found on his Flickr site or http://www.jimdollarphotography.com.

For more details on the park’s anniversary and related festivities, visit GreatSmokies75th.org.

Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Clingman's Dome, Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Hiking, Rainbow Falls, Tennesee.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Angel  |  June 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I’ll be visiting there on my to and from my brother’s wedding in TN. I’m way more amped about the park then I am about attending the wedding. haha.

    Since we’ll be sort of strapped for time, Ian and I are thinking of taking a horseback ride through the park. Can’t wait!

  • 2. geekhiker  |  June 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    So, what, you’re saying I should go or something? 😉

  • 3. scienceguy288  |  June 15, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Wow! Great photos! Apparently it being the most visited national park does not take away from its beauty. Happy birthday smokey!


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