ABC News and USA Today Highlight the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

ABC News and USA Today highlights the joys and wonders of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a recent edition.  It is pointed out that our Smokies Park is one of the very few in the National Park system that is free.  Needless to say, when you stay at The Swag, it’s free every time you take the 15 steps from the dogtrot into the Park.


By Caroline Morse,
July 8, 2012

“America is the land of the free—and that applies to many of the country’s star attractions as well. Make the most of your summer by visiting these famous spots around the United States; you won’t have to pay a penny to do it.”

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few major American national parks that doesn’t charge admission (and there’s actually a deed restriction on the land saying that no toll or fee will ever be imposed). The park has so much to offer. Into wildlife? Come here to spot hundreds of species, from bears to deer. Looking for a more cultural experience? Learn about the history of the southern Appalachian region. Active visitors will be endlessly entertained as well, with many options for hiking, biking, and riding.”

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