What Are Some Popular Landmarks in the Appalachian Mountains?


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Some popular landmarks in the Appalachian Mountains are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Clingmans Dome and Shaker Village. There are several quaint villages located among the Appalachians, such as Berea, Kentucky, the folk art capital of the country, and Monson, Maine, the start of the scenic 100-mile wilderness.

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is part of the Appalachian mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee, covers 800 square miles and hosts over 17,000 species of known animal and plant life. Visitors can go camping, horseback riding and hiking. There are several waterfalls within hiking distance, such as the Laurel Falls, a moderately difficult 2.6-mile hike from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, and the Ramsey Cascades, which is the tallest waterfall in the national park.

Another popular landmark in the Appalachian Mountains is Clingmans Dome, also located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the third highest mountain in the entire Appalachian Mountains and offers a panoramic view of the area. Visitors can either drive or climb to the top.

Harper's Ferry and Shaker Village both combine quaint villages and historical sites with the scenic Appalachians. The former sits between the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in West Virginia and dates back to before the 1850s. The latter contains museums that document the Shaker's way of life.

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