Partners in Preservation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Partners in Preservation

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Straddling the North Carolina and Tennessee state line at 6,643 feet, the Clingmans Dome Tower is a prominent landmark and destination in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in the park.

The structure is a precedent-setting design of the National Park Service’s Mission 66 program, which transformed park planning, management, and architecture and fundamentally altered the visitor experience in national parks. Since 1959, millions of visitors have climbed the tower, where they can see distances of up to 100 miles over the surrounding mountains and valleys.

A $250,000 grant from Partners in Preservation: National Parks will restore the deteriorating structure for future visitors.

Partners in Preservation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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