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12 Fun Facts about Tennessee
There are dozens of fun and interesting facts about Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. From unique beginnings to famous residents, there are stories behind every piece of trivia below. Have you ever wondered what causes the Smoky Mountain mist or why Tennessee is called the Volunteer State? Read below to find out!
Tennessee Fun Fact #4 – The Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort in Gatlinburg, TN is the world’s largest artificial skiing surface The 5-acre artificial ski surface permits skiing year-round.
Tennessee Fun Fact #6 – The smoke that rises from the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg is more similar to a mist than actual smoke. The vegetation in the mountains traps and releases moisture that creates the smoke-like haze.
Tennessee Fun Fact #7 – Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the highest point in the state of Tennessee standing at a towering 6,643 feet tall! Be sure to check out our hiking safety article if you’re planning on visiting the summit.
Tennessee Fun Fact #12 – Davy Crockett was not born on a mountaintop in Tennessee, despite what the song says! He was actually born on the banks of Limestone Creek near Greeneville, where a replica of the Crockett’s log cabin stands today. The cabin is about one hour from Gatlinburg and makes a great day trip!
So, what was your favorite Smoky Mountain fact? Leave us a comment below and let us know, or submit a fun fact of your own!