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Review of Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap
Ranked #17 of 121 things to do in Gatlinburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains. Standing at an elevation of 5,048 feet. Newfound Gap captures the essence of the Smokies: like the Park, it lies half in Tennessee and half in North Carolina. Newfound Gap provides wonderful mountain views atop this high ridge. Clothed in a mixture of spruce-fir and northern hardwood forests it supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Millions of people drive through Newfound Gap annually. Also at Newfound Gap is the Rockefeller Memorial. A two-tiered stone structure, this monument is a thank you to the Rockefeller family's $5 million donation to complete the Park's land acquisition. Without this generous gift, the dream of a Great Smoky Mountains National Park would remain unfulfilled. It was at this spot in 1934 that President Roosevelt dedicated the National Park.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome views not to be missed! Worth the stop even if you are short on time. Bring camera a good place to stop even if you are not on hiking. Trip!

Thank Il60076
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family drove here from Gatlinburg. Beautiful views along the way, can see the Chimney Tops too. The drive was a little hard for my wife as we got closer with the winding roads and height, but she says she'd do it again! There wasn't picnic tables, but we found a spot to sit and eat. We hiked part of the Appalachian Trail and took lots of pretty pictures, neat photo opp with the state line! Definitely a must on the way to Cligman's Dome!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an awesome view of the Smokey Mountains. A stop on the state lines of TN & NC! Great photo ops here too!

Thank Molly S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to the Smokie Mountains, Our party stopped at the overlook at New Found Gap. Very beautiful and the site of an historic speech by a former president.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke from the platform over looking the parking area in the 1940's.

Thank Douglas G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

New Found Gap is an awsome phto op. It has plenty of parking and is handicap accessible.If you like to take pictures of nature and mountain views this is a must to add to your itinerary .

Thank SmokeyMountainLover5
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