Science and nature lovers alike have been drawn to the Great Smoky Mountains for years. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is only a half-mile away from our Gatlinburg Hotel, The Park Vista, has an incredibly biodiverse habitat. Embark on Smoky Mountain adventures to learn more about the unique ecosystem, enjoy the nature surrounding you, and create lifelong memories with your loved ones.

Gatlinburg Attractions: Twin Creeks Science Center 

Facilities like the Twin Creeks Science Center have been working hard to learn more about the area’s unique specimens, preserve the ecosystem, and educate the public on their findings. Science-minded individuals will appreciate a tour of this facility, as they’ve made it their mission to document every species in the Great Smoky Mountains. Discover new additions to the animal kingdom that have only been found amid these mountain ranges. Their biologists will give you an inside look at the extraordinary biological diversity and answer all your burning questions about the ecosystem. 

Outdoor Smoky Mountain Adventures

After your tour of the laboratory, continue learning by navigating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You’re bound to find excellent educational programs that host informational hiking and backpacking tours sponsored by Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Get a first-hand view of the animal and plant life that thrives within this Tennessee national park. Choose a topic that most piques your interests from their array of naturalist programs. If nothing works for your schedule, you can always spend the day exploring The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which features hiking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, and so much more. 

Get the Most from Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

When you visit our Gatlinburg hotel, your next Smoky Mountain adventure is right around the corner—literally! The Park Vista is a quick, two-minute drive away from a day full of learning about the Great Smoky Mountains unique ecosystem. Check out our special offers and other recreational activities to get the most from your Gatlinburg getaway. Please give us a call at 1-800-421-7275 for more information on making a reservation.