Lost Attractions of the Smoky Mountains


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The ancient hills of Western North Carolina have cradled a culture that encompasses Cherokee heritage, pioneer legacies and urban visions

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is among the most visited national parks in the country, and countless attractions around its borders have tried for decades to siphon some of those valuable tourist dollars. From ersatz western towns and concrete dinosaurs to misplaced Florida-type attractions and celebrity theaters, you will find them all preserved in this book. Author Tim Hollis showcases those businesses that no longer exist, from Hill-Billy Village in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg’s theme parks on the Tennessee side to the motels of Cherokee and Ghost Town in the Sky on the North Carolina side.

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Tim Hollis

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Tim Hollis has written thirty-three books on pop culture history, a number of them concerning southeastern tourism. He also operates his own museum of vintage toys, souvenirs and other pop culture artifacts near Birmingham, Alabama.

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9 in H, 6 in W, 0.3 in T, 0.04 lb Wt