Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN-NC
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This is a big park with lots to do -- almost too much. Your budding Darwins can explore the 4,000 species of plants, 130 trees, 65 mammals, 230 birds, and 30 varieties of salamanders. Or, they can travel by foot, bike, or horse on some 900 miles of trails.
Lots of scenic drives make it easy to see nature without getting out of the car. And there's even room for a history lesson; the park has done an excellent job preserving homesteads of the early pioneers who settled here.