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20 Mar 2020
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If you have a passion for nature then you’re in luck! Wilderness Wildlife Week is taking place in May at the Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge.

Wilderness Wildlife Week is an event where nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiast come together to learn and appreciate the park’s national and human history. Various programs and activities will take place for people of all ages and interest including guided hikes for the more adventurous folk. There will be lectures on topics ranging from Smoky Mountain history to fly-fishing. Other workshops and seminars will also be available, including various photography and art courses. Sounds too good to be true? That’s not even the best part…all of these programs are free!

The purpose of this event is to provide a family-friendly environment where participants can instill their love of everything that makes the Great Smoky Mountains so great. Kids will have the opportunity to participate in a program called KIDS’ TRACK! where they will be instructed on how to make historical style toys that the pioneers would have had back in the day. 

All workshops, lectures, panel discussions, presentations and hike signups will take place at the Leconte Center located at 2986 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge. Programs usually start at 8:00 a.m. and run until around 7:30 p.m.when the day’s keynote program starts. Participants are encouraged to come and go as they please between the exhibits and programs however, with all this excitement going on why would you want to leave?!

When you and your family stop by Wilderness Wildlife Week, you’re guaranteed a day full of education, entertainment, and excitement. So check it out! You’ve already accomplished the easiest part which is simply just getting there. The hardest? Choosing which program to attend….