The first successful airplane flights were on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Brothers National Memorial celebrates these revolutionary takeoffs that changed the history of travel.
There have been bear sightings on national parks, including the Smokies. Be sure to get information on the animal population at the park you’re visiting. Read the National Park Service’s advice on bears, and if there are bears in the area, be sure to pack bear bells and bear spray.