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Visitor records being shattered in the Great Smoky Mountains
"Last year set the record for most visitors in the Smokies in one year with 11.4 million. This year the park is on pace to break 12 million." For the first four months of 2019, visitation is up 12 percent overall, but the biggest crowds are in the park's outlying areas, like the Foothills Parkway.