Rhododendron Gardens atop the 6,327 foot peak of the
massive Roan, in three natural masses, cover an area of
They comprise the largest display of blooming rhododendron
to be found anywhere in the world today.
67th Rhododendron Festival, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. on June 15-16, 2013.
Roan Mountain State Park, Hwy 143, Roan Mountain,
Tennessee 37687. Located Between Elk Park, NC, and
Elizabethton, TN, off US HWY 19-E.
An official "Tennessee Scenic Drive" runs through our
Free admission, demonstrations, and entertainment all day
both days. Variety of ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD, and DRINK
Parking by donation
World's largest natural rhododendron gardens: 7 miles away
on "the Roan". Appalachian Trail atop "the Roan"
The gardens have been called the finest natural display in the world. No camera can capture the glorious and magnificent beauty of the giant Rhododendron Catawbiense when in their peak of bloom in mid-June of each
Roan Mountain is a friendly, tiny village nestled beneath the magnificent heights of the mountain that gave it its name. The climate is wonderful and the people are delightful and friendly! In June, celebrate the beautiful bloom at the annual festival held in Roan Mountain State Park. Bring the family for a weekend of fun, food, crafts, mountain music and clogging. Cabins and campground are just up the
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