Tennessee is full of unique places, from historical sites to some of the most beautiful and wonderful natural landmarks in the entire country. From the mountains to the Mississippi River, we truly have it all. We even have one spot hidden in the glens of the Great Smoky Mountains that is so unique, there isn’t another spot like it in the entire Western Hemisphere. The thing is – it’s not so much the spot that’s unique, it’s what lives there. The synchronous fireflies in Tennessee put on one of the best natural light shows in the world and you don’t want to miss it.

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Take a closer look by watching this video from CBS Sunday Morning:

What an amazing experience! Whenever you travel out to see the fireflies you will need a red light flashlight so you don’t disturb the fireflies as they do their show. Make sure you pick up one before your trip so you are ready to witness the most spectacular show in the Smokies.

Speaking of amazing experiences, check out this tour that will show you a side of Tennessee you’ve never seen before.

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Synchronous Fireflies In Tennessee

Where can you see Synchronous Fireflies in Tennessee?

If you're wondering where to see synchronous fireflies in Tennessee, the best place is near the Elkmont Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains, but you may also be able to see them in Cades Cove

 

How do you see the synchronous Fireflies in Tennessee?

To see the Great Smoky Mountains synchronous fireflies in Tennessee, you will need to first enter the lottery. Usually in April, they start releasing the tickets for the lottery, once you enter you will be emailed once they pick the winners. For more information please visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park page on the NPS website. 

 

What is there to do in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

There are plenty of things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but here are just a few suggestions to get you started: