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The Rhododendron Gardens atop the 6,327 foot peak of the massive Roan, in three natural masses, cover an area of 600 acres.

They comprise the largest display of blooming rhododendron to be found anywhere in the world today.



68th Rhododendron Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, 2014.

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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 community.

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 year.

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 road.

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