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The Rich Mountain Overlook is a must-visit point of interest for any national park enthusiast visiting Tennessee. Located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this overlook offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Visitors can take a short hike to the overlook or drive up to the parking area for a convenient and accessible experience. From the overlook, visitors can see the stunning views of Cades Cove, Townsend, and the surrounding mountains.

In addition to the stunning views, Rich Mountain Overlook also offers visitors a chance to see wildlife such as deer, black bears, and birds of prey. The overlook is also surrounded by beautiful wildflowers and other flora, making it a great spot for nature lovers to explore.

Overall, the Rich Mountain Overlook is a unique and beautiful destination within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a stunning view, this point of interest is not to be missed.

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