The Trail of Tears National Historic trail is a bit hard to follow, but the sites along the various routes offer a look into a dark chapter in the country's history of removing the Cherokee Indians.
The last time many Cherokee saw their homeland was at the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park where they were sent across the Tennessee River. This is their story.
With 417 sites in the National Park Service it can be a little difficult to keep up with it all. This list will help. You can also see where I've visited and read my stories about our national parks.
After skipping over a national park with just a two hour visit I finally decided I needed to end drive by tourism on my trips, and I found the result absolutely wonderful.