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Best May ever for Smokies visits

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The mountains were a popular destination last month. The National Park Service said the Great Smoky Mountains National Park had nearly 886,000 visitors in May — the most ever in any May. The number was up by 10.5 percent, or more than 86,000 people, from May 2012. Year-to-date visitation is down by 5.5 percent from the five-year average, however. For the first five...

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