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Old-Fashioned Wooden Toys

$5.00

Remember when fun-filled hours of play had absolutely nothing to do with technology? Retired GSMNP seasonal ranger Mike Meldrum not only remembers such simpler times, he’s taking steps to guarantee at least a few of these traditions continue to thrive here in the Smokies.  As a former interpretive ranger, Meldrum led programs for park visitors about historic games and toys and life on a 19th-century mountain farm. Meldrum makes the toys in his workshop and donates them to Smokies Life and NPS. The toys are high quality, cleverly designed, and worth at least three times as much as the $5 retail price, thereby giving visitors an amazing bargain. Sales of the products generate some $5,500 for NPS programs and projects each year through Smokies Life visitor center store locations.

Keep history alive by purchasing one or all three of these handmade toys.  Your kids or grandkids (and even yourself) will have many enjoyable hours playing as kids did before computer games. Each toy sold separately–please specify in the comments section if you want toy A, B, or C.

 

All proceeds generated through the sale of Smokies Life merchandise go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to support projects and services.

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Old-Fashioned Wooden Toys

$5.00

Remember when fun-filled hours of play had absolutely nothing to do with technology? Retired GSMNP seasonal ranger Mike Meldrum not only remembers such simpler times, he’s taking steps to guarantee at least a few of these traditions continue to thrive here in the Smokies.  As a former interpretive ranger, Meldrum led programs for park visitors about historic games and toys and life on a 19th-century mountain farm. Meldrum makes the toys in his workshop and donates them to Smokies Life and NPS. The toys are high quality, cleverly designed, and worth at least three times as much as the $5 retail price, thereby giving visitors an amazing bargain. Sales of the products generate some $5,500 for NPS programs and projects each year through Smokies Life visitor center store locations.

Keep history alive by purchasing one or all three of these handmade toys.  Your kids or grandkids (and even yourself) will have many enjoyable hours playing as kids did before computer games. Each toy sold separately–please specify in the comments section if you want toy A, B, or C.

 

All proceeds generated through the sale of Smokies Life merchandise go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park to support projects and services.

Great Smokies

Welcome Center

Hours of Operation

(subject to change)

Open year round (closed December 25)


January - February

Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

March - November

Open Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
December

Open Daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Great Smokies Welcome Center is located on U.S. 321 in Townsend, TN, 2 miles from the west entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visitors can get information about things to see and do in and around the national park and shop from a wide selection of books, gifts, and other Smokies merchandise. Daily, weekly, and annual parking tags for the national park are also available.

Physical Address

7929 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Townsend TN 37882

Contact

865.436.7318 Ext 320