Smokey Bear Historical Park

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Established in 1979, Smokey Bear Historical Park was established to honor Smokey Bear who was an orphaned little bear cub with burned paws found in the aftermath of a wildfire. Smokey Bear went on to fame as the icon for forest fire prevention. He lived in Washington, D.C.'s National Zoo for 26 years. After his death he was laid to rest in a special place within the Smokey Bear Historical Park. At the park's visitor center guests can learn about about forest health, wildfires, the science of fire ecology, and a historical look at forest fire prevention. The inside theater features a short film about how forest health and fire impacts our lives today. There is also a playground, picnic area, and Capitan's original train depot. Lots to do here for you and your kids for sure.