Colorblind Viewfinders bring fall colors to life in Tennessee


Travelers flock to Tennessee each autumn to catch a glimpse of the leaves changing from deep green to brilliant red, orange and gold.  To assist travelers afflicted by protanopia and protanomaly (known as red-green color blindness or red-blind), the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development installed specially equipped Colorblind Viewfinders featuring the latest technology lenses for alleviating red-green color deficiencies.


With these Colorblind Viewfinders, the state hopes to showcase the beautiful fall splendor to some of the more than 13 million Americans who are colorblind.


As of September 2018, four Colorblind Viewfinders have been installed in the Chattanooga region of Southeast Tennessee:


1. South Cumberland State Park – along Stone Door Trail at the Laurel Gulf Overlook (Click here for Google Map location)


2.  Fall Creek Falls State Park – Millikan’s Overlook (Click here for Google Map location)


3.  Ruby Falls – Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga (Click here for Google Map location)


4.  Highway 111 Overlook – Dunlap, Tenn. (Click here for Google Map location)



Colorblind Viewfinders have also been installed in these locations across the state:


Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area – Oneida, Tenn.

Ober Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg, Tenn.

I-26 Westbound Scenic Overlook – Erwin, Tenn.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park – Millington, Tenn.

Chickasaw State Park – Henderson, Tenn.

Standing Stone Park – Hilham, Tenn.

Veterans (Bean Station) Overlook – Bean Station,  Tenn.

Cherohala Skyway, Lake View Overlook – Tellico Plains, Tenn.


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