You are here :Home > Show & Spiritual > Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains > Smoky Mountain National Park



Some of the Oldest Mountains in the World

Witness the power of nature in the Great Smoky Mountains as you delight in the scenic surroundings and abundant wildlife during a Smoky Mountain Show Trip bus tour.

One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Smoky Mountain National Park runs through North Carolina and Tennessee encompassing 800 square miles in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Home to some of the oldest mountains in the world, the Smokies date back 200-300 million years ago.

Today the Smoky Mountain National Park is one of America’s leading national parks. Take in the fresh, mountain air and see how the Great Smoky Mountains have evolved over the years during your visit to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain National Park

Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain National Park

Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain National Park

Scenic Smoky Mountain National Park

Tour the Scenic Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Smoky Mountain National Park Scenery

Smoky Mountain National Park Scenery

Great Smoky Mountain's Scenic Surroundings

Great Smoky Mountain's Scenic Surroundings

Sightsee in Smoky Mountain National Park

Sightsee in Smoky Mountain National Park

Smoky Mountain Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Smoky Mountain National Park Smoky Mountain National Park
Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain National Park Cades Cove in Smoky Mountain National Park
Scenic Smoky Mountain National Park Tour the Scenic Smoky Mountain National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Smoky Mountain National Park Scenery Smoky Mountain National Park Scenery

Your National Park Experience

Sugarland

Start your time in the Smoky Mountains at Sugarland, the Smoky Mountain’s main ranger station. Here you’ll be greeted by a member of staff who will show you a 20-minute film that examines the history and geology of the Great Smoky Mountains.

 

Newfound Gap

After watching the 20-minute introductory film, climb aboard your tour bus and head toward Newfound Gap, the Smokies’ lowest drivable pass. As you journey toward the gap, take in some of Mother Nature’s most remarkable creations. With over 17,000 documented plant and animal species in the national park, you’ll be sure to see your fair share of wildlife.

A Unique Photo Opportunity

Sitting at 5,046 feet, Newfound Gap is a world famous lookout, renowned for its view of the border where Tennessee and North Carolina meet. Step off the bus for breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains and unique photo opportunities. Whether you want to capture the border where Tennessee and North Carolina meet, or take photos of the surrounding nature and wildlife, it’s all up to you. 

 

US 441

As you take US Route 441 back toward Sugarland, you’ll head directly down the middle of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Listen to your tour guide’s enthralling stories of the history and cultures spawned from the Great Smoky Mountains. As you descend you’ll go through mountain tunnels, some so narrow, only one vehicle can pass through at a time. 

Great Smoky Mountain's Scenic Surroundings Great Smoky Mountain's Scenic Surroundings
Sightsee in Smoky Mountain National Park Sightsee in Smoky Mountain National Park
Smoky Mountain Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site A UNESCO World Heritage Site