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Over the Mountain Bus Tour from Pigeon Forge

Over the Mountain Bus Tour from Pigeon Forge
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$55
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

This tour takes you up and over the Smoky Mountains with 3 stops along the way. We will stop at the Mingus Mill, the Rockefeller Memorial, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. On your journey we will be showing videos all about the Great Smoky Mountains. This is generally regarded as a sightseeing tour, not a narrated tour, although your guide will be available to answer questions at each stop.

   This tour takes you up and over the Smoky Mountains with 3 stops along the way. We will stop at the Rockefeller Memorial, Mingus Mill and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. On your journey we will be showing videos all about the Great Smoky Mountains. 
   Our fist stop we head into the park where we will go to the top of the mountain and make a stop at Rockefeller Memorial, the spot where President Roosevelt dedicated the national park in 1940. At this point you will get 30 minutes to explore and take photographs. Restrooms are available here for those in need. On our way from Pigeon Forge to our first stop we will show a video all about Clingmans Dome, the tallest point in the Great Smoky Mountains. After out visit at the Memorial we will head down the mountainside on our way to Mingus Mill. The mill is one of only 2 working grist mills in the national park. Here you will get 30 minutes to explore, take photo,s and even purchase some true water powered stone ground corn meal. On our way down the mountain from the memorial to the mill we will watch a DVD all about the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee. Our last stop will be the Mountain Farm Museum at the Oconaluftee visitor center. The museum is a recreation of a typical mountain farm from the mid 1800's. They often have demonstrations throughout the year that showcase life in that period. Another rather often occurrence in the area is the sighting of Elk as they tend to visit the nearby fields. Elk sightings are not guaranteed but do occur rather often. Before getting back on the bus we encourage folks to take a restroom break. Back on board we start our return trip to Gatlinburg. Along the way be sure to keep the cameras ready for some amazing shots. See 6 different and distinct forest types all long the way. Take in some of the most amazing views in the United States. Our drivers are real locals and are use to driving our curvy mountain roads. They are skilled drivers and they make sure your trip is smooth and worry free. Leave the car behind and just enjoy the views in comfort aboard our amazing heated and cooled tour bus. This tour lasts approximately 4 hours but can be longer or shorter depending on group sizes, traffic, and road conditions. Due to the nature of the steep mountain road this is not considered a narrated tour but you are always welcome to ask your driver/guide any questions you wish at each stop.

This tour takes you up and over the Smoky Mountains with 3 stops along the way. We will stop at the Mingus Mill, the Rockefeller Memorial, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. On your journey we will be showing videos all about the Great Smoky Mountains. This is generally regarded as a sightseeing tour, not a narrated tour, although your guide will be available to answer questions at each stop.