Oconaluftee Farm Smoky Mountains Tour
DEPARTS Pigeon Forge, TN
Best Thing to Do in the Smoky Mountains
- Experience Oconaluftee Farm: Visit a collection of 19th century farm buildings to see how
families lived over 100 years ago
- Views from 1 Mile High: See seemingly forever over the Great Smoky Mountains from a
vantage point nearly one-mile high at Newfound Gap
- Educational: Learn of history, geology, flora and fauna from a Pink® Jeep® Tours Certified
- View Ecosystems: View and encounter ecosystem changes on your 3,000-feet climb to
- Photo Ops: Enjoy several stops near streams and lookouts for photographs to share
- 4x4 Off-Road Adventure: Be thrilled in an exciting off-road experience driven by your Pink®
Jeep® tour guide, a local expert
Creating Memories Worth Repeating®
The Oconaluftee Farm tour of the Smoky Mountains has a little something for everyone—making the most of quality time with loved ones in the great outdoors. This tour offers a paved experience and a thrilling 4x4 off-road adventure toward the end of your Oconaluftee Farm experience.
From our Pigeon Forge location, you’ll head for North Carolina. From the start, you’ll begin to fill your senses as you ride in an iconic, open-air Pink® Jeep® Wrangler. You’ll hear of the Native American cultures, pioneers and farmers.
Soon, the Jeep stops at Oconaluftee Farm. This outdoor museum features a collection of 19th-century buildings that include a farmhouse, barn, apple house and blacksmith shop. Situated next to a beautiful rolling stream, the site gives you a look into how families may have lived. Have your camera ready; this picturesque location often hosts grazing wildlife.
From Oconoluftee, you’ll climb 3,000 feet on paved roads. You’ll pass through a mixed forest made up of trees and smells that mimic that of the boreal forests that form a ring just south of the Arctic Circle. You’ll discover how the Smokies got their name, stop for amazing photo opportunities and hear more of local geology and history.
You’ll arrive at Newfound Gap, which is nearly 1 mile above sea level. You’ll see part of the mighty Appalachian Trail. Rockefeller Memorial, where U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt stood to dedicate the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sept. 2, 1940, is here.
But Newfound Gap’s main attraction is its stunning viewpoint. It stretches as far as your imagination no matter the season. April and May bring wildflowers. The summer brings rolling and layered green hues. The fall features vibrant autumn colors. And, the winter reveals the true scale of the Great Smoky Mountains after its leaves have fallen.
The return trip includes stops for more photos. You’ll see the streams that ultimately feed the Gulf of Mexico via the mighty Mississippi River. Your tour finishes with a thrilling off-roading ride through a trail on private land. Your professional tour guide has been expertly trained to give you an experience unlike any other in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
The tour guide made me feel comfortable and like I knew him for a long time. He provided interesting information.
Oh the tour was amazing! We loved seeing all the various sites of the Smoky Mountains. The tour guide Ronnie was also amazing, he was informative, funny, and very helpful with taking pictures. We felt like he actually wanted to get to know us, and we actually like how he is from the area, and gave us first hand knowledge of what it’s like to live here in Tennessee.
They are great, it was a wonderful day!
Our tour guide made us feel like family. He made the tour interesting and informative.
Our guide was very informative so was it not only fun it was a learning experience as well
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Beautiful scenery. The highlight was a bear cub and a wild turkey in the wild. The guide was very personable and engaging. Perhaps it could have been a more educational experience.