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.
We were pleased overall
Perfect! Cody was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly and funny! Wonderful tour! The off-roading was so fun!
I absolutely loved the tour . The tour guide was giving my family education I think all people should do this tour because it is very educational tour about the moutions and the wild life.
Because of the group we were with we did not get to make our stop at Newfound Gap and take pics, this was the main reason I wanted this tour and was greatly disappointed. It was not the guide's fault but again the group we were with . This totally took my enjoyment out of the trip. I will never get the chance again to go to Newfound Gap??
I fortunately found Pink Jeep tours for my group which included a 7 & 12 year old. We took the tour to Oconaluftee Farm and everyone enjoyed our guide Ronnie! He made us all feel like we were just being shown around by our friend who grew up in the Smokies. He knew a lot about the area and answered everything - even the 7 year old's question why the Smokies are smokey! The best part for me was having him drive, we all got to take in the scenery on the drive and not have to watch the roads in the mountain climbs. The views are amazing all the way. I will definitely recommend these tours to any of my friends and family going to the Smokies and hope to be back to try another tour!
It was fun !! We got great pictures and great memories!!
I did this survey by going directly to the website but wasn’t sure if it would recor since i got a link emailed to me. I just want to say that Keeley was AWESOME! She was a great guide and made us feel comfortable and entertained. We would use pink jeep tours again because of her
I enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy the tour with my family.
Great ! We had a great time!