Gatlinburg Tour Ideas
Take a spooky tour of Gatlinburg and you will learn a few things about the haunted history of this wonderful city. You will be taken to some of the sites where you will learn the side of history that not everyone talks about. The city of Gatlinburg has a past, both good and bad. See a graveyard that was founded before the city was even founded and is still in use today. If you have come to Gatlinburg before then you have likely walked by it and probably didn't even know it was there. This area is as old as the mountains and it has just as many ghost stories. Every city has secrets, even the small town of Gatlinburg. Our job as experienced guides is to show you things you never knew about this area. It may be dark or get dark as the tour progresses depending on which time you choose.
Experience the captivating history of two competing turn of the century resorts, which included: hotels, a swimming hole, cottages, and dance halls, and who's reputation for gala party atmosphere was fueled by beautiful ladies, and handsome gentlemen, in their fine casual attire, clean Smoky Mtn. air, the beautiful mountain river setting, and East TN moonshine! Reminisce while hearing the colorful stories from your guide of train wrecks, to an infamous barn storming, Bi-Plane Pilot named 'Rooster', who was not only the first person to land a plane in that little logging town of Elkmont, but he was also the first to crash just after takeoff! Today, sadly, only a small portion of the resort's structures are being preserved by The Great Smokys Mountains Park Staff. A larger portion are presently in a state of decay and collapse. They won't be around much longer, and likely won't be seen by future generations. You'll be in great hands!
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