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Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

1. Great Smoky Mountains NP & Cades Cove Self-Guided Tour

Explore the Great Smoky Mountains at your own pace with a self-guided and self-driving tour. Hike to Alum Cave, enjoy a panoramic view from Charles Overlook, and discover Cades Coves from the comfort of your own car. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one.. Drive to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center to start your journey. After exploring the Visitor Center, head past the Mingus Mill, a remnant of a once-thriving town. As you drive to Beech Flats Quiet Walkway, hear accounts of the Cherokee people who once lived here. Learn about their legends and their struggle to hold onto their land. Once you arrive, enjoy a meditative stroll through nature. Hop back into your car and head to Charles Webb Overlook, which offers a panoramic view of the park. Once you’ve snapped some stunning photos, continue toward Clingman’s Dome, the highest peak in the Smokies, for more unparalleled views of the mountains. Continue to the trail for Alum Cave, one of the most popular hikes in the park. If you wish, take the moderate 4.4-mile roundtrip trail for beautiful panoramas and fascinating rock formations. After your hike, drive to Chimney Tops Overlook, offering more stunning mountain views. Next, enjoy an easy wilderness walk at Balsam Point. As you continue past yet another incredible vista and another secluded walkway, hear little-known park history. Jump back in your car and drive towards Gatlinburg, stopping on the way to check out the pristine Cataract Falls. In Gatlinburg, pass the famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Drive past Ogle Place, an old-timey homestead dating back to the 1800s, before arriving at Rainbow Falls. Continue your drive past several more waterfalls and the historic cabins of Ephraim Bales and Reagan Tub, offering a fascinating glimpse into the past. Finally, finish your Great Smoky National Park tour with a visit to the old Ely’s Mill, which is still in operation today. Start the second part of your combination tour, discovering Cades Coves, just west of Gatlinburg. From there, continue west toward the scenic loop. The first landmark on your route is John Oliver Place, once home to some of the first homesteaders to make a living here. After that, pass 3 churches dating back to the 1800s and uncover the devastating impact of the Civil War on this community. Drive to Elijah Oliver Place, a beautifully-preserved homestead offering an authentic look at early pioneer life. If you wish to stretch your legs, hike to Abrams Falls, a secluded, powerful waterfall. Next, drive to Tipton Place. Finally, reach the Carter Shields Cabin, another idyllic homestead from a bygone era. Finish your tour at the start of the loop as you hear about the last family to call the cove home.

Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

2. Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

Use this specially-curated audio tour to take a trip down the long road from the Jim Crow segregation laws all the way to modern American civil liberties. Learn about the hard battles fought, the stands made, and the people who made them, from Martin Luther King Jr to Rosa Parks. See the spot and listen to the story of how Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for the color of her skin. Learn about how Martin Luther King, the Freedom Riders, and many others fought for the same cause, and eat a hotdog at the same restaurant Dr. King used to eat his. Start and stop when you wish and go as swiftly or as smoothly as you please. Tune in to this convenient audio tour via an app on your phone and enjoy your own personal guide at exactly the right volume so you won't miss a thing. Save the audio tour and listen back whenever you like.

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Great tour. Pros: Easy to follow walking directional area at top of screen. Excellent narration and sound effects. Learned some local history with nationwide impact in an hour ttT I could start when I wanted and pause as needed to read historical landmark signs, get a drink, etc. Cons: Couldn’t locate the photos run the app that were referenced in the audio. Tip: During the summer, start early or late when the sun is down to avoid the heat. Some parts of the walk have little shade.

Well worth the money. Great tour, perfect length, professional, and interesting. Beat my expectations.