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Quality tours from real local guides!
153 E Wears Valley Rd
Suite 10
Pigeon Forge, TN. 37863

Guided Tours of the Smoky Mountains

We are open for business

We are currently open and operating tours. For the month of May tours are set as "Call to Book" because we are on limited staff. If you see an opening for a tour that is not set as call to book then you may book online at your convenience. If the tour and date you like is set to call to book then please call us to book your tour. We are very sorry for the extra step and we hope you understand its not really by choice. We have to be sure that each tour does not get over full and that we have proper staff on hand for the tours.
All tours for June and beyond are open for bookings and you may book them at your convenience. Thank you all so much for visiting and we hope to see you on a tour very soon.

Comming Soon ... SxS Rentals!!

Coming soon we will have Side by Side (UTV's) units for rent. These popular machines will be fully street legal with windshield, mirrors, and turn signals. They will be available for rental by mid June. Rates are not posted but we will have some of the best rates in the area for a SxS rental. We will be featuring the Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo as our first unit and add more as the season progresses. Please keep an eye on our website towards the middle of June for more information and to see rates. Join our mailing list to get the announcement. 

Mom and Pop Tour Shop

It said write a catchy title ... so I did. So I wanted to tell you all a little bit about us, our story. We are owned and operated by true locals (that's us). Myself and my family have lived in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains for over 215 years. My Momma's side of the family, the Ogles, were the first European settlers in Gatlinburg in 1803. My Daddy's side of the family, the Ownby's, came along not to long there after. You can see my ancestors cabins in town and inside the park. Both sides of my family have worked, lived, and died here in the Smokies. All our stories come not from books but from first hand experiences through the stories that were passed down to me from my elders over the years. Most of those stories have been shared in books that you can read, this is true, but with us you get it right from the horses mouth so to speak. We also have lots of stories that never made it into a book. There was so much more to life in the Smokies than can be contained in a book. My wife and her people have been here much longer. Martha Jane Huskey Ogle was said to have been half Cherokee and she married a European man from Virginia named William Ogle. I followed in his footsteps so to speak by getting married to a wonderful women who has strong Cherokee roots. Our family has lots of stories from as far back as time can remember. 


We are just a small company, under staffed and out matched by the big boys. Our buses aren't new and shiny but they run well due to our constant vigilance in maintaining them and making them look nice for our guests. We love what we do, sharing our stories and we appreciate everyone who books our tours. I just want to thank each and every one of you who books our tours. You are appreciated and I hope we can fully exceed your expectations. Even if you don't book a tour with us I hope you enjoy your vacation and make lots of great memories here in the Smoky Mountains. 

Want to be an Eco Friendly tourist?

Taking a tour will make you more Eco Friendly. That's right folks, "car pooling" is a much more Eco Friendly way to see the Smokies. Instead of having 10 families in their 10+ different automobiles we can put them all on a single bus. Tours are not only more Eco Friendly but more fun, more informational, and lower stress. We do all the driving while you relax and enjoy your day. Pollution is a problem in the Smoky Mountains due to the high volume of traffic that goes through it each and every day. One trip up to Clingman's Dome to see our dead and dying fur trees will confirm that. However, it's not just from emissions but also from sound and waste. Taking a tour may seem like a small step but if we eliminate only 10 extra cars a week, that takes over 500 automobiles and their impact out of the park each year. In a typical week during the summer we often transport enough passengers to remove far more than 10 cars a week. With over 12.5 Million visitors a year who come to see the Smokies, every parked car counts. Join a tour and become an Eco Friendly Tourist. Tennessee Mountain Tours is committed to the preservation of the mountains, its history, and its heritage. It takes constant work and vigilance from locals, tourists, and businesses alike to keep our park clean and pristine. Just know that if you choose to take a tour instead of going on your own you ARE making a positive impact on the environment. A step in the right direction, no matter how small is still a step in the right direction. 

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Are you searching for one of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or the Smoky Mountains?

There’s something almost magical about the Smoky Mountains rising majestically above towns in East Tennessee. They can make you feel safe when looking out your window, as they appear to stand guard over the land, or they can make you feel exhilarated when you climb to the very top and survey the same land that was once an unexplored frontier. The stories that are told about these natural landmarks can be titillating, frightening, or simply sad, as so much life has been lived in their shadows for centuries. Stories about history, heritage, and life living in this rugged yet beautiful area of the Great Smoky Mountains.

When it’s time for a more in-depth exploration of the tranquil wildness, Tennessee Mountain Tours is the company that can help you experience their grandeur up close and personal. Offering narrated bus tours through the Great Smoky Mountains, our guides are knowledgeable, personable, and know how to tell a great story, allowing guests to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Tennessee Mountain Tours | Life in the Smoky Mountains
Tennessee Mounain Tours | Life in the Smoky Mounains

You could go see the sites on your own, fighting traffic and unfamiliar roads. You might find some of the more popular areas and get to see them. You will save money by doing a self-guided tour of the region. On the other hand, joining a tour will allow you to relax and enjoy the journey confident that you will get to not only see the sights but have a real in depth understanding of them. We are one of the best top 10 things to do in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. When you are on a fully narrated tour you get to do more than just see the mountains, you get to experience them like never before. Ask questions and get answers from a true local who can do more than just show you the sights.

Tennessee Mountain Tours | Living life in the Smoky Mountains

The history and beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, combined with the knowledge and personality of the guides, creates adventures you won’t soon forget. Tennessee Mountain Tours may be a relatively new company, but the secret of their success lies in giving guests what they want! The stories told by the guides of Tennessee Mountain Tours are those not often found in books. They are stories that have been passed down from father to son and mother to daughter for over 200 years. They are sometimes personal stories told about life growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee. The art of storytelling has almost died out thanks to TV, internet and mass media, but in the Smoky Mountains we keep the tradition alive with some of the best story tellers in the country.

Tennessee Mountain Tours mission is to share the history and heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains with as many people as possible. Book your tour today and discover why our favorite place on Earth is about to become your favorite place as well! If you are looking for things to do in Gatlinburg , Pigeon Forge, or the Smoky Mountains then this is it. Seating is limited so it is recommended that you book your tour in advance especially on seasonal offerings as they do tend to fill up quickly. As always, safe travels and please enjoy your time with us here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

We specialize in small party bookings but we also do larger groups as well. Pick-up can be arranged for groups of 15 or more at a local hotel or easily accessible cabin/condo. Advance notice is required for pick-ups when booking for larger groups. We offer discounts for seniors, military and for groups over 10. Send us an email now and learn what we can do for you. Come see why we are voted as on of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains!

Tennessee Mountain Tours

153 East Wears Valley Rd  #10

Pigeon Forge TN 37863

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Tel: 865-455-6981


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