Great Smoky Mountains GPS Tour

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About this app

Welcome to the narrated driving tour of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Action Tour Guide!

Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn, fully-guided tour.

Great Smoky Mountains:
Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and discover why it’s the most visited National Park in the country! Buckle up and prepare for a deep dive into the most famous stretch of the Appalachians.

As you drive through these scenic mountains, you’ll hear all about parts of Cherokee history you’ve never heard before, like the ancient Cherokee monarchy and the revolutionaries who fought against it! You’ll also get to hear detailed accounts of Cherokee ancestral legends about these mountains, from the great buzzard who shaped the Smoky Mountains from clay to the witch whose droplets of blood bloom into stalks of corn!

The Great Smoky Mountains are so vast that it can be tricky to find all the best spots—that’s where we come in. We’ll point you to all the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring sights in the park. Witness the majesty of Rainbow Falls, the 360-degree views atop Clingmans Dome, and the deep-rooted history of the Elys Mill. Our flexible route allows you to take all the time you need to admire the timeless wonders of the mountains.

Along the way, we’ll fill you in not just on the rich history of the area and the people who have lived here, but also the complex flora and fauna which call these mountains home. Get to know the creatures of Cades Cove and learn how wildfires form an integral part of this vast, interconnected ecosystem.

Explore the rich natural wonders of Great Smoky Mountains:

■ Welcome Oconaluftee Visitor Centre
■ Mingus Mill and Trail
■ Ancestral Cherokee Land
■ Tsali and the Trail of Tears
■ Sequoyah's New Storytelling System
■ The Milky Way
■ Selu's Sacrifice
■ Great Smoky Geology
■ Beech Flats Quiet Walkway
■ Webb View
■ Appalachia's Settlers
■ Appalachian Trail
■ Clingmans Dome Tower
■ Funding the Smokies
■ Clingmans Dome VC
■ Rockefeller Memorial
■ Morton Overlook & Tunnel
■ Appalachian Balds
■ Alum Cave
■ Wildfires
■ Chimney Tops Overlook
■ Cade Coves
■ Carlos Campbell Overlook
■ Sugarlands Valley Trail
■ Cataract Falls
■ Gatlinburg History
■ Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
■ Ogle Place
■ Rainbow Falls
■ Grotto Falls
■ Place of a Thousand Drips
■ Baskin Creek Falls
■ Ephraim Bales Cabin
■ Reagan Tub Mill and Cabin
■ Ely's Mill


■ Award-winning platform
The app, which has been featured on Thrillist, was the recipient of the “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use Action Tour Guide for over a million tours per year.

■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.

■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.

■ Freedom of travel
No scheduled tour timings, no crowded groups, and no rush to move along past stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, linger, and take as many photos as you’d like.


■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged or take an external battery pack.

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
Updated on
Mar 10, 2022

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