Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on April 28, 2015
For about a century now, Americans have had a long-standing love affair with their cars. And it's a romance that's showing no signs of letting up either. Anyone who's traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains in recent history probably knows full well how prevalent our four-wheeled friends are. Just ask anyone who's been backed up in traffic on the Parkway on a busy holiday weekend, and he'll tell you that there's definitely not a car shortage.
But there are also plenty of positive associations when it comes to cars and the Smokies. From special events that showcase a wide range of customized and niche-interest vehicles to unique attractions that draw attention to some of the world's rarest and most fascinating cars, this area has a lot to offer gearheads of all ages.
This week, we'll give you a sampling of some ways that a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains can really get your motor running.
We'll start by talking about car shows. Pigeon Forge in particular is known for several of the different custom-auto events and festivals that are hosted in that community each year. Some of the notable names include the Pigeon Forge Rod Rod (which was just held a couple of weeks ago), the Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show (June 5-6) and the Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXIII (September 11-12).
Starting this Sunday, car-loving visitors to Pigeon Forge might want to check out the Yellow Mustang Show, which runs May 3 through 9. Taking place at The Inn at Christmas Place on the Parkway, this event showcases the legendary Ford Mustang. You'll see more than 70 'Stangs ranging from 1960s models to modern-day editions. The event gives Mustang owners a chance to make friends, network and share their admiration of this American classic car.
This weekend, Volkswagen Beetle fans might want to head to Sevierville to celebrate that iconic roadster. The 41st Circle Yer Wagens is taking place May 2 and 3 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. This event brings VW owners from all over the country together in one location to admire each others' bugs, buy Volkswagen-themed merchandise and swap gear.
Presented by the Appalachian Volkswagen Association. Circle Yer Wagens takes place twice a year and has been an institution in the Smokies for 20 years now.
If you happen to be visiting the Smokies and none of these special events are taking place, then there are still plenty of ways to get your automotive fix, thanks to several unique car-themed attractions.
The Hollywood Star Cars Museum is home to a collection of famous vehicles, all of which have appeared in some of the best known movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Look for cars like the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the Munsters' Drag-u-la, the General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard, the Beverly Hillbillies' jalopy and Batmobiles from both the 1960s TV show and the Batman Returns film.
You'll also see vehicles featured in movies like Gone in 60 Seconds, The Fast and the Furious, Back to the Future and Days of Thunder as well as cars owned by The Beach Boys and Sir Paul McCartney.
The self-guided tour is a walk through TV and movie history, and the experience includes a gift shop and opportunities for you to have your picture taken with many of the vehicles.
Next week, we'll cover even more opportunities for car lovers to enjoy in the Smokies. In the meantime, however, if you're feeling the need for speed, you might want to get hooked up with one of our zipline tours. And if you bring a Smoky Mountain Ziplines coupon on your visit, you'll save a little money while enjoying one of the most exciting experiences in the area.