If you have ever taken a vacation to the Smokies, there is a good chance that you’ve seen a few classic cars or hot rods cruising along the Parkway at some point! With a variety of exciting car shows throughout the year, beautiful scenic drives and several car-themed attractions, it is no wonder why the area is so popular among automobile enthusiasts! Here are the top 3 reasons why car buffs love spending their vacation in the Smoky Mountains:
1. World Class Car Shows
The Smokies are home to some of the best car shows in the country, giving gearheads a chance to show off their ride and socialize with other enthusiasts! The car show season kicks off during the spring months and lasts all the way until the fall, giving you plenty of time to come see what the hype is all about! Some of the most well known car shows in the Smoky Mountains include the Spring Corvette Expo, Ponies in the Smokies, Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion. The biggest event in the area is undoubtedly the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, which is so popular that it takes place both during the spring and the fall!
2. Unique Automobile Attractions
Another reason why car buffs love spending a vacation in the Smoky Mountains is because there are a number of unique automobile attractions throughout the Smokies! You’ll find the largest and most impressive collection of American made cars in the nation at Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville TN! This cool museum features more than 90 muscle cars that have a net worth of more than $8 million! You can also take a tour through some of the most famous vehicles in movie and television history with a visit to the Hollywood Star Cars Museum in Gatlinburg TN!
3. Scenic Mountain Drives
The Smoky Mountains are filled with scenic drives, making it a joy to get out on the road with your own vehicle! Don’t miss the opportunity to take a drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Cades Cove Loop Road, Newfound Gap Road and Upper Tremont Road, among many others! One of the “must drive” roads in the Smokies for car buffs is the Tail of the Dragon, also known as Highway 129. This 11-mile stretch of road features over 300 curves that are sure to test your driving abilities, as well as some of the best scenery in the region! There are plenty of pull offs where you can take a break to admire the beauty of the mountains!
Where to Stay
Make the most of your vacation in the Smoky Mountains by staying at our cabin rentals in Gatlinburg! Our affordable cabins have everything you need to enjoy the magic of the Smokies, including comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, private decks, bubbling hot tubs, game rooms and more! Although our cabins are tucked away among scenic locations in the mountains, you’ll appreciate that they are still just minutes away from all of the area’s top attractions!
Check out all of our cabins in the Smokies today to plan the perfect vacation in the Smoky Mountains! We look forward to seeing you soon!