D12 Chattanooga Pigeon Forge
Published: 24/11/2019
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This route goes through the famous railroad town of Chattanooga, home to one of the most important battlefields of the civil war and the "Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park", past Dayton, Cherokee and Gatlinburg back to Pigeon Forge.
The city of Cherokee is the "Eastern Band" headquarters of the Cherokee Indians. This eastern group is descended from the Cherokee who were left behind when the majority were forced to move to the west of the country. That journey became notorious as the 'Trail of Tears'. In addition, Cherokee is the western access point to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Gatlinburg is a mountain village on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In Gatlinburg itself are numerous souvenir shops, restaurants and hotels. The houses and shops in chalet style make the place a caricature of a Swiss mountain village.

Pigeon Forge is a small town in the east of the state of Tennessee. It is located on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in southern Appalachia. Pigeon Forge is a well-known holiday resort and around ten million tourists visit it every year.

In this 4-star route you will drive on beautiful good roads, and you will return via another route to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park where you definitely have to make a stop in Cherokee or Gatlinburg.

History:
The area around today's Pigeon Forge was first inhabited by white settlers at the end of the eighteenth century. At the time it was on the trade route between Virginia and the habitat of the Cheyenne Indians. Pigeon Forge owes its name to the many migrating pigeons that existed there at the time, and the blacksmith who occupied an important place in the community. Little changed during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Until the 1920s, Pigeon Forge was only accessible via a dirt road. This changed with the opening of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the 1930s. As a result, the infrastructure around Pigeon Forge was improved and tourism to the place started. In the fifties and sixties more and more shops and motels settled in the area, followed in the sixties by the first theme parks. The number of visitors has continued to increase since then and nowadays the place lives entirely on tourism.
Cannon Row Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Tellico Dam
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Rocky Top Harley-Davidson Pigeon Forge

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North Carolina ( (listen)) is a U.S. state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte is its largest city. The Charlotte metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,569,213 in 2018, is the most populous metropolitan area in North Carolina, the 23rd-most populous in the United States, and the largest banking center in the nation after New York City. The Raleigh metropolitan area is the second-largest metropolitan area in the state, with an estimated population of 1,362,540 in 2018, and is home to the largest research park in the United States, Research Triangle Park. North Carolina was established as a royal colony in 1729 and is one of the original Thirteen Colonies. North Carolina is named in honor of King Charles I of England who first formed the English colony, with Carolus being Latin for "Charles". On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution. North Carolina declared its secession from the Union (American Civil War) on May 20, 1861, becoming the last of eleven states to join the Confederate States. Following the Civil War, the state was restored to the Union on June 25, 1868. On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully piloted the world's first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's Outer Banks. North Carolina formerly used the slogan "First in Flight" on state license plates to commemorate this achievement. New plates use the slogan "First in Freedom" in reference to the Mecklenburg Declaration. North Carolina is defined by a wide range of elevations and landscapes. From west to east, North Carolina's elevation descends from the Appalachian Mountains to the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plain. North Carolina's Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m) is the highest-point in North America east of the Mississippi River. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone; however, the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate.
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View route collection Top car and motorcycle tour through the Deep South of the USA
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By car or motorcycle through the deep south of America, a journey that you do not just make, so also not 12 days driving and then back home. No, book a stay of several days in Pigeon Forge, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans and again Pigeon Forge to also visit multiple places of interest in these cities, so that this tour becomes an unforgettable tour that you can think back with pleasure.

Don't forget to arrange and pack the following:
* This is only a summary and completely personal and may differ per person.

Take out travel insurance, +31 for numbers in GSM, Take out gas (in part), Health insurance coverage at destination ?, Switch off electrical devices, Lighting (timer), Check passport validity, Antenna from radio / TV for lightning, Residence address for those staying behind, Remote control book home alarm, Smart Parking.

Hand luggage:
Liquids in packaging of max. 100 ml, Liquids in hand luggage in transparent plastic bag.

For on the road:
Sweets, Book, Earplugs, Country and road map (s), Directions, Maps in your navigation system

Money & Securities:
Bank card / giro card, Credit card (Remember pin code), Cash, Internet banking calculator, Medical insurance card, Travel insurance card.

Travel documents:
Passport, (International) Driving license, Ticket (s), Reservation receipts, Hotel vouchers, Arrival / Departure time, Check-in & check-out times, Valid visa (ESTA), Travel guide.

Clothing:
Underwear, Belt, Shirts / T-shirts, Short pants, Long pants, Shoes, Socks, Swimming trunks, Towel, Bath slippers.

Personal stuff:
Watch, House Keys, Wallet, Sunglasses.

Toiletries:
Deodorant, Shower gel / Soap, Comb / brush, Shaving gear, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sanitary pads

Health & Medicine:
Own medicines, Insect repellent, Cold sore ointment, Ointment for insect bites, Sunscreen, Norit, Paracetamol, Suction cup for insect bites, First aid bag.

Miscellaneous:
Travel bag / hip bag, Leatherman (= checked bag), Pen or pencil, Head lamp, Lighter, Tools & Electronics, Mobile phone & charger, Photo / video camera & charger, Memory card (s), World plug / adapter, Ipod & charger, Adapter cable Ipod, Headphones, iPad & charger, Navigation & charger / plug, Socket, Fuelpack battery.

Engine (accessories):
Helmet, Motorcycle clothing, Motorcycle boots, Chain lock / disc brake lock, Gloves, Bandana, Inside bags (plastic shopping bag), Insulation bag, Lashing straps, Tiewraps, Rainsuit, Rainaway.

Addresses:
Address list, Telephone number embassy, Telephone number to block (bank) card (s), Telephone number (airline tickets).