If you have ever visited the city of Gatlinburg during the summer months, you know how busy the downtown area can be. With hundreds of honeymooning couples, family vacationers, groups on reunions and more, the city of Gatlinburg can get a little hectic! If you have your heart set on exploring the downtown Parkway, you can quickly become discouraged by the parking, traffic and overall congestion of the area. Luckily, Gatlinburg is great at pleasing its yearly visitors and is offering its FREE trolley service for the third year in a row!
The Gatlinburg trolley fleet consists of more than 20 open-air trolleys that are all specially painted and pleasing to the eye. All of the trolleys are handicap accessible, and with 50 miles of routes, the trolleys can get you where you need to be!
The free shuttles begin their routes at 10:00AM and run until 10:30PM every day. This summer, the Gatlinburg Trolley has added additional stops to their routes, bringing the total number of stops to 40 – that’s a lot of sightseeing and exploring! The trolley offers destinations such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, the Community Center and more!
The Gatlinburg Trolley system is a wonderful way to explore downtown. Settle in and let the drivers do all of the work as you take in the sights and sounds on the way to your destination. The trolley service reduces traffic congestion, lowers emissions and provides you with more access to the areas of downtown – what more could you ask for?
Wondering what you can do along the Parkway? The options are endless, however, we definitely recommend stopping for a meal! The Best Italian Restaurant, Calhoun’s, Texas Roadhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company are all located along the Parkway and make for a tasty lunch or dinner. Afterwards, catch a ride and explore Ole Smoky Moonshine, Star Cars Museum or one of the many fudge shops and take a sweet treat back to your cabin rental.
The free Gatlinburg Trolley operates now until August 17, 2013. You can view trolley location, maps and more by visiting their website at https://www.gatlinburgtrolley.org/