PINK Jeep Tours Celebrates Grand Opening In Smoky Mountains

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The newest way to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in a PINK Jeep. PINK Jeep Tours unveiled its fleet of customized Jeep Wranglers now based in Pigeon Forge during a VIP Grand Opening celebration on Thursday.

For the first time in nearly 60 years, PINK Jeep Tours is expanding from the desert southwest to the Great Smoky Mountains to offer guests of the most visited national park a one-of-a-kind experience.

“For decades PINK Jeep Tours has been sharing memorable experiences with millions of tourists in Sedona, Arizona; Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon National Park,” Billy Johnson, Sr.

VP of Marketing, PINK Adventure Tours explained. “PINK Jeep Tours is thrilled to bring our established history and reputation for stellar service to this treasured area of the country. We’ve been hearing from past PINK Jeep guests that they can’t wait to come and ride in the Smoky Mountains.”

The PINK Jeep Tours Grand Opening event revealed the thrill and birds’ eye view above Pigeon Forge that awaits guests, after they explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in a whole new way.  Guests first pick from four distinct guided tours that leave from Pigeon Forge and explore portions of the Great Smoky Mountains. Routes now available explore the NEW portion of the Foothills Parkway and Newfound Gap. Beginning next month, guests can also choose Roaring Fork Motor Trail and the Ocanaluftee River Trail. All tours end with an exciting off-road 4x4 adventure on private property.

“Expertly trained guides are driving the whole time, sharing about the splendor of the mountains. With the guides’ help, guests can let go of the wheel and the GPS, climb in with their families and friends and create memories worth repeating,” Mr. Johnson said. “At the end, when families talk about their experience, they don’t just say they went on a Jeep ride. They remember they went on a PINK® Jeep® ride.”

Herschend Enterprises purchased PINK Jeep Tours last year, marking its entry into the adventure travel industry.  At the Grand Opening, Andrew Wexler, CEO, Herschend Enterprises, shared that expanding to the Smoky Mountains makes perfect sense.  

“We are dedicated to creating and sustaining welcoming destinations filled with adventure and memory-making fun.  And as a family-owned company, it’s always been our goal to have each and every guest leave with two things: a smile and a deeper connection with each other,” Mr. Wexler said. “After riding in our iconic PINK Jeeps in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we hope everyone feels that way.”

Visitors from near and far are already experiencing the unforgettable excursions and up-close encounters with the beauty of the mountains.  PINK® Jeep® Tours now has its local headquarters at 3152 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.  

“We are proud to be your new home on this side of the country. Together, we will share our community’s hospitality with the millions of guests who visit every year,” Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear shared. “It’s exciting to have another reason for people to come visit Pigeon Forge!”

For more information about booking tours this spring, summer, and fall, visit www.SmokyMountainTours.com or call (844) 710-PINK (7465).



Historic Rugby Is Location For Plein Aire Destination Painting Workshop On May 23

Heritage Flight And USAF F-16 Demonstration Team To Headline 2019 Wings Over North Georgia Airshow

Anna Maria Island – A Great Escape On Florida’s Gulf Coast


What better place to sharpen your painting skills than in stunning Historic Rugby, under the direction of Gallery At Rugby owner Freeman Davenport. Davenport is welcoming artists of all skill ... (click for more)

The Air Combat Command F-16 Demonstration Team and Heritage Flight Team will headline the lineup for the eighth annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show on Aug. 31–Sept. 1. The Viper and Heritage ... (click for more)

S ugar-white beaches and aqua blue waters have drawn sun seekers to Anna Maria Island for more than a century. Yet, the seven-mile-long barrier island off the coast of Bradenton, Florida, seems ... (click for more)


Travel

Historic Rugby Is Location For Plein Aire Destination Painting Workshop On May 23

What better place to sharpen your painting skills than in stunning Historic Rugby, under the direction of Gallery At Rugby owner Freeman Davenport. Davenport is welcoming artists of all skill levels for a series of plein aire (Outdoor Painting) workshops during the spring, summer, and fall of 2019. The first is May 23. The Workshop offers demonstration, instruction, informal ... (click for more)

Heritage Flight And USAF F-16 Demonstration Team To Headline 2019 Wings Over North Georgia Airshow

The Air Combat Command F-16 Demonstration Team and Heritage Flight Team will headline the lineup for the eighth annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show on Aug. 31–Sept. 1. The Viper and Heritage Flight teams are based at Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, SC. The air show at Russell Regional Airport will be the only Georgia appearance for the co-performing demo teams for the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

4 People Shot At 2 Hixson Locations; 2 Killed On Ardis Lane; 2 Men Shot At Northgate Crossing Apartments In Hixson

Four men were shot in two overnight shootings in Hixson. Two people were shot and killed on Ardis Lane. At approximately 10:07 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to the 6700 block of Ardis Lane on a report of persons shot. Upon arrival, police located two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Hamilton County EMS responded and pronounced Kirtus Thompson, 27, deceased on ... (click for more)

Greg Vital Says Ancient Stone Cairns, Part Trail Of Tears Route Found On His Meigs Farm; Asks TVA To Reroute Project Viper Transmission Line

Greg Vital, who is fighting to keep a major TVA transmission line from crossing his Meigs County farm, said a group of ancient stone cairns and a section of the Trail of Tears have been found on the farm. He is asking that TVA reroute the line that is being built to a new TVA power center. Mr. Vital said TVA located one of the cairns and agreed to move the line from it. But ... (click for more)

Opinion

Chattanooga's Shooting Epidemic

These shootings continue and something has to be done to try and stop them whether they are domestic, robbery or gang related. We obviously can not remove these handguns from every man, woman and child. I suggest that merchants that sell handguns raise the minimum age to 21 years for the purchase of handgun ammunition only. This 21 age requirement would not include ammunition ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Alabama’s Flat-Out Wrong

Ever since Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the most nauseating abortion legislation in the history of the United States on Wednesday, I have tried to find a worse decision by the lawmakers in any state to equal such absurdity and I most certainly cannot. While I am confident those in the State house would have voted differently had each been asked, “What if it was your ... (click for more)