The Overlook is less than a mile to the main entrance of the park! It is the most visited National Park in the country with over 12 Million visitors per year!
While driving through the park, we recommend the Gypsy Guide app ( https://gypsyguide.com/ ). It is like having a tour guide in your car as you drive! It costs $13, but is well worth it. In addition to pointing out landmarks and overlooks, it includes stories about the pioneers and founders of the park. There are also stories about the wildlife and Cherokee Nation all while you explore the park at your own pace on your own schedule.
If hiking is more your style, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park has some excellent hikes for all abilities. We recommend the app “AllTrails” for great reviews, and up to date details of hikes.
If you are interested in stopping by the ranger station, be sure to ask for the Junior Ranger Badges for the kids. The park headquarters is located at 107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738