Sunday, February 2 2014, 12:40 PM EST
Free Apps Available for Smokies' Visitors
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Blount Partnership recently launched two free apps for visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
According to The Daily Times, the driving tour mobile app provides a history of the Smokies' most visited spot, Cades Cove, as well as GPS mapping, voice narration and historical photos to add to visitors' experience as they explore the cove.
The hiking and biking app features trails in and around the national park, including the Cades Cove Loop and the Maryville-Alcoa Trails.
To download the apps, search “Cades Cove” and “Hiking and Biking the Smoky Mountains” in the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.
For the vacation guide, search “Townsend, TN” and for the driving tour app, search “Circle the Smokies” or “Townsend Driving Tour.”
Tami Vater is Director of Tourism for the Blount Partnership. She says that while they still provide hundreds of thousands of copies of paper brochures and vacation guides to travelers, more and more people are asking about tools like apps.
Vater said more apps are in the works, and the next to debut will be the “Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games” app that will be available soon.