With all the new technology that is out there today – GPS, navigation, smart phones, etc., you’d think that the need for actual maps, or road atlases for that matter, would just die out. And while a good portion of people don’t even consider using much less purchasing maps anymore, there are still thousands who come to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains every year and ask for a map of the area.
Maybe it’s just an old habit, who knows. Whatever the reason is, with so many streets and traffic lights to remember, as well as shops, directions to and from places, a map can still be a pretty handy thing around these parts. Wants to know what road you’ll find at the intersection with traffic light No. 2 in Pigeon Forge? Better find yourself a map, or just glance at the one in this post.
Most places in town offer up their own map with their business, as well as other major attractions highlighted on the map or brochure. It’s still a great way to market whatever you may be offering. Ask any of the major attractions or restaurants around here, they’ve been carrying out this practice for decades. People still remember places that way, especially those vacationing in the area who end up packing their brochure away then discovering it once they return home. It’s almost like you’ve put your own personal stamp on them. The map is just a reminder of the great time they had while vacationing in Pigeon Forge.
So, besides the map to the right, where can you find a Pigeon Forge map around town? Well, if you’re at a place like the Tanger Five Oaks Outlet Mall, you’re bound to see a large brochure, or area attractions stand at some point while you’re walking between shops. There is also a large stand in the hallway that leads to the public restrooms at Tanger near Gap. You’re also sure to find one if you’re at any of the major attractions along the Parkway like the Titanic Museum attraction, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, or Lumberjack Feud.
Maps are just another way to connect all your favorite shows, attractions, restaurants, and shops in Pigeon Forge. It’s a way of discovering the Smokies that isn’t totally extinct just yet. And there’s just something about them that makes you think that they’ll continue to help guide visitors for years to come.