Humvees began as military vehicles before becoming popular street rides, much like horses transported cavalries before they evolved into unicorns. Tour in a noncombat car with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a Humvee tour from Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies (a $49 value), in Sevierville.
Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies offers vacationers adventure-laced views of the pristine beauty of the Smokies via aerial, water, and land crafts. The Humvee tour careens passengers through wooded mountains for 45 minutes to an hour, maneuvering along jagged dirt trails and past squirrel villages suspended in the trees. Each tour is captained by an experienced guide who bestows scintillating bundles of information about the area upon each passenger. The low center of gravity, width, and high clearance of the original military Hummers allow the vehicles to overcome daunting obstacles, roll over sizeable roadway ruts, and evade pursuing Terminators. Tours operate with a minimum of four people, but, during the summer season, single riders can be placed with larger groups. After the season, riders must assemble their own groups of four, so invite friends, family members, or three anthropomorphized scarecrows.
Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies
The career thrill-seekers at Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies guide quests into the Smoky Mountains by a variety of means, including helicopters, safari wagons, and ziplines. Aerial views of Tennessee's rolling farmlands and vast oceans overwhelm the senses as hot air balloons hoist at least four riders aloft from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains National Park. The lower Pigeon River's gentle class I and II rapids sharpen the skills of beginner whitewater rafters as they spend 90 minutes maneuvering frothy crests. Up to 12 land-bound adventurers can pile into monster trucks for five heart-racing laps around a track with two large hills, two petite mounds, and two traffic lights that turn yellow at the last second.
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