We went on the Smoky Mountain tour on a Wednesday. The tour company location is in the back of a strip mall, but not difficult to find. The driver was pleasant & informative. We enjoyed many sights firsat going through downtown Gatlinburg. Then went through chimney tops before stopping at the Roosevelt dedication area. We were not able to stop to get a good view of chimney tops because of too many cars in the pull off area. We had time to view Clingman's dome, but not enough time to climb to the observation tower. Enjoyed the views & brought a picnic lunch. Beware there were some sugar ants on the bus that invaded some of our opened food items. After all it is summer. Would have drove myself if I did it over again, but still recommend the tour for worry free travel in a sometimes congested national park.