Ghost and Bigfoot Tour Vacations in Southern Appalachia for Illinois Couples and Families
The 1st North American Bigfoot Tour of its kind!!
Rich in Cherokee Folklore, History, and Legend!!!
Patterson-Gimlin film, October 20th, 1967 Near Bluff Creek, Northern California
|Travel back in time on trails trodden by the earliest frontier explorers with a chilling presentation of never before presented Bigfoot research coordinated to the Native American flute and drum. Enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun, or the shade of the trees touring our sacred Cherokee forests. Here, you and your family or tour group will be amazed by the results of more than two decades of exclusive research into the East Tennessee Bigfoot of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Indulge in the mystery and intrigue of what has become known about this illusive and mysterious primate through years of indepth, independent, and exhaustive Appalachian regional study... Perhaps, you will have your own experience to share as you discover the details of on-site studies where the Appalachian and Tennessee Bigfoot has actually been encountered. At the very least, you will be amazed by what mysteries lurk in what the Cherokee called "the land of blue smoke"...|
|Conducted at Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, Tennessee there is much to enjoy for our traveling guests. Included is a nature museum, zoo, animal demonstrations and presentations with and about native flora and fauna, a barge ride across a mountain lake. You might even spy something interesting at the astronomical and solar observatory before, or after a fantastic planetarium show. These activities are included in your full day tour package with the Appalachian GhostWalks' Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour. You'll hike the same trails where indians once roamed this vast and untamed frontier hearing more than five hundred years of Indian folklore, history, and legend. Discover the Native Americans who lived in this region of the country long before the Cherokee and much, much more as you explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Add one of our lantern-led GhostWalks for a fun family day,|
An Artistic Rendering
of the Tennessee Bigfoot
|or outdoor adventure for your group! Perhaps, you'll catch a glimpse of the fabled, but never yet proven to exist "black panther", other strange and rarely seen native animals, or, PERHAPS... YOU WILL SEE SOMETHING ELSE! You never know, so don't forget to bring a camera!! There are no guarantees, but it never hurts to be prepared in our search for the Cherokee, or Tennessee Bigfoot of Southern Appalachia... Expect the unexpected!!!|
Group Leaders Note: The Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour is great for scouting groups, school and church groups!
Picture of a bigfoot footprint, 17.5" long, found by a guest while on a tour, July 24th, 2006! A video clip and more await you on the tour!!!
|This tour is a bit more physical than other tours we offer so guests are encouraged to be in good physical shape to endure up and down hill walking at a six percent, or more physical grade, but at a leisurely pace. In addition, the tour is an afternoon tour offered year round and, once again, may be combined with any of our other lantern-led ghostwalks and history tours located all across the region. Whether it is personal curiosity about Bigfoot, or your very own Bigfoot and Cryptozoological experiences which fuel the desire to attend, your guide will endeavor to put you in a perfect state|
|of mind for new discoveries and new paradigms. Appalachian GhostWalks' Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour - the World's first fully dedicated Sasquatch research walking tour awaits you!!!|
This tour will departs from the Nature Center of Bays Mountain Park and may be scheduled alone, or in conjunction with the other above activities mentioned as a full day family adventure. RESERVE ONLINE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations...
|January Through December|
Legendary Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure
Energy / Difficulty Level - Medium to High
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
|THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY:|
As the first tour of its kind anywhere in North America, your day begins with a healthy breakfast followed by pick-up at your accommodations for a scenic drive up to a Tennessee nature preserve. Upon arrival, there will be a short park orientation and rest room break before embarking on a three hour hiking adventure on a moderate trail at a slow and enjoyable pace. While trailing our way around an upper mountain lake, participants will hear about 500 years of Cherokee folklore, history, and legend as well as nearly twenty years of regional investigation into the Southern Appalachian Bigfoot. The "Legendary Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour is set to the beat of Native American Flute and drum for a truly ethereal experience as you walk under the shadow of the trees of our native Cherokee forests. During your visit, you'll also enjoy a slow barge ride on the mountain lake with an accompanying presentation by a park naturalist. This will be followed by a thrilling planetarium show - and a tour of the night sky, or a presentation in Astronomy is often the perfect ending to a day full of the wonder of Cherokee legend. There is also a park zoo complete with owls and wolves with Cherokee names! Afterwards, you'll enjoy a scenic and restful ride down to dinner as we follow the oldest wagon road in the State. You're evening meal is served inside the tavern of the oldest continuously operating inn in the State of Tennessee! Here, you'll delight in a wonderful culinary experience with an atmosphere worthy of one of Tennessee's oldest towns. Immediately following is the very spooky and lantern-led "Haunted Historic Rogersville GhostWalk" with details of the State's storied printing heritage, see the oldest courthouse, Masonic Hall, and so much more! The Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour may also goes very well with our "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk", or "Haunted Historic Jonesborough GhostWalk". This package usually concludes around 12-1 AM and return times can vary greatly. Browse the full details of this and other tour packages as well as create your very own haunted vacation securely online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to speak with a reservations specialist.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Legendary Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium...
Directions to the "Legendary Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Merge onto I-26 West via EXIT 57B toward KINGSPORT for 5.0 miles; Take the MEADOWVIEW PARKWAY exit, EXIT 3 for 0.2 miles; Then, turn LEFT onto MEADOWVIEW PKWY for 0.2 miles; MEADOWVIEW PKWY becomes RESERVOIR RD. 2.0 miles; Finally, turn RIGHT onto BAYS MOUNTAIN PARK RD (Gate access required, but included as part of our full day vacation package); Proceed up the mountain to the nature center and museum for 1.4 miles where your Bigfoot Adventure begins! The physical address for those with GPS devices is: 853 BAYS MOUNTAIN PARK RD in Kingsport, TN and the zip is 37760. The total estimated time: 1 hr, 43 mins with a ttl distance of 100.72 miles...
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We were visiting from Minnesota in October of 2013 (17th) and signed up for the Jonesborough GhostWalk! It was worth every penny. We had teens, children, seniors and a toddler along in our group and everyone was totally engaged in listening to the history and ghost stories our tour guide Michael treated us to. We enjoyed it so much we went back to Jonesborough the next day to see everything in the daylight! We would definitely take another tour the next time we are in TN to visit family and would even request Michael as our tour guide a second time. Thanks for a wonderfully spooky and enchanted evening on a Tennessee October night! - Stephanie Cline
Y'all were awesome! I really enjoyed it. Before the tour (Jonesborough, October 15th, 2013) I didn't really want to stay out too late, but once everything got started, I didn't want to leave! Thanks for such a wonderful experience! - Meghan Vannoy
My entire family loved the Jonesborough GhostWalk we attended this past Saturday. (October 12th, 2013) It was by far, the best Haunted excursion I've ever been on. I've been recommending the tours to all of my friends. Thanks for the great time! - Sonya Breeding
My aunt, niece and a friend took the Dandridge GhostWalk. My aunt and I were skeptical but my niece insisted that we go. My aunt and I ended up having so much fun and were so glad we attended. Our tour guy was awesome and very informative. I highly recommend the tour for some family fun and excitement. - Debbie Solomon
Thank you for the great tour (July 5th, 2013). Our group was big (family reunion), but I think everyone had a great time. It is all they talked about when we got home last night. - The Nickersons
I just wanted to send a note to say that our Appalachian Caverns and Jonesborough tours this past Saturday (March 2013) were both very enjoyable and also extrememly educational. We would love to experience more of the tours you have and would really like to attend your Ghostology 101 Class.
- Shane and Sheila Marsh
We just wanted to thank you again for the very informative tour last night (Dandridge, October 2012). It was truly an experience we will not soon forget. We can't wait to take the next walk soon. You are AWESOME!!!! We have already been spreading the experience with friends and family. We hope to see you again in the NEAR future. God bless you and Appalachian GhostWalks, ALWAYS!! Satisfied customers Here! - The Bolens
I just wanted to thank you for this one of a kind experience (September 2012). We had so much fun and it is still fun after the vacation as we keep looking over some of the awesome photos that we got while on the Dandridge GhostWalk. Can't wait to come back and do another tour! - Rob G.
I had a wonderful time taking your Ghostology 101 (Dowsing and Afterlife Research) course (August 2012). Thanks for the very interesting class and tours. I had a great time and enjoyed the days and nights I spent with Appalachian GhostWalks! - MaryLee Trettenero from Boston
My wife and I along with my two teenage Grandchildren went on the Johnson City (Little Chicago GhostWalk) tour (May 2012). We found this tour to be most interesting. I will say... I was a skeptic, but I am not NOW. Wow, Thanks for the experience. - Winston Nixon
We really had a good time (on the Gatlinburg GhostWalk - May 2012) and learned alot about the history of Gatlinburg and also about the more positive side of ghosts in general. We're trying to get a group together to come on one of the Bigfoot trips (the Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour) later in the year. We've been telling family and friends about it (our tour) since we returned. Thanks again! - The Johnson Family, SC
Thank you so much for the tour on the ETSU campus (ETSU GhostWalk - August 2011). Not only was it informative and amazing, it was a great bonding time for our family. Stacey works magic with his stories and abilities to keep everyone entertained. We look forward to more tours. - The Carrier Family
I just wanted to tell you that we all really enjoyed the Abingdon GhostWalk last night (July 2011). We would also like to do some of the other tours in the future! Michael was great!! Thanks so much!!!
- The Hopkins Family
We have taken other tours all across the country and recently (June 2011) took the Jonesborough Ghost Tour with Appalachian GhostWalks. Following the tour, our family unanimously agreed that this ghost and history tour was better than the haunted tour of the Queen Mary that we took in California!
- The Russell Family
We took the Ghostology 101 Ghost Hunting and Dowsing Class and spent five days with you on vacation (April 2011). We just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for all your kindness and the wonderful work you are doing. This has been an experience we'll talk about for a long time to come. Hope to join you again soon!
- The Whitley Family
We had such a GREAT time on our Dandridge GhostWalk last Friday (Aug 2010). We're still talking about how cool and interesting the tour was! Can't wait to do the Jonesborough GhostWalk on our next trip over during Thanksgiving weekend! - Cindy Thomas
I just wanted to email you ASAP to tell you how much we enjoyed the entire day (July 2010). We really learned a lot, not only from the dowsing lesson, but when you spoke about EVPís. My only regret is that New Jersey is several hours away. I ordered the DVD set of Greeneville, TN to see the other places on the tour we didnít get to. Again, let me thank you for such a great time. Not only did we all learn a lot, but we laughed a lot and it was really nice to meet someone with the same interests. - Jean Ramalho, NJ
We constantly brag to all of our friends and family about you guys and the time we had in Tennessee. (May 2010) After being "awakened" and returning home we have helped several close friends with paranormal situations that were going on in there lives. This gift you gave us was a blessing and the knowledge we returned with was astonishing... - Darryl Comeaux
I just wanted you to know that we all had an awesome time in Jonesborough (November 2009). We got some great pictures of orbs!!!!! We are going to plan on going on the Erwin Ghost Tour soon and Iím still thinking about your class!! - Kathy Hughes, Office Manager, Department of Surgery