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BYUtv Takes Viewers on ‘American Ride’ Through Downtown Gatlinburg

Recently, downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hosted a special guest. Stan Ellsworth from BYUtv’s show, ‘American Ride,’ recently took his views on a unique tour through our area.

During his visit, Ellsworth shows a different side of the area that visitors may not normally see. He focuses on the rich traditions of music, faith and loyalty that made the people of the Appalachians who they are.

According to the Ellsworth, “These people are as red, white and blue as it gets. These folks are the backbone of America.”

A few of the many popular Gatlinburg attractions that the hosts of American Ride visit include:

Fans wanting to catch the show should tune into BYUtv on Monday, November 17 at 9 p.m.

If you happen to be in the area to watch the show, BYUtv can be found locally on channel 9403 on Dish and channel 374 on DirecTV. Fans can also catch the episode on BYUtv’s website at www.byutv.org.

Do you have a favorite shop or attraction in Gatlinburg you hope to see featured on the show? Let us know in the comments below!

American Ride in the Smoky MountainsWhat is American Ride?

Hosted by Stan Ellsworth, American Ride is a popular show on The History Channel that gives viewers a closer look at many of the popular travel destinations around the world, all from the back of a Harley-Davidson. A former history teacher and football coach, Ellsworth focuses on the people, culture and history of each of the areas he explores.

Other popular cities the show has recently visited include Charleston, South Carolina, Washington D.C., and Europe.

Click ‘play’ on the video below to see the trailer for the upcoming American Ride show that features Gatlinburg.

Dollywood on The History Channel

Downtown Gatlinburg is not the only area of town to catch the eye of a popular television network. As you may remember, our beloved Pigeon Forge amusement park, Dollywood, was featured on The History Channel’s popular show American Pickers earlier this year.

The show’s hosts, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, were tasked with searching through the entire country to find the most-unique fireman memorabilia they could find. All of the items that they ‘picked’ are now on display at Dollywood’s newest roller coaster, FireChaser Express.

The name of the show was Mad as a Picker, and it originally aired on May 7, 2014.

Click here to learn more about Dollywood on The History Channel.

Here is a clip from the episode where a couple of the American Pickers team meets Dolly Parton for the first time.

If you would like to learn more about the Smoky Mountain attractions that either American Ride or American Pickers feature in their show, feel free to check out the What To Do tab on our website. There, guests will find a ton of information all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.