Many visitors are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to do and places to go in the Smoky Mountain. If this is your first visit, though, there’s a navigation trick which can save you a lot of time. Grab a map of downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, and if you look closely, you’ll notice that the traffic lights are numbered. The traffic lights were numbered this way to make travel easier within town, as GPS cannot always be trusted. Locals are accustomed to providing directions using traffic lights, so don’t hesitate to ask which traffic light is nearest to a specific location. You’ll find this small tip makes traveling through the Smokies a breeze.