Crave unique experiences, like petting exotic animals or sipping Appalachian moonshine? Want to visit one-of-a-kind places, like a hidden cavern or a NASCAR theme park? Thankfully, there are so many things to do in Sevierville, Tennessee, on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Family-friendly attractions, outdoor adventures, shopping, and more await in this quaint mountain town right next to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg! To help you plan a memorable time in the Smokies, here are our top 10 fun things to do in Sevierville, TN.
1. Explore the Forbidden Caverns
Did you know Tennessee has the most caves — 8,350+ in fact — in the entire country? Explore beneath the Smokies in the Forbidden Caverns, once a shelter for Cherokee, then a secret moonshine distillery, and now a safe and exciting cavern tour.
Follow the underground trail that features a running stream, natural wonders, and pieces of the old distillery. Handrails, lights, and a professional guide make the tour a safe and fun experience in Sevierville, TN.
2. Hang out with Animals
One of the coolest things to do in Sevierville is to spend time with animals. Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo boasts 600+ animals from the rainforests of the world as well as adorable goats…and even the Goat-N-Gate Bridge.
Another fun place to visit with animals is the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo. Enter the paddock to play with, feed, and pet the many deer! You can also see camels, kangaroos, reindeer, emu, donkeys, and zebras, and even ride horses.
3. Go Antiquing
For the antiquers in your group, hunting for priceless finds will be a thrill in Sevierville’s many antique shops. Below is a list of a few antique shops you’ll see along the Parkway. There is also a popular indoor flea market with great discoveries just waiting to be found at Flea Traders Paradise. And be sure to check out the world’s largest knife showplace at Smoky Mountain Knife Works!
- The Village Antique & Home Decor Mall
- Memory Lane Antique Mall
- Green Olde Deal Antique Mall
4. Snap a Selfie with Dolly Parton
If you’re a fan of country music, visiting the famous statue of Dolly Parton at the Sevier County Courthouse is a must. This queen of mountain melodies is depicted relaxing on a rock, wearing a smile, and holding an acoustic guitar.
Dolly is from the Great Smoky Mountains, and her life-size bronze statue is a great place to start your Dolly Parton journey through Sevierville and neighboring Pigeon Forge that is home to Dollywood, Splash Country, and Dolly’s Stampede and Pirates dinner shows.
5. Play & Zipline at Adventure Parks
For a full day of outdoor play in Sevierville, grab tickets to explore an adventure park! Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park features ziplining with waterfalls, hiking trails, ATV tours, and the highest swinging bridge over water in the country.
Dubby’s Adventure Park at Five Oaks boasts ziplining and horseback riding. You can also grab a park hopper pass to other Dubby’s attractions in nearby Pigeon Forge that offer go-karts, mini-golf, and laser tag…for starters.
6. Sip Mountain Moonshine
There’s nothing quite like sipping a jar of mountain moonshine while swaying in a rocking chair with Great Smoky Mountain views at a cabin on vacation. Before buying a few jars to enjoy, try a few moonshine samples at homegrown distilleries in Sevierville first. These master craftsmen pour their Appalachian heart and soul into every jar.
- Sevier Distilling Company
- Tennessee Legend Distillery
- Tennessee Shine Company
7. Splash in the River
Family-owned with 30+ years of experience, River Romp Tubing is a premier place to splash in the Pigeon River of Sevierville, TN. Choose from kayaks or tubes to paddle and float on a relaxing downriver ride.
After 2½ miles, you’ll exit and reach a pavilion where a driver will pick you up and take you back upstream for another ride. Children 2-4 years old can ride for free with an adult, and lifejackets are provided as needed.
8. Wine & Dine at The Apple Barn
Built in 1910 and originally a working barn, The Apple Barn — Cider Mill & General Store — features an orchard with 4,000+ apple trees. Watch the apples being pressed in the Cider Room, sip samples at the Cider Bar, treat yourself to sweets from the Apple Pie Kitchen, and pick up gourmet items from the General Store.
On The Apple Barn grounds, you can stop by the Candy Factory for homemade candies and The Creamery for apple specialty ice cream. There’s also the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and the Applewood Farmhouse Grill if you’re hankering for a meal and the Apple Barn Winery with free tastings.
9. Visit the Tennessee Museum of Aviation
At 50,000 square feet, the Tennessee Museum of Aviation harbors. For those interested in the wild world among the clouds, this aviation history museum is a great addition to your Smoky Mountain vacation in Sevierville, TN.
Enter the massive hangar and check out airworthy Warbirds, military vehicles, engines, jets, amphibious planes, fighters, and helicopters. Watch live flight demonstrations with vintage aircraft in the sky. And peruse fascinating museum exhibits.
10. Race Go-karts at NASCAR Speedpark
Zoom around the heart-pounding go-kart tracks at NASCAR Speedpark in Sevierville, TN! Cross the finish line first along 8 tracks built for varying ages and skill levels, ranging from rookies and kids to teens and adults.
At NASCAR Speedpark, you can stop for a bite at the Pit Stop Grill, play in virtual reality, and beat the highest arcade scores in the SpeedDome Arcade. There are also bumper cars, blaster boats, mini-golf, and fun rides, like Tilt-A-Whirl and a tower drop for kids.
Where to Stay
Exploring and playing in Sevierville, Tennessee, will leave you happy…and exhausted. For a comfortable and relaxing place to rest and recharge, book with Pigeon Forge TN Cabins. With a private cabin rental that has everything you need to unwind, you can focus your energy on spending time with friends and family on your Smoky Mountain vacation.
Our cabins range from 1-16 bedrooms to suit almost any group size, including large groups. Amenities include hot tubs, private pools, mountain views, theaters, games, fireplaces, and more listed below. We have pet-friendly, budget-friendly, and luxury options. Plus, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen for meals, space to spread out (unlike a hotel), and Wi-Fi to stay connected.
- Private indoor pool
- Outdoor hot tub
- Community pool access
- Home theater
- Big screen TVs
- Arcade games
- Pool, air hockey, and foosball tables
- Gas/electric fireplaces
- Outdoor firepit
- Indoor jetted tubs
- Washer and dryer
- King, queen, full, and twin beds
- High speed Wi-Fi
Ready to plan your memorable Smoky Mountain vacation filled with many fun things to do in Sevierville, TN? Book online with Pigeon Forge TN Cabins or reach out at 1.866.513.7885 today!