The Great Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee is packed with fun, great for families, friends, teams, companies, churches, and couples. If you’ve visited the Smokies, you probably already know that Pigeon Forge, TN and Gatlinburg, TN have a lot to do. But if you’re pretty new to the area, you may not know much about the neighboring town of Sevierville, Tennessee. While Sevierville is a bit slower than the touristy towns of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, it still has a lot to offer! In fact, that slower pace is one reason to visit – it’s a break from the busy towns!
So whether you’ve booked a cabin in Sevierville or you’ll be in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and want to head over to Sevierville for the day, read on to get some ideas for top things to do in Sevierville!
Stop by the Cider Mill & General Store for delicious jams, jellies, syrup, honey, molasses, sauces, apple fritter mix, smoked ham, dried apples, and old-fashioned candy or check out the 2 delicious restaurants: Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Applewood Farmhouse Grill.
Dolly Parton statue
Arguably the most famous celebrity hailing from Sevierville, Dolly Parton is beloved for her music, charity work, hilarious quips, and impressive attractions in and near her hometown. You can pose with your favorite blonde-haired beauty – via a life-size statue – in the heart of Sevierville! It’s located in the middle of the Sevier County Courthouse lawn.
Go below the Smokies’ surface for a unique experience in the Forbidden Caverns! Formerly a moonshine-makers’ haven, it’s now a top Sevierville attraction for families.
Zipline, take off-road adventures, climb to new heights on climbing walls, follow America’s longest swinging bridge, and more at the exciting Foxfire Mountain in Sevierville, TN.
Specializing in bubbly wines and Italian-style wines, Hillside Winery offers family-friendly tours throughout the week and tastings 7 days a week. They’re also part of the Rocky Top Wine Trail, which is a 6-winery tour in the Smokies!
Fall is easily one of the most popular times of the year to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. When the weather begins to cool, the leaves start changing and transforming the landscape. Fall in the Smokies also means festivals, fairs, and fall fun! Kyker Farms features their huge Korn Maze, hayride/zombie paintball shooting, pumpkin picking, scavenger hunts, slides, swings, and more!
Satisfy your need for speed at this exciting attraction on the Parkway in Sevierville! From kids’ rides and miniature golf to indoor rock climbing and bumper cars, you’ll find plenty of things to do there. And don’t forget the Smoky Mountain speedway, a quarter-mile track with 3/8-scale Sprint Cup cars to race!
Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
Kids and adults of all ages will be delighted with the variety of animals here, from Golden Headed Lion Tamarins, African Crested Porcupines, and lemurs to the Giant Water Monitor, Poison Dart Frogs, and the Blue & Gold Macaw. They have animals shows, some you can pet, and plenty of fun for everyone!
Sevier Distilling Company
“Every drop fermented, distilled & bottled by master craftsmen,” the drinks at Sevier Distilling Company are Tennessee-made and truly unique. Distilled honey and artisan vodka to moonshine and their signature TenneKeela (blue agave nectar put through an artisan fermentation and distillation process), there’s something for every (21-and-over) taste.
Tanger Outlets – Sevierville
Love brand-name goods at a discount? You can’t miss the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, which feature everything from Nike and Coach to Nine West and Le Creuset.
Tennessee Legend Distillery
If you like a nice drink, you can’t come to the Smokies without trying some moonshine! Tennessee Legend on Winfield Dunn features whiskey, vodka, cream liqueur, and rum, in flavors like apple pie, lemonade, and fiery mango margarita!
Tennessee Museum of Aviation
Aviation buffs will appreciate this gem in Sevierville, featuring historic artifacts throughout aviation history, a 35,000-square-foot aircraft hangar, and more!