Sevierville is situated in an area where the Foothills of the Great Smokies give way to the Tennessee Valley, Sevierville has long acted as a nexus between Knoxville to the north and the Appalachian towns in the mountains to the south. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located approximately ten miles south of Sevierville.
Due to its hilly terrain and the relatively poor roads of 19th-century Sevier County, a number of smaller communities developed independently along the outskirts of Sevierville. These include Harrisburg and Fair Garden to the east and Catlettsburg and Boyd's Creek to the north. In addition, the United States Postal Service associates the name "Sevierville" with ZIP codes for much of Sevier County, including the town of Pittman Center and other geographically extensive areas located outside Sevierville's city limits.
Several major state and federal highways intersect in Sevierville. U.S. Route 441, commonly called "The Parkway," connects Sevierville with Knoxville to the north and the national park and Cherokee, North Carolina to the south. The Sevierville section of U.S. 441 has been named "Forks-of-the-River Parkway." State Route 66, also called Winfield Dunn Parkway, connects Sevierville with Interstate 40 to the north. U.S. Route 411 traverses Sevierville from east to west, connecting Sevierville with Blount and Cocke counties. State Route 416 connects Sevierville with Pittman Center and U.S. Route 321 at the park boundary to the southeast.
There is no shortage of world-class activities and attractions in Sevierville, Tennessee. Enjoy a full day of thrills at Dollywood or enjoy a full range of outdoor activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Head to the ridge line of the Smoky Mountains for an outdoor adventure well worth your while. Great Smoky Mountain National Park boasts over 800 miles of hiking trails and other recreation activities including camping, picnicking, fishing and horseback riding.
You'll come face to face with the rich traditions of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, as well as the park's most interesting plant and animal life. Bears, deer, elk and other wildlife abound.
As well as many annual events :
January – Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
February – Annual Saddle Up! Celebration
March – “A Mountain Quilt Fest”
March - May – Annual Springfest in Pigeon Forge
April - Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
May - Annual Southern Gospel Music Fanfare
May - Bloomin BBQ & Bluegrass
June – Annual Smoky Mountains Storytelling Festival
July - River Raft Regatta (Gatlinburg)
July - Annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park (Pigeon Forge)
September - Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
September - Annual Fall Festival
October - Annual Mountain Festival & Pig Roast
November - February - Winterfest
December - Annual Christmas Parade
December - Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
Sevierville attractions run the gamut from the spectacular to the downright odd and interesting and most are but a few miles from one another. With so many people visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every year, there can be quite a lot of down time for visitors coming to the area. Sevierville is happy to accommodate visitors looking for that once-in-a-lifetime attraction while they’re in town.
Don’t worry, there are plenty of attractions to choose from in Sevierville and most are family friendly. Sevierville sees families from all over the world travel to the Smokies every year, the businesses that last in Sevierville are the ones that cater to all age groups and these following attractions do just that. Visit a few of them on your next trip and find out for yourself.
Who doesn’t enjoy racing around a track NASCAR-style in the Smoky Mountains? NASCAR Speedpark features 8 action-packed tracks as well as an indoor climbing wall, playground, racing simulators, bumper boats, an arcade and the Thrill Zone with 5 new rides for kids. They’ve got all the game you could want. Drive the track the first day then come back the next and do something totally different. At NASCAR Speedpark, you’re driving the fun.
Cool off in the summer beneath the Great Smoky Mountains! No, really, at Forbidden Caverns. Explore the underground caves of the Smokies in this 1-hour walking tour and discover magnificent, sparkling formations, natural chimneys, grottos and a crystal-clear underground stream.
Discover an indoor RainForest Zoo featuring over 500 live animals including tropical birds, tortoises, cobras and giant pythons. RainForest Adventures is home to exotic creatures from the world’s rain forests as well as some amazing animals native to the Smokies. Live shows daily.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
Take an aerial tour of the Great Smoky Mountains, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg on a Scenic Helicopter Tour.
Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
Explore a unique barnyard environment on 140 acres in a beautiful mountain environment. Visitors can Walk among, pet and feed over 100 tame deer as well as see and pet many other animals including, zebra, camels, kangaroos, wallabies, miniature horses, emu and donkeys. Other available activities: pony rides and horseback riding on guided trails.
Other Sevierville attractions:
Eagle’s Landing Golf Club
Five Oaks Riding Stables
Great China Acrobats 1304
Cirque de Chine
Muscle Car Museum
Outdoor Adventures Of The Smokies
Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf
Smokies AA Baseball Stadium
Smoky Mountain Helicopters Incorporated
Smoky Mountain Links 3426
Tennessee Museum Of Aviation