Sevierville Travel Guide

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Sevierville Things to Do

  • Photo Op - Dolly Parton Statue

    Located on the front lawn of the Sevier County Courthouse is this lovely statue of a young Dolly Parton, sitting on a rock and playing guitar. Dolly is kind of a patron saint of this area of the Smoky Mountains. Besides her incredible success in the music and movie industries, she has also been responsible for much of the tourism - which means the...

  • Adventure Park Ziplines of Sevierville

    The first day of our honeymoon, and my new husband had reserved a Zipline tour for us - FUN! NOT cheap [~ $65 (including tax)], but since we got one free for booking our cabin (see Pigeon Forge tip re: Intimate Hideaway), it wasn't as bad.Reservation system is not the best - we arrived about 20 minutes before our 2pm reservation, and still we were...

  • Forbidden Caverns

    Very cool - literally! Inside the Forbidden Caverns it is 58 degrees year round! Admission is $14/adult, but look for the $1 admission coupon in every tourist booklet. Worth the admission fee - a guided tour underground includes stops at a HUGE onyx wall, underground river, moonshine still, and lots and lots of bats! Tour takes about 1 hour.

  • Adventure Park at Five Oaks Riding...

    We live nearby and some of the family just visited us. They wanted to skip Dollywood and do some other stuff this trip. We haven’t gone horse back riding in quite a while and our kids said they heard this place has nice horses. They were right, the horses were great, you can tell when people care about their animals. It’s right on the main highway...

  • Tennessee Museum of Aviation

    This museum is Tennessee's official repository and archive for aviation history and the home of the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame.Featured are airworthy warbird aircraft displayed in a patriotic setting.

  • Dolly Parton Statue

    Sitting directly in front of the Sevier County Courthouse is a statue of the county's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton. A plaque beneath the statue reads: DOLLY - This statue of Dolly Parton was erected through the generosity of the people of Sevier County, Decicated May 3, 1987. I once heard Dolly interviewed on nationwide television when she said...

  • Smoky Mountain Knife Works

    We list this as a "Must See" instead of a "Shopping" tip because of the many times we have been here, we have done much more looking than shopping. More than just a shop, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is a great free museum. For starters there is an impressive display of more knives from around the world than you ever knew existed. What we find even...

  • Fall Colors and Decorations

    In Autumn the southern Appalachians are, in a word, Glorious. The air is brisk, the summer haze vanishes revealing cobalt blue skies, and the Maples, and Sourwood and Sweet Gum ... (actually the most diversified hardwood forest on earth) seems to turn as many different shades of color as there are trees. Being at the gateway to the most visited...

  • Courthouse

    I generally fancy the civic structures in America, from the White House and Capitol in Washington, the various state capitols in the 50 states, to the most local version in the numerous county seats -- the county courthouse. So long as you're not paying a ticket, these halls are generally very interesting works of art and the center of rural...


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Sevierville Restaurants

  • Bar-B-Que with a Postcard Mountain View

    UPDATE December 2014: this location is now closed.We had noticed this round building very close to our regular breakfast place (Hillbilly's), and decided to give it a try. My husband and I both had the pulled pork (I had the sandwich, he had the plate with macaroni and cheese and potato salad). The pork was very moist, but had a lot of fat still...

  • Hillbilly's Restaurant

    There is no shortage of pancake restaurants along the Parkway in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. We love Hillbilly's, because it is NOT on the Parkway, and the food is quite good. Once seated, the waitress will bring you sweet biscuits to eat while you peruse the menu. I enjoy the Bananas Foster French Toast (photo below), or the sweet...

  • Led wrong and all down hill from there!

    I'm sure folks have had a good meal here but I am so disappointed in our visit and not getting a reply from management that maybe I'll get somewhere with them from here.A month ago I contact L. Flynn about the wedding rehearsal dinner for our son and daughter in law and how badly it went and then and only then did she inform me that "they aren't...

  • Friendly Southern Fare

    I came here with friends who live locally - they love it! Turns out, it is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. We were seated on the Sun Porch, which features tables with porch swing seating - how cute! Probably less so if you are seated with children who want to see how high the swing can go...The waitress was just as sweet as could be,...

  • Where the Locals Eat

    Virgil's is only open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., which is exactly why you should make it a point to eat here. In a tourist town with dozens of restaurants, this one caters not to tourists, but to the downtown business and courthouse crowd. The food has to be consistently good and the prices reasonable to keep them coming back.A...

  • Don't miss the fresh apple fritters.

    When I lived in Sevierville, this was one of my favorite places to eat. And when Karen and I returned here for our wedding two years ago, this is where we took the wedding party for lunch following the ceremony. The restaurant is in an old farm house, beside a beautiful historic barn, on a scenic river, and surrounded by an orchard of 4,000 apple...


Sevierville Shopping

  • Where to shop for your GSM hike

    Great little store in Wears Valley. The owner is super friendly, and will give you helpful hints for hiking trails and restaurants. The store carries clothing (shirts, swimsuits, shoes), gear (backpacks, kayaks, hiking sticks) souvenirs, and lots of other stuff. I bought a pair of hiking socks there that have SAVED MY FEET - seriously. You wouldn't...

  • Where all the good books go

    If you are looking for a good place to relax and sift through a great collection of new and used books, and collectible books, then Book Heaven is the place for you. You can bring in your old books and trade them in for store credit. Books are sectioned into catagories such as Mystery, Sci-Fi, Western, Romance and children's books for easy...

  • Scrapbooking Heaven!!

    This is the largest scrapbooking store I have ever been in!! It has EVERYTHING and then some more! It is located in the Governor's Crossing shopping center on Collier Drive. Right next door is a Clearance Store that has some WONDERFUL bargains! This is the first place I go when I come to the Smokies! lol Along with...


Sevierville Off The Beaten Path

  • Photo Op - Harrisburg Covered Bridge...

    On our way to the Forbidden Caverns, we passed a sign reading "Harrisburg Covered Bridge (1875)", so we decided to take a short detour to see the bridge. So glad we did - it was lovely! We were positioning our tripod to get a photo when the owner of the house just beside it started talking to us. He offered to let us onto his property to get a good...

  • COOL little store!!

    We got lost and happened upon this cool little store called The Dam Store. It was so neat!! The people working there were the best! They let us use the phone and were more than helpful and patient with us. We didn't even know we were near the dam, we were just trying to get out of the traffic on the main road. After the lady told us about the dam...

  • Explore Tuckaleechee Caverns

    The caverns are located in Townsend TN off of Highway 321. This cave is awesome! There is a waterfall inside the cave, there is an area known as the beach. There are many great features to this cave, it is definitely worth taking time out to go visit.


Sevierville Sports & Outdoors

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    by Sassy417 Written Jun 11, 2004

    New golfing facility just opened in 2004. Offers the best course around. Offers Sevier county residents discount program (special rates).
    18- hole golf course, conveniently located just outside the city limits.

    Equipment: Bring your own clubs or rent.

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Sevierville Favorites

  • The OFFICIAL Sevierville Welcome Center

    Most people who visit Sevierville will exit off I-40, and come into town via the Parkway (TN-66). Along this stretch of highway you will see 4 or 5 buildings with signs which read "Information Center" or "Welcome Center", but this is the only OFFICIAL welcome center, operated by the local Chamber of Commerce. All the others are privately operated...

  • Sevier County, Named for the Governor of...

    Most people have never heard of the State of Franklin. But after the original 13 colonies, Franklin was formed in 1784, with hopes of becoming the 14th state. Frankin comprised the area that is today upper East Tennessee, and was named for the early American statesman, Benjamin Franklin. Sevier County and Sevierville are named for the first and...

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