Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevierville is music superstar Dolly Parton’s hometown. Visitors to this beautiful and interesting part of the world enjoy natural wonders, including the Great Smoky Mountains, world-class entertainment and high-end, name-brand outlet shopping, all served up with signature southern charm.
Things to Do in Sevierville
Across Sevierville, you’ll have opportunities to embrace the natural surroundings while hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and more. Rent a kayak for a relaxing day on Douglas Lake. Douglas Lake is also the perfect locate for boating, fishing, canoeing, jet skiing and more. Test your balance as you paddle the waters of the French Broad River on a stand up paddleboard.
While Mother Nature certainly takes center stage, Sevierville’s attractions are a must-see while visiting. Historic downtown Sevierville is well worth a visit. Pick up a free Discover Sevierville Historic Walking Tour brochure and learn about more than 20 points of interest, including the famed statue of Dolly Parton. Sevierville is Dolly Parton’s hometown, and many visitors like to stop for a photo with the singer’s bronze statue on the Sevier County Courthouse lawn before making the five-minute trip to her nearby Dollywood theme park.
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying the all-American pastime of baseball at Tennessee Smokies Stadium, where the AA Minor League affiliate of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs play. The Tennessee Smokies play regular home game stretches from April through August each year.
Founded in 1795, Sevierville has a wealth of history on display at local museums. Aviation and history buffs will love the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, where rare and remarkable flyable warbird aircrafts from WWII through Vietnam are on display.
A trip to Sevierville is also the opportunity to enjoy shops and restaurants located downtown.
Sevierville chefs are the culinary heroes of the Smokies. With over 100 restaurants that range from familiar chains to restaurants serving locally grown food and age-old mountain recipes. Sevierville recently opened new eateries, including a farmhouse restaurant in the Five Oaks district, a burger joint downtown, an outdoor music venue and barbecue restaurant near the historic district and a bakery on the Forks of the River Parkway.
Complement your meal with a wine pairing, craft beer or specialty cocktail. Check out a bit of Tennessee spirit with a trip to one of Sevierville’s moonshine distilleries. There are a few to choose from, including those on the Spirits Trail of the Smokies.
Ready to find an amazing deal on high-end name grands? Sevierville is the shopping capital of the Smokies. With great places to shop like Tanger Outlets Sevierville, home to more than 100 brand outlets. Shoppers also enjoy finding unique gifts to take home from their Sevierville vacation. Browse unique galleries offering everything from beautifully painted pictures of the area’s natural beauty to specialty cutlery and dinosaur fossils.
Luxurious cabin resort accommodations, water park hotels and national, award-winning brand hotels are all great lodging options in Sevierville. Find a complete list at VisitSevierville.com.
Sevierville hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Don’t miss the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival in May. Other annual events feature live music, awesome sights and twinkling lights during the holiday season. Whether you are sipping your way down Bruce Street, enjoying toe-tapping tunes, or checking out antique cars, festivals in Sevierville are truly unique.