While Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were always more historically focused on tourism, Sevierville, Tennessee, in contrast, was spending all that time rightfully earning its nickname, “Your Hometown in the Smokies.”
As the oldest city in Sevier County, it has a rich history that dates back to just after the Revolutionary War, and it has spent the centuries since developing into the quintessential small-town community—a great place to live, work or raise a family. It’s where you’ll find the county’s courthouse as well as its only car dealerships and airport.
At first glance, the pace of life seems a little laid back. But don’t let that placid veneer mislead you. Sevierville has done some major catching up when it comes to attracting visitors, and it is a great place to vacation in the Smokies, offering plenty to see and do.
Fun is there for the taking while you’re in Sevierville. Racing fans will want to check out NASCAR Speed Park, a veritable haven of go-cart action. While you’re in town, you’ll also discover fun museums, live shows, underground caverns, a petting zoo and Rainforest Adventures, where some of the world’s most unusual reptiles and amphibians slink and slither. In summer, you can take yourself out to the ballgame and watch the AA Chicago Cubs affiliates the Tennessee Smokies.
Bargain hunters and holiday shoppers alike will enjoy exploring the city’s two outlet malls, both of which boast great deals on top-name merchandise of all kinds. The town is also host to miles and miles of antique shops and flea markets where you might just discover your next family keepsake.
When it’s time to chow down, you’ll also have plenty of options from which to choose. You can sample from a variety of ethnically based restaurants, steak houses, buffets and fine dining establishments. You’ll find a wide array of nationally based chains representing a wide range of prices, but don’t forget that one-of-a-kind local eateries like Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant are some of the most popular places to dine.
Finally, don’t forget about annual events like Winterfest, when Sevierville helps celebrate the holiday season with dozens of special activities, including a good old hometown Christmas parade and gorgeous displays of lights.
When visiting Sevierville, you’ll never be far from our selection of secluded Smoky Mountain cabins. Be sure to check out our inventory to find the property that best suits your needs.