Sevierville

Things to do in Sevierville, TN, the hometown of Dollywood’s own Dolly Parton

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Sevierville, Tenn.

Sevierville, Tennessee serves as a gateway to the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s less crowded than Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg which can be nice for those looking for a way to be close to the action without being in the action every day. We also love Sevierville’s serene non-touristy downtown scene. As the hometown of Dolly Parton and next door to one of the largest Buc-ee’s in the United States, Sevierville boasts diverse attractions, from the adventure park at Foxfire Mountain to the serene Douglas Lake. Bargain hunters can explore Tanger Outlets, the largest shopping center in town. And foodies can partake in the bustling dining scene.

Benefits: Less Traffic, Affordable Lodging, Peaceful Downtown Area

Drawbacks: Further from GSMNP & Dollywood

Our Insider Tips:

  • Must-see attractions include Apple Barn, Skyland Ranch, Soaky Mountain.
  • Must-eat restaurants include The Appalachian, Bustin’ Butts, Five Oaks.
  • See the Dolly Parton statue in downtown Sevierville.
  • Always get dining reservations (if available) & call ahead to confirm hours.
  • Check for area coupons here.
  • Save on attraction tickets by bundling and booking online.

Sevierville GUIDES

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By: Alaina O’Neal, Staff Writer

Things To Do in Downtown Sevierville

Our staff at TheSmokies.com had a long list of photos we needed of new attractions and new restaurants around the Smokies, so we split up. I took Sevierville, and the rest of my team headed to Gatlinburg. As they looked for parking and fought the crowds of downtown Gatlinburg, I was walking around a nearly deserted downtown Sevierville. And it made me realize that guests who visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park may be overlooking this area.

Top Things To Do by Category: Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Shopping, Shows, Gem Mining, Mountain Coasters, Tours

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By: John Gullion, Staff Writer

21 Best Restaurants in Sevierville

Sevierville is closer to Pigeon Forge, near the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s right at the border of Pigeon Forge and about 30-40 minutes from Gatlinburg. Years ago, Sevierville siphoned off the best of the county’s shopping – particularly the outlet businesses that had helped make Pigeon Forge strong. Now, another movement is well underway. In particular, Sevierville is THE place to go in the county for foodies. 

Top Restaurants by Genre: Breakfast, Italian, Fried Chicken, BBQ, Seafood, Steak, Mexican, Pizza

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By: John Gullion, Staff Writer

7 Best Places To Stay in the Smoky Mountains

Recently, I had some out-of-town guests visit me near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They stayed in a nice cabin overlooking the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. It got me wondering about where I would choose to stay for my vacation if I was not local. For example, would I want to stay in a popular destination to maximize the fun? Or would I want to stay somewhere more remote? In an ideal world, when you visit the mountains, you want to wake up in the morning, stumble to the front window and be smacked straight in the face by majesty.

See Also: Family Resorts, Affordable Cabins

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AREA DISCOUNTS

Don’t forget to order attraction tickets online and bundle for the best deals. Note: Offers below are subject to change.

Alcatraz East Coupon

Save $2 per ticket at Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East discounts

Save up to $2 on general admission tickets at Alcatraz East Crime Museum.

Save $2 per ticket at Beyond the Lens

Beyond the Lens discounts

Save up to $2 per ticket at Beyond the Lens in Pigeon Forge.

Crave Golf Club Coupons

Save $3 at Crave Golf Club mini-golf with promo code TSC when you purchase 2 courses

Crave Golf Club discounts

Save $3 when you purchase two courses online with promo code TSC at Crave Golf Club mini golf.

You may also redeem this coupon at the ticket counter using the barcode below.

PROMO CODE: TSC

Save $5 on Lumberjack Feud Show tickets and/or Adventure Park tickets with promo code TSC

Lumberjack Feud discounts

Save $5 when you book online with promo code TSC on Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park admission or show tickets.

You may also redeem this coupon at the ticket counter using the barcode below.

PROMO CODE: TSC

Top Jump Coupons

Save $2 at TopJump Trampoline and Extreme Arena with promo code TSC

TopJump discounts

Save $2 when you book online on jumping and climbing with promo code TSC at TopJump Trampoline and Extreme Arena.

You may also redeem this coupon at the ticket counter using the barcode below.

PROMO CODE: TSC

toy box mini golf

Save $2 at Toy Box Mini Golf when you purchase 2 courses

Toy Box Mini Golf discounts

Save $2 when you purchase a course online with promo code TBTSC at Toy Box Mini Golf.

You may also redeem this coupon at the ticket counter using the barcode below.

PROMO CODE: TBTSC

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Titanic

Save $7 per ticket at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Titanic Pigeon Forge discounts

Save $7 on admission to the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.

Save up to 43% on select resort packages at Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville

Wilderness at the Smokies discounts

Groupon is offering up to 43% off rooms (as low as $99 per night) at the Wilderness Stone Hill Lodge plus a $50 arcade voucher. Wilderness at the Smokies outdoor and indoor waterpark access is included with your stay.

Soaky Mountain Waterpark, the sister park, is available for a discounted rate for Wilderness guests.

Read Also: Wilderness at the Smokies Review: 3 Pros and Cons

Wonderworks Coupons Pigeon Forge

Save $2 per ticket at WonderWorks

Wonderworks discounts

Save $2 per ticket when you book online with Tripster.

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