With so many attractions now opening in Sevierville like the Wilderness Waterpark, various zipline adventures and the like, it’s no wonder people are starting to ask how to get to Sevierville, rather than Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. That’s not to say people still don’t ask how to get to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, but it’s not uncommon to hear just as many people ask for directions to Sevierville.
Most visitors coming into Sevierville come one of three main ways – the first, Interstate 40, being the most used, easiest, and most well known. Coming from Knoxville east, or from Asheville, NC, west, travel along Interstate 40 until you reach exit 407 – Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Taking that exit, you’ll then travel south along Winfield Dunn Parkway (Hwy. 66) until you reach downtown Sevierville.
The next two routes are used pretty often but not nearly by vacationers coming to Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains. From downtown Knoxville, you’ll travel southeast along U.S. 441 – Chapman Highway through Seymour, Tn until it becomes U.S. 411 and you reach downtown Sevierville. This route eventually turns the driver all the way eastbound as it approaches Sevierville.
Traveling north through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Interstate 40 from North Carolina to Tennessee you’ll eventually reach Newport, TN. Take exit 423A to U.S. 411/Hwy 35 traveling west on the Newport Highway. This will eventually turn into the Dolly Parton Parkway once you reach Sevierville.
*Fun fact: Sevierville is located within a day’s drive of over half the United State’s population.
Hwy. 66 Construction – Highway 66 is currently undergoing construction to add additional lanes in order to improve traffic flow into the area. To lessen congestion due to construction, the main parts of the construction are taking place in the evening and overnight hours. Two lanes are also being kept open at all times. Traffic is less congested during the week, so arriving and departing on weekdays will lessen your chances of waiting through construction.
Additional information on Hwy 66 construction can be obtained by calling the Sevierville Visitor Center at 1-888-738-4378. More information about the Hwy 66 Improvement Project can be found at www.improving66.com. Follow the project on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Improving66.