Planning an upcoming road trip to the Smoky Mountains? Take a look at the Sevierville area as a destination point. Nestled at the foot of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee, Sevierville is the county seat of Sevier County and next door neighbor of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This time of year especially is a great a time to road trip to Sevierville with all the Winterfest lights, Christmas decorations along the parkway as well as down main street.
But don’t just limit yourself to Sevierville. As mentioned, although plenty of attractions and activities can keep you entertained there for a few days, you could easily fit in a visit to Pigeon Forge right next door, or a quick jaunt over to Gatlinburg. For information on regional attractions, visit www.smokiesguide.com or www.insidesevierville.com
When you arrive in Sevierville on this road trip, a good first activity might be riding one of the many scenic helicopter tours offered in town. You’ll travel over Sevierville to the Smoky Mountains and back, and get a spectacular view of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as well.
Believe it in Sevierville
When you think of Ripley’s, Gatlinburg and the Believe It or Not, or the Guinness World Records Museum usually comes to mind. However, Sevierville is home to one of the most fun Ripley’s attractions in the area – Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf. Here, you can enjoy putt-putt golfing on an animated turf with comical cows, possums, skunks and other animals.
For fans of real American, Detroit muscle, check out Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum. This is the place where American steel meets horsepower and classic 60s and 70s design and craftsmanship. Whether you’re looking for that ’70 Chevelle Super Sport or that ’68 Impala, or that ’71 Pontiac GTO, Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville has the type classic ride you’ve dreamed about. Come by and stay for awhile.
Great Smoky Mountains
Don’t think you can just come to Sevierville and not take in the area’s prize attraction. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is world-renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, is but a few miles away just down the parkway. You can explore the park with a ranger, hike, ride a bike, camp, enjoy waterfalls, look at wildlife such as elk and check out historic buildings. Whatever you plan on doing, don’t leave town without taking in at least a bit of the park.