This father’s day surprise dad with a memorable trip to Sevierville. There are numerous activities the whole family can enjoy this father’s day including Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum. The museum lets dad come face to face with a collection of over nine million dollars in American muscle cars. From Shelby Mustangs to Big Block Chevys and Mopars, Garrett’s has a bit of everything for the car enthusiast including rare engines and specialty cars like a 1940 Ford Coupe that was confiscated for running moonshine. Floyd Garrett’s museum has been featured on My Classic Car, Shadetree Mechanic, Speedvision, TNN’s Motor Trend, in Super Chevy Magazine and in Muscle Car Review.
Further down the parkway is the NASCAR SpeedPark. The park offers eight thrilling tracks from the kid friendly Baby Bristol to the Smoky Mountain Speedway. Riders must be 16 years of age with a valid state-issued license to ride the Smoky Mountain Speedway and stand at least 64” tall to ride in the 5/8 scale NEXTEL Cup style cars. For those without a driver’s license, and who are 54” tall, the track can be driven in a Rookie car, which doesn’t go as fast.
Take dad to the skies at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation. This aviation museum features a flyable warbird aircraft and an ever-changing cast of aircraft from Russian MiGs and Thunderbolts to the PBY Catalina. The museum is located at Sevierville’s airport. If the Tennessee Museum of Aviation inspires dad to see the Smoky Mountains from the sky, try a flying tour with Scenic Helicopter Tours.
Maybe it’s the outdoors that are calling dad. Make sure he has the right gear with Sevierville stores like Bass Pro Outdoor World and the Orvis Company Store. It’s easy to get outfitted for a day of hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains or fishing on Sevierville’s very own Douglas Lake. Dad can also visit the 88,000 square foot knife showroom at Smoky Mountain Knifeworks and even look through the National Knife Museum which is housed there.
Still, Sevierville’s best treasure is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – America’s most visited national park and the only one that is absolutely free. This 800 square mile park is an International Biosphere Reserve and contains over 10,000 discovered species. Programs like Smoky Mountain Field School help everyone learn more about the amazing diversity in the Great Smoky Mountains. While there, enjoy fishing, hiking, horseback riding or even a simple picnic under the sun.