Long thought of as a peaceful alternative to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, Sevierville is a top spot for those seeking a quieter, more laid-back Smoky Mountains experience. That being said, the town is far from sleepy; Sevierville offers plenty of opportunities for entertainment and excitement. There’s no shortage of fun in Sevierville, as you’ll realize when you include these ten activities on your itinerary:
The adventure of a lifetime awaits at Legacy Mountain Ziplines, where you’ll experience the ultimate rush as you take in some of the Smoky Mountain region’s most stunning views. Suitable for thrill seekers of all ages, this journey takes you flying at heights of up to 500 feet and speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. As you traverse over 4.5 miles, you’ll gain a greater appreciation for the foliage-filled vistas that set Sevierville apart.
Take to the skies at Sevier Air, where you can recreate your slam dunk fantasies or simply bounce around at your own pace. Boasting 38,000 square feet worth of fun, Sevier Air is home to trampoline dodgeball, a vast climbing park, and plenty of basketball hoops to dunk on. Sevier Air also features beginner and intermediate Ninja Warrior courses, where you can put your athletic abilities to the test. Your potential for fun is only limited by gravity.
Fun fact: Tennessee boasts more caves than any other state in the nation. Experience the best of the best at the Forbidden Caverns, where you’ll learn about the fascinating natural history behind these East Tennessee caves. This 55-minute tour will guide you past glistening rock formations, crystal clear grottos, and natural rock chimneys. Dazzling lighting effects and a stereophonic sound presentation enhance the atmosphere and make the Forbidden Caves an unforgettable spelunking adventure.
Save yourself time and money by making the Tanger Outlets your one-stop shopping destination. There really is something for every visitor at this shopping Mecca. Check out the athletic apparel at Adidas and Nike, kid’s clothing at the Disney store and Justice, or shoes, sunglasses, and other accessories at Oakley and Sperry. Dining options abound, as do kid-friendly activities and opportunities for personalized shopping.
Waterparks make it easy to beat the summer heat in the Smokies. Wildnerness at the Smokies offers a full range of water-based fun with three different parks featuring a variety of wet-and-wild activities. Begin your adventure by checking out the three wicked waterslides and the lazy river at Wild Wilderness. You’ll also find plenty of sunbathing space for pure relaxation.
An outdoor water park, Salamander Springs is home to Lunker’s Landing. This interactive play structure includes the Tipping Bait Bucket, which douses visitors with over 500 gallons of water. Venture inside to the Wild Waterdome — a 66,000 square foot park that grants visitors and outdoorsy feeling but is shielded from the elements by a Foil Tech glass roof.
Get up close and personal with some truly special animals at the Smoky Mountain Deer Farm and Exotic Petting Zoo. Kids and kids at heart will enjoy cozying up next to pot-bellied pigs, kangaroos, Rocky Mountain elk, miniature horses, and several other critters. Pony rides are also available for aspiring cowboys or cowgirls. Visit at the right time, and you just might witness the miracle of birth; multiple types of calves are born during the months of May, June, and July.
Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park brings a memorable blend of excitement and scenery to Sevierville. Thrill seekers looking to test the limits of their courage will definitely want to tackle Goliath — the longest and fastest zipline in the Smokies. Several other ziplines are available, with a variety of different heights and speeds offered for both experienced zipliners and beginners. Visitors seeking something a little less intense will love the Bear Crawler ATV tour, the Gorilla climbing wall, and the Tree Climber aerial ropes course.
No matter the time of year, you’ll quickly remember the reason for the season at the Christmas Place. Whether you’re an ambitious summer shopper or a holiday procrastinator, you will appreciate the variety of gifts and collectibles on display at this cute shop. Browse the store’s vast selection of recognizable holiday brands such as Elf on the Shelf and Hallmark. Flex your creativity by designing a personalized Christmas decoration for the special someone in your life. At this store, the Christmas spirit is alive and well all year long.
The Russell Stover Retail Store can best be described as a chocoholic’s dream come true. This impressive shop offers a range of treats to delight both classic chocolate lovers and adventurous samplers. Stock up on ‘blooper’ confections for cheap; they might include minor blemishes, but these discounted desserts are just as delicious as the more conventional options sold elsewhere in the store. Otherwise, Russell Stover’s perfectly boxed desserts are ideal for gifts — or for enjoying on your own.
Catch your own lunch at the English Mountain Trout Farm and Grill, where you’ll work hard for your meal — and you’ll enjoy every moment of this unique experience. This Sevierville gem offers a “You Hook ‘Em, We Cook ‘Em” option in which you can catch your own fish before handing it off to the experts. From there, it will be transformed into a tasty meal. If you prefer to cut out the “hook ’em” step as well, you’re welcome to order directly from the menu. You’ll find not only fresh fish, but also burgers, hush puppies, and a variety of other tasty treats.
Shopping, fishing, ziplining…indoors or out, you’ll never find a shortage of ways to keep busy in and around Sevierville. Broaden your horizons with a new adventure or stick with tried-and-tested activities. Either way, you’ll make memories in one of the Smoky Mountain region’s most charming towns.