Sevierville, Tennesee: Located at the foothills of the Great Smoky’s.
The history of Sevierville
John Sevier who was the first governor of Tennessee in 1796 was one of the founding fathers of Tennessee. Not only was he one of the founders but he was also an American soldier, politician, and a frontiersman. He is buried in Knoxville, Tn. which you can visit his grave at the courthouse lawn. He was instrumental in the beginnings of this area in Tennessee and named for the city of Sevierville.
Vacationers love Sevierville
Sevierville is one of the nations top cities visited and, vacationers have been coming here non-stop over the years. Due to its location near the Smoky’s, it makes it a great destination to rent a cabin or hotel and enjoy the surrounding areas.
Quaint City who stood their ground
This city also supported the Union during the civil war. During this time Sevierville had suffered from frequent looting from both sides, the Union and Confederate armies. This city offered African-Americans a refuge of freedom compared to other areas during the war.
A singer is born!
Dolly Parton’s hometown is Sevierville, Tn. She has since moved to Nashville where she can stay connected with the music business. She has never left her roots of Sevierville, Tn. She grew up with a large family which has connected her with this area. With so many family memories she has never forgotten her city. Her generosity is genuine and, when they had the Gatlinburg fires, she was there to donate to families that lost everything in the Great Smoky mountains in 2016, which some might not know this about her. A good-hearted person!
There are tons of things to do and see Sevierville, Tn. Where do you begin? As a tourist or someone that has been back many times to the Great Smoky Mountains you know the many choices that you have to enjoy the area. Check out these:
- Rainforest Adventures
- Legacy Mountain Ziplines
- Jayell Ranch Ziplines and Horseback riding
- Kyker Farms
- Sevier Air
- Forbidden Caverns
- Christmas Place
- Nascar Speedway
- Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
- Hillside Winery
- Must see Exhibits
- Shows for all ages
- Rock Climbing and mini golf
The List is endless!
As you can see the list goes on and on! Most of these places are in Sevierville–No one will be bored in Tennessee!
Shopping in Sevierville
There are numerous choices when you want to go shopping. The Tanger outlets is a nice change for an outlet center. It might not be the biggest in the land but, it offers the shoppers some good choices. If you are looking for coats, shoes, clothes for men, women, and children then you have come to the right place. They also have purse outlets, jewelry stores, food places and more. It is worth a stop if you need a shopping fix!
The little gem mine is great for people who are passionate about rocks and gems. It’s perfect for young boys who collect rocks and enjoy searching and digging for that different rock. One customer said, “If you’re looking for a great gem mine, look no further!” and the owner was more than happy “to explain the different rocks and gems to our son and was so patient.” Make it a special time for any little boy or girl.
Try the Christmas and Candle shop. A fantastic store that has every Christmas decor one could imagine, or it looks like it does. Lots of choices! Always a treat to shop here and I know I find something almost every time I go there. It’s a fun place even if you are there in July!
They also have a Bass Pro shop that is interesting to go and see. They have a restaurant on the premises. There is plenty of outdoor gear, clothes, decor and more. Plus, they offer seminars, one example is trout fishing, so fun for all to enjoy. Check it out next time you are near Sevierville.
Of course, they have all kinds of tourist stores. You will be able to find anything that has to do with bears and more; a place to shop for something that you might like to have as a momento.
Where to stay in Sevierville?
A cabin is a highlight for most vacationers. They have the room to spread out and get what they need. If you have a large group, then you can choose a larger cabin that will accommodate your party. Check out Smokymountain.co for great choices from a 2-bedroom to a 12-bedroom and in-between; many decisions to make your stay comfortable and fun!
So grab your family and friends and explore the city of Sevierville and surrounding areas. It’s fun, entertaining, and relaxing.